Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

First Human Head Transplant in 2017?

 Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deadly explosions in China

  Tianjin, China (CNN) – You can see the devastation everywhere: in the hollowed-out shells of buildings, in the anguished faces of relatives, in the parade of scorched cars. But what … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists make robots that can walk and jump on water. Your move, Jesus.

   Robots can now jump on water, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Researchers created the lightweight, leaping robot after studying how pond-skimmer insects push off … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966

This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is that thing on Charon? Close up photos of Pluto and moon Charon.

Etched by canyons, crinkled by mountains, and cleansed of craters, the surface of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are unexpectedly dynamic, according to the first high-resolution images downloaded by … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hairy USA? No, it’s a cool wind map

Last night at 2:30 am 7/13/2015 in Berkeley CA, I was suddenly wide awake for no apparent reason with a slight burning in my lungs. I checked an app to … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘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

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