/ 30 January 2024

The White Lotus takes Thailand, SLIM’s back online, and the Royals return home


Japanese space officials have re-established contact with the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) following its week-long outage. SLIM’s solar panels did their thing to repower the spacecraft, and it’s back at work. First up: snapping pics of a rock nicknamed the “toy poodle”

King Charles and the Princess of Wales are home after their respective hospital stays… The King waved to onlookers as he walked out of the London Clinic after surgery for an enlarged prostate, while Kensington Palace says Kate is “making good progress” after her abdominal surgery.

Producers of Squiz fave The White Lotus have confirmed the next series will be set in Thailand – but the exact location is a tightly held secret. Mega-fan sleuths have deduced the island of Koh Samui looks most likely because a swish hotel has been suspiciously booked out for several months.

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