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Tag: aging

Take that, whippersnapper!

[podcast][/podcast] The great Albert Einstein once famously said that “a person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.” Normally, I’d be the last to argue with Einstein: but just this once, I’m glad to say, it appears he was wrong. To be fair, his …

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The old gray hair, she ain’t what she used to be

[podcast][/podcast] Look, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you’re growing older. Every second. Even worse, so am I. There are many manifestations of the aging process, most of which are far too depressing to go into, especially on a morning in late February. Still, we must all face facts …

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“If I had not lived until I was 90, I would not have been able to write this book”

At his Ficlets blog, John Scalzi points to the amazing story of Harry Bernstein, “whose new novel is getting him fame and attention at the tender age of 96.” Bernstein published his first short story in 1934. It took seven decades for his next literary achievement. His novel The Invisible Wall is about his early …

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The aging brain

Despite the fact I am still an astonishingly young man, I do find that I occasionally have more trouble remembering things than I did twenty years ago (when, as a precocious six-year-old, I was news editor of the Weyburn Review). It is, alas, an indisputable fact that our brains change as we age.  However, as …

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The changing brain

We’re all getting older. (As the saying goes, it’s better than the alternative.) And as we age, we can’t help noticing that our brains don’t work quite the same way as they did when we were younger. Researchers have certainly noted this, and whether it’s because the average age of the population is going up …

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