Thursday, March 06, 2003

If This Goes On...
In shades of Heinlein, researchers in Maine have apparently announced the death of Jonah, an old mouse. A very old mouse. He was selectively inbred for longevity from Micronesian grandparents, who in the absence of predators, had naturally selected for old age rather than resistance to enemies. I heard it on NPR, but I can't find a link at the moment.