Lifespan

death

Scientists Want to Inspire Public Conversations About Death

A new installation at a London shopping mall aims to make conversations about our mortality more commonplace.
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
immortality

Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
Kate Lunau
7.31.17
longevity

How Do You Live Longer? Ask a Woman

A new study confirms that guys are checking out early, leaving researchers stumped.
Dan Roe
11.22.16
Doctor's Note

How Far Can We Push the Limits of Human Life?

Scientists explore the edges of our mortality.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
11.17.16
immortality

The Human Lifespan Has a Natural Limit. Scientists Might Know How to Break It

In the future, aging will be treated not as a natural process, but as a disease.
Kate Lunau
10.5.16
Science

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Women haven't always outlived men. A new study says the reason why may begin with childbirth.
Gabby Bess
4.18.16
Goodbye Meatbags

The Only Anti-Cryonics Law in North America

Cryonics isn't illegal here, but advertising is.
Miné Salkin
4.16.15
Motherboard Blog

How Long Can You Reasonably Expect Your Hard Drive To Last?

Sic transit data.
Ben Richmond
11.12.13
aging

Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists have found a part of the brain that controls aging, so they extended the lives of a bunch of middle-aged mice.
Greg Thomas
5.7.13
Motherboard Blog

Being Born American Used to Rule, Now It Doesn't

At least not as much as being born Swiss, Australian, or even Taiwanese.
Austin Considine
1.2.13