Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Secret and Lies of the Bailout

It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, committed $700 billion in taxpayer money to rescue … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at cancer establishments

… “Everyone thought antioxidants were great,” he said. “But I’m saying they can prevent us from killing cancer cells.” ‘ANTI-ANTIOXIDANTS’ Research backs him up. A number of studies have shown … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Metal robot metal band

Did you ever wonder what Danny Carey would sound like if he had 4 arms? How about if Angus Young had 78 fingers? Imagine what Robert Trujillo would sound like … Continue reading

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‘Doomsday’ asteroid Apophis more massive than first thought

Astronomers following the so-called doomsday asteroid Apophis, which will be whizzing past Earth on Thursday morning, have found the rock is much larger than had previously been assumed. Since the … Continue reading

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Perspective: the Biggest Stars in the Universe… so far

The Biggest Stars in the Universe – YouTube.

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Centralia Mine Fire, at 50, Still Burns With Meaning

Hours after plunging into the Earth, Todd Domboski stares at the abyss that briefly swallowed him—a hole swirling with toxic gases from an underground mine fire. On February 14, 1981, … Continue reading

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U.S. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder

Who needs the freaky precogs of Minority Report to predict if someone’s likely to commit murder when you have an algorithm that can do it for you? New crime-prediction software … Continue reading

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