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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

Hypothermia: The killer in the cold

While the term “freeze to death” is well-known to many people, what may not be known is that cold temperatures don’t have to be below freezing to be lethal. Hypothermia refers to a drop in body temperature and can occur even when temperatures are in the 40s. In fact, some people have suffered hypothermia with … Continue reading

Save your fingers: know the signs of frostbite

Introduction Frostbite occurs when skin and other tissues are exposed to very cold temperatures. It can happen within minutes following exposure to extreme temperatures, or even in above freezing temperatures if there is a strong wind (wind chill), or if the person is wet or at a high altitude. Frostbite usually affects the hands, feet, nose, … Continue reading

Author attempts to reset the zombie genre

A plastic surgeon in Virginia is on a mission to rescue zombies from pop culture’s “walking dead” fantasy. “As I have said in other places,” Glenn Shepard says from his medical practice in Newport News, “zombies are people to be pitied rather than feared.” According to Shepard, being “undead” is the effect of mind-altering drugs … Continue reading

Saving seeds not a good investment

A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy. “Saving one’s own garden seeds is a false sense of economy,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein. “In the world of gardening, seeds are one of the least expensive costs, … Continue reading

New zombie games brings a boozy twist

  Going to the Winchester for a pint might not have been such a bad idea after all, at least in the new VR game Dead or Drunk. The game was created during a 48-hour nonstop Christmas VR game jam by a group of 8 indie programmers. Players are caught in a zombie apocalypse caused by a virus … Continue reading

War Z game drops live action commercial

Mobile strategy game Last Empire – War Z (LEWZ) from im30 Studio has released its first live action Commercial, “Zombie Rush.” The video, available on YouTube and Facebook, coincides with LEWZ’s global Google Play Store Feature and in-game Zombie Holiday Activities. In Zombie Rush, join the heroes of Last Empire – War Z as they … Continue reading

Know your pandemics: Avian Flu

Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious respiratory disease that affects a variety of birds. The various strains of virus that cause bird flu are generally categorized as high or low pathogenicity according to their ability to produce disease. The highly pathogenic strain H5N1 that is spreading in some parts of the world may … Continue reading

Is your car winter ready?

If you travel in the winter, you need to make sure that your car is ready for the season. Finding yourself stuck in an icy pile up or wedged in a snow bank is the wrong time to start thinking about winterizing your vehicle. Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your … Continue reading