True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Mystery: Outbreaks of tornadoes in the USA getting worse

If you’re lucky, you and your family won’t ever be seriously threatened by a tornado – but if the worst happens, chances are that tornado probably didn’t come alone. Tornado … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap World War I antisceptc may save your life

Acriflavine, an antiseptic used in WWI hospitals could be the key to fighting antibiotic resistance – one of the current biggest threats to global health. Seven decades ago this simple antiseptic … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oldest living person at 117 is last born in 1800s 

Emma Morano, thought to be the world’s current oldest living person and the last to be born in the 1800s, is seen during her 117th birthday. Morano lives alone and … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Survival using artificial glaciers

… Scientist, engineer and teacher Sonam Wangchuk, born in the northern, arid highland region of Ladakh located in India, is proposing the building of “artificial glacial ice towers” that will … Continue reading

November 28, 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

US phones to lock out drivers

Too many people are still using apps while driving.  Phone manufacturers are always looking for new features to build into their devices. According to a report from the New York … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thunderstorm Asthma is real, and a killer

You’d think that rain cleans the air, but not always. Two Australians have died and more than 2,000 others experienced breathing difficulties after a rare outbreak of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ on … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment