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fathom-the-universe:

Tardigrades may be the toughest animals on earth

The Tardigrade or “Waterbear” is a tiny (0.5 mm or0.020 in) animal that inhabits mosses and ferns. The Tardigrade has existed on earth for half a billion years and it is known as an extremophile, meaning it can survive conditions that would kill nearly any other living creature.
Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and they can survive the vacuum of outer space. 
They can also go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to re-hydrate and come back to life..

The impressive abilities make the Tardigrade one of the most indestructible animals on earth.

Fathom the Universe

Read more: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/5-reasons-why-the-tardigrade-is-natures-toughest-animal/

fathom-the-universe:

Tardigrades may be the toughest animals on earth

The Tardigrade or “Waterbear” is a tiny (0.5 mm or0.020 in) animal that inhabits mosses and ferns. The Tardigrade has existed on earth for half a billion years and it is known as an extremophile, meaning it can survive conditions that would kill nearly any other living creature.

Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and they can survive the vacuum of outer space.

They can also go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to re-hydrate and come back to life..

The impressive abilities make the Tardigrade one of the most indestructible animals on earth.

Fathom the Universe

Read more: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/5-reasons-why-the-tardigrade-is-natures-toughest-animal/

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mr-egbutt:

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mangomartyr:

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santullianal:

This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.

Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!

Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.

Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.

Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)

The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.

33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?!  #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson