The Indestructables

September 21, 2008

It could be something from Neon Genesis Evangelion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrada

Last week I glanced on an interesting piece in the local newspaper on how Tardigrades had survived being in space.  I thought I’d check it out further, and it seems these “Water Bears” really are indestructable, able to tolerate the extremes of hot and cold, survive in a vacuum or dessicated.  Anyway, as there seems to be something amazing on a cellular level going on, the research implications for medical conditions like cancer will be something to look forward to in the future.

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