True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Scientists discover bees of the sea

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that underwater ecosystems have pollinators that perform the same task as bees on land. Just like their terrestrial cousins, grasses under the … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fighting superbug bacteria with other bacteria

Want to save 10 million people? Find a solution to superbugs. … If things keep going as they are, antibiotic-resistant superbugs are expected to kill 10 million people by 2050, … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Which is faster a charging rhinoceros or a moped? (Video)

If someone starts a game of Jumanji or you find yourself in Jurassic Park behind a charging rhino on a moped, you will possibly survive, if you can maintain your … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Several immortal animal species, humans next?

Today’s candidates for immortal species are… the immortal jellyfish, hydras, flatworms, lobsters, turtles, bdelloids, tardigrades, Bowhead whales and the Greenland Shark.  Under the right conditions, they may never age, or … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Type 2 Diabetes cure: Lose a gram of fat from the pancreas

Type 2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas – and losing less than one gram of fat through weight loss reverses the diabetes, researchers from Newcastle University, … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Teen wins legal battle to be frozen

LONDON —  … A 14-year-old British girl, who was terminally ill with cancer and died last month, was supported by her mother to be frozen in the United States — … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is ASMR? Do you have it?

ASMR is a physical sensation characterised by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp. It is commonly triggered by soft or accented voices, personal attention, ambient … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment