Life on Venus? That’s just what the doctor ordered
The news that there may well be alien life on the Morning Star has placed our pandemic woes into their proper perspective
“Possible signs of life discovered on Venus,” screamed the headlines. “Oh, 2020, you’ve done it again, you devilish wag!” responded the masses. It has become a bit of a cliché for X mad thing to happen and the Y response to be along the lines of “nothing would surprise me in the current hellscape”.
The news last week that there may be clouds on Venus that could...
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Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks
Your weekly guide to the best TV shows, podcasts and video games
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