lifespan

  • From lions to orcas, females outlive males

    That’s even though males don’t age faster.

    Whether you’re a female human, orca, lion or elephant seal, you have a fairly good chance of outliving many of your m...

    Animals March 25, 2020
  • Life clock ticking

    Study suggests genetics can predict a species’ lifespan.

    “Would you want to know when you’ll die?” has always been a hypothetical question – until now.  A study published in ...

    Animals December 12, 2019
  • Brain activity linked to longevity

    Long-lived individuals have less excitable neurons.

    A team led by genetics researchers from Harvard Medical School has discovered that a protein named REST helps you liv...

    Behaviour October 16, 2019
  • Life is short for chocolate Labradors

    A surprising link between coat colour and lifespan.

    Chocolate-coloured Labradors might have a certain high street cachet, but they tend to die younger and get sicker tha...

    Animals October 22, 2018
  • Will we ever bring frozen corpses back to life?

    Nature has shown us that it is possible to cryopreserve animals.

    A teenager who tragically died of cancer recently has become the latest among a tiny but growing number of people to ...

    Biology January 8, 2017
  • Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?

    When it comes to longevity, meat consumption is often put under the microscope.

    Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that invo...

    Biology December 21, 2016
  • Identical twins live longer

    Their strong bond can lead to healthier lives.

    Identical twin men are more likely to survive external or environmental factors until 70 years of age, according to n...

    Biology May 19, 2016