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Science of Aging

'Violations' Of Evolutionary Theory Revealed By New Research

natureheader | Virginia Gewin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Guppies and water fleas live only days or weeks, but their mortality increases sharply with age, as is the case in longer-lived animals such as humans...

WATCH: Why Do We Get Older?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

Why do we get older? It might seem like a silly question, but scientists have asked it in hopes that they might one day counteract the process. "Th...

Can You Decide What Aging Does To Your Brain?

Sam Sommers | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Context matters. How a situation is framed, our expectations of what's to follow... these are anything but trivial considerations in predicting how we will think, feel or behave.