Thursday, January 01, 2015

factoid of the day

From one of Wired's top science stories of the year:

The creature that can survive in outer space.

 the toughest creature on Earth:the tardigrade. Also known as the water bear (because it looks like an adorable little many-legged bear), this exceedingly tiny critter has an incredible resistance to just about everything. Go ahead and boil it, freeze it, irradiate it, and toss it into the vacuum of space — it won’t die...
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