How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It’s Dry

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“Tough” takes on new meaning when it is used to describe the tardigrade.

This microscopic animal, also known as the water bear for its tubby appearance, can survive being frozen, boiled, exposed to extreme radiation and high pressures, being starved for several years and put into the vacuum of space for several days.

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