By Martin Lew
The tardigrade are water creatures that have eight legs and are microscopic creatures. They were named by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773 who thought they looked like “little water bears”. The name Tardigrada was given in 1777 by Lazzaro Spallanzani. They are really tough. For example, they were known to survive space, extreme temperature, and radiation. They can even withstand six times the depth of the Mariana Trench, a trench that is 36,000 feet underwater! There is almost impossibly no way for you to “kill” a tardigrade because no matter what you do, it will just wiggle back to life. You can find them in moss, ferns, liches, soil, beaches, dunes and any other damp, moist habitat. We have swallowed tardigrades that were on fresh produce or in water. The only thing that it can’t survive is your digestive system. They can’t survive because the stomach is an acidic environment.
By Ishaan Bhattacharya
Welcome back to the Giannini Politics Update. Today’s topic of discussion is the recent seizure of the Deep Dot Web by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI).
The FBI detained several individuals suspected of involvement in the facilitation of the Deep Dot Web, a website capable of expediting access to dark web sites and marketplaces. That report stated that the website “facilitated the purchase of weapons, drugs and other contraband” including stolen credit card information. The website’s seizure was the fifth major darknet bust in six weeks, and was perhaps the preeminent bust of them all. The Deep Dot Web was believed to have made over 8,000 Bitcoin (equivalent to $63,947,120). “This site has been seized,” reads a notice on the site’s homepage at press time. The site is inaccessible beyond this notice, due to the FBI’s bust.
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