Bdelloidea are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms, found in freshwater and moist soil. Interestingly, a male has never been observed within the species; females reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis (without fertilization).
Tardigrades, "Tough Space Traveler": "These small, segmented animals not only survived a orbital expedition, some members of the community felled by solar radiation actually recovered upon their return to Earth.
Ralfonso Gschwend’s kinetic wind sculpture Magic Tree was unveiled October 2012 in the Wuhu International Sculpture Park, China. Ralfonso was invited as a special guest artist for the 2012 Liu Kaiqu International Sculpture Exhibition.