re we sleepwalking into the scary future of sci-fi nightmares? Scientists have created a new form of “living” robot which develops its very own memories. The xenobots – made out of frog cells – can even assemble themselves (this is not an April fools’ joke). The past and present are pretty nightmarish too. Boris Johnson’s government appears keen on sleepwalking mode, apparently incapable of facing up to the UK’s legacy of structural racism. The PM is facing a huge backlash after the No 10’s report concluded the nation was a “model” of progress when it comes to race. Meanwhile, Johnson has been warned that the period of sleepwalking over Brexit is coming to an end.
Inside the bubble
Policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today: