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Human lifespan is rising fast everywhere, but the Global AgeWatch Index shows that some places do better than other at making the most of their old people
What happens at the fishy equivalent of a cocktail party with too many male guests?
We need willpower to resist our desire for instant gratification, but first we need to know our enemy, says Walter Mischel (full text available to subscribers)
It was a fight between vested interests and institutional boneheadedness, but as Cool: How air conditioning changed everything explains, common sense won out
A study of how a chimp trick for drinking water spread throughout the social network is the first time social learning has been seen in wild chimps
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