EurekAlert: King’s College AI-Longevity Hub launched via support of Biogerontology Research Foundation

EurekAlert: King’s College AI-Longevity Hub launched via support of Biogerontology Research Foundation. “The UK’s first AI for Longevity hub — the Longevity AI Consortium — is launched at King’s College London with the strategic and financial support of the Biogerontology Research Foundation and Deep Knowledge Ventures.”

The Next Web: Meet the YouTube Mortician teaching people not to fear death

The Next Web: Meet the YouTube Mortician teaching people not to fear death. “Death is something we as a society don’t care to think or talk about — unless, like me, you stay up at night pondering about the inevitability of the inevitable. It’s not a case of ‘if’ you die, it’s ‘when’ you’ll die, and that’s a hard pill to swallow. But Caitlin Doughty, a LA-based Mortician and YouTube host of the channel, Ask A Mortician, answers all of our inquisitive and creepy questions about death — from what happens to breast implants in a crematory machine to what happens to a fetus if a woman dies when pregnant — everything that my young death-starved self needs and wants to know.”

EurekAlert: The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years

EurekAlert: The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years. “New analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future. The analysis predicts that, based on 2018 user levels, at least 1.4 billion members will die before 2100. In this scenario, the dead could outnumber the living by 2070. If the world’s largest social network continues to expand at current rates, however, the number of deceased users could reach as high as 4.9 billion before the end of the century.”

This Magazine: Will Our Data Lead Us To The Virtual Afterlife?

This Magazine: Will Our Data Lead Us To The Virtual Afterlife?. “When his father, John James Vlahos, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, at the age of 80, James began racing to record his life stories. For months, he sat across from his dad with an audio recorder, asking questions and recording long answers and jokes he’d heard ‘a hundred times.’ In the end, he recorded 91,970 words. What began as an oral-history project quickly evolved into a quest to give his dad virtual immortality.”

National Institute on Aging: A Wealth of Shared Data, Specimens for Aging Research

National Institute on Aging: A Wealth of Shared Data, Specimens for Aging Research . “As part of NIA’s mission, we conduct and support various longitudinal and clinical studies on aging that generate a vast collection of biospecimens and related phenotypic and clinical data. When these grants end, it is often hard to maintain such collections with no support for them. And sometimes the cost of maintaining and distributing these resources taxes even funded awards. To address this issue, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the AgingResearchBiobank, a central biorepository to provide a state-of-the-art inventory system for the storage and distribution of these collections to the broader scientific community.”

ScienceBlog: Machine Learning May Be Able To Predict If You’re In For A Healthy Old Age

ScienceBlog: Machine Learning May Be Able To Predict If You’re In For A Healthy Old Age. “For a study published December 19, 2018 in Genome Biology, a collaborative team at the Salk Institute analyzed skin cells ranging from the very young to the very old and looked for molecular signatures that can be predictive of age. Developing a better understanding of the biological processes of aging could eventually help to address health conditions that are more common in old age, such as heart disease and dementia.”

WFLA: Online database eerily calculates your activity on Earth since birth

WFLA: Online database eerily calculates your activity on Earth since birth. ” Have you ever wondered how many breaths you’ve taken, or how many hours you’ve spent dreaming since you were born? We usually measure our time on Earth in years, but now thanks to an online database you can see how many raindrops fell or how many new species were discovered in your lifetime.”