Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Lenoard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) *sniff*

I’ll confess that looked up to him like a father figure in some ways. He made it okay for me as a kid to think logically when the humans around … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories

August Cassens – What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scientists Study Woman Who Can Have Out-of-Body Experiences On Demand

Plenty of attention being given to a new study with a subject who can apparently have out-of-body experiences (OBEs) on demand: After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Research: We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent laboratories over the last 35 years, which … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Law: Prison for being gay in Uganda

Last week, it seemed like Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was delaying taking action on the infamous anti-homosexuality bill, suggesting he was interested in hearing from more U.S. scientists about the … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Concept work

Do you have a solid enough grasp on how the world works to understand the problem with this picture?

February 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Man can play back four symphonies in his head… At once!

Bob Milne is one of the best ragtime piano players in the world, but his talents go further than that – right into the land of amazing. Bob’s brain works … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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