Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year. Have you made your resolutions? What will you do or do differently in 2013? My short list of goals: Finish CD Maximize health Reduce stress Plan wedding … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

George H.W. Bush obituary mistakenly published

Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel’s website for only a few … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Woman with flu-like symptoms dies on Vancouver-Toronto train

A woman was found dead on a Via Rail passenger train early Saturday morning. The company says the Vancouver-to-Toronto train stopped near Parry Sound, Ont., because four passengers were showing … Continue reading

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Mammoth Boulder Crashes Into California Home

… because of a recent rainstorm in the area, Ja’Nielle Gendelman, 69, has a 12-ton boulder smack dab in the middle of her home. The giant rock rolled onto her … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Found: Whale thought extinct for 2 million years

The pygmy right whale, a mysterious and elusive creature that rarely comes to shore, is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct, … Continue reading

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Maps that reveal how our brain organises everything

This raises interesting possibilities for mind reading as well as programmed learning. Before we can make any changes, we might be able to identify things which are misplaced. (Hey, what … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top young scientist crafts system to purify water

Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire, has won this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her solar-powered device designed to kill bacteria in … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment
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