Veritasium Explains Why Humans Age but Lobsters Don’t in a Video About Aging and Longevity

In the Veritasium video “How Long Will You Live?” host Derek Muller explains why humans age but lobsters don’t, and how that impacts human lifespans. The video focuses on telomeres, pieces at the end of chromosomes. The length of telomeres has been connected with life expectancy, but as scientist Dr. Fiona Ginty explains, the secret to longer life isn’t as simple as longer telomeres.

The video also features animations from the documentary Immortal that focuses on the topic of aging and immortality.