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
A viral video currently making the rounds on social media shows a man drunkenly staggering in a way that some people claim looks like a zombie. The footage appears to have been taken by a home security system and shows the man cross a street, meander down an alley and back before finally walking out… Read More Viral video shows drunk ‘zombie’
By Chris Post It sounds like the plot of a low-budget movie, but it is by all accounts true: more than a dozen cases of raccoons exhibiting “zombie-like behavior” have been reported in Youngstown, Ohio. Local television affiliate WKBN broke the story, reporting that over the last few weeks police have responded to about 14… Read More ‘Zombie’ raccoons terrorize town
By Chris Post Easter is just around the corner, raising the perennial question: was Jesus a zombie? A quick search of the web uncovers any number of illustrations and memes that support this argument. However, aside from a good joke, does the theory hold up to what we know about zombies? Voodoo zombies In the… Read More Is Jesus a zombie?
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
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… Read More What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’
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