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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 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

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

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial