Oh, cheer up. Yes, it's Monday. Yes, it's true that life has elements of sadness and disappointment. We are saddled with, not just self awareness, but endlessly recursive awareness of that awareness. Even if there was an alternative to dying, it would be living forever, which is hardly preferable. But meanwhile, know this: Two scientists from the Cardiff Center for Astrobiology, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and Doctor Janaki Wickramasinghe, believe that germs from Venus could be blown to Earth by solar winds. So while your funny blogger may be mopey and disconsolate, Welsh cosmologists are conspiring to give you the giggles.