Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Anti-gravity superfluid superconductor core uncovered inside neutron star

Brian Murphy – A University of Alberta astronomer has glimpsed the inner working of a neutron star and found a unique world where the physics can be described as “weird.” … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Migrating sea turtles have magnetic sense for longitude

Elisabeth Lyons – From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task. They must embark on a transoceanic migration, swimming from the Florida coast … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Meditation beats dance for harmonizing body and mind

The body is a dancer’s instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Ancient Remains Suggest a Fox Was Man’s First Best Friend

In a 16,500 year-old graveyard in Jordan, archaeologists have found evidence of man’s first furry friend: a fox. Archaeologists from the University of Toronto in Ontario and Cambridge University in … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

South African doctor invents female condoms with ‘teeth’ to fight rape

South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse. … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Swedish scientists create three arm illusion

Scientists working at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have demonstrated how to fool the brain into thinking that the body has three arms.The scientists were able to make healthy volunteers believe … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

UT researchers crack code to harmful brown tides

Whitney Holmes – A team involving University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers has conducted the first-ever genetic sequencing of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) species, cracking the genome of the micro-organism … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · Leave a comment
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