'Water bears' may be living on the moon

World / Science & Health Aug 7, 2019

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, extreme cold and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive ...

Turtle embryos can partly determine own sex

World / Science & Health Aug 2, 2019

Turtle embryos can partly determine own sex

For some turtle species, the temperature of eggs determines whether the offspring are male or female — a trait that scientists feared could leave the reptiles vulnerable to extinction from climate change. But a team of researchers in China and Australia have found the embryos ...