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Scientists just found the 168th species of Japanese tardigrade in a mossy parking lot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tardigrade—also known as water bears or moss piglets—are among the toughest life forms on Earth. They’re also incredibly abundant. There are over 1,200 known species of tardigrades, which usually only a couple of millimeters large at most. Scientists discover about 20 new species per year. In a paper published yesterday in PLOS One, researchers from… read more


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