DailyDirt: Defying Nature -- The Quest For A Longer Life And Eternal Youth

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

In the quest for a longer life and eternal youth, people have come up with many different (and sometimes crazy) theories on how to get there. Add years to your life with vitamins, supplements, and hormones! Eat this, not that! Postpone death with suspended animation! Here are just a few examples of possible ways to increase our lifespan. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  •  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Sep 25th, 2012 @ 5:17pm

    I only want to consume naturally-occurring fullerenes...

    Where can I get some organic buckyballs?

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  •  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Sep 25th, 2012 @ 5:21pm

    Yeah that's all we fucking need more RIAA and MPAA fuckers that are still trying to pretend it's 1970 living for another 100 years.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

    •  
      identicon
      Anonymous Coward, Sep 25th, 2012 @ 5:58pm

      Re:

      "Consider, Watson, that the material, the sensual, the worldly would all prolong their worthless lives. The spiritual would not avoid the call to something higher. It would be the survival of the least fit. What sort of cesspool may not our poor world become?"
      -Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Creeping Man"

       

      reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

      •  
        identicon
        Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 25th, 2012 @ 10:20pm

        Re: "What sort of cesspool may not our poor world become?"

        By that logic, it would have done so already. The "spiritual" types are already free to die young if they want.

         

        reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  •  
    identicon
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 25th, 2012 @ 7:31pm

    Want To Live Longer?

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  •  
    icon
    Hanno (profile), Sep 26th, 2012 @ 9:13am

    Calorie restriction likely doesn't prolong life

    Just recently new research results likely indicate that calorie restriction probably won't prolong live in monkeys, making it likely that it won't work in humans as well.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/29/calorie-restriction-ageing-monkey-study

    Whic h is kind of sad, as I was about to jump on and try it out. Still there's nothing wrong with calorie restriction, as the monkeys in the study seemed to live healthier than the control group - and obesity is definitely a risk of dying unneccessary early. But it probably won't prolong your life as it does in rats and worms.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  •  
    identicon
    C 60 Water Canada, Sep 30th, 2012 @ 5:34pm

    Water Soluble Hydrated Fullerenes from UKRAINE

    The only source of safe non toxic water-soluble fullerenes or buckyballs for human consumption is in Ukraine at www.ipacom.com. Soon available to Canada too. Approved as a dietary supplement by the Ministry of Health in UKRAINE in 2010 after over 15 years of pre-clinical and clinical studies. The world's first nanotech based health drink in the wrold.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This