Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Reminder of Yellowstone threat: Animals Fleeing the Park?

Are you ready? A supervolcano is any volcano capable of producing a volcanic eruption with an ejecta volume greater than 1,000 km3 (240 cu mi). This is thousands of times … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

NASA Study: Civilization collapse difficult to avoid on current course

A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Longevity Foods: The Amazing Azuki Bean

Jiroemon Kimura the man who lived longer than any other man in recorded history attributed his robust health to waking early in the day, watching his food portion sizes (a … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

No water deliveries for CA agriculture

Friday’s announcement by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation follows an earlier warning of no irrigation deliveries from the California State Water Project and leaves Central Valley farms and cities with … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beijing smog: industry getting away with mass murder

Beijing faced some of its worst smog levels ever starting Friday, when the government raised the city’s four-tiered smog alert to “orange,” the second-highest level on the Chinese government’s air … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eight Banker Suicides Mystery Deepens

… “RIP … What happened to all the promises and plans you made? What happened to your return to Toronto? I didn’t know you were that upset! I will miss … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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