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Science News reporters answer your questions about aging

illustration: Special Report: Aging's future

Three Science News reporters will answer questions related to a special issue on aging in a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, July 26, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

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How can aging be delayed? How does the brain age? And what does aging look like in animals, plants or the rest of the natural world? The July 23 issue of Science News tackles these questions and more in a special report called "Aging's Future."

On Tuesday, July 26, at 3 p.m. EDT, three Science News reporters will answer questions about aging as part of Reddit's Ask Me Anything series.  Molecular biology reporter Tina Hesman Saey, neuroscience writer Laura Sanders and biology writer Susan Milius will be responding to questions from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern at this link

Read their in-depth features on aging:

Animals,, Health,, Science & Society

Getting rid of snails is effective at stopping snail fever

By Amy McDermott 2:00pm, July 21, 2016
For the tropical disease snail fever, managing host populations is more effective than drugs.
Particle Physics,, Cosmology,, Physics

Latest search for dark matter comes up empty

By Emily Conover 4:30am, July 21, 2016
Scientists continue to come up empty-handed in the search for dark matter. The latest effort from the LUX experiment found no evidence for dark matter.
Animals,, Ecology

Some primates prefer nectar with a bigger alcohol kick

By Helen Thompson 2:00pm, July 20, 2016
Aye-ayes and slow lorises may be able to discern the alcohol content of boozy nectar and go for more potent drinks.
Planetary Science

40 years ago, Viking 1 pioneered U.S. exploration on Mars

By Christopher Crockett 7:00am, July 20, 2016
Forty years ago, Viking 1 became the first U.S. mission to land safely on the surface of Mars.
Cancer,, Health

IVF doesn’t up long-term breast cancer risk, study says

By Helen Thompson 11:38am, July 19, 2016
A Dutch study of more than 25,000 women over two decades suggests that IVF-treated women are no more likely to get breast cancer than other women.

First case of woman-to-man spread of Zika via sex reported

By Meghan Rosen 11:33am, July 15, 2016
The first known case of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus has been reported in New York City.

Risk of travelers to Olympics sparking new Zika outbreaks low

By Meghan Rosen 12:26pm, July 13, 2016
Just four countries — Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea and Yemen — bear a substantial risk of bringing Zika virus home from the Olympics and having it spread, the CDC says.
Animals,, Evolution

How snails breathe through snorkels on land

By Susan Milius 7:05pm, July 12, 2016
Shells with a tube counterintuitively sealed at the end have hidden ways to let Asian snails snorkel while sealed in their shells.
Planetary Science

New dwarf planet discovered lurking beyond Neptune

By Christopher Crockett 5:30pm, July 12, 2016
Newly discovered dwarf planet 2015 RR245 takes about 700 years to orbit the sun and lives among the icy boulders of the Kuiper belt.

How one patient spread MERS to 82 people

By Tina Hesman Saey 6:30pm, July 8, 2016
One person passed the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus to 82 others during an outbreak in South Korea in 2015.
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