Tardigrades

The Incredible Way Tardigrades Survive Total Dehydration

The Incredible Way Tardigrades Survive Total Dehydration

Tardigrades, also known as “water bears”, are probably the toughest microscopic creatures on the planet, capable of surviving freezing, radiation and even the vacuum of space. They’re also able to withstand complete dehydration — and scientists have finally figured out how they do it.