Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

“Bodies” Fill Underwater Sculpture Park

A snorkeler swims over life-size statues near Cancún, Mexico, in a late 2010 picture. More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Cell Phone Saves Club Valet From Bullet

An observant police officer who quickly helped make an arrest after a midtown Atlanta night club shooting was upstaged by a cell phone that likely saved a man’s life.Sgt. Robert … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

What’s an invasivore?

Invasivores eat invading species of plants and animals. In the Florida Keys, lionfish is being served up by local chefs. This striped invasive predator is taking over parts of the … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Man grows horn on his head

Huang Yuanfan, 84, said the odd growth started two years ago as a small bump but just grew and grew. The old goat said: ‘I tried picking at it and … Continue reading

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Rothberg Seeks to Make DNA Sequencing Common

Jonathan M. Rothberg fancies himself the Steve Jobs of biotechnology. While much less known than the Apple leader, Dr. Rothberg is also a wealthy entrepreneur with a reputation as a … Continue reading

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Sabretooth cats threatened most ancient human ancestor

Humankind’s oldest known ancestor probably lived in fear of several large sabretooth cats that roamed the same ancient lakeside habitat in Africa. Palaeontologists have identified two new sabretooth species among … Continue reading

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How This Guy Discovered Four New Planets Without a Telescope

Peter Jalowiczor is a gas worker from South Yorkshire, England. He’s also the discoverer of four giant exoplanets, according to the University of California’s Lick-Carnegie Planet Search Team. But he’s … Continue reading

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