True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Rock solid proof of alien life? Scientists claim fossilized algae inside meteorite

Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper. ­In a recently published article in … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome

9 hours ago 9 hours ago Scientists report that they have reconstructed the genome of Neanderthals, a human species that was driven to extinction some 30,000 years ago, probably by the first modern humans … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Original Batmobile sold for $4.2m at US auction

The Batmobile used by actor Adam West in the original TV series of Batman has sold for $4.2m (£2.6m) at a US auction. The car was bought by Rick Champagne, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

ShotSpotter Hits the Suburbs as the Police Fight Gun Violence

BANG! The shot rang out after midnight, sending revelers who had spilled from a house party screaming and running down a scrappy Long Island street. Four miles away, in a … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Leprosy spreads by reprogramming nerve cells into migratory stem cells

The bacterium that causes leprosy spreads through the body by converting nerve cells into stem cells with migratory properties, according to research published today in the journal Cell. The new … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

300-million-year-old UFO tooth-wheel found in Russian city of Vladivostok

Lighting the fire during a cold winter evening a resident of Vladivostok found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Forget the Placebo Effect: It’s the ‘Care Effect’ That Matters

Americans spend $34 billion a year on so-called alternative medicine — botanical pills, acupuncture, energy healing, and the like — despite the fact that few of these techniques are backed … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment