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Nancy
- 1232 days ago - youtube.com
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 (806)
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 (94)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:33 pm
So the Tardigrade will be part of our future in other planets....cool 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 (63)
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 (159)
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 (3)
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 (90)
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 (205)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:25 pm
Kind of fascinating. Noted with thanks.
 

P 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
Huuummm
 

. (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 (68)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:11 am
What a strange.......whatever :)))))) Thanks Nancy!
 

Suzanne Site Problems (129)
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 (274)
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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