Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Updated list of cancer risks to avoid

United States health authorities have added eight commonly used substances to its official “Report on Carcinogens,” saying they may put people at increased risk of developing cancer. The industrial chemical … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

Will communicating with a 17-year-old sink a political career?

Anthony Weiner’s bid to remain a US congressman may now depend on how the public and his peers deal with the ongoing flow of information about his online contacts. The … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

Formaldehyde Is Added to List of Carcinogens + (Aspartame Lupus claim)

The government issued warnings on Friday about two materials used daily by millions of Americans, saying that one causes cancer and the other might. Government scientists listed formaldehyde as a … Continue reading

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Satellite to map ocean salt levels launched

The US space agency early yesterday launched a satellite to observe salt levels on the surface of the world’s oceans and measure how changes in salinity may be linked to … Continue reading

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Deadly Joplin tornado stirred up rare fungal infections

In the aftermath of the Joplin tornado, some people who were injured in the storm developed a rare and sometimes fatal fungal infection that’s so aggressive, it turned their tissue … Continue reading

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I.B.M. Researchers Create High-Speed Graphene Circuits

An image of a completed integrated circuit made from graphene, with detail at top. I.B.M. researchers said Thursday that they had designed high-speed circuits from graphene, an ultra-thin material that … Continue reading

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What happened to Xenophilia.com?

Xenophilia.com should be back by Tuesday, June 14, 2011. My 10 year hosting plan for Xenophilia.com expired. After shopping around, I found a better deal with a different ISP for … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

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