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Is hoping to die at 75 a bad idea?

<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, professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester</b><p>There is only one thing wrong with dying and that is doing it when you don’t …

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

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 …

Time-lapse Photography

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

Many people associate “disappear” apps like Snapchat with young people who want to send each other bong or boob shots. But kids are hardly the only …

Today's media stories from the papers

Top eight stories on MediaGuardian<p><b><br>ITV advertising revenues grow 11%</b><br>Broadcaster's online, pay and interactive revenues grew by 17% year on year, with requests on ITV Player up 16%<p><b>Russell T Davies to explore 21st-century gay life in two Channel 4 dramas</b><br>Cucumber and Banana mark Doctor Who writer'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 …