The incredible water bear

We already knew that tardigrades (water bears) were indestructible, and now we find that a huge chunk of their DNA is aftermarket.

Tardigrades, already made of indestructible win, have shown up again in the scientific weirdness Hall of Fame this week, thanks to a new study that sequenced the first tardigrade genome and found that 17.5% of it came from other species.

Ugly little creatures, though. And I don’t mean ugly-cute.

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