It can survive drying out, extreme heat and cold, and even exposure to vacuum. The humble tardigrade can be found practically anywhere there’s enough water for it to live, and quite a few places there isn’t. This weird, ugly-cute little guy’s secret comes down to chemistry.
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Producer: Sean Parsons
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Thomas Boothby, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD
Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Fact Checker: Alison Le
"Apero Hour," by Kevin MacLeod
Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.
Produced by the American Chemical Society.