Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

UN report finds pollution ‘brown clouds’ over much of world are newest environmental threat

A dirty brown haze sometimes more than a mile thick is darkening skies not only over vast areas of Asia, but also in the Middle East, southern Africa and the … Continue reading

November 15, 2008 · Leave a comment

Not Giving Up The Ghost: Mars Spirit Rover Lives

NASA had not heard from the 5-year-old Martian rover for four days. Just when engineers feared having to give up the ghost, the aptly named robot radioed back to Earth … Continue reading

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Marine animals found 20 million years earlier than expected

Photo Credit: Prof. Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University, USA. See this and other images by Prof. Taylor in the Smithsonian’s Science on Sphere exhibit in the new Sant Ocean … Continue reading

November 15, 2008 · 1 Comment

Indian probe touches down on Moon

India’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan 1, has placed a probe on the surface of the Moon. The probe, painted with the Indian flag, touched down at 2034 (1504 GMT), … Continue reading

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Obama Meets Bush in Oval Office

US President-elect Barack Obama paid his first visit to President Bush in the White House in Washington since his election victory. Soon after they arrived, the two leaders got down … Continue reading

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Inmate escapes jail by mailing himself out in a box

A manhunt is under way in western Germany for a convicted drug dealer who escaped by mailing himself out of jail. The 42-year-old Turkish citizen – who was serving a … Continue reading

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Woman Reaches US army’s top rank

An American woman has been promoted to four-star general – the first female to reach the US army’s highest rank. In her acceptance speech, Ann E Dunwoody said she had … Continue reading

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