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November 22, 2016

 

Three old women are chilling on a  stoop. The woman on the left has very short curly hair and is dressed in blue. The middle old woman is wearing a headscarf and smiling into the camera. The one on the furthest right is wearing orange and crocheting a blanket.

Why Do Women Live Longer?

Even in times of famine, flood, volcanic eruptions, and disease, women live longer than men.

October 6, 2016

 

Older women who are twins. They are dressed in similar leopard print coats and hats.

Twin Powers Activate!

Twins can't read each other's minds. They can't feel each other's pain. But they might have greater longevity.

July 9, 2010

 

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Will You Live To Be 100?

It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.

July 31, 2009

 

Conifer forest

Tree Roots And Their Fungi Friends

It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".

March 11, 2004

 

Long Live Us

A century ago, the average life-span for Americans was about 50 years. Today, the typical American lives to be about seventy-eight. What changed?

December 29, 2003

 

One Step Closer to Living Longer

Lot's of people want to live longer. Find out the key to longevity on this Moment of Science.

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