Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

UFO Sightings At International Space Station On The Rise (And You Can Help Find Them)

As 2012 ended and 2013 began, numerous UFOs were reported around the country — nothing earthshattering there — but what about alleged unidentified objects seen in space near the International … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Losing Our Religion: The Growth Of The ‘Nones’

This week, Morning Edition explores the “nones” — Americans who say they don’t identify with any religion. Demographers have given them this name because when asked to identify their religion, … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Best Optical Illusion Award

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January 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Aliens found living in clouds may control Earth weather

On a lazy summer day, you might look for animal shapes in the clouds, but you know they’re not real. There’s nothing alive up there but the occasional flock of … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japanese hacker continues to taunt police with clue strapped to cat

Police in Japan have recovered a memory card from the collar of a cat found wandering on an island near Tokyo — the latest bizarre turn in their hunt for … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Wars ‘hyperdrive’ space flight explored by physicists

… if it were possible, the reality of interstellar travel would be a lot less spectacular, according to a group of student physicists. The ”hyperdrive” featured in Star Wars enables … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

More Evidence Emerges That “Hobbits” Were A Separate Species

… Frodo fans can delight in new evidence that hobbits did in fact belong to the extinct species Homo floresiensis. A study published in Journal of Human Evolution last week … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment
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