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Geneticists work to understand how skeletons wound up in a mysterious Himalayan lake

Reviewing new work that reveals migrants from several historic periods in the skeletons surrounding this lake in India.

Roopkund Lake surrounded by snowy rocks
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Have human lifespans been constant for the last 2000 years?

Maximum lifespan is hard to assess in past populations. The data suggest that lifespan has been increasing over time.

Three older people walking arm in arm with posters of soccer players in the background