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What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of zombies also have reason to take notice, suggests pop culture critic Greg … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Allow Morgan Freeman to teach you about zombie ants, which are totally real — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate

Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they have proved a key factor in a new study into crowd behavior. As part of on-going research into understanding human crowd behaviour, scientists from the University of Essex collected data using a computer game run at the … Continue reading