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The biochemist explains the elements of life, sex, and aging.
How photographing the world’s oldest living things pushed me outside the boundaries of science.
The growing role of grandparents in raising children is right in line with human biology.
Tantalizing evidence suggests that brain activity shifts to increase wisdom as we age.
Nanoscale thermal physics guarantees our decline, no matter how many diseases we cure.
Anxious distillers are trying to make bourbon old before its time.
The great variety of aging styles among plants and animals suggests it can be controlled.
A trip to a Louisiana river delta reveals an ecosystem that is growing up.
The creation of stainless steel took equal parts metallurgy and perseverance.
As our lifespans have increased, so too have our active years. Can that go on?
People want permanent tombstones that also show decay.
The productive, bizarre career of Nobel laureate and early aging researcher Elie Metchnikoff.
An alternative to the Newtonian worldview promises to help explain quantum weirdness.
Despite the hyperbole, private funding is changing the science of aging for the better.
Our physiological processes become increasingly simple as we age.
Ballooning life expectancies are upending age-old definitions of life stages.
Understanding the impermanence of everything—including ourselves.
A growing portion of the elderly look and act anything but.
The director of the Institute for Advanced Study on the wonders of his childhood attic.
The stories have become all too familiar in Japan, though people often do their best to ignore them. An elderly or middle-aged person, usually a man, is found dead, at home in his apartment,…Read More
The novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez struck an optimistic note about aging: “The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time,” he once wrote. On the other hand, Chuck…Read More
David Chalmers, co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness at New York University, once undertook something odd for a philosopher: He conducted an international poll. In…Read More
John Bowlby, born in 1907 London to an upper class family, had little parental love. His mother believed (as was common at the time) kindness would spoil children, and his father, a knighted…Read More