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How Nature Beat Humans in Achieving Immortality

The story of a jellyfish that cannot die

From fiction to legend to fantasy, the idea of immortality has reigned in our fanciful imaginations for millennia. But when a German microbiology student named Christian Sommer stumbled across a jellyfish that seemed to grow backward, little did he know he had discovered a life-form that simply refused to die.

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Sharika Hafeez

Sharika Hafeez

Writer. Physics student. Under the inky-black sky, with a steaming cup of chai in my hands, I watch the stars and I write. Email me at: sharikahafeez@gmail.com