Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what's behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
It doesn't matter much how much you exercised in your youth, according to the science. What really matters is how much you exercise now.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
Not only do we not tax inheritances, we actually subsidise them, making the already well off even better off.
Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Governments must think about older people's relationships with pets when they're planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
As the population ages, a crisis could be in the making, with a severe shortage of caregivers for seniors over 80. Technology could provide some solutions.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
Genetic testing companies are offering tests that analyze the ends of your chromosomes – telomeres – to gauge your health and your real age. But is there scientific evidence to support such tests?
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
A new study reveals that older adults -- even those chronically ill -- feel at least 20 years younger than their chronological age. What are the implications for those who run seniors centres?
After the failure of multiple drug trials the outlook for an Alzheimer's drug is bleak. This shouldn't be a surprise. We don't know the cause or even how to diagnose the disease.
Four fifths of the coming bonanza of bequests are set to go to the top one fifth of recipients.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study,