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Questions tagged [longevity]

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Psychology of Long Life

I'm writing a novel about a (small) group of people with extraordinarily long lifespans. Now I am wondering on the psychological aspects of that, which has been a side-topic here and there in similar ...
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Extreme lifespan vs. criminal justice “long sentences”

In many countries, stipulated term criminal sentences (i.e., not indeterminate or "life") can be extremely long, well over a hundred years. The US is one well-known example. Assuming all other ...
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What MATH could I use to conclude my World's Elf prime pregnancy years?

So, let's be real ... I totally suck at math. If a Human female can live to be 100 and her prime pregnancy years are from 20 years old to 40 years old AND assuming that Elves in this world have the ...
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Species/Race lifespans [duplicate]

What are all the factors of a species' or race's lifespan, scientifically? Know that I am not asking for life expectancy, which can obviously be handled by the worldbuilder him/herself, but rather ...