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Image of the Day: Tardigrades!

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2018

The microscopic water bears will be featured in an exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History beginning Saturday, February 17.

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image: Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Tardigrades

Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Tardigrades

By Diana Kwon | December 21, 2017

Researchers find that a combination of high temperatures and UV radiation can have negative effects on these hardy creatures.


Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.


The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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