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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Would you introduce another organism’s genes into your own body in order to age more slowly? What if the genes could reduce radiation damage?
Recently, researchers made a discovery that helps them understand what makes Tardigrades, also known as water bears, so tough (the small aquatic organism can survive drying out and being unshielded in space). 160 more words
Experiments show that the tardigrade’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells.
Water bears are renowned for their ability to withstand extreme conditions. 473 more words