Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

WikiLeaks cables on Afghanistan show monumental corruption

Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption in Afghanistan at every level of government and society, according to the New York Times and the … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

Triple That Vitamin D Intake, Panel Prescribes

MELINDA BECK –  A long-awaited report from the Institute of Medicine to be released Tuesday triples the recommended amount of vitamin D most Americans should take every day to 600 … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · 3 Comments

Computer Game Makes You a Genetic Scientist

A new online game harnesses the computational power of idle brains to help decipher the origins of genetic diseases. The game, called Phylo, stands on the shoulders of crowdsourced science … Continue reading

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NASA’s Announcement: Arsenic Eating Bacteria Found On Earth, Ramifications for Alien Life

RANDOLPH E. SCHMID – The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on Earth … Continue reading

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Full-Scale Replica Of Noah’s Ark Planned For Grant Co.

The Creation Museum will announce details Wednesday afternoon of its planned expansion. Answers In Genesis, which built and operates the religious-themed attraction, plans to build a full-scale wooden replica of … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

Scientists Find 200 Sextillion More Stars in the Sky

The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought. A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. For those of you … Continue reading

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You lose: FCC Backs Usage-Based Broadband Pricing

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the idea that broadband providers could charge extra for providing heavy Internet users with lots of online video or data-heavy services such … Continue reading

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