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Dr. Heather Kappes from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) investigates how and why we spend our money the way we do, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.

Farr’s English Life Table, 1864. © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

When are you going to die? This isn’t a question any of us know the answer to. But it’s one that has preoccupied politicians, philosophers, scientists and engineers for centuries. A week ago the Science Museum hosted a special TEDxLondon event on ‘the end of ageing’. Guest-curated by high-altitude physician and entrepreneur Dr Jack Kriendler, speakers tackled issues of life, death and ageing from a myriad of perspectives: biology, moral philosophy, science fiction, art and digital technology. The discussion challenged […]

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