DailyDirt: Get A Little Bit Older And A Little Bit Slower…
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
As our planetary odometer rolls over yet again (and we thankfully didn’t cease to exist after December 21st), lots of folks are coming up with new resolutions for happier, healthier lives… but what about just longer lives? Here are just a few links on extending our lifespans indefinitely.
- Do short people live longer than tall people? Studies have shown mixed results over the last 100 years, but more recent studies are leaner towards shorter people having a slightly longer life expectancy. [url]
- The immortal jellyfish has been studied for its unique ability to reverse its aging and repeat its lifecycle without dying. However, there aren’t that many jellyfish experts in the world, and we still don’t know much about how/why this creature can seemingly live forever. [url]
- Nature (the scientific journal) has made several articles on aging open and free to the public. The science of senescence is fascinating, even if it hasn’t really resulted in immortality. Who wants to live forever, anyway? [url]
If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.