Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Tardigrades Can Live 30 Years In A Freezer And Survive In Space, And Now We Know Why

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Tardigrades - also known as 'water bears' - are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, baths in organic solvents, and a trip to open space.

Scientists sequencing their genome have discovered clues to just how they do it - which may help us learn how to be just as tough ourselves.

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