Month: December 2018

The BBC’s ‘Why Factor’ does Zombies.

According to the presenter of the BBCs Why Factor, Gemma Cairney, we are “going through a bit of a zombie boom.” In 23-ghoul filled minutes, she takes us on an exploration of why this 5 billion dollar industry has such an emotional draw – moving from the zombies of Haitian folklore, right up to the…


Birds do it. Bees do it. And dogs, too, can sense the magnetic field.

Dogs can sense the magnetic field. And even better yet, you can even train them to hunt down a bar magnet. Why you would want to do this? For that, the research team at the University of Duisburg-Essen offered no clues. They just did it. The group had previously shown that dogs – just like…