Search results for tardigrade

Space Exploration May 08, 2019

Exobiology in a box

The International Space Station is the platform to study a variety of fields without gravity getting in the way. A new experiment is furthering the Station's capabilities for investigating exobiology, or the study of life ...

Space Exploration May 07, 2019

Experimental cosmologist group launches its first iterations of space-traveling 'wafercraft'

These are the adventures of the "StarChip Wafersize."

Biotechnology Jul 27, 2017

Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA

New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive in extreme conditions. A team of researchers ...

Earth Sciences Jul 14, 2017

Tardigrades: The last survivors on Earth

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.

Cell & Microbiology Mar 16, 2017

Tardigrades use unique protein to protect themselves from desiccation

Tardigrades, the microscopic animals also known as water bears and moss piglets, have captured the imagination of scientists for almost 250 years, thanks to their Muppet-like appearance and their ability to survive extreme ...

Other Oct 11, 2018

Video: What makes tardigrades such great survivors

Tardigrades are tiny animals that can live in water droplets just about anywhere. When those water droplets dry out, tardigrades undergo an astonishing transformation to survive the lack of water.

Plants & Animals Jan 18, 2016

Tardigrade brought back to life after being frozen for thirty years

(—A trio of researchers with Japan's National Institute of Polar Research has found that a microscopic creature known as a tardigrade, was able to "come back to life" after being frozen for over thirty years. In ...

Plants & Animals Feb 28, 2018

New tardigrade species Macrobiotus shonaicus sp. nov. identified in Japan

A new tardigrade species has been identified in Japan, according to a study published February 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Stec from the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and colleagues.

Biotechnology Nov 23, 2015

A huge chunk of a tardigrade's genome comes from foreign DNA

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have sequenced the genome of the nearly indestructible tardigrade, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer space, and found something ...

Environment May 20, 2016

Nematodes and tardigrades, and dung beetles, oh my!

A new Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, which has its roots at Colorado State University will be officially unveiled May 25, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, at a symposium at the United Nations Environment Assembly.

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