I doubt that there's intelligent life down here. Particularly on a certain large island off the north west coast of Europe.
If you fancy leaving the turmoil of Earth for a bit, don’t worry. Leaving the planet may be about to get much much easier – so long as you don’t mind the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. That was one conclusion from last week’s splendid Reg Summer Lecture, courtesy of International Space University’s Professor Chris Welch …
Q: Why are all the passing cars briefly visible in the corner of the windows RED? Is this a thinly veiled cheap CGI construct using a single car prop? Are we all living in the Matrix under the heel of the Lizard People?!?
A: Only double decker buses are tall enough to show up in the window, and yes, they're all red! You idiot.
PS. Thanks a lot for the recording, much appreciated!