Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

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

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
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