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Take a look at the phosphine, clouding in the atmos. Oh man, wonder if we'll ever know, It's the craziest news, is there life on Venus? It's been a long time since Sid Meier first put keyboard to code, but these days he thinks he wouldn't even play his seminal work, Civilisation, if it hadn't been created nearly 30 years ago. Is he a boomer saying kids have no taste, or does he have a point? Rick Riordan hates the movie adaptations of Percy Jackson. Netflix have brought him on to make a new TV series based on his Kane Chronicles books. Let's see if he goes the distance or if he gets pushed out like the Avatar writers did. This week DJ tried Ubisoft's new Cyberpunk Battle Royale, and Professor fell over himself to try the new Fall Guys level variations and obliterated space fleets in Star Realms. Move over life on Mars...There is life on Venus - https://www.space.com/venus-clouds-possible-life-chemical-discovery.html - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/life-on-venus-breakthrough-initiatives-funds-study-of-possible-biosignature/ Sid Meier’s take on strategy games - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/games/sid-meier-interview-civilisation-memoir-autobiography-b404968.html?utm_source=reddit.com A new Rick Riordan adaptation coming to Netflix - https://deadline.com/2020/09/rick-riordan-developing-feature-adaptations-of-the-kane-chronicles-at-netflix-1234576111/ Games Played DJ – Hyper Scape - https://www.ubisoft.com/en-au/game/hyper-scape Rating: 3/5 Professor - Fall Guys - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ - Star Realms - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147020/star-realms Rating: Fall Guys – 6/5 Star Realms - 4/5 Other topics discussed More info on Life on Venus - https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus Morus (a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, consists of diverse species of deciduous trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate world regions.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant) Mulberry pancakes recipe - https://www.marthastewart.com/1142650/mulberry-pancakes The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With This Private Company - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/science/venus-life-rocketlab.html Phosphine (a colorless, flammable, very toxic gas compound with the chemical formula PH3, classed as a pnictogen hydride. Pure phosphine is odorless, but technical grade samples have a highly unpleasant odor like rotting fish.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphine Parker Solar Probe (NASA robotic spacecraft launched in 2018 with the mission of making observations of the outer corona of the Sun. As of its perihelion on 29 January 2020, the Parker Solar Probe's closest approach is 18.7million kilometres (11.6×106mi). This will be surpassed after each successive flyby of Venus.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe Pioneer Venus 1 (NASA's Pioneer Venus 1 was the first of a two-spacecraft orbiter-probe combination designed to study the atmosphere of Venus. It was the first American spacecraft to orbit Venus.) - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/pioneer-venus-1/in-depth/ Venera (the name given to a series of space probes developed by the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1984 to gather information about the planet Venus. Ten probes successfully landed on the surface of the planet, including the two Vega program and Venera-Halley probes, while thirteen probes successfully entered the Venusian atmosphere. Due to the extreme surface conditions on Venus, the probes could only survive for a short period on the surface, with times ranging from 23 minutes to two hours.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera Why Mars Is the Best Planet - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/mars-is-the-best-planet/512654/ More Info about Venus - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/overview/ How Far Away is Venus...