longevity

Oldest American Man On Record Dies At Age 112

Death comes for us all, eventually. But for Texas resident Richard Overton, it came decades later than average. On Thursday, Overton died at the ripe old age of 112, relinquishing the distinction of being the oldest-known man living in the United States.

Naked Mole-Rats Could Theoretically Live Forever, Study Suggests

Naked Mole-Rats Could Theoretically Live Forever, Study Suggests

Among any and all creatures in this world that could be considered living, including people, there is an universal truth: We die. But not all of us go through the gradual (and eventually rapid) process of self-destruction that we think of ageing. Some animals and plants, such as species of…

Why Does This Worm Live To Be So Damn Old?

Why Does This Worm Live To Be So Damn Old?

Image: The Chemo III project, BOEM and NOAA OER Things just don’t seem to die in the deep ocean (well, except for humans). While rockfish nearer the surface live about 12 years, those living closer to 2500 feet down can live for 200 years. There’s a deep water coral that…