It was around a century ago that etymologists first noticed something peculiar hanging from the catkins of a dwarf chestnut tree in Norfolk, Virginia. They discovered hundreds of dead goldenrod soldier beetles (Chauliognathus pensylvanicus) dangling in groups of 6 or 7, their mandibles clamped firmly to the tree in a “grim death-grip.” Even more bizarrely,…
- The BBC’s ‘Why Factor’ does Zombies.
- Birds do it. Bees do it. And dogs, too, can sense the magnetic field.
- Have you ever wondered what the world will look like 20 years after the apocalypse?
- As if spiders weren’t creepy enough… now we have discovered zombie spiders.
- Fantasmagoriana: the German book of ghost stories that inspired Frankenstein