Our society is plagued by a crisis of aging that is weakening, infecting and killing hundreds of millions of us every year. We rarely think of it this way - aging is seen as a natural part of life rather than a crisis - but many serious researchers and philosophers argue that our typical views on the naturalness and acceptability of death are mistaken. Read more.
The Australian government may have only halted a couple of small joint-infrastructure projects with China, but the response from Beijing to the decision was one of rage and threats. The Chinese Embassy in Canberra has... read more .