You might recall that I mentioned discussion of a Methuselah Fly prize at the start of the month. It turns out that people have a lot to say on the matter, so the Immortality Institute has devoted a section of their forum to longevity research prizes.
A fair amount of the technical discussion focuses on the suitability of flies for this particular form of research. Other subjects have been nominated - the idea being to find animals that are less costly to maintain and have shorter life spans than mice. Some aspects of fly physiology - such as diapause - have been held up as a bad thing in the context of a competition for the longest-lived flies. Small African fish were one suggestion when the discussion spilled over into usenet.
All in all, it looks like preparation for a new volunteer-run prize for aging science may get underway in the near future.