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Long-life domes

New research by the Université Paris-Sud has found that architecturally monikered super-substance Buckminsterfullerene, when combined with olive oil, doubled the lifespan of rats

The carbon compound, which was discovered in 1985, was given its unusual name due to the allotrope’s resemblance to Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome structures. The American, who lived until he was 87, would have been delighted by this future-prolonging invention.

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