Speaking of London, the next Star Wars film will be shot there. Next year's Worldcon will be held there. So, in an SFnal frame of mind, Londonist wondered about "Bits Of London That Look A Bit Sci-Fi." My favorite, without doubt, is at left.
London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics." (Not really, but take a moment to guess how it's done before clicking through.)
While the presence of life in London isn't in question, how hard is it to detect life at a distance? Decades later, the proper interpretation of the Viking mission remains controversial. See, for example, from National Geographic, "Life on Mars Found by NASA's Viking Mission? New analysis suggests robots discovered microbes in 1976." I think there's much to be said for experimenting with life-detection tech closer to home.
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