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

Scientists develop model to show spread of zombie infection

A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. Reading World War Z, an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of… Read More Scientists develop model to show spread of zombie infection