Longevity

'We Can Never Live Forever,' Scientist Reminds Us

In a phenomenon called "late-life mortality deceleration," we effectively appear to stop biological aging as we get closer to death, and scientists are not sure why that happens.

Why Some People Age Faster Than Others

Longevity and behavioral aging aren't necessarily related processes; just because we extend one doesn't mean the other gets pulled along with it.

106-Year-Old Woman Dances With Obamas In White House

106-year-old Virginia McLaurin dances with Barack and Michelle Obama at a White House reception to mark Black History month, telling them it's been her life-long dream to visit the White House .

More Americans Living Past 100

A report from the CDC finds the number of centenarians has increased 44 percent in the last decade and a half, thanks to modern medicine.