Archive for April, 2013

Immortal Jellyfish

April 9, 2013

Immortality. But that’s not possible in real life, right? I mean, only in Tuck Everlasting for god’s sake! Well then, you’d be surprised to learn that Turritopsis nutricula comes pretty close. It is a hydrozoan whose medusa, or jellyfish, after becoming sexually mature, can revert to its original polyp stage. But how does such a process occur? When [...]

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