Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

… Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real, living grey matter. The researchers took this striking … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

NASA captures best photo yet of strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres

   NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has done it again. The prolific probe has captured its best image yet of the strange bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. This photo is … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Woman sees dragon faces

A 52-year-old woman whose rare condition was reported in The Lancet suffered from hallucinations that caused her to see human faces as dragons. “She could perceive and recognize actual faces, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Falling cemetery headstone kills toddler in Texas

A 4-year-old boy died when he was visiting the a Texas cemetery with his family and a nearly 100-year-old headstone fell over and struck him in the head, authorities said. … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teleportation of consciousness rediscovered

Chew on this for a few years… Recent experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mountain Dew Will Dissolve Rats On Contact

Defending itself from a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois man found a dead mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew, PepsiCo contends that a rodent would have disintegrated and been … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Great Blood Glucose Meter Conspiracy (GBGMC)

If you are on insulin or other medications, don’t do anything stupid based on what I’m about to propose. Consult your doctor. Okay. What if your glucose meter is lying … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment
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