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Is hoping to die at 75 a bad idea?

A bioethicist has written that he’d like to die at 75, and that we would all be better to let nature take its course. Is he right?<p><i>This month</i> <i>in a provocative essay in US magazine the Atlantic</i> <i>the bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel argues against prolonging life medically after the age of 75.</i><p><b>John Harris,</b> …

Will our quest for immortality kill us off?

So who was the first Emperor Of China?

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly<p>Seventy-five.<p>That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.<p>This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t …

A Brief History of Blame

Soul Music

Soul Music

For the love of chrysanthemums

Olympus Tough TG-3

Like its popular predecessor, the Tough TG-3 is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and resistant to high pressure and low temperatures. It has a 16mp …

Amazon Says Fire TV Will Boost Mid-Market Games

More details on how the company's new TV box fits into the gamer's living room.<p>There’s no shortage of TV-connected gaming devices out there, from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One down to microconsoles like the Ouya. Now Amazon’s own microconsole is here, and the company is working to define why the …

Confide: an app for execs who want sensitive messages to vanish Snapchat-style

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Many people associate “disappear” apps like Snapchat with young people who want to send each other bong or boob shots. But …

Today's media stories from the papers

Our roundup of the day's media stories, including ITV ad revenues rise and Russell T Davies plans two Channel 4 dramas<p>If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning, please click here<p>Top eight stories on MediaGuardian<p><b><br>ITV advertising revenues grow 11%</b><br>Broadcaster's …

crisp couscous and saffron cakes, plus sweet root vegetable stew with semolina dumplings

My grandmother's semolina gnocchi – round dumplings sprinkled with parmesan and grilled until puffy, golden-brown and just a little crisp – is the …