Planetary Science

 
One bit at a time, science has been destroying all of our traditional ideas about our own centrality. Photo: AFP

Science shows us how ordinary we, and the earth, are

In this interval between the struggle to choose the next president of the US and the next leader of China, a delicious moment of sheer silliness: the BBC has banned a science programme because it might trigger an interstellar invasion.

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