Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

I will not watch your advertisement

If I’m interested in a news story and I click to view a video that is supposed to be that story, but instead get a brief advertisement video, guess what? … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money

I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A map of human problems

I want something I can’t find on the net: a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Americans spent $56 billion on pets in 2013

Americans spent a record $55.7 billion on their pets last year, an industry trade group said Thursday, a figure that could increase to a whopping $60 billion this year. The … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canada to pull out of Afghanistan

Canada’s military efforts in Afghanistan will end this month, with the withdrawal of the last 100 soldiers from Kabul, where they had been wrapping up training of Afghan National Security … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obamacare Surcharge Appearing on Restaurant Bills Across the Country

The small business mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2015, but restaurants across the country are already passing the extra costs associated with having to offer healthcare to their employees … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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