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David Braben

Video games boss hopes to push the frontiers with one monster of a deal

You are running a luxury resort that provides a habitat for genetically engineered dinosaurs, but you just know that sooner or later the Indominus rex, your most fearsome creature, will escape and start eating the staff, or worse, the
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      September 18, 2017     -
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Royal baby: More heirs means more scrutiny

With her usual impeccable timing, the Duchess of Cambridge has distracted us all from the Diana breast-beating and the doubts about Queen Camilla with the announcement of a royal baby. It’s almost as if she planned it, a dollop
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      September 5, 2017     -
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Edinburgh dance review: Lear at Dance Base

Dance on the Fringe is not just the province of youth, as evidenced by this stripped-down, gender-bending take on Shakespeare from the Irish choreographer John Scott. The centrepiece of his hour-long work is Valda Setterfield, the British-born, New York
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  •      August 25, 2017     -
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‘Dogspotting’ is the latest online craze

They walk the streets and parks of major American cities with their camera phones ready, hopeful of a significant sighting.
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      August 10, 2017     -
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College boss learns the hard way

Seán Rowland is facing a fight for acceptance even though his private Hibernia has made the top grade
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      June 15, 2017     -
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Beneath the paintings of ravishing Raphael

He is often dismissed as a sentimental idealist, but the Renaissance painter’s drawings reveal his experimental soul, says Nancy Durrant
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  •      May 20, 2017     -
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My Friend Cayla

Germany bans friendly doll that is child’s play for hackers

My Friend Cayla is like a real friend, according to the manufacturer’s website. In Germany, however, her cover has been blown.
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  •      May 10, 2017     -
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The goal is a strong woman

In this extract from his new book, Steve Biddulph offers tips for guiding your daughter towards adulthood
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      April 28, 2017     -
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