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MANTIS ZOMBIES

MANTIS ZOMBIES

It’s a little known fact that praying mantises have been known to dine on small birds.  This is, of course, very unusual, as the food ...

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THE ZOMBIE FROGS OF ALASKA

THE ZOMBIE FROGS OF ALASKA

Winter is coming, but it won’t stop the undead! Freezing weather or sub-arctic areas may offer survivors a respite from zombie attacks; referred to as ...

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OUR BEST HOPE: THE REVERSE ZOMBIE TICK

OUR BEST HOPE: THE REVERSE ZOMBIE TICK

Reports of tick-borne meat allergies are on the rise this summer as a plague of rare, bloodsucking parasites continue to spread across the southern United ...

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PARASITIC CASTRATION & ZOMBIE CRABS

PARASITIC CASTRATION & ZOMBIE CRABS

From hairworms to cordyceps, the Zombie Research Society has studied a number of terrifying and deadly parasites. But a PhD student at the University of ...

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CYBORG JELLYFISH PAVES WAY FOR REBUILT HUMAN BODIES

CYBORG JELLYFISH PAVES WAY FOR REBUILT HUMAN BODIES

Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have been doing some very interesting work in bio-engineering entire organisms using various tissues from animals and applying them to ...

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CHICKEN LIVES FOR A YEAR AND A HALF WITHOUT A HEAD

CHICKEN LIVES FOR A YEAR AND A HALF WITHOUT A HEAD

People who are skeptical that there ever could be anything even remotely resembling a zombie apocalypse point to the fact that, short of something supernatural, ...

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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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ANIMALS VS. ZOMBIES: WHO WOULD WIN?

ANIMALS VS. ZOMBIES: WHO WOULD WIN?

National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski recently published an article (on BoingBoing) in which he examines a little discussed  zombie apocalypse topic.  Exactly  how would ...

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SCIENTISTS UNLOCK SECRETS OF ZOMBIE COCKROACHES

SCIENTISTS UNLOCK SECRETS OF ZOMBIE COCKROACHES

Israeli scientists have recently discovered how a jewel wasp’s sting controls the mind of a cockroach, opening the door to understanding the neurobiology of free ...

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CORPSE-EATING BEETLES RELEASED INTO THE WILD

CORPSE-EATING BEETLES RELEASED INTO THE WILD

Nicrophorus americanus, commonly known as the American burying beetle, is an endangered species currently being reintroduced into the wild by conservationists. As the only purely ...

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