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The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.
Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists…
saw this on BoingBoing… the idea of synchronicity/swarm behaviour fascinates me.
Atlas bearing the heavens in the form of an armillary sphere from William Cunningham, The Cosmographicall Glasse, London 1559. The verse at the bottom of the engraving is from Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid, in which Atlas is referred to as a teacher of astronomy.