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ZOMBIES LOVE LINKED NETWORKS

It’s always been thought that linking networks together spreads risk over a greater area, thereby making each individual part of the structure less likely to ...

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ZOMBIES COULD HAVE NIGHT VISION

Some snakes use specialized holes in their heads, called pit organs, to “see” the heat radiating from their prey.  Once thought to be an unexplainable ...

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"UNDEAD" ANIMAL DISCOVERED

Skeptics often point to the widely held belief that zombies don’t breathe as proof of their impossibility.  They note that in all of human history, ...

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ZOMBIES US MEMORY TO LEARN

A recent study at Carnegie Mellon University showed that humans and other animals use real and hypothetical memory to help make basic decisions.  When applied ...

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ZOMBIE SKELETON FOUND IN ITALY?

Archeologists excavating ancient Roman ruins recently uncovered a mysterious lead coffin weighing almost 1,000 pounds.  Not only is the metal slab bizarrely heavy, but its ...

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WHAT IS A "ROMERO" ZOMBIE?

When debating the merits of various types of zombies in film, traditionalists often say, “I like Romero zombies.” or, “Romero zombies are the only true ...

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DEADLY PARASITE DANGEROUSLY ALTERED

Researchers at Stanford University are making fundamental changes to the DNA of a deadly parasite  in hopes of better understanding its behavior.  Taking a close ...

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ZOMBIISM MAY BE PHANTOM BACTERIA

We’ve all seen the unlucky saps in zombie movies who get bitten, fall ill, die soon after, and then come back as undead beasts themselves.  ...

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THE DEADLY ZOMBIE COCKTAIL

Researchers at the National Academy of Sciences have recently discovered a dangerous new trend in the evolution of the flu virus.  By creating a hybrid ...

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THE HIDDEN BRAIN by Shankar Vedantam

Because it’s widely believed that zombies are primarily driven by their brains, an understanding of human brain function is crucial to developing a working model ...

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