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Naked Mole Rats Offer Clues to Living Longer

These creatures live more than five times longer than would be expected for their size. Research into the biological mechanisms underlying their longevity could suggest ideas for slowing aging in people...

December 21, 2011 — David Stipp

Does This Animal Live Unusually Long? [Slide Show]

An index called the longevity quotient indicates whether a species has an average life span or is unusually long-lived or short-lived for an animal of its size. A score of 1 is average; higher numbers reflect unusual longevity...

December 20, 2011 — David Stipp and Ricki Rusting

A New Path to Longevity

Researchers have uncovered an ancient mechanism that retards aging. Drugs that tweaked it could well postpone cancer, diabetes and other diseases of old age

December 20, 2011 — David Stipp

Which Nations Conform Most?

An account of Stanley Milgram's experiments from 1962, in which Norwegians and Frenchmen were separately subjected to synthetic group pressure

December 1, 2011 — Stanley Milgram
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