The tiny organism known as the hydra is a half inch tube of jelly that inhabits fresh water all over the world, and it may well be functionally immortal. What does that mean? Anthony and Jeff try to make sense of a creature that can re-grow any part of itself and live for thousands of years – and imagine what that might be like for them.
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