Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Are there aliens in your nose?

This week the Royal Society in London is holding a two day meet-up for scientists to talk about the state of our search for extraterrestrial life. At a lecture today, … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

First Detailed Pictures: Antarctica’s “Ghost Mountains”

Hidden miles beneath the surface of an ice sheet (shown in blue), the so-called ghost peaks in the middle of Antarctica are finally coming into view, researchers announced last month. … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones

Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices. The material, composed … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Brain responses during anesthesia mimic those during natural deep sleep

The brains of people under anesthesia respond to stimuli as they do in the deepest part of sleep – lending credence to a developing theory of consciousness and suggesting a … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Paleontology news: Lost Roman law code discovered in London

Part of an ancient Roman law code previously thought to have been lost forever has been discovered by researchers at UCL’s Department of History. Simon Corcoran and Benet Salway made … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Chimpcam Project: Chimpanzees make their own film

With the fashion for shaky cameras amongst TV crews you could be forgiven for thinking they are being operated by monkeys. That is exactly what is happening with the BBC … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

UFO sighting puzzles N.L. residents

Residents of Harbour Mille, on Newfoundland’s south coast, reported seeing this object fly over their community Monday night. (Courtesy: Darlene Stewart) Residents in Harbour Mille, a tiny community on Newfoundland’s … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment
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