The problem with predicting our deaths (Wired)
by Brandy Schillace
A new technique using protein measurements promises to predict how long a person is likely to live. For some disabled people, the idea is ringing alarm bells.
Pollution’s heavy toll (Vox)
by Dylan Matthews
What if there were a technology that could grant a collective 17 billion extra years of life to people now living on Earth? It’s not a dream. It’s the potential of reducing air pollution.
It’s 2022. But why? (The Conversation)
by Miriamne Ara Krummel
All over the world, people celebrated the start of the year 2022 on January 1. Whether we mark the year as A.D. or C.E., it reflects the creation and spread of a distinctly Christian calendar now used even in places with few Christians.
A game-changing year in archaeology (NPR)
by Michael Levitt
From Neanderthal children at play to million-year-old mammoth DNA, 2021 was a busy year for archeologists and paleontologists.
How a neuroscientist faces death (The Atlantic)
by David J. Linden
Facing terminal cancer can put things in perspective. For a neuroscientist, it also provides a window into the way our brains deal with time and predictions of the future.
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