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As life expectancy grows, men still lagging

People worldwide are living longer, healthier lives. A new study of mortality patterns in humans, monkeys and apes suggests that the last few generations of humans have enjoyed the biggest life expectancy boost in primate history. The gains are partly due to advances in medicine and public health that have ...

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How Has Your Life as a Saudi Woman Changed?

Women in Saudi Arabia were recently granted the right to vote, but they still can’t drive. They can now run for office, but they can’t make any major decisions without the approval of a male guardian. In the documentary “Ladies First,” the Times’s Mona El-Naggar takes us inside Saudi Arabia ...

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Why Some Life Insurance Premiums Are Skyrocketing

Like clockwork, Sara and James Cook paid $ 452 a month for life insurance. That is, until a letter arrived last year telling the elderly Georgia couple the premiums on the policy they’d had for 25 years were rising sharply. They held a universal life policy, a popular type that ...

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Faintest hisses from space reveal famous star’s past life

Astronomers have managed to peer into the past of a nearby star millions of years before its famous explosion, using a telescope in remote outback Australia at a site free from FM radio interference. Research by an international team including astronomers at the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) ...

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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction

Reptiles rapidly invaded the seas soon after a global extinction wiped out most life on Earth, according to a new study led by University of California, Davis, researchers. Global climate change — likely triggered by massive volcanic eruptions — killed off more than 95 percent of all species about 250 ...

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A Carnival of Life Flourishes in Kabul’s Field of the Dead

A Carnival of Life Flourishes in Kabul’s Field of the Dead By MUJIB MASHAL June 5, 2016 The Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul. After decades of war, more and more Afghan families have some reason to visit Kabul’s cemeteries, where an ever-larger slice of everyday life is now centered. By MUJIB MASHAL June 5, 2016 ...

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Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life

Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The possibility that water and organic molecules were brought to the early Earth through impacts of objects like asteroids and ...

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