Thu August 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

When Fleeing Zombies (Or Flu), Cooperation Saves Lives

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 10:01 am

Best to check with the neighbors and the health department if commuting during zombie attacks.

How will humans survive the zombie apocalypse? Will it be each man for himself or will a coordinated effort be what saves us from ultimate doom?

An MIT professor is trying to answer this question for us mortals. "There is a price that society pays if everyone determines his behavior selfishly," Ruben Juanes says. And this cost of selfish behavior is what game theorists call the price of anarchy.

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Tue July 9, 2013
Games & Humor

A Zombie Horror Game, Inspired By ... A Nature Documentary?

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 9:20 am

In The Last of Us, a fungus called Cordyceps that commonly infects insects has jumped over to humans, creating a fungal zombie apocalypse.
Naughty Dog

The Last of Us is a new survival horror video game and it features — no big surprise — zombie-like creatures. But these are not the same old zombies that have dominated movie and TV screens in the past few years.

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us, says he wanted a fresh new way to wipe out humanity — and he found it in a BBC documentary series called Planet Earth, which depicts the scary effects of the Cordyceps fungus.

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Mon June 24, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Zombie Burger

The menu at Zombie Burger is printed on the other side of a post-zombie-apocalypse newspaper.

It's a testament to the food at Zombie Burger that it's named the place after a species best known for eating human brains — and yet, still trusts that you'll keep your appetite.

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Fri March 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Zombies Can Get Away With Murder

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 11:52 am

So sue me! (A "zombie" who came to protest the government in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in February.)
Jure Makovec AFP/Getty Images

Being one of the living dead would be a big advantage if you're charged with murder.

And you could probably trash your neighbor's property and not be successfully sued.

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Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Canada To Zombies: Drop Dead, Eh

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 8:06 pm

Canadian zombies dress for success. (An Occupy Vancouver "Zombie Walk" in October 2011.)
Sergei Bachlakov Xinhua /Landov