Daddy Issues

Why caring for my aging father has me wishing he would die Sandra Tsing Loh Recently, a colleague at my radio station asked me, in the most cursory way, as we were waiting for the coffee to finish brewing, how I was. To my surprise, in a motion as automatic as the reflex of a … Continue reading

Agnes the ageing suit

James Crabtree As the world’s population gets older, how are we going to manage? Innovative approaches are being developed at the MIT Age Lab James Crabtree climbs into the Agnes ageing suit, designed to mimic the physical restrictions of old age. A plastic inner harness and elastic bands attached to the feet and hands imitate … Continue reading


To Treat, or Not to Treat? The possibility of treating aging is not just an idle fantasy David Gems The 20th century brought both profound suffering and profound relief to people around the world. On the one hand, it produced political lunacy, war and mass murder on an unprecedented scale. But there were also extraordinary … Continue reading