A New Species Of Water Bear Has Been Discovered In Antarctica

Introducing Mopsechiniscus franciscae, a new species of tardigrade — one of the hardiest creatures known to science. It's the first time this genus has been discovered as far south as Antarctica, a find that hints at this remarkable animal's ancient roots. » 6/17/14 1:40pm 6/17/14 1:40pm

Just another reason why tardigrades are the best micro-animals

Nicknamed water bears and moss piglets, the tiny creatures called tardigrades are adorable under the laser scanning microscope. Plus they can survive in the vacuum of space. » 2/25/14 5:40pm 2/25/14 5:40pm

Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson Funk the Universe

Earlier this year, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson made an appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast to talk black holes, multiverses, and extremophiles. So, naturally, someone mixed the interview audio into a funky rap about the Universe. » 6/14/13 6:40am 6/14/13 6:40am