True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Cellular reprogramming reverses aging in living animals

For the first time, scientists have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process in living animals, enabling mice with a form of premature ageing to live 30 percent longer … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

What would be under water if the ice caps melted?

What would the Earth look like if sea level were 216 feet higher than today? Here are some maps of that scenario. As you can see, there is still plenty … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

A hunk of sea ice bigger than India has vanished

Sea ice off the coast of Antarctica and the Arctic hit record lows in November, and scientists are now reporting that, as of December 4, we’ve lost 3.76 million square … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

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