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Rock, Paper, Shotgun. From the team most famous for Machinarium, Aminita Design, comes the third game in the Samorost series.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of the first two – they were both tiny Flash games. Samorost 3 [official site] is a full-length, full-screen adventure that requires no prior knowledge. How does the adventure/puzzle game hold up at this scale? Here’s wot I think: Samorost is where it all began for Amanita Design, and this return to the series, following their huge raise in reputation and awareness with Machinarium and Botanicula, is a stunning labour of love. Samorost 1 is a ten minute web game that introduced the main character, a little chap in a white onesy and dangly bobble hat – apparently only ever known as “Gnome” – who lives on a small organic/metallic island floating in space. At the start, a horn descends from the sky outside our friend’s house.

Each new land is a sumptuous bounty. 11 Horrifically Violent Animal Mating Rituals (mating rituals, animal rituals) Quolls: Death By Fornication While you may not have already heard of a quoll, if you know enough about their mating rituals, you won't soon forget the species.

11 Horrifically Violent Animal Mating Rituals (mating rituals, animal rituals)

Every winter, the females all go into heat at the same time, causing a breeding frenzy within the species. The males will try to mate with as many females as possible, grabbing their newest mate by the neck and dragging them off to do the nasty. Average mating sessions last up to three hours, but can go on as long as a full day. That's because the males don't release very many sperm at a time, so they must ejaculate multiple times to ensure their genes are passed on. If WW2 was on facebook. If WW2 was on facebook. The world economy explained with just two cows. A huge chunk of a tardigrade's genome comes from foreign DNA. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have sequenced the genome of the nearly indestructible tardigrade, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer space, and found something they never expected: that they get a huge chunk of their genome - nearly one-sixth or 17.5 percent - from foreign DNA.

A huge chunk of a tardigrade's genome comes from foreign DNA

"We had no idea that an animal genome could be composed of so much foreign DNA," said co-author Bob Goldstein, faculty in the biology department in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. "We knew many animals acquire foreign genes, but we had no idea that it happens to this degree. " The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of any animal. Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade, AKA the water bear, for the first time.

The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of any animal

And their results suggest that this weird little creature has the most foreign genes of any animal studied so far – or to put it another way, roughly one-sixth of the tardigrade's genome was stolen from other species. We have to admit, we're kinda not surprised. A little background here for those who aren’t familiar with the strangeness that is the tardigrade – the microscopic water creature grows to just over 1 mm on average, and is the only animal that can survive in the harsh environment of space.

It can also withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, can cope with ridiculous amounts of pressure and radiation, and can live for more than 10 years without food or water. The World's Toughest Animals Borrowed a Sixth of Their DNA From Microbes. The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach.

The World's Toughest Animals Borrowed a Sixth of Their DNA From Microbes

Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures called tardigrades, or water bears. They live everywhere, from the tallest mountains to the deepest oceans, and from hot springs to Antarctic ice. They can even tolerate New York. They cope with these inhospitable environments by transforming into a nigh-indestructible state. Their adorable shuffling gaits cease. In the tun state, tardigrades don't need food or water. Scientists have known for centuries about the tardigrades’ ability to dry themselves out. Thomas Boothby from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill made this discovery after sequencing the first ever tardigrade genome, to better understand how they have evolved.

At first, Boothby thought his team had done a poor job of assembling the tardigrade’s genome. The Tardigrade: Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’ Photo.

The Tardigrade: Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’

Cats vs Glass. Dany Shaanan. Niesporczak - superman przyrody. Prawdopodobnie wielu czytelników zapytanych o najbardziej wytrzymałe organizmy na świecie, jako przykład podałoby karaluchy.

Niesporczak - superman przyrody

To fakt, stworzenia, które są w stanie wytrzymać ekspozycję na wysoką temperaturę, głód i osłabienie są rzeczywiście imponujące. Jednakże, przy naszym dzisiejszym gościu, karaluchy mogą uchodzić za delikatne księżniczki. Żeby rozwiać wszelkie wątpliwości już na wstępie: wyżej wymienionym „gościem” nie jest wcale popularny „Strażnik Teksasu”. Pomimo jego nadludzkich możliwości, nawet on nie może równać się z tym uroczym, malutkim organizmem – niesporczakiem. Wyluzowany niesporczak Niesporczak, inaczej zwany niedźwiedziem wodnym, należy do bezkręgowców z grupy pierwoustych. Niektórych może to zdziwić, ale ten właśnie mały niedźwiadek, może śmiało pretendować do miana najbardziej odpornego organizmu w historii Ziemi.

Niestraszny im żaden ukrop, niesporczaki śmiało można poddać temperaturom dochodzącym do nawet 150 stopni Celsjusza.