This Can't Be Good

Science

Scientists have found a jellyfish that is functionally immortal. Using the same basic principle that Salamanders use to regenerate a limb, this jellyfish can alter every cell in it's body to roll back aging.

The jellyfish can move back and forth from polyp to adult repeatedly, altering it's entire cellular structure. That is pretty darn cool. Although, I'd say immortality is somewhat mitigated by spending it as a jellyfish. That can't be too exciting a life.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Eric T.  •  Mar 19, 2010 @10:25 am

    No wonder they sting us. They're pissed. They don't even get a shot at reincarnation.

  2. matt  •  Mar 19, 2010 @11:48 am

    here we are born to be kings were the princes of the universe!! yes thats right i went there

  3. Lee1255  •  Mar 19, 2010 @12:54 pm

    As a jellyfish myself, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

  4. Chris Berez  •  Mar 20, 2010 @6:02 pm

    I was going to make a joke about not being able to decapitate a jellyfish, but Matt already beat me to the Highlander references.