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Scientists Discover New Kind of Tardigrade

tardigrade-1024x682Tardigrades are awesome little creatures, but I always think they look like the ManBearPig monster from the 1979 horror film Prophecy, a clip of which you can see below the fold.

Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are tough as nails. They’ve been found all over the world from the peaks of mountains to the driest deserts to the barren cold of Antarctica. And now that frozen continent has yielded up a brand new species of the fascinating animal.

If you’re at all familiar with these half-millimeter-long creatures, it shouldn’t surprise you that they would be perfectly comfortable in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They can survive temperatures near absolute zero, or thrive in boiling water. Dehydration, mass extinctions, radioactivity and even the vacuum of space are simply shrugged off by the mighty moss piglet.On top of all that, they’re even adorable under the microscope

Researchers led by Roberto Guidetti from Italy’s University of Modena and Reggio Emilia discovered the new tardigrade, which they named Mopsechiniscus franciscae, while on a trip to Victoria Land.

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Purported Bigfoot DNA Sample Just Black Bear

"Well, I do have big feet", said the bear.

In news that will probably shock just about no one, Dr. Melba Ketchum’s controversial Bigfoot DNA results have not been replicated under independent examination.

Cryptomundo’s Guy Edwards reports:

It was a sample from Justin Smeja who claimed he had killed two Bigfoot, known as the “sierra kills” or “bigfoot steak” sample. For many the story of killing Bigfoot was anecdotal at best and the DNA results were anxiously anticipated.

Independently a few Bigfooters took the same samples to Canada’s most respected forensic DNA labs at Trent University. The samples came back with two DNA results; a female black bear and human (from the person who had handled it).

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