Studies Reveal If Humans Can Live Forever

New studies look at possible age limits to the human lifespan.

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Your Brain Interprets Prolonged Loneliness as Physical Pain – Why?

Scientists are finding that loneliness has real medical consequences, and the brain sees it as pain.

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Why a Healthy Lifestyle Won't Help Certain People Live Longer

Researchers at UCLA have found Grim Reaper DNA in 5% of the population. But there is a bright side – lifestyle choices go a long way in overriding a shorter genetic life expectancy. 

Veteran marathon runner Noel Bresland attempts to run a marathon on a treadmill inside a capsule of the famous London Eye in central London.

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The Next Trillion Dollar Industry Is Inside You — Literally

No pep talks here, just a prediction by innovation expert Alec Ross that gene code and precision medicine is set revolutionize life the same way that computer code has.

Modern medicine is pretty fantastic, right? Wrong. Wow, you walked right into that honey trap. Pharmaceuticals are incredibly impressive and most of us wouldn’t be alive without them, but this industry is set to skyrocket in innovation over the next few decades, making our current practices seem as primitive as the 130-pound mobile phone that seemed really futuristic in '90s.

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