Chill out: Does cold effect zombies?

By Chris Post It is a question that is asked every winter: How would cold weather effect zombies? As with any theoretical discussion of zombies, the answer will depend on a number of factors including the type of zombie and severity of the cold. The first thing we can establish as fact is that cold effects … 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

Getting to the bottom of the zombie ant phenomenon

By David Pacchioli It may sound like science fiction, but the body snatchers are for real. David Hughes has seen them, and trailed them from the jungles of Thailand to the woodlands of South Carolina. He has brought them back to his lab, and cultured them, and begun to unravel their secrets. Hughes, an assistant … Continue reading

Zombie HIV, the end of all life?

We get a lot of questions from readers about all sorts of zombie-related topics, but recently one led us to do some new research that has frightening implications. The reader wanted to know what would happen if a zombie bit someone with AIDS, specifically if the HIV virus that causes AIDS would have any harmful … Continue reading

Fight zombies with fire? I don’t think so!

A number of resources discussing weapons for use during an apocalypse mention Molotov cocktails and I’ve even seen them mentioned in a number of zombie forums as well. A sneak peek image from the upcoming episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead (Episode 312 “Clear”) brought this topic to mind once more. For those that know, … Continue reading

Zombie attacks: The silent bite

Film zombies are portrayed as relentless hunters stalking and killing without end. But would zombies really be like wolves — pack hunting to bring down prey? Perhaps, but if some ideals about zombie mobility and senses prove true, the creatures could be more akin to crocodiles in their hunting methods. Consider this: A Romero-type zombie, … Continue reading

Decomposition: Zombie enemy #1

One of the greatest determinations in the potential longevity of a zombie plague would be the life span of the zombie themselves. That is, the length of the plague will depend on how long individual zombies are capable of moving and spreading their infection to new hosts. One of the most significant factors in this … Continue reading

Do zombies poop?

I’m not sure why this question comes up as frequently as it does, but it’s something that seems to be on the minds of many zombie fans. From a theoretical standpoint, I’d have to say that, yes, they probably do. This is especially true if the zombies are the kind that ravenously feed on human … Continue reading