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Water Bears!

Do you see that crazy little creature, brethren? That’s a Tardigrade, or more commonly known as a Water Bear. So tiny that they’re smaller than the width of a quarter. 315 more words


Micro-Hippos (or tardigrades)

Americans call tardigrades ‘water bears’ and Europeans call them ‘moss piglets’. I think Africans should call them micro-hippos. They’re obviously more closely related to hippopotamuses than bears or pigs. 323 more words


Moss Piglets: First Interstellar Travelers?

Guest post by David Middleton

People are gearing up to spread life from our solar system out into the cosmos. But the first life-forms to make that journey won’t be human beings, or even critters most folks would recognize.

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More Tardigrades

I still think these guys are tailing me…

Again I found my news-feed today on Facebook full of tardigrades posts.  Everyone is amazed.  I am guessing that  since the tardigrades hit the Star Trek universe has been recounted, people are again being bombarded with tardigrades from older sources or newly discovered “wow look at this” posts. 24 more words

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Friday Fellow: Common Water Bear

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Tiny and tough, our newest Friday Fellow can be found hidden among the moss throughout most of the planet, and perhaps even beyond it, for if there is a species to which space is a piece of cake, that species is the common water bear  484 more words


Tough Water Bears; Tardigrades Living in Extreme Situations


Tardigrada is a phylum of animals that consists of about 1000 different species that are microscopic animals about 1 mm with segmented bodies and eight legs. 564 more words

(Comic) Book Review: Giganto Maxia by Kentaro Miura

One hundred million years ago lands us firmly in the center of what is commonly known as the Cretaceous period, and what is more uncommonly known as the “DEAR-LORD-GOD-FUCK-NO-PLEASE-DON’T-MAKE-ME-GO BACK-THERE” period. 346 more words

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