Immortality lessons from the humble jellyfish NOV 28 2012
Looking to live forever? You might want to take a close look at the immortal jellyfish. This death-defying creature ages, but researchers studying the jellyfish found that, instead of dying, it started "to age in reverse, growing younger and younger until it reached its earliest stage of development, at which point it began its life cycle anew." (If beginning the life cycle anew means another trip through junior high, count me out.) From NYT Magazine: Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?