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Limit on Longevity: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

Some sobering news about human mortality and happier news about a not-so-extinct tree were among the discoveries that made headlines this week: Human Lifespan Has Likely Maxed Out : Bad news if you're hoping to live to be older than Dumbledore. Even with advances in health care, no human is likely...
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Human Lifespan Has Likely Maxed Out

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Bad news if you're hoping to live to be older than Dumbledore. Even with advances in health care, no human is likely to make it past 125 years, researchers say. In fact, we seem to have maxed out around 115. After analyzing demograp...

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Some sobering news about human mortality and happier news about a not-so-extinct tree.        

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