Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

The planet Venus is slowing down

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered that our cloud-covered neighbour spins a little slower than previously measured. Peering through the dense atmosphere in the infrared, the orbiter found surface features … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

The parasite T. gondii, [right] may be changing connections between our neurones, altering how we act and feel. (Dennis Kunkel Microscropy, Inc./Visuals Unlimited/Corbis Images) Certainly Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Swiss Build the World’s First Solar-Powered Ski Lift

In the tiny mountain village of Tenna, a farming village in eastern Switzerland not far from resorts such as St. Moritz and Davos, big green ideas have been introduced. Although … Continue reading

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Iron Sky Movie Trailer

 

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‘Killer beast’ warning to North crofters

NORTH-coast crofters are being warned to be on the lookout for a “killer beast” which is rumoured to be prowling the fields of the Far North. It comes after the … Continue reading

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Flaming Tampons Attack On Car: Pennsylvania Police Arrest Couple

Pennsylvania State Police say Patricia Deshong, 25, and Quentin Deshong, 22, were arrested Jan. 7 in Metal Township, Penn., after allegedly attempting to blow up a vehicle outside of a … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Possible New Key to Human Evolution

Structural and functional brain imaging analyses, combined with computational analyses, reveal highly connected, centrally located regions of the human cortex (front part of the brain) that form a “structural core” … Continue reading

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