Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Xeno’s Daily Strange News Awards Blog

Welcome. There are over 13,000 hand-picked posts, plus over 11,000 connected comments from readers like you who stopped by. Content in a grey box is a quoted excerpt with a … Continue reading

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Gut microbes predict undernutrition

Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money

I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best Audio Mixing Lesson from an iPhone App: hearEQ + Before and After Sample Mixes of a Xeno Song.

For years my original songs recorded in my home studio sounded cheap and homemade. So I took some recording lessons and learned to use a multi-band compressor. That helped. But … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lenoard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) *sniff*

I’ll confess that looked up to him like a father figure in some ways. He made it okay for me as a kid to think logically when the humans around … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Great Blood Glucose Meter Conspiracy (GBGMC)

If you are on insulin or other medications, don’t do anything stupid based on what I’m about to propose. Consult your doctor. Okay. What if your glucose meter is lying … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to build a personal offline doomsday survival archive

I listened to a pitch on “darkestdays.info” about survival after a massive solar storm, comet, super volcano, nuclear war or other man-made EMP destroys our power grid and electronics. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Citizenfour’ wins Oscar for best documentary

Revealing state secrets have turned into Oscar acclaim for the makers of the Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” Laura Poitras’ film documents her initial meeting in Hong Kong with Snowden, as … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment
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