Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Gut Bacteria Divide People Into 3 Types, Scientists Report

In the early 1900s, scientists discovered that each person belonged to one of four blood types. Now they have discovered a new way to classify humanity: by bacteria. Each human … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Professor notices Abe Lincoln’s signature on a picture hanging in his office

When Western Illinois University’s University Television (UTV) Associate Director Roger Kent looked a bit closer at a picture that had been hanging in his office for a few years, he … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Did the early universe have one dimension? Scientists outline test for theory

Did the early universe have just one spatial dimension? That’s the mind-boggling concept at the heart of a theory that University at Buffalo physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues proposed in … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Gigantic New SuperOrganism with ‘Social Intelligence’ is Devouring the Titanic

In 2000, Roy Cullimore, a microbial ecologist and Charles Pellegrino, scientist and author of Ghosts of the Titanic discovered that the Titanic –which sank in the Atlantic Ocean 97 years … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oil Crisis Just Got Real: Sinopec (Read China) Cuts Off Oil Exports

As if a dollar in freefall was not enough, surging oil is about to hit the turbo boost, decimating what is left of the US (and global) consumer. Xinhua, via … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Scientists observe single gene activity in living cells

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have for the first time observed the activity of a single gene in living cells. In an unprecedented study, published … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

US deploys armed drones over Libya

Armed US Predator drones are carrying out missions over Libya, Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said. Mr Gates said their use had been authorised by President Barack Obama and would … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment
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