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The Grandmother Hypothesis Could Explain Why Women Live So Long

• arclein
the only species known to have substantial numbers of females living past reproduction are four types of whales (killer, beluga, short-finned pilot and narwhal) and one insect, the aphid, Quadrartus yoshinomiyai. So it's weird that women (as well as whales and aphids) live beyond menopause. As a woman, I'm pleased. But as an anthro