Immortal Jellyfish

Updated: Nov 11, 2018

Turritopsis dohrnii.

How does a jellyfish live forever? Why do we die? Why did death evolve? What do jellyfish, plastics, gunpowder, and penicillin all have in common? What would happen if we were able to become immortal? Is eternity on the horizon?

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Turritopsis dohrnii, approved by the National Science Foundation for educational use. "Courtesy: National Science Foundation"