Life, but not together we understand it. For all the scientific breakthroughs that humankind has made, we’re tho grappling with some of the fundamental questions about life. Not simply the distant, gift questions, such as the beginnings or an interpretation of life, but much more immediate questions about life ~ above Earth.

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Are there borders to exactly how long one organism can live for? Is it feasible for a living biology to it is in immortal?

This week, we’ll think about these questions and also explore few of the extremes that longevity in the organic world!


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Are there borders to longevity?

There are situations of biological immortality in the pet kingdom. A handful of species, including the aptly called immortal jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii, are qualified of passing ago and forth between sexual maturity and also immaturity.

In fact, also for humans, there might be no preferably lifespan. A current study published in Nature, complied with 4,000 ‘super-elderly’ people (105 and older) in Italy. The findings imply that there may be a ‘mortality plateau’, which might imply that there is no limit to human longevity.

(People ageing from baby to 100 years old)

Shortest and also longest life animals

No two resides are the very same and, looking about the animal kingdom, we see massive variation in lifespans. Also between species that belong come the same class of animal, the difference in how long lock live can be enormous.

To show this we’re going to delve right into the shortest and also longest stays of the natural civilization – from insects and fish to reptiles and mammals.


Shortest living

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