statistics

Controversial Study Suggests There’s No Limit To Human Ageing

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…

This Is How You Will Die

This Is How You Will Die

How You Will Die: it’s a simulator. Plug in your race, age and sex. Then find out — according to the data — the statistical reasons for your potential death throughout your life.

Australia’s Population Is Now Above 24 Million

Australia’s Population Is Now Above 24 Million

Early this morning, Australia got its 24 millionth resident. We don’t know who that person was — it could have been a newborn baby or a migrant, but that doesn’t matter. We’re ahead of schedule, too, nearly 20 years in advance of government population projections at the turn of the…