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Stories by Rachael Rettner

When Did Women Start to Outlive Men?

Although a greater life expectancy is seen as normal today, it is a relatively new demographic phenomenon that emerged among people born in the late 19th century

July 7, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

Powdered Alcohol Now Legal in U.S.

The product, approved Tuesday by a government agency, yields a drink with the same alcohol content as a standard mixed drink, so some lawmakers are concerned

March 18, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

100 Years of Bubonic Plague

In the last century alone, researchers have described more than 1,000 cases of plague infections in the U.S.

December 11, 2014 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience