May 16, 2014

Japan's women first, men eighth in longevity poll

Japanese women remained No. 1 in average life expectancy in 2012, outpacing their counterparts in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore, while the men ranked eighth, tying Sweden, according to the World Health Organization. Japan has ranked high on the list for more than 20 years, ...

Aug 21, 2013

DNA variants help bat beat life span rule

From the elephant to the mayfly, biologists say there is a general rule about longevity: the bigger the animal, the longer it lives. But an intriguing exception is the Brandt’s bat, a native of temperate areas of Europe and Asia. The insect-munching mammal tips ...

Jun 15, 2013

Japan to lose top life expectancy spot to H.K. by '45: U.N.

Japan, which has held the top spot for the world’s longest living citizens, is expected to be surpassed by Hong Kong in 2045, according to projections in a U.N. population report released on Thursday. “It is notable that Japan certainly came from behind during ...