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Your Favourite Space Water Bear Is Floating Into Star Trek Online

Your Favourite Space Water Bear Is Floating Into Star Trek Online

The Final Frontier is about to get a lot cuddlier — and this is coming from a world where swaths of reproducing fluff balls exist. Perfect World and Cryptic Studios has announced that they’re adding Star Trek: Discovery’s beloved Ripper the Tardigrade to Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery expansion.

Tardigrades Are Still A Complete Evolutionary Mystery

Tardigrades Are Still A Complete Evolutionary Mystery

You’re probably aware that nature’s most badass animal is undoubtedly the tiny tardigrade, or water bear. They might be small, but unlike your weak butt, they can live a life without water, withstand temperatures from -328 to 304 degrees Fahrenheit, and even survive the depths of space. How did evolution…

Frozen Tardigrade Brought Back To Life After 30 Years

Frozen Tardigrade Brought Back To Life After 30 Years

Tardigrades, or “water bears”, are renowned for their remarkable survival skills. But these microscopic creatures are far more indestructible than we thought. In a recent experiment, scientists in Japan successfully revived a tardigrade that had been frozen for more than three decades. That’s a new record.