Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Before the CIA, there was the Pond

It was a night in early November during the infancy of the Cold War when the anti-communist dissidents were hustled through a garden and across a gully to a vehicle … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

New high-resolution photo of famous ‘Face on Mars’ proves it is just a rocky hill

It was the startling photograph that spawned a thousand conspiracy theories. A photograph taken by the American Viking 1 Orbiter in July 1976 appeared to show a hill in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · 8 Comments

HMS Investigator, Ship Lost For More Than 150 Years, Recovered In Canada

Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Japanese Researchers Invent Holograms You Can Touch

We’re still waiting for flying cars, laser guns and teleportation devices, but it looks like we can scratch one childhood dream off the list: touchable holograms. According to the NTDTV … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mars site may hold ‘buried life’

Researchers have identified rocks that they say could contain the fossilised remains of life on early Mars. The team made their discovery in the ancient rocks of Nili Fossae. Their … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Data Leak: Galaxy Rich in Earth-Like Planets

NASA didn’t plan it this way, but earlier this month a co-investigator on the Kepler satellite mission in the hunt for other Earth-like planets announced to a conference in Oxford, … Continue reading

July 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Police seize ‘ancient’ bus on the road for more than 1.1 million miles

Berlin police have impounded an “ancient” Latvian tour bus they found creaking along the streets of the capital with a whopping 1.8 million kilometres on the odometer, they announced Wednesday.Officers … Continue reading

July 29, 2010 · Leave a comment
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