Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

It Took 84,000 Pennies, But Michigan Mom’s Giant Coin Really Makes Cents

“I wanted to share the message that anyone can do this, you just have to start somewhere. What matters isn’t how much you make, but how much you save.” Martich … Continue reading

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Teenage girl collapses and dies after first kiss

Jemma Benjamin, 18, was kissed by fellow university student Daniel Ross, 21, at his home after a night out together. But Miss Benjamin suddenly slumped onto the sofa – and … Continue reading

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Should a computer decide if a senior can drive?

Rhonda Callow – … It seems that here in BC computer-based testing is used to help determine a person’s fitness to drive. The explanation below was extracted from the Office … Continue reading

February 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

Royal Ontario Museum investigates sudden bee death

A Toronto museum is investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit. Officials at the Royal Ontario Museum said 20,000 bees in a biodiversity exhibit … Continue reading

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Nanowire processor signals route to ever-smaller chips

Jason Palmer – Engineers have developed a computer chip made of tiny “nanowires” whose computing functions can be changed by applying small electric currents. These “programmable logic tiles” may represent … Continue reading

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Egypt crisis: Jubilation as President Mubarak departs

Fireworks lit the skies of Cairo and protesters shed tears of joy in Egypt as they celebrated the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of power. Mr Mubarak stepped … Continue reading

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Bizarre mammals filmed calling using their quills

Unique hedgehog-like mammals have been filmed using their quills to communicate. A BBC film crew captured footage of the streaked tenrecs in the eastern rainforests of Madagascar. By rubbing together … Continue reading

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