Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Qur’an etched in Saddam Hussein’s blood poses dilemma for Iraq leaders

It was etched in the blood of a dictator in a ghoulish bid for piety. Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Google’s own office blurred out on Street View

Sometimes, even those companies that are supposedly open turn out to operate under a cloud of deep, dark secrecy. Google, it turns out, has become one of those–at least in … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Samuel Sevian, 9, Becomes Youngest US Chess Master

A 9-year-old California boy has become the youngest American to earn the title of “national master” in chess. Samuel Sevian of Santa Clara earned the United States Chess Federation title … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ancient humans, dubbed ‘Denisovans’, interbred with us

DNA from a tooth (pictured) and a finger bone show the Denisovans were a distinct group Scientists say an entirely separate type of human identified from bones in Siberia co-existed … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · 1 Comment

The man who repeatedly beats the weather scientists

Piers Corbyn not only predicted the current weather, but he believes things are going to get much worse … Piers Corbyn works in an undistinguished office in Borough High Street. … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology Christmas card created by university

Nanotechnology experts have unveiled a Christmas card so small that more than 8000 of them could fit on a first-class stamp. The card produced by the University of Glasgow, said … Continue reading

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12 new fresh-water fish species discovered in Vietnam

The Wildlife at Risk (WAR) has announced the discovery of 12 species of fresh-water fish in Vietnam. These new species were discovered in surveys in Phu Quoc Island conducted since … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment
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