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Weed Microdosing Mice Study Brings Great News, But There’s a Catch

Microdosing weed has become a minor trend with humans lately, but the science on its actual benefits is fairly shaky. Now, in a newly published study by a group of scientists in Germany, evidence shows that older mice may experience a reversal of brain aging and a restoration of the ability to learn. Read More >>

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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 the results to how they look now. It's terrifying. Read More >>

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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 least give you a taste of one, equally desirable bit of knowledge: What you'll look like 20 years from today. Read More >>

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Google’s Health Partner Invests $1.5bn to Cure Getting Old

Calico, the biotech specialist backed by Google, has announced a plan to stick around $1.5bn (£900m) into creating new therapies to beat the curse of today's world -- the embarrassment of getting old. Read More >>

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How Nuclear Bombs Tell Us the Age of Human Cells

When mushroom clouds exploded in the sky during Cold War era nuclear bombs testing, they also created an unexpected boon for science. The nuclear explosions caused a massive uptick in Carbon-14 that eventually settled in all living tissue—everything from tree rings, to elephant tusks, to human brain cells. Read More >>

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Breasts Age Faster Than the Rest of a Woman’s Body

The breasts of women seem to age more quickly than the rest of their body, according to new research which uses DNA analysis of tissue and blood to measure the rate of cell decline. Read More >>

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Discovery of DNA “Biological Clock” Could Get Us Closer to Immortality

The identification of the DNA markers associated with ageing 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 ageing. Read More >>

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Can You Beat Harvard’s Guess-Your-Age Machine?

Harvard's got a clever little test that just gets you to click a few on-screen circles to guess your age. It was way off for me, apparently I'm meant to be 33 years old by Harvard's measure, but for the rest of the Giz UK staff it was only two years out. Just from clicking buttons. Wow. Read More >>

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See How Fat and Wrinkled You’ll Get if You Don’t Calm Down on the Red Wine

The Scottish government has launched its latest war of the ravages of alcohol abuse, which includes a smartphone app that attempts to illustrate the harsh ageing effects brought on by the happy sauce. Read More >>