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Water bears (tardigrades) create a puzzle re evolution of walking

At Ars Technica: Specifically, as the tardigrades sped up, they would transition between having five legs on the ground, then four legs on the ground, then three legs on the ground—just like insects and arthropods, despite a 20-million-year evolutionary gap between them. " Read More ›

At Science: Water bears most likely did not survive a crash land on the moon

What impact does the test have on panspermia, the hypothesis that life might travel between planets via comets? "some parts of a meteorite impacting Earth or Mars would experience lower shock pressures that a tardigrade could live through, Traspas says." Read More ›