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Among any and all creatures in this world that could be considered living, including people, there is an universal truth: We die. But not all of us go through the gradual (and eventually rapid) process of self-destruction that we think of ageing. Some animals and plants, such as species of jellyfish, tortoises and trees, seem to have a sort of biological immortality. A recent study published in eLife provides more evidence there's at least one more animal we should add to that list: The naked mole-rat.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Among any and all creatures in this world that could be considered living, including people, there is an universal truth: We die. But not all of us go through the gradual (and eventually rapid) process of self-destruction that we think of ageing. Some animals and plants, such as species of jellyfish, tortoises and trees, seem to have a sort of biological immortality. A recent study published in eLife provides more evidence there's at least one more animal we should add to that list: The naked mole-rat.