Whale strandings: could solar storms that cause the northern lights be to blame?
A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North Sea, the strandings were a bit of a mystery. But a study is now proposing that the solar storms that cause the northern and southern lights (aurora) could be to blame for the ill-fated whales ending up on the beaches.
How George A. Romero made humans of violent brain-devouring zombies
Godfather of the zombie film genre, George A. Romero’s death at 77-years-old has undoubtedly been a sudden and tragic moment for horror fans the world over. Not least because it came only a few days after the news that the American film director began seeking financing for the latest instalment in his “dead” series, “Road of the Dead”.
It was around a century ago that etymologists first noticed something peculiar hanging from the catkins of a dwarf chestnut tree in Norfolk, Virginia.
These pictures were taken in zombie heartland: the Caribbean.
Twenty years ago, the area was evacuated and the people fled their homes, leaving practically everything behind. Nineteen people didn’t make it out alive.
Parasitic wasps are the bokur zombie master of the animal world. This one seizes control of the orb weaver spiders brain, getting it to build a cocoon for its own protection. There must be a B-movie in this idea…
The undead don’t exist.
At least, not anymore. But there was a time when the dead were troublesome creatures, liable to rise up from the grave and cause all sorts of mischief, wreaking havoc and spreading death. We know this because there is no shortage of historical accounts, including official government reports:
Have you ever wondered what the epidemiology of a zombie apocalypse would really look like?
Now, thanks to researchers from Cornell University, you can watch the whole thing play out