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August 28, 2014

 

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Thinking About Aging

Insecurities about aging can actually cause incompetence and health problems in elderly people.

January 13, 2014

 

For many, more birthday candles translates into more emotional stability.

How Emotions Mature With Age

Lots of things change as we get older. Our emotions are no exception.

January 2, 2014

 

There are 6 distinct ways that cocoa butter can crystallize.

Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

May 29, 2012

 

A child with progeria.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

May 1, 2012

 

Put down the cigarette!

Does Nicotine Prevent Memory Loss?

"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"

April 20, 2012

 

Hmm, healthy chocolate? We're skeptical.

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

July 24, 2009

 

Losing Your Mind…Or Not: Reversible Dementia

In recent years, scientists have seen more and more cases where memory loss isn't just a natural consequence of aging. Sometimes it's caused by other factors.

October 27, 2008

 

Calm Old Age

Some social scientists found that overall, aging is associated more with positive, passive emotions instead of negative, active emotions.

February 12, 2008

 

A Really, Really Old Clam

What's the world's oldest living animal? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2008

 

The Sunny Side of Aging

Learn about the sunny side of aging, on this Moment of Science.

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