A Matter of Life, Death or Maybe Somewhere in Between with John and Lois Crowe

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If there’s one thing we can probably all agree on, it’s that water is a necessary component for life, right? Well, here to muddy up that argument is the adorable tardigrade which, it turns out, can survive extreme drying or dehydration, and can be revived by simply adding water. Much of what is known about these remarkable creatures comes courtesy of John and Lois Crowe, two retired UC Davis scientists who devoted much of their lengthy careers to the study of this phenomenon, and Indre’s very special guests on the podcast today.

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