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Sept. 10 2013 5:15 AM

The Disturbing, Shameful History of Childbirth Deaths

If you are pregnant, do not read this story.

Sept. 9 2013 5:45 AM

Long Lives Made Humans Human

Old people were invented in the Paleolithic Age and perfected in the 20th century.

Sept. 6 2013 4:46 PM

You’re Never Too Old to Scuba Dive 

Scuba diving isn’t just for young people anymore. More and more seniors are exploring the ocean’s depths—and learning to live healthier lives in the process.

Sept. 5 2013 7:08 AM

How Would You Have Died in 1811?

Play our Wretched Fate game and risk dropsy, quinsy, consumption, and worms.

Sept. 5 2013 5:18 AM

Why Are You Not Dead Yet?

Life expectancy doubled in the past 150 years. Here’s why.

Aug. 29 2013 5:38 PM

Elderly Wisdom, Youthful Ingenuity

Creativity isn’t only for the young. Learn about the geniuses who gave us valuable inventions well into old age—and the young people who are returning the favor.

Aug. 5 2013 11:33 AM

How Old Is the Oldest Person You’ve Known?

We gave 400 people a sticker and had them show us. Now we want to hear from you. 

July 16 2013 1:46 PM

Your Brain is to Blame

See what happens when we trick our brains to peer into the future—and get better acquainted with our future selves.