Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

‘Superman’ spotted flying near the Pacific Coast Highway (Video)

Superman lives! Kind of. An RC enthusiast created a life-sized, remote-controlled version of the Man of Steel and has been flying it over the dunes straddling the Pacific Coast Highway … Continue reading

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Black iceberg photo goes viral on Reddit

A black iceberg has made a ton of fans today after a photo of it was posted on Reddit, despite the fact icebergs seem to spend an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Judge restricts more materials in 9/11 case

The military judge overseeing the trial for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others has ruled that lawyers cannot make public even unclassified materials. The ruling by … Continue reading

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Freezing antimatter could allow scientists to study it

A Canadian scientist at the forefront of research on antimatter has proposed a novel way to solve one of the field’s most daunting problems — what to keep it in. … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Compact fluorescent blubs may be harmful

Energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs, are a popular choice for homeowners and businesses looking for ways to reduce their electricity bills. But researchers at Stony Brook University in … Continue reading

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Thirteen little galaxies found to be moving mysteriously

A string of 13 dwarf galaxies in orbit around the massive galaxy Andromeda are not behaving as they should. The galaxies are spread across a flat plane more than one … Continue reading

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The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket

A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who … Continue reading

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