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“Revenge of the Beaker Bunch”..Researchers Find that Scientists Live Longer

If it were a movie, it would probably be called "Nerds: The Ultimate Revenge.“ A study spanning nearly 70

years suggests that, all else being equal, scientists live

longer than non-scientists… According to Friedman's

study, nonscientists are 26 percent more likely to die at

any given age than scientists. In a sample of 600 men

born around 1912, Friedman's group found that only

67% of nonscientists were still alive by age 70,

compared to 72%  of the scientists...”

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