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The Artful Amoeba

Eight Legs? Check. Microscopic? Check. Cuddly? Check.

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Blogger’s note: I’m still away from the blog for a few weeks. In the meantime, here is another post from the Artful Amoeba archive. It originally appeared on October 4, 2010. I recently read a delightful leaflet on water bears which gave me a whole new appreciate for their anatomy (some of them have armored [...]

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But Not Simpler

How Tardigrades Saved the Enterprise

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If you trekked into a theater this week to see the latest installment of Star Trek, you saw a damaged starship Enterprise fall out of the sky like a meteor looming over future San Fransisco. For Captain Kirk, unless someone fixes it, the ship’s crippled warp core means a doomed crew. He could have used [...]

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