Search results for tardigrade

Earth Sciences Nov 16, 2020

In praise of glaciers, those dragons of ice viewed with concern and fascination

As global temperature records are set one after the other, we are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of our glaciers, these emblematic victims of climate change. We are worried by the sudden change in the colour ...

General Physics Oct 15, 2020

Miniscope3D—A single-shot miniature three-dimensional fluorescence microscope

A miniature fluorescence microscope that weighs less while offering high resolution compared to existing devices will have a range of applications in systems biology. Existing miniature fluorescence microscopes are a standard ...

Earth Sciences Jun 08, 2020

Glacier mice: these herds of moss-balls roam the ice—and we're uncovering their mysteries

Glaciers are commonly considered to be cold and barren places that are hostile to life. Plants cannot grow directly on these slowly flowing bodies of ice, but life can be found here nonetheless, and perhaps none of it stranger ...

Environment May 15, 2020

Clarification of microbial community structures around Antarctic lakes

The research group of Assistant Prof. Yuu Hirose of the Department of Applied Chemistry and Life Science at Toyohashi University of Technology, Niigata University, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology ...

Plants & Animals Jan 13, 2020

High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades

Global warming, a major aspect of climate change, is already causing a wide range of negative impacts on many habitats of our planet. It is thus of the utmost importance to understand how rising temperatures may affect animal ...

Biotechnology Oct 24, 2019

Dried-out tardigrades could point way to drug preservation, resilient crops

New insights into how tardigrades survive extremely dry environments could reveal new ways of preserving drugs, boosting crops' tolerance to drought or fighting disease, but so far there is no simple answer to how these tiny ...

Archaeology Oct 08, 2019

Meet the 'mold pigs,' a new group of invertebrates from 30 million years ago

Fossils preserved in Dominican amber reveal a new family, genus and species of microinvertebrate from the mid-Tertiary period, a discovery that shows unique lineages of the tiny creatures were living 30 million years ago.

Cell & Microbiology Oct 01, 2019

Cracking how 'water bears' survive the extremes

Diminutive animals known as tardigrades appear to us as plump, squeezable toys, earning them irresistible nicknames such as "water bears" and "moss piglets."

Space Exploration Aug 09, 2019

Tardigrades: We're now polluting the moon with near indestructible little creatures

An Israeli spacecraft called Beresheet almost made it to the moon in April. It took a selfie with the lunar surface in the background, but then lost contact with Earth and presumably crashed onto the lunar surface. Now it's ...

Space Exploration Aug 07, 2019

Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.

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