"When this animal was a juvenile, King James I replaced Queen Elizabeth I as English monarch, Shakespeare was writing his greatest plays Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth and Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake for espousing the view that the Sun rather than the Earth was the centre of the universe."[Bangor University] What concerns me is that the Bangor University spokesman said that they had received money from the Help The Aged (UK charity) to fund part of the research; now I know that, in simple terms, the work is investigating what makes us grow old but surely Help the Aged should be doing more 'current' work..i.e. helping the aged!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Or at least the oldest we know about! "A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived animal discovered." [BBC link] Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity.
Posted by Span Ows at 12:29 pm