Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Native New Zealand albino snail discovery

It’s the Milky Bar snail – a giant carnivorous albino Powelliphanta found living in New Zealand bush. A group of trampers stumbled across the rare find – only the second … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Study: States That Legalize Medical Marijuana Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Opponents of marijuana legalization often suggest that legalization would lead to an increased number of vehicle accidents. However, a new study from the Institute for the Study of Labor finds … Continue reading

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Most liveable alien worlds ranked

Scientists have outlined which moons and planets are most likely to harbour extra-terrestrial life. Among the most habitable alien worlds were Saturn’s moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g – … Continue reading

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Why Does Evolution Allow Some People to Taste Words?

A neural condition that tangles the senses so that people hear colors and taste words could yield important clues to understanding how the brain is organized, according to a new … Continue reading

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Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions?

Congress is now considering legislative language to mandate indefinite military detentions of US citizens suspected of present or past associations with alleged terrorist groups, with or without evidence to prove … Continue reading

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Fish? What fish?

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Ways to Inflate Your IQ

Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it. Now, a growing body of research … Continue reading

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