Morgan Freeman Becomes E.T. and Other Age-Prediction Software Horrors

Yesterday, we got a look at a fun (if creepy) little bit of tech that claims to give us a peek at our grizzled, age-stricken faces in 20 years' time. What we got was certainly... something. So we decided to put the Future Self software to the real test, by inputting celebrities as they were 20 years ago and comparing… » 10/07/14 12:01pm 10/07/14 12:01pm

This Website Shows You What You Might Look Like in 20(-ish) Years

As (presumably) living, breathing humans, we can't not spend exorbitant amounts of time wondering about the future. Will I have kids? Will I be dead? Will I finally get my goddamn hoverboard? All valid questions! And while Orange's new site, Future Self, might not answer all (or any) of them, it does attempt to at… » 10/06/14 2:35pm 10/06/14 2:35pm

These Five Ideas for Smarter Cities Just Won Millions in Funding

Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas for cities addressing issues from aging to civic engagement. » 9/19/14 4:20pm 9/19/14 4:20pm

8 Simple Products Designed To Make Aging a Little Easier

The world is aging. By 2030, nearly 20 percent of Americans will be over 65. By 2050, about a third of China will be over 60. The same goes for many other developed countries. Yet we don't spend nearly enough time thinking about how to make life easier for the elderly—despite the fact that all of us, if we're lucky,… » 5/12/14 9:02am 5/12/14 9:02am

Young blood transfusions may be source of eternal youth

Two separate teams of scientists have announced that blood transfusions from young individuals make older individuals younger, fixing their hearts and curing aging brains. Speaking to the New York Times, Harvard Medical School's professor of neurology Rudolph Tanzi, "these findings could be a game changer." » 5/04/14 9:29pm 5/04/14 9:29pm

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely. » 2/20/14 8:30am 2/20/14 8:30am

This animation explains what aging is and how we can live longer

Growing up sucks. Getting older is no fun. Having your body deteriorate to a shell of itself is embarrassing. But wrinkles and brittle bones are a fact of life. But why! PHD Comics and integrative Biologist Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explain in this nifty animated comic on what aging is and how we can use that… » 12/04/13 12:56am 12/04/13 12:56am

What your favorite rock stars would look like if they were alive today

Rock stars don't age, at least our memories of them don't. Sure, some of them get the harsh lines of life imprinted onto their face and others pass away as a shell of themselves much too early but our memories of rock stars never change. They stay forever young through iconic pictures, through the emotions of their… » 11/18/13 7:22pm 11/18/13 7:22pm

Discovery of DNA "Biological Clock" Could Get Us Closer to Immortality

The identification of the DNA markers associated with aging has brought us one step closer to the ever-elusive Fountain of Youth. UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath just published details about the discovery, and says that this could actually lead to drugs that reverse the process of aging. » 10/21/13 11:44am 10/21/13 11:44am

Watch a Girl Age Into an Old Woman in This Stunning Time Lapse

Aging is a fierce b-word that deepens the lines on your face, sags the skin on your body and grays the hair on your head. All in the name of accruing wisdom! The thing with aging though is that it literally takes years to see its effect. Well, this incredible time lapse fast forwards the process and shows what a girl… » 9/09/13 11:00pm 9/09/13 11:00pm

Science Finds Fountain of Youth Brain Region That Slows Down Aging

Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don't want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. But prolonged youth? Full body youth? More time being young and nubile and beautiful? Absolutely. And the key to that could lie right inside your brain. » 5/02/13 11:36am 5/02/13 11:36am

What Aging from 1 Year Old to 102 Years Old Looks Like and What It Means

Aside from the science of aging and how faces get wrinkled and joints get creaky, there are also the hidden costs of aging too. Like how many times we went to the doctor's or how many calories we've eaten or how much money we spend on healthcare and when. This video shows what it means to age, by revealing people… » 4/08/13 7:00pm 4/08/13 7:00pm

See How Much President Obama Has Aged in the Past 5 Years

It ain't easy being the leader of the free world. This is true on the face of the President of the United States of America Barack Obama and all the previous Presidents as well. Once you land the gig of head American honcho, the hair starts going gray, the wrinkles start getting deeper and life looks like it has… » 1/21/13 10:00pm 1/21/13 10:00pm

Once You Hit 75, Eat All the Donuts You Want, Says Science

When you're old, screw it—you might as well hit up the 4:45pm Country Kitchen buffet to load up on Jello salad every day of the week. Your nearly eight decades of life have earned you the right to eat what you want. But seriously, science now says that once you hit 75, the benefits of eating healthily go out the window » 1/15/13 12:40pm 1/15/13 12:40pm