Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

New feathered dinosaur fossil challenges bird evolution theory

The discovery of a new bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period challenges widely accepted theories on the origin of flight. Co-authored by Dr Gareth Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Palaeontology … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers

Pulsars — tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city — have puzzled scientists since they were discovered in 1967. Now, new observations by an international … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

CIA to exempt strikes on Pakistan from drones codification – reports

John Brennan, the counter-terrorism adviser nominated by President Obama to be the next head of the CIA, has reportedly agreed to exempt agency strikes in Pakistan from a new set … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment
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