articles tagged: lifespan
coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?
# health

coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?

According to media reports, a recent study found the recipe for a longer life: to be a little overweight and enjoy your beer and lattes. But there’s a secret ingredient they’re missing...

why we haven’t actually doubled our lifespans
# health

why we haven’t actually doubled our lifespans

A common refrain says that we live twice as long as our ancestors while it’s our life expectancy that’s increased, not our lifespan. And that difference is extremely important to keep in mind.

and at the young age of 700
# oddities

and at the young age of 700

Pitting Biblical ages against what science tells us about the extremes of human longevity.