Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Stress gets under our skin

Everyone experiences social stress, whether it is nervousness over a job interview, difficulty meeting people at parties, or angst over giving a speech. In a new report, UCLA researchers have … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

Mexican Baby “Comes Back to Life” Inside Coffin

A Mexican baby that had been pronounced dead was discovered to be still breathing — just hours before she was scheduled to be buried. Dafne Marisol Hernandez, 17, was preparing … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Churchgoers protest strippers, so strippers protest church in Coshocton County

Strip-club owner Tommy George rolled up to the church in his grabber-orange Dodge Challenger, drinking a Mountain Dew at 9 in the morning and smoking a cigarette he had just … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Seekers of alien life gather for SETIcon

Frank Drake, the famed astronomer who started looking for signals of intelligent beings in distant space 50 years ago, has inspired generations of starstruck seekers to join the hunt, and … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ancient ‘cat-like’ crocodile had bite like a mammal

Palaeontologists working in Tanzania have unearthed fossils of a tiny crocodile-like creature with teeth resembling those of mammals. The animal, Pakasuchus kapilimai, lived between 144 and 65 million years ago … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Google and Verizon close in on deal to end ‘net neutrality’

Search engine giant Google and U.S. telecoms company Verizon are finalising a deal that could spell the end for ‘net neutrality’. Under the current system of internet neutrality any one … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

Discovery of Saturn’s auroral heartbeat

An international team of scientists led by Dr Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn’s aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn’s upper atmosphere near … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · Leave a comment
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