In this footage, a tardigrade moseys about in a patch of moss. The tiny beastie was reportedly found like so — "my preschooler and I found this Tardigrade in moss growing inside her school-bus" — but there's no further info on the video embed or the Reddit posting.
Microscopic, uniquely situated in the world of appearances, and cuter than the word acute, tardigrades are fascinating creatures, like super-uber-mini sea cows or tiny swimming piglets. But what if they were the size of humans? "They can endure the cold reaches of space. Go without food or water for up to 30 years. And are… READ THE REST
Tardigrades, aka "water bears," are .02-inch-long animals that live throughout Earth's biospheres, from below solid Antarctic ice to deep ocean trenches and rainforests. Most animals of that size are legless and wiggle and slither to get around. Not tardigrades though. New research by Rockefeller University scientist Jasmine Nirody and colleagues reveals the physics of how… READ THE REST
The adorable, microscopic, crystal-pooping, nigh-invulnerable water bears known as tardigrades have another wonderful superlative to add their resume: living bullets. According to a new study from the journal of Astrobiology, scientists loaded tardigrades into canisters and shot them out of gas-powered guns at extreme velocities to see how they fared. Which is how you get… READ THE REST
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