Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

‘Booze therapy’ for brain injury

A dose of alcohol may be a good treatment for people with head injuries, emergency doctors suggest. Their basis for this is the discovery that people appear less likely to … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Toilet snake is finally captured

A 3m snake believed to have been living in toilet pipes in a block of flats for three months has been caught. The boa constrictor, named Keith, is thought to … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · 1 Comment

Feral cat pack terrorise town

A GANG of vicious feral cats have been terrorising a town — leaving residents fearful of letting their children play outside. The felines — which club together in groups of … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Mysterious ruins may help explain Mayan collapse

Ringing two abandoned pyramids are nine palaces “frozen in time” that may help unravel the mystery of the ancient Maya, reports an archaeological team. Hidden in the hilly jungle, the … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Supercats that may still be too wild for a family home

Mild-mannered moggies are increasingly being replaced by new breeds in which African or South American wildcats have been crossbred with domestic cats. Despite price-tags of up to £6,000 for new … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · 1 Comment

‘Quiet’ Sun continues to affect Earth

The Sun can lash the Earth with powerful winds that can disrupt communications, aviation and power lines even when it is in the quiet phase of its 11-year solar cycle, … Continue reading

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New species discovered on whale skeletons

When a whale dies, it sinks to the seafloor and becomes food for an entire ecosystem. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered previously unknown species that feed … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment
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