Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Report finds UC police should not have used pepper spray on students

Our overriding conclusion can be stated briefly and explicitly. The pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011 should and could have been prevented. On November 18, 2011, … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has … Continue reading

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Mass study aims to change the world’s dreams

…For the past year I have been working with app developers YUZA to develop Dream:ON. The idea is simple. Before you go to bed you decide when you would like … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Treasure hunter finds ancient gold jewellery in bog in Northern Ireland

A treasure hunter with a metal detector has unearthed a 3,000-year-old piece of ornate gold jewellery from a bog in Northern Ireland. Ronald Johnston first thought the Bronze Age torc … Continue reading

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Social rank ‘linked to immunity’

A study of rhesus macaque monkeys may have solved a long-standing puzzle on a link between social rank and health. A study of 10 social groups of macaque females showed … Continue reading

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iBrain can ‘read your mind’; enlists Stephen Hawking

A team of California scientists have developed the world’s first portable brain scanner, and it may soon be able to “read a person’s mind,” playing a major role in facilitating … Continue reading

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Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn

Karen Sandler has a big heart. And that’s not just because she is head of the Gnome Foundation – a non-profit community group dedicated to making and giving away free … Continue reading

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