life expectancy

Controversial Study Suggests There’s No Limit To Human Ageing

Supercentenarian Gertrude Weaver poses for a photo on her 116th birthday. Photo: AP The older we get, the greater our likelihood of dying. Or at least that’s what we thought. New research suggests mortality rates level off after we turn 105, and that no upper limit exists for the human…

If You Could Only Die In Sudden Accidents, How Long Would You Live?

Imagine a world in which the only possible way to die was through a sudden accident, such as a car crash, falling down the stairs, or getting struck by lighting. How long could we expect to live in such a world? According to an eye-opening simulation, a very, very, long…