I have spent the last two years considering and researching the science of death for a book project (Death on Earth, published by Bloomsbury, out in May 2016). During this time I investigated death’s impact on evolution and how some creatures (like birds, clams, turtles and naked mole rats) have evolved to put the brakes on the ageing process; Tricks we humans may learn… Genetic tricks we may one day wield to slow our own ageing…. But do we really want to live forever?

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