“Will life-forms that can survive a century without water help us develop resilient crops for a drought-ridden future?” So scientists ask of Tortula ruralis, a moss that can preserve itself through exceptionally long dry spells, reviving within seconds of contacting water. Enjoy this beautiful three-minute video, and, while you’re at it, get lost in the whole Deep Look series.
The Secret Work of Your Sleep
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- Editors’ Note
Issue 28: Meeting an octopus, Wikipedia’s world, discoveries and poetry on Pluto.
- The Aliens in Our Oceans
An octopus’s thoughts are not our thoughts. /
- Random Article
I put Wikipedia’s promise of a comprehendible world to the test. /
- Pluto’s New Horizons
Facts we learned—and stuff people are wondering about—from the exploration mission so far. /
- Pluto’s Heart
‘This cloud-tattooed heart / So carelessly worn / Orbits everything’ /
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