Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Airborne Bacteria Make It Rain, Snow, Researchers Find

The sky is not an ethereal, sterile realm. It’s teeming with bacteria, and scientists say that the microbes play a powerful role in producing rain and snow.While the idea that … Continue reading

February 29, 2008 · 2 Comments

Man in Critical Condition in Ricin Case

A man who stayed in a Las Vegas hotel room where ricin was discovered on Thursday has been hospitalized in critical condition since Feb. 14 with symptoms consistent with exposure … Continue reading

February 29, 2008 · Leave a comment

Test post from Google Partner web page

Google allows you to set up your own web pages now if you are a company. Similar to wordpress, you can add widgets to your page. Check out the Xenophilia … Continue reading

February 29, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bats Use Magnetic Substance As Internal Compass To Help Them Navigate

They may not be on most people’s list of most attractive species, but bats definitely have animal magnetism. Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Princeton have discovered that bats … Continue reading

February 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Sea reptile is biggest on record

A fossilised “sea monster” unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science, Norwegian scientists have announced. The 150 million-year-old specimen was found on Spitspergen, in … Continue reading

February 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Employee’s suit: Company used waterboarding to motivate workers

A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Provo is accused of waterboarding an employee in front of his sales team to demonstrate that they should work as hard on … Continue reading

February 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Accountant Found Dead of Suicide in Brooklyn Hotel Room

An accountant was found dead in a hotel bathtub with his face covered by duct tape in what authorities say was a suicide.Paul Mento, 52, worked for The Associated Press … Continue reading

February 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

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