Can You Tweet Your Way to Immortality?

Human beings have been obsessed with living forever since, well, forever. Kings and wise men have sought various elixirs and substances, hoping they'd extend their lives indefinitely. In ancient China, for example, it was believed that ingesting long-lasting substances like jade would impart their longevity to the consumer. (Ironically, the Jiajing Emperor┬álikely died because of this belief, from ingesting too much mercury.) The legendary philosopher's stone was seen by ancient and medieval … [Read more...]