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The threat from solar storms

Power blackouts can ruin our supply of frozen groceries, plunge us into darkness, cut off access to the internet and ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Swissre_solar_storms_July_2013.pdf

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Ageing Asia - A Golden Opportunity

That the world is ageing is not news. But the ageing issue demands close attention in Asia, because the region ...

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Calculate your healthy life expectancy

Take these insightful questionnaires; their accuracy is open to your own interpretation but what is guaranteed is how you will ...

STORY URL: Vitality Compass | Blue Zones
http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/

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Living to 110? Swiss Radio debate

Swiss Radio 2 (SRF2) have just finished a series of programmes on ageing and longevity. I was lucky enough to ...

STORY URL: Die langlebige Gesellschaft: Sind wir darauf eingestellt?
Wissenschaftlich ist klar: Wir werden in Zukunft länger und gesünder leben und das wird für die ganze Gesellschaft einschneidende Veränderungen mit sich bringen. Sind wir darauf eingestellt?

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Lessons for living longer lives

Blue Zone is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live ...

STORY URL: Blue Zones | Live Longer, Better
http://www.bluezones.com/

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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Good relationship with your children?

Do you know you could live longer if you have good relationship with your children? The good relationship with your ...

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Do you save enough now for retirement?

Have you thought about the amount of money needed for your own retirement? Are we too young to worry about ...

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Pleased to meat you

Forget renewables: how to reduce atmospheric CO2 by eating all the steak you can. OK, so the plan goes something ...

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What the Frack(ing)?

The UK government recently announced its plans to support the Fracking industry with investment and tax breaks. These were the ...

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Patent on Produce

On 'Funding Longer Lives', an interesting post highlighted the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that ...

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How long do you want to live?

How long do you want to live, and why? These are the questions that bestselling author and science writer David ...

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Can we define global ethics?

This clip features Reto Schneider, one of my favorite people at Swiss Re. He's our Head of Emerging Risks ...

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New breath test to detect stomach cancer

A new type of breath test that detects nanoparticles could help diagnose stomach cancers, according to a study published in ...

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Mapping children's life chances

Interesting and large new research piece about about children's lifechances - www.childrenschances.org. The better their life chance now ...

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