Comments for: 72 is the new 30: Modern humans excel at surviving longer

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 9:38 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Modern humans have gotten incomparably good at survival, doing more to extend our lives over the past century than our forebears did in the previous 6.6 million years since we parted evolutionary ways with chimpanzees, according to a new study. In fact, humans in societies with plentiful …

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  • Guest

    Terrific!  I am now looking forward to a very long, wonderful retirement!
    I hope to be collecting my Social Security I worked for, for as long as I can.

  • County Escapee

    How does this newfound technology fit into the old equation of SS? It doesn’t, and needs a ‘correction’ along with figuring out the long term healthcare costs. We were only expected to live 5-6 years of retirement when it was first designed. It hasn’t remained static.

    The people who’ve paid into SS their ENTIRE working lives are just now starting to cash in (with the promise of living longer because of our increasingly costly doctor bills), plus the Boomers are more likely to have been smokers along with all the unhealthy lifestyle and occupational hazards we are now aware of. It needs rethinking, and fast!

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