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On technology-assisted longevity, or: The singularity will not be televised

On technology-assisted longevity, or: The singularity will not be televised And while immortality remains firmly outside our grasp, we’re using technology to improve human longevity today, and have been since the adoption of fire and simple machines.External things like UV radiation (Baz Luhrmann — wear sunscreen!

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has made a heavily qualified assertion that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years, plus or minus a bit.Since the data don’t show anyone living past about 115, with a very few notable exceptions, Vijg says that the data “strongly suggests” that 115 represents a hard limit to human longevity.

Pornhub wants to teach old people how to have safe sex

Pornhub wants to teach old people how to have safe sex Older people have the wisdom of experience, but that doesn't mean they know how to have safe sex.But it turns out sexually-transmitted infections are actually on the rise among older people.

The Elixir of Immortality May Reside Deep Within Our Brains

The Elixir of Immortality May Reside Deep Within Our Brains The key lies in something called neuronal stem cells, a type of undifferentiated brain cell residing within the hypothalamus.That there existed a correlation between the amount of neuronal stem cells within the hypothalamus and overall measures of aging is itself unsurprising, since many biomarkers correlate closely with aging.

What Really Causes Weight Gain As We Age/New Hormone Implicated In Age-Related Weight Gain

What Really Causes Weight Gain As We Age/New Hormone Implicated In Age-Related Weight Gain Scientists have discovered a possible connection between the body fat of menopausal women and some men and a hormone known as FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone.Mone Zaidi, a professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, was investigating whether the hormone could affect bone density.