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The Science of Death and Zombies

Forget about eating braaains—there's no coming back from the dead. But it's possible for minds to be taken over

Zombie Fever: A Mathematician Studies a Pop Culture Epidemic

Zombie Fever: A Mathematician Studies a Pop Culture Epidemic

Zombies. They’re everywhere. My dentist and his assistant spent my last visit and chatting about The Walking Dead while drilling into my head, and it seems like every reasonably large town hosts a zombie run.

October 30, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Zombie Ants and a Cultural Obsession

Zombie Ants and a Cultural Obsession

You’re in a dark forest, surrounded by misty fog and strange animal noises. You’re on a mission, jumping over traps and snares in search of something you’ve lost dear to you.

July 8, 2013 — Paige Brown
Zombie Science

Zombie Science

How parasites turn animals into "zombies"--and why we are so fascinated with these creatures

October 29, 2012
How Do Animals Become Zombies? - Instant Egghead

How Do Animals Become Zombies? - Instant Egghead

It may sound like something straight out of a horror movie, but many animals can come under the zombie-like control of parasites. So what about humans? Scientific American editor Katherine Harmon fills us in on the ghoulish side of Nature.

October 27, 2014
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

I'm really loving the new `Reactions` series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style.

April 9, 2014 — Carin Bondar
The Science of Death and Zombies

Forget about eating braaains—there's no coming back from the dead. But it's possible for minds to be taken over

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