Monarch butterflies are dying because of the destruction of their habitat and pesticides used in agriculture to kill insects. Loss of milkweed plants, the plant they lay larvae in, is also to blame.
Scientists wondered if tardigrades could survive hitching a ride on a comet to another planet. To survive such a trip, the tardigrade would have to survive shock pressures like the ones an asteroid produces. So they fired some out of a gun to find out.
Prior to last week, it had not been seen in the wild for over sixty years. But now rough-and-tumble Afghans have one more scary wild beast to add to their already-impressive list of frightening creatures – a real-life vampire deer with six-inch fangs!