True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to age more slowly

Centenarians reach age 100 because they age more slowly. Genetics play a part in resisting damage that accumulates over time, but there are things anyone can do to slow the aging … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is Mbah Gotho 146 years old?

A centenarian who claims to be the world’s oldest man says he recently celebrated his 146th birthday. According to his ID card, Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia, was born on 31 … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chilling Chile Christmas quake

Update: No deaths reported, but it did some damage. Original: I receive earthquake alerts on my phone and this is the largest I’ve seen in a while. An alert says hazardous … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rudolph the radioactive reindeer reminds us …

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, radioactive reindeer walk the snow-capped mountains in Scandinavia. This is not unexpected. The explosion in 1986, which was, before Fukushima, considered … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Study: Female doctors are ~5% better

Female doctors seem on average better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and keeping them healthy long-term, according to findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

New model of blood circulation offers cure for heart problems

Have we gone our whole lives misunderstanding the heart and blood circulation?  A new model involving a fourth phase of water explains blood movement in the body in a way that both addresses the … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment