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"Can You Live Forever" Premieres Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8pm e/p | For more, visit | Adam Savage explores what immortality could be like in this Curiosity video.
The oldest person to have ever lived was a French woman, Jeanne Calment, who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days. As modern medicine and living standards improve so does our life expectancy, but will the day soon come when life has no cap? Some scientists believe it to be much more than science fiction. So can you live forever? SUBSCRIBE - New Videos Every Monday & Thursday Help me make better videos, support me on Patreon: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: THOUGHTY2 MERCHANDISE:
WATCH the trailer for Penny Dreadful! Twitter: My Instagram: Facebook: ***READ*** The Scent of Disease Qin Shi Huang's quest for immortality Interesting book on Qin Shi Huang Vampirism: Literary Tropes of Decadence and Entropy Epic of Gilgamesh Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How it Drives Humanity Guns, Germs & Steel Forever Young: The Science of Aging Mummies ***CREDITS*** Written, directed, edited, and hosted by Jake Roper VFX and cinematography by Eric Langlay Dead Body played by Matt Harvey Line Producer: Lorraine O'Connor Production Manager: Jamie Deasy Production Coordinator: Steven Daly Vsauce Production Coordinator: Samantha Friedman PA: Sinead Lillis Costume Designer: Gabriella Pescucci Hair: Ferdinando Merolla Hair Assistant: Suzie Redmond Make Up: Claire Lamb Make Up Assistant: Ciara Scannell Props: Dermot Blighe 1st AD: David Kennedy 2nd AD: Mairead Campbell Trainee ADs: Eamonn Cawley & Laurel Graham Camera Op: Ciaran Kavanagh 1st AC: Alan Butler Camera Trainee: Luke Gilligan DIT: Donal Murphy Sound Recordist: Brendan Deasy Sound Designer: Jay Pellizzi Gaffer: Barry Conroy Grips: Philip Murphy, Darrell Murphy, Martin Kelly Best Boy: Paul McNulty Genny Operator: Niall Manyon Electrician: Ian Carney, Paddy Ryder, Tom Keys, Robert Ryder. Special thanks to Marcelo Guerra & Erin Joyce from Showtime for letting me do this weird idea, everyone at Ardmore Studios, and all of the Penny Dreadful team. *This video and trip was a collaboration and was co-sponsored by Showtime. I was NOT paid to make it. Thanks again for letting me use your amazing sets and crew!* ***Vsauce Links***
"Can You Live Forever" Premieres Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8pm e/p | For more, visit | Adam attempts to replace a broken arm with robotics in this Curiosity video.
Advancements in medicine have been able to extend the lives of millions, but when will it be possible to live forever? Read More: Eat more, die young: Why eating a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan “A new evolutionary theory claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier aging in humans.” Mechanistic finding may help deal with side effects of lifespan-extending drug rapamycin “Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug, extends lifespan in mice up to 30%, making it of major interest to researchers intent on slowing the aging process in humans in order to extend healthspan, the healthy years of life.” Living longer, not healthier “A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Julia Wilde on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:
Could life have existed on Mars even before it flourished on Earth? That's the word from NASA after the rover Curiosity sent back some very intriguing findings. Anthony explains what exactly the rover discovered. Read More: "Mars rover shows planet could have supported life" "Drilling into a rock near its landing spot, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago harbored some of the ingredients needed for primitive life to thrive." DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More Subscribe DNews Twitter Anthony Carboni Twitter: Laci Green Twitter Trace Dominguez Twitter DNews Facebook DNews Google+ DNews Website
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