Youth and Education news
Volume 3 December, 2011
Can Anything Live Forever?
Condensed by Native Village
We are proud to introduce: the immortal jellyfish.
"Budding" is a form of reproduction that's occurred in thousands of
500,000,000 years. What makes the jellyfish
Turritopsis nutricula so special? The reason is that
once it reproduces, it doesn't die. Instead, it transforms itself
back into its juvenile polyp state. Their
adult cells--even their eggs and sperm--melt into
simpler forms of themselves. The whole organism
becomes "young" again.
Barring any sea-borne
dangers, there is no biological reason why
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