Another reason to love tardigrades, the unassuming badasses of animal kingdom.
Two research groups sequencing the genome of the same species of ‘water bear’ report different results.
The tardigrade or "water bear" genome has a huge amount of foreign DNA.
Researchers want to see if the robust bacteria can survive space.
Over the past two weeks, "our _Spaced Out_ episode":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/9/4/motherboard-tv-meet-the-guy-who-hunts-space-bears-in-rural-virginia about the naturalist Mike Shaw and his love for "tardigrades":http://serc.carleton.edu/microb…
_Episode 5 of our space show, Spaced Out. See other episodes "in the video room":http://motherboard.vice.com/video/series/spaced-out_Mike Shaw is a quiet, unassuming man in love with the wilderness. He also knows far more about tardigrades then almos…