Long for This World

If science extends the average lifespan by one year for every calendar year of R&D, we'll all live forever!  Although the actual state of cutting-edge geriatric medicine is not quite so simple or sanguine, Pulitzer winner Jonathan Weiner makes a good case for the advent of radical life extension technologies just down the road.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.