Palace letters to be released 45 years after Australian government sensationally dismissed

The imminent release of secret royal correspondence linked to the dismissal of prime minister Gough Whitlam will again call the role of the monarchy in modern Australia into question, experts say. Australia’s national archives will on Tuesday morning release the much-anticipated “palace letters”, a series of more than 200 exchanges between the Queen, her private […]

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Robot dolphins: the cruelty-free £20m ‘animal’ you can’t tell from the real thing

They can respond to questions, swim happily in shopping mall display tanks, and withstand close contact that would usually be harmful to real animals – without any ethical problems. And they could soon be coming to aquariums in China. Entrepreneurs in New Zealand are working with American creators of some of Hollywood’s most famous creatures […]

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