Sodimejo had been preparing for his death since he was 122 and a gravestone was made for him in 1992.
Older adults who have children were more likely to live a little longer than those who don't have any children.
On average, all women at birth will reach 85 years for most of the countries included in the study.
Receiving and accepting may friend requests on Facebook could lead to longer life.
Metformin research on mice shows that the drug can lengthen their lives by as much as 40%. The FDA has approved a human trial of metformin as an anti-aging drug. Another drug, nicotinamide riboside, exhibits the ability to boost cell regeneration – in mice.
Say goodbye to cancer cells; start attending church services.
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, died in New York City at 116 years old. She credited lots of sleep and never smoking and drinking alcohol as her secrets to longevity.
Despite huge increases in life expectancy in both groups, rich people's lives are still extending faster, academics from Cass Business School and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) found.
Researchers at the Oregon State University found out that those who continue to work after retiring tend to live longer, in spite of other factors such as lifestyle and health issues.
Male bluebirds benefit from spending a year at home before moving out to build a nest of their own, according to a new study from Cornell University and the Santa Fe Institute. Researchers say the cooperative behavior, or rather helping out around mom's nest, improves the birds' life span and increases genetic diversity of offspring, as females prefer mating with older males.
Elephants are long-lived animals that continue to reproduce at an old age. Researchers believe this provides both the individual and offspring with certain advantages, including passing down valuable environmental and social knowledge.
Previous studies suggest older parents give birth to offspring that, on average, live shorter lives. In a recent study of European shorebirds, researchers believe they have shed some new light on the matter.
It seems a pretty common wish want to live forever - or at least live a long life. Well, now new research is giving out lifestyle advice on how to live to be at least 100 years old.
Eating right and exercising are often cited as the key ingredients to a long and happy life, so you wouldn't think that your social life would have any impact. But new research shows that it does, as loneliness and isolation have been linked to having a short life.