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Tardigrades: Adorable Extremophiles


Tardigrades: Adorable Extremophiles

Hank explains why NASA and the European Space Agency are in love with tardigrades and how these extremophiles are helping us study the panspermia hypothesis.

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First Animal to Survive in Space

Tardigrades or Water Bears are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space.

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Tiny Extremophiles Living in Rocks!

In freezing cold sand, a burning hot mine, or even inside solid rock – these extremophiles live anywhere that you wouldn’t want to live. What are they? How can they live in such extreme places?

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Meet The World's Toughest Animal... The INVINCIBLE Tardigrade!

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Special Unboxing! | Tardigrades: the toughest animals on Earth!

Today in this video I am going to be unboxing something very special: tardigrades, the toughest animals on Earth! These microscopic water bears are for a science project, the results of which I will be uploading next week. Hope You Enjoy!

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Stuff You Should Know - Tardigrades: Nature's Cuddly, Indestructible Microanimal

Stuff You Should Know - Tardigrades: Nature's Cuddly, Indestructible Microanimal
You can burn them, freeze them, shoot them into space – they wouldn’t bat an eyelash, even if they had eyelashes. Go into the microcosmos and learn about the tiny animals that are so astoundingly durable, they can survive conditions not found here on Earth.

Does This Strange Animal Have Alien DNA?

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Rival Scientists Cast Doubt Upon Recent Discovery About Invincible Animals

A recent claim that tardigrades got a sixth of their DNA from microbes is starting to unravel.

How Does the Tiny Waterbear Survive in Outer Space?

“A special adaptation allows the tiny animal known as the tardigrade to curl up into a dry, lifeless ball and survive for decades.”

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Tardigrades: adorable & almost indestructible

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The virtually indestructible tardigrade

This tardigrade, or water bear, came back to life and reproduced after being frozen for 30 years. These microscopic animals can survive in the harshest of environments. Scientists are still trying to discover the secrets to their incredible survival abilities.


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Tardigrades in space on NatGeoTV

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Tardigrades The Toughest Creatures on Earth

Tardigrades The Toughest Creatures on Earth

Manipulating tardigrades: shocking! #1

Manipulating tardigrades: shocking! Hi tardifans: I re-uploaded all of my vlogs again. For all of you who don’t know me: My name is Johan Rademaker, a tardigradologist. I created a new species of tardigrades. After this manipulation the new tardigrade species is behaving differently by adjusting their surrounding! They are making unbelievable structures! Find out, what I did and why in my first vlog.

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Table Of Contents
0:00 - Intro
0:25 - Instagram Origin Story
1:17 - Are Tardigrades the toughest animal?
2:25 - The toughest animal
3:02 - Most common organism
3:40 - How do microorganisms get genetic diversity?
4:36 - Do humans affect micro-evolution?
7:18 - One Last Fun Fact
8:34 - Links

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Salut à toi ! Aujourd'hui, je te propose de découvrir le pouvoir que pourrait transmettre les tardigrades aux humains.. Enfin, comme ça touche aussi au transhumanisme, on va aussi faire une parenthèse là dessus :3


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D-brief: Are Tardigrades Immortal?

Tardigrades, AKA water bears, are famous for their indestructibility. Heat, cold, radiation, outer space; they can survive it all. So, what would it take to kill one?

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The Incredible Tardigrade

Tardigrades, also known as “water bears,” are microscopic animals capable of withstanding some of the most severe environmental conditions.Tardigrades are strangely adorable microscopic creatures that are capable of withstanding some of the worst that nature can throw at them. Classified as “extremophiles,” they can survive freezing, total dehydration, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. Earlier this year, scientists successfully revived a tardigrade that had been frozen solid for more than three decades—a new record for this durable species. Needless to say, scientists are understandably curious about tardigrades; research into these ancient creatures could tell us something about alien life on other planets, and how we might be able to leverage tardigrade biology in medicine and genetics.

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