10th May - Today's News: Evacuations as Georgia Wildfire Worsens

Larger swaths of tropical forest being lost to commercial agriculture - well, we do need cheap soya and palm oil.  Right? 

Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48 billion-year-old Australian rocks - and out of those 3,480,000,000 years during which there has been life on this planet, life capable of  transmitting radio signals has been around for about 100 years.   Which puts the likelihood of finding life of a similar technological level as ourselves on other planets into context.    Life may be common, technological life not so.

And maybe I'll stay south this summer ...... estimate given for biting midge numbers in Highlands - around 21,000,000,000 .....


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