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THE BENEFITS OF CANNIBALISM

THE BENEFITS OF CANNIBALISM

A new study published online by Nature, the international weekly journal of science, suggests that a long-standing cannibalistic ritual among the Fore people of Papua New ...

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ZOMBIES SHOULD GLOW IN THE DARK

ZOMBIES SHOULD GLOW IN THE DARK

Known by doctors but not so much by lay-people is the fact that after several days of decomposition, a human body will often glow.  In ...

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NEUROSCIENTISTS EXPLAIN THE UNDEAD

NEUROSCIENTISTS EXPLAIN THE UNDEAD

Distinguished neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office on Halloween. He was there to discuss the book ...

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NEW ZOMBIE ANT FUNGUS DISCOVERED

NEW ZOMBIE ANT FUNGUS DISCOVERED

We have covered extensively the Ophiocordyceps fungus that affects ants in the wilderness– one that takes over the brain of the ant, and makes it ...

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MAX BROOKS AND EBOLA

MAX BROOKS AND EBOLA

Always the eloquent Max Brooks has stepped forward to explain why the Ebola epidemic is NOT the World War Z epidemic. Reuters: My fictional plague ...

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SUPERCOMPUTER TO DO ZOMBIE OUTBREAK SIMS

SUPERCOMPUTER TO DO ZOMBIE OUTBREAK SIMS

The National Science Foundation recently funded science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students at Texas Tech University, to help them develop a computer system (supercomputer) ...

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EBOLA ZOMBIES… AGAIN?

EBOLA ZOMBIES… AGAIN?

I hesitated writing this article, so as not to add fodder to the ridiculous rumors surrounding Ebola and zombies, rumors that won’t die– like the ...

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PHOBIA OF THE LIVING DEAD

PHOBIA OF THE LIVING DEAD

Fear is a psychological mechanism the brain employs to keep us alive.  It often manifests itself in a “fight or flight” reaction– fight the barking ...

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ZOMBIES: THE ANTHROPOMORPHISM OF DISEASE

ZOMBIES: THE ANTHROPOMORPHISM OF DISEASE

To explain diseases to the masses, for the purposes of garnering support for funding and research, scientists often speak in terms of analogies.  Cancer cells ...

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‘EBOLA ZOMBIE’ RUMORS

‘EBOLA ZOMBIE’ RUMORS

Last week we reported on US Health Agencies’ intention to grant  an exclusive license to a Minnesota company, to develop a vaccine for Ebola; one ...

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