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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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SLEEP: IT DOES YOUR BODY GOOD!

SLEEP: IT DOES YOUR BODY GOOD!

The average human is able to get about six hours of sleep per night with no distractions. So how many hours of sleep do you ...

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EBOLA-RABIES VACCINE: CAN SCIENCE SAVE US?

EBOLA-RABIES VACCINE: CAN SCIENCE SAVE US?

In a case where reality is stranger than fiction,  it has come to light that the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of ...

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