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Humans May Have Reached Their Maximum Lifespan And We’ve Been There for 20 Years!

The researchers have determined the actual number of years of the maximum natural human lifespan.

If you were given the choice to become immortal, would you take it? Sure it comes with a ton of perks like living to see what the future is like, and being able to live through centuries of new innovations. But it does have its down side like seeing your loved ones pass on before you, and being bored when you’ve encountered pretty much every personality type to ever live.

It’s all fun and games until you realize that everyone you love is getting older.

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Luckily, there’s no need for you to worry about being able to extend your life beyond what’s necessary. In fact, it’s been shown that people today aren’t living any longer than they were 20 years ago. In short, we may have reached the maximum lifespan of our species.

According to the journal Nature, while average life expectancies are rising all over the world, the maximum age reached by the world’s oldest people has plateaued in the 90s.

In order to conduct their research, the researchers analyzed data from the Human Mortality Database, which gives information about mortality rates in more that 40 countries. Naturally, due to better healthcare practices and medical breakthroughs, the proportion of people reaching old age without dying has been increasing steadily since the 1900s.

However, upon looking at the data for USA, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom, they have found that while the maximum age of the oldest people in these countries have been rising until 1995, it’s no longer rising afterwards. In fact, the age of death of the oldest person in these countries has been decreasing by an average of .28 years each year.

Perhaps the quality and health of life are more important than its length?

Perhaps the quality and health of life are more important than its length?

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Based on the information they gathered, the researchers have come to conclude that the maximum natural human lifespan is at 115 years. According to Jan Vijg, a co-author in the study, therapeutic breakthroughs might extend human longevity. However, these advances will need to overwhelm the genetic variants that appear to collectively determine the length of the human lifespan. So he suggests that instead of focusing on extending the human lifespan, it’s better to focus on lengthening the health span, which is the duration of old age spent in good health.

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DNA Trojan Horse Tricks Cancer Cells into Consuming Drugs!

The story of the Trojan horse might be the key to curing cancer!

While cancer has been around for years and years (more than a million years, in fact!), we're still working on finding an effective way to get rid of it without making the rest of the body sicker. Sure, chemotherapy and some forms of alternative medicine can help, but what's one surefire way to make sure the cancer is gone and stays gone?

Scientists from the Ohio State University are developing a new cancer treatment that involves conning the cancer cells into consuming common cancer drugs, and thereby successfully killing them. This method can be likened to a Trojan Horse, where a drug enters the body in disguise.

The story of the Trojan horse might just be the key to curing cancer.

The story of the Trojan horse might just be the key to curing cancer....

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This is the Largest Living Thing on Earth – and It’s Not a Whale

An organism the size of 1,665 football fields – just wow.

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Never in my wildest imagination have I thought that an organism can grow as big as this.

And I am not talking about a whale.

An elephant? No....

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9-Year-Old High School Graduate Wants To Be An Astrophysicist And Prove God’s Existence

Despite his tender age, this young boy is already in college. What an impressive boy!

Despite being merely 9, William Maillis already has his life planned out: the boy is aiming to be an astrophysicist so he can prove the existence of God.

Sounds nothing more than a childhood fantasy, you say? Well, think again because this young man from Penn Township, Pennsylvania is really brilliant!

In fact, the boy has already graduated from high school in such a tender age. He may not be allowed to drive yet - or even watch a PG-13 movie by himself – but William is already enrolled in college....

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