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:
- A healthy old age may trump immortality: Despite disagreements about what aging is and isn't, scientists have reached a radical consensus: It can be delayed. By Tina Hesman Saey
- The brain's blueprint for aging is set early in life: The brain's decline may mirror its beginning, offering clues to aging. By Laura Sanders
- Organisms age in myriad ways — and some might not even bother: There is great variety in how animals and plants deteriorate (or don’t) over time. By Susan Milius