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  1. #1 Immortal worms 
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    Discovering the "fountain of youth" in a sewage outlet behind a hospital!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edh9d0Ut7RU


    Check out scientists doing their stuff
    http://www.test-tube.org.uk/
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    That's pretty neat. Ill-conceived thought of the day:

    Could this ability have evolved through neoteny? An ability to keep cells undifferentiated after the fetal stage?

    Could this ability have been lost to higher organisms, perhaps because it is somehow cancer-promoting? A lot of control mechanisms have evolved to regulate cell proliferation in mammals. Perhaps the risks outweighted the benefits?


    ...Wait, what?
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