Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Delay cord clamping for baby health, say experts

Waiting a few minutes after delivery to cut the umbilical cord is best for a newborn’s health, research suggests. Delaying cord clamping reduces the risk that the baby will have … Continue reading

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Google, Facebook warn against new US piracy legislation

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said SOPA amounted to “censorship”. Web firms including Google and Facebook have written to the US government in opposition to a proposed bill to combat piracy. … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bullet ‘hit White House window’

Two bullets have been found at the White House, one of which struck a protective window when it was fired, the US Secret Service says. The casings were found on … Continue reading

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Obama visit: Australia agrees US Marine deployment plan

Australia has agreed to host a full US Marine task force in the coming years, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced at a news conference with US President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Lack of soap means illness, death for millions of children

It still makes Fatoma Dia’s eyes widen whenever the Hilton hotel cleaning worker sees a bar of barely used soap on a bathroom counter. “This,” she says, picking it up … Continue reading

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Google To Unveil Online Music Store

Google Inc is expected to unveil on Wednesday an online music download store featuring songs from three major music companies, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the … Continue reading

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Facebook Identifies Porn Spammers

Facebook said Wednesday that it has tracked down the scammers responsible for a spam attack that flooded the social network with pornographic and violent imagery this week. “In addition to … Continue reading

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