This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore why we age! Depressing for some and enlightening for others why we age, how we age, and should we stop ageing if we had the ability are all questioned in today’s show! Tom kicks off with the 9 hallmarks of ageing, these processes cause us to go through the ageing process. Mitch lets us know what physically happens to us as we age and explores the weird life of the Hydra: an animal that never dies of old age. Tom explores three hypotheses on why we might age and also speaks about Peto’s paradox, that is why do really big animals not suffer from cancer at the rate we do? Mitch covers senescence and the boys round out the show debating if we could extend life… should we?