Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Stonehenge in 1877 before they re-contstructed it (photo)

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English¬† county of Wiltshire, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric¬† sites in the world, … Continue reading

April 7, 2010 · 2 Comments

International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117. The … Continue reading

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Jesus was son of an architect, book claims

The book- The Jesus Discovery- claims that Jesus rose to become the most senior Rabbi of his time, thus explaining how he was able to exert such influence and why … Continue reading

April 7, 2010 · 6 Comments

Evidence that nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten

Scientists are reporting that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells … Continue reading

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Flying through the aurora at 28,000 kph

This may seriously be my favorite picture ever taken from space: the view from inside the International Space Station as it heads toward the aurora at 28,000 kilometers per hour: … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Better at Finding Classified Pentagon Videos Than Pentagon

You know that disturbing video of U.S. helicopters shooting civilians and journalists in Iraq leaked by Wikileaks? Turns out the Pentagon couldn’t have released it even if they wanted to. … Continue reading

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Researchers track cyber-espionage ring to China

Researchers in the U.S. and Canada have tracked and documented a sophisticated cyber-espionage network based in China, dubbed Shadow, that targeted computers in several countries, including systems belonging to the … Continue reading

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