Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Experts: Much bigger sea level rise likely

The Arctic is melting faster than expected and could contribute 2-3 feet more in global sea levels by 2100 than earlier thought, experts state in a report being presented to … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · 4 Comments

‘Paper iPhone’ could be next mobile revolution

A pocket-sized computer as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper is set to be unveiled next week. While it’s just a prototype, the researchers say the bendy souped-up … Continue reading

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Giant Squid Killed by Sound

When giant squid were found dead off Spain about a decade ago, scientists suspected that powerful sound pulses from ships had harmed the animals. Now the evidence may be in. … Continue reading

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UFO Battles Over San Diego? Not so much.

A San Diego-based UFO researcher named Ed Grimsley captured what one writer called “multiple unidentified flying objects” that were “saucer-shaped [and] appeared to hover in the sky and change direction … Continue reading

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Acupuncture needle found in ex-S.Korea president’s lung

Former South Korean president Roh Tae-woo was admitted to hospital with a bad cough and ended up on the operating table to remove an acupuncture needle from his right lung. … Continue reading

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Marsupial wolf or Tasmanian tiger? Extinct Australian thylacine was more cat than dog, researchers find

Its head and body looked like a dog, yet its striped coat was cat-like. It carried its young in a pouch, like a kangaroo. No wonder the thylacine — the … Continue reading

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Strange Exits: Crucified man found in quarry in loin cloth, thorn crown

A man’s body was discovered nailed to a wooden cross in an empty South Korea stone pit, supposedly next to a mirror so he could see himself suffer, according to … Continue reading

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