How long can humans live? A new study published October 5 in the journal Nature suggests that the human life span has a hard ceiling of around 115.
The result might at first appear counterintuitive, since human life spans have generally been going up over the last century in most countries. For example, an American born in 1900 could expect to live to approximately 50; today’s kids should have an average life span of 79.
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A controversial new study finds that humanity may have already reached the peak of its natural lifespan.
A new study suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record.
A new study argues that 115 is roughly the maximum human life span and has reignited a big debate in biology.