water bear
Image of the Day: Tardigrades!
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 13, 2018
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
Researchers find that a combination of high temperatures and UV radiation can have negative effects on these hardy creatures.
New Insights into Tardigrades’ Ability to Withstand Drying Out
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2017
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 | Jul 27, 2017
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.