Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Origin of Life Puzzle Cracked: Hydrogen Sulfide, Hydrogen Cyanide and UV Light

… Scientists have debated for years the various possibilities that could have led to life evolving on Earth, and the arguments have only grown more heated in recent years as … Continue reading

March 23, 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

Underwater Bullets in Super Slow Motion

The expansion and collapse several times of the shock wave is similar to what would be predicted if an atomic bomb was detonated far enough under the ocean.

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. Green roofs have an … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anti-Joke: The man with half of his head a giant orange

A guy walks into a bar. Half of his head is a giant orange. The bartender goes, “OH MY GOD, YOUR HEAD IS A GIANT ORANGE!” Out of his half-mouth, … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists turn dangerous cancer cells into harmless potentially cancer fighting immune cells

After a chance observation in the lab, … researchers found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages. The findings are … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Great Grandmother Skydives on her 100th birthday

Awesome. Would you do this on your 100th birthday?

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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