LIFESPAN

Comparison of male and female life expectancy at birth for countries and territories as defined in the 2011 CIA Factbook, with selected bubbles labelled. The green dotted line corresponds to equal female and male life expectancy. The apparent 3D volumes of the bubbles are linearly proportional to their population.[1][2] (In the SVG file, hover over a bubble to highlight it and show its data.)

Reflections on longevity have usually gone beyond acknowledging the brevity of human life and have included thinking about methods to extend life. Longevity has been a topic not only for the scientific community but also for writers of travelscience fiction, and utopian novels.


There are many difficulties in authenticating the longest human life span ever by modern verification standards, owing to inaccurate or incomplete birth statistics. Fiction, legend, and folklore have proposed or claimed life spans in the past or future vastly longer than those verified by modern standards, and longevity narratives and unverified longevity claims frequently speak of their existence in the present.

life annuity is a form of longevity insurance.

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“Lifespan” Courses

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CS50’s Introduction to
Computer ScienceSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse

Becoming an Effective
LeaderSchools and Partners:UQxCourse

Programming for
Everybody (Getting
Started with Python)Schools and Partners:MichiganXCourse

Shaping Work of the
FutureSchools and Partners:MITxCourse

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“Life Science” Courses

Ethics in Life Sciences
and Healthcare: Exploring
Bioethics through MangaSchools and Partners:KyotoUxCourse
Metabolomics in Life
SciencesSchools and Partners:OsakaUxCourse
Mathematical Modeling in
the Life Sciences
生物数学建模Schools and Partners:PekingXCourse
Ethics in Life Sciences
and Healthcare: Exploring
Bioethics through Mang…Schools and Partners:KyotoUxCourse
Statistics and RSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourseIntroduction to Linear
Models and Matrix
AlgebraSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Тяжелые ионы и синтез
новых элементов:
современные тенденцииSchools and Partners:MEPhIxCourse
The Science and
Business of
BiotechnologySchools and Partners:MITxCourse
Healthcare FinanceSchools and Partners:MITxCoursePrinciples, Statistical and
Computational Tools for
Reproducible Data Scien…Schools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
High-Dimensional Data
AnalysisSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Introduction to
BioconductorSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Case Studies in
Functional GenomicsSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Fundamentals of
Biomedical Imaging:
Ultrasounds, X-ray, posi…Schools and Partners:EPFLxCourse
Dinosaur Ecosystems |
恐龙的生态系统 | Los
Ecosistemas de los Dino…Schools and Partners:HKUxCourse
Advanced BioconductorSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourseFundamentals of
Biomedical Imaging:
Magnetic Resonance Im…Schools and Partners:EPFLxCourse
The Immune System: New
Developments in
Research – Part 1Schools and Partners:OsakaUxCourse
Principles of
BiochemistrySchools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
General Academic
English | 生活英语进阶Schools and Partners:TsinghuaXCourse
Introduction to Animal
BehaviourSchools and Partners:WageningenXCourse
Basic Analytical
ChemistrySchools and Partners:UTokyoXCourse
Statistical Inference and
Modeling for
High-throughput Experi…Schools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Death 101: Shaping the
Future of Global HealthSchools and Partners:University_of_TorontoXCourse

Biospecimen Research
MethodsSchools and Partners:UBCxCourse
As above, so below: An
introduction to soils,
ecosystems and liveliho…Schools and Partners:KULeuvenXCourse
Calculus Applied!Schools and Partners:HarvardXCourseYour Body in the World:
Adapting to Your Next Big
AdventureSchools and Partners:StanfordOnlineCourse
Chinese Thought:
Ancient Wisdom Meets
Modern Science – Part 1Schools and Partners:UBCxCourse
Chinese Thought:
Ancient Wisdom Meets
Modern Science – Part 2Schools and Partners:UBCxCourse
Introduction to Actuarial
ScienceSchools and Partners:ANUxCourse
Question Everything:
Scientific Thinking in Real
LifeSchools and Partners:UQxCourse
Combinatorial
Mathematics | 组合数学Schools and Partners:TsinghuaXCourse
The Science of HappinessSchools and Partners:BerkeleyXCourseComputer Science 101Schools and Partners:StanfordOnlineCoursePractical Improvement
Science in Health Care: A
Roadmap for Getting Re…Schools and Partners:HarvardXCourse
Policy for Science,
Technology and
InnovationSchools and Partners:MITxCourse
The Chemistry of LifeSchools and Partners:KyotoUxCourseClimate Change Science
and NegotiationsSchools and Partners:SDGAcademyXCourse
New Science of Cities |
新城市科学Schools and Partners:TsinghuaXCourse
Data Science and
Machine Learning
Capstone ProjectSchools and Partners:IBMCourse
Science of Stroke
RecoverySchools and Partners:HKPolyUxCourse
Drawing Nature, Science
and Culture: Natural
History Illustration 101Schools and Partners:NewcastleXCourse
Materials Science and
EngineeringSchools and Partners:MISISxCourse
The Science and Practice
of YogaSchools and Partners:UTArlingtonXCourse
Super-Earths and LifeSchools and Partners:HarvardXCourseBecoming a Resilient
Person – The Science of
Stress ManagementSchools and Partners:UWashingtonXCourse
The Science of ReligionSchools and Partners:UBCxCourse


Life expectancy, as of 2010

For a more comprehensive list, see List of countries by life expectancy.

Various factors contribute to an individual’s longevity. Significant factors in life expectancy include gendergenetics, access to health carehygiene, diet and nutritionexerciselifestyle, and crime rates. Below is a list of life expectancies in different types of countries:

Population longevities are increasing as life expectancies around the world grow:

  • Australia: 80 years in 2002, 81.72 years in 2010
  • France: 79.05 years in 2002, 81.09 years in 2010
  • Germany: 77.78 years in 2002, 79.41 years in 2010
  • Italy: 79.25 years in 2002, 80.33 years in 2010
  • Japan: 81.56 years in 2002, 82.84 years in 2010
  • Monaco: 79.12 years in 2002, 79.73 years in 2011
  • Spain: 79.06 years in 2002, 81.07 years in 2010
  • UK: 80 years in 2002, 81.73 years in 2010
  • USA: 77.4 years in 2002, 78.24 years in 2010

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