Brief description: Dr. Mitteldorf uses his research background to
distill aging breakthroughs for the reader. His approach is refreshing, as
he does so in a tempered way that forgoes all the hype often found in
mainstream news coverage.
Best for: College-educated readers looking for a deeper dive into
Start with this article: Age
About: Fight Aging! is a life extension blog dedicated to
longevity research advocacy. They cover emerging research and technology
that could help their readers live longer, healthier lives. Occasionally,
Fight Aging! raises funds on behalf of relevant scientific research—they
currently affiliate with 25 longevity-related research institutions,
Foundation, and LEAF.
Blog years active: 16
Domain authority: 53
Brief description: Fight Aging! is not for surface-level readers.
Their website breaks longevity research, meaning that the authors examine
the latest peer-reviewed journal articles and scour them for insights for
an audience with a deep science background. Most articles start with a few
paragraphs of context and then quote the studies’ findings to avoid
About: LEAF—or the Life Expansion Advocacy Foundation, seeks to
“end age-related diseases.” As a nonprofit, they connect longevity
researchers to investors to further the pursuit of expanding healthy human
Blog years active: 5
Domain authority: 51
Brief description: With about one post a day, Lifespan offers
more content than any other blog that made this list. From funding updates
to high-level life extension concepts to exciting startups to keep an eye
on, LEAF’s blog (on their Lifespan.io domain) is a bit of a catchall and
great for those who want to stay abreast of industry news.
About: Life Extension is a company that produces and sells
high-quality, research-backed vitamins and supplements to extend healthy
Blog years active: 12
Domain authority: 71
Brief description: This blog—along with Life
Extension Magazine—centers on how supplementation can help
overall wellness. While not explicitly focused on life extension, many of
their articles tend to have complementary research that would be valuable
for anyone who wants to invest in optimizing their body.
About: Longevity.Technology is a news outlet for investors
looking to capitalize on the growing life-extension industry. They also
run the popular Longevity2020 online events.
Blog years active: 1
Domain authority: 33
Brief description: Longevity.Technology believes that longevity
is an emerging investment category. As such, they cover startups, industry
news, and emergent medical research that could make an impact on that
About: Peter Attia MD is a practicing physician and longevity
researcher. He is the founder of Attia Medical and is an investor or an
advisor to several life extension companies, including Zero, Magic
Spoon Cereal, and Oura.
He also hosts the life-extension podcast, “The
Blog years active: 8
Brief description: Peter Attia has an opinion and he isn’t afraid
to share it, even if it runs against conventional medical advice. His blog
includes life extension research, critiques of the medical industry, and
medical advice to those who want to follow his approach to improving their
About: Self Hacked is an outlet covering content relevant to
biohackers—or people wanting to optimize their bodies outside the realm of
Blog years active: 8
Domain authority: 62
Brief description: Unlike many life extension blogs, Self Hacked
is run by post-graduates (largely PhDs, though there are a handful of
PharmDs, MDs, and MScs) looking to cover supplementation-based approaches
to better personal health. Before hitting publish, every article goes
through a medical review process.
About: Singularity University, founded by Peter
Diamandis, is dedicated to using “exponential
technologies” (like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and digital
fabrication) to meet the world’s “global
grand challenges.” They serve as a business incubator and also provide
related consulting and executive training, and they run the Exponential
Medicine conference every year. Founded in 2008, the private company has
earned sponsorship from major brands like Google, Deloitte, and SAP.
Blog years active: 12
Domain authority: 76
Brief description: Singularity Hub is Singularity University’s
blog. Its content centers on exponential technology, with a heavy emphasis
on artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech—longevity-specific
articles are interwoven throughout . The blog publishes once a day and
doesn’t lean too heavily on jargon, making it a consistent and accessible
addition to any list covering top life extension blogs.
About: Nikola Danaylov, best known for his podcast Singularity.FM,
goes by the name “Socrates.” He is the author of Conversations
with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century.
Blog years active: 11
Brief description: While Socrates occasionally publishes news and
opinion pieces, he primarily uses his blog to publish his video interviews
with industry thought leaders. While personally focused on the
Technological Singularity, Danaylov regularly interviews experts exploring
life extension and augmentation. Recent interviews have included James
W. Clement, Dr.
Michael Greger, and Bill
Nye the Science Guy.
As life extension becomes a more popular, mainstream idea, several blogs
that might not have made the cut for this initial list may breakthrough in
the future (I’m particularly enthusiastic about Sergey
Young’s blog, the Live
Forever Club, and Longevity
Advice, of course!). Which life extension blogs would you add to the
list? Let us know in the comments and I’ll be sure to review those
resources when we update this article.