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Incredible animals that can survive in Space

Monday, October 8, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

They are called tardigrades or water bears and they are probably the only creatures that can survive in the extreme conditions of Space.

Tardigrades are strange microscopic, multi-cellular animals. About 750 species are known to the scientific world. They always live in water: in the oceans and in ponds but most typically in small droplets of water bound by mosses or lichens. So you can bet that some tardigrades will be very close to you, usually in a distance of less than 10 meters !


Bees & the Doomsday

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @ 10:10 AM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

Albert Einstein, allegedly said that “if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live”. Einstein has said many things and not everything was correct, however this one looks that is very close to reality.

About 80 to 90% of pollination happens because of the bees. Honeybees carry the pollen from one tree to another as they fly. And although corn, wheat, rice and other grains rely on wind to spread their pollen, almost any other flowering plant relies on the bees. It is estimated than almost one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees.