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A color-enhanced electron microscope photo reveals a half-millimeter-long tardigrade in moss. Photograph by Eye of Science/Science Source

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Nancy C. (810)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:39 pm
Called water bears, these eight-legged, alien-looking invertebrates can survive extreme pressure, radiation, and temperatures—and years without food.

Esther Z. (96)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:33 pm
So the Tardigrade will be part of our future in other video! Thanks for posting the video, Nancy! Have a great weekend!

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:54 am
aliens are among us ;)

Elle B. (84)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:50 pm
Given the present patterns of human activities. . .the Tardigrades will probably inherit the earth. . .(the cockroach clan could prevail as well. . .)

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:23 pm
Very interesting & thanks for posting, Nancy. I'd read an article about these about a year ago here...very strange creatures!

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:28 pm
Interesting, thanks.

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:22 pm
very interesting! Noted. Thanks!

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:44 pm
Fascinating creatures. Thanks Nancy

Don Schwarz (5)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:55 pm
Thanks for the great story, Nancy. If they were the same size as us, we couldn't compete.

june t. (66)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 11:58 pm
the world is full of strange things

Aileen P. (40)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:42 am
Interesting. Thank you.

Lona Goudswaard (83)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:14 am
So after we humans will have killed nearly everything else on the planet, including ourselves, water bears will rule.

GGmaSheila D. (178)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:25 pm
Kind of fascinating. Noted with thanks.

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:42 pm
I THOUGHT it was a tardigrade - we have seen them on QI on the BBC!

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:25 am

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:30 am
very interesting and amazing - thank you Nancy

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:11 am
Just amazing-thanks!

Sara P. (72)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:11 am
What a strange.......whatever :)))))) Thanks Nancy!

SuzanneAWAY L. (137)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:48 am
Strangely cute. Thanks Nancy.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:25 pm
So strange and interesting at the same time ...
Thank you

Teresa Cowley (273)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 8:11 am
Strange, alien, but cute, in a non-snuggle-up way! But I'll pass on the snuggle, thanks.
Thanks Nancy.
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