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Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer
Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer
Water bears can survive extreme temperatures, oxidative stress, UV radiation, and more, but as work in climate change biology shows, they’re not invulnerable to everything.
Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer
Tardigrades’ List of Super Powers Grows Ever Longer

Water bears can survive extreme temperatures, oxidative stress, UV radiation, and more, but as work in climate change biology shows, they’re not invulnerable to everything.

Water bears can survive extreme temperatures, oxidative stress, UV radiation, and more, but as work in climate change biology shows, they’re not invulnerable to everything.

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Image of the Day: A Mouse Brain Slice Becomes Art
Amy Schleunes | Apr 1, 2020 | 1 min read
A fluorescent image of murine hippocampal cells is the winning microscopy image from more than 400 submissions from 65 countries for Olympus’s 2019 Image of the Year Award.
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Aug 7, 2019 | 2 min read
An Israeli lunar lander carrying the tiny animals crashed into the moon in April, and now scientists are trying to determine if the creatures are still alive.
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 2, 2018 | 1 min read
The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus
Image of the Day: Tardigrades!
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Feb 13, 2018 | 1 min read
The microscopic water bears will be featured in an exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History beginning Saturday, February 17.
Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Tardigrades
Diana Kwon | Dec 20, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers find that a combination of high temperatures and UV radiation can have negative effects on these hardy creatures.
New Insights into Tardigradesā€™ Ability to Withstand Drying Out
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2017 | 2 min read
Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.
Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 27, 2017 | 4 min read
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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