New Species Of Tardigrade Discovered In Antarctica

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Researchers scouring the mossy coast of Crater Cirque, Victoria Land, stumbled upon a previously undiscovered species of tardigrade within a rare genus that had never been found this far South before. The study has been published in Polar Biology. Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are (adorable) microscopic animals that are known […]

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10 Creatures that Are Nearly Indestructible

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If you add enough heat, pressure, cold, or radiation, or if you remove enough water or oxygen, most living things on the planet would perish. Some creatures thrive in extreme environments though or have other adaptations that make them nearly indestructible. If a mature Turritopsis dohrnii—also known as the immortal jellyfish—is stressed in its environment, it […]

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