Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Downadup worm now infects 1 in every 16 PCs, says Panda Security

Here is a removal tool from Symantec in case you are already infected. If you use Windows here is info on prevention that works: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-020A.html Scans show 6% of PCs … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Suspected U.S. missile strike kills 10 in Pakistan

In the first such strikes since the inauguration of President Barack Obama, suspected U.S. missile barrages today killed at least 18 people in the lawless tribal region near the Afghan … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · 1 Comment

‘Flying Car’ Goes to Market

A Boston-area company plans to begin flight tests this year of a two-seater airplane that moonlights as a car. The aptly named Transition takes a stab at bridging the gap … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Nigerian police detain goat over armed robbery + Biological root of superstition

Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Gold Can Get Harder, Not Softer, When Heated To High Temperatures

Common sense tells us that when you heat something up it gets softer, but a team of researchers, led by University of Toronto chemistry and physics professor R.J. Dwayne Miller, … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Wife murdered for Facebook status

A man murdered his estranged wife after becoming “enraged” when she changed her marital status on Facebook to “single”. Edward Richardson, 41, of Mayfield Road, Biddulph, was found guilty of … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · 2 Comments

‘Warrior Gene’ Predicts Aggressive Behavior After Provocation

Individuals with the so-called “warrior gene” display higher levels of aggression in response to provocation, according to new research co-authored by Rose McDermott, professor of political science at Brown University. … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

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