A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
Naked mole rats are incredibly resistant to certain types of pain, have a high immunity to cancer and can survive 18 minutes without oxygen but they may also hold the key to never aging, new research suggested.
While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging.
Good news derailed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto launch. She might not have seen it that way — it is rare for any party to abandon a manifesto pledge just four days after its announcement and U-turns of this nature are embarrassing for a sitting prime minister with a reputation as a stickler for detail. But none the less, the social care debacle is the result of some exceptionally good news.