New research looks into the behavior of zombie ants

By Chris Post New research published in the journal Nature sheds some light into the behavior of zombie ants during the last stages of their undead existence. David Hughes at Pennsylvania State University in University Park and his colleagues are looking into the ants, who are the victims of a fungal infection, and determined that… Read More New research looks into the behavior of zombie ants

Infected ‘zombie ants’ face no discrimination from nest mates

Carpenter ants infected with a specialized parasitic fungus are not subjected to aggression or isolation from their nest mates, and they continue to share in the colony’s food resources until they leave the nest for the last time to die, according to a study led by Penn State researchers. The findings suggest that, although the… Read More Infected ‘zombie ants’ face no discrimination from nest mates

Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, students calculate

A real-life zombie outbreak would leave the world’s population in shambles, with less than 300 survivors remaining a mere one hundred days into the apocalypse, according to students from the University of Leicester. Assuming that a zombie can find one person each day, with a 90 per cent chance of infecting victims with the zombie… Read More Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, students calculate