Category: Zombies

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…


Have you ever wondered what the world will look like 20 years after the apocalypse?

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. Now, access is once again granted to the area – but only in the daytime, and only with the correct paperwork, after…


The ten best ways to kill vampires & zombies

The undead don’t exist. At least, not anymore. …


The Zombie Apocalypse: It is now online, and interactive.

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 on their interactive map – all from the safety of your own home. Simply place a zombie in your home-town, and watch the lights start…


Flight of the Living Dead: “zombiefied” soldier beetles spread their wings after dying.

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,…