South Korea plans to reduce its number of troops to 500,000 by 2022.
ABOUT two millennia ago, the first emperor of the unified China, Shih Huang-ti craved to live eternally. He ordered the search for a potion of immortality. Historical evidence suggests that the emperor consumed cinnabar (or mercury sulfide) in the hope of living longer.
Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan on ageing, nursing homes and death. Is medical science ignoring personal suffering of the aged by prolonging their life?
An ageing population and struggling state finances could turn into an unlikely boon.
Men may not have menstruation, but like women, at some point of time, they also ‘pause’, perhaps somewhat differently. Thus, women’s menopause pronounced as men-no-pause doesn’t really imply that men don’t pause.
Japan’s greying population is changing the character of its beloved manga comics, spawning a new genre in which the elderly aren’t pitiable oldsters but protagonists making discoveries, finding friends and sometimes even having hot sex.
As its society ages, China plans to scrap its one-child policy. Other Asian nations also face the challenge of demographic change.
Brunei will move towards an ageing population after the year of 2020.
Japan’s military plans to raise the maximum age for new recruits.
China to end the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, citing people familiar with the matter.
An old tomato loses volume, becomes wrinkled and discolored. A human face, for that matter, is very much like a tomato.