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    Disease During the Apocalypse

    An often overlooked consequence of the zombie apocalypse, or any disaster, is the greater chance of death due to disease.  There are many diseases to consider on this topic, but I shall only choose those that will be the most impactful early on.  Simply, diseases carried by mosquitoes will greatly increase during the first years […]

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    The Transformation Stages

    The stages of zombie transformation are the same that occur in vampires, with two major differences: in zombies, the onset of symptoms and transformation occurs much faster and has no relation to the cycles of day and night. Stage One: Infection. Symptoms of zombie infection appear quickly: within one or two hours, the victim will […]

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer

    Part 1 Zombies have been around for quite some time. But over the years, we have seen an evolution in zombie biology. What I have noticed is that as we begin to better understand science, our zombies change. In many cases, our zombies reflect what we don’t understand about biology. As you will learn or […]

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    Zombie Blood Is Highly Infectious

    Take a second to inspect your body. How many tiny cuts and scrapes or little rips on your cuticles did you find? I bet at least a few you didn’t realize were there. Now imagine your fighting for your life against a zombie or two and you manage to kill them. The blood gets everywhere. […]

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer – Part 2

    Part 2 Fungus Fungi are a very diverse and interesting group. At the mention of fungi, most of us think of mushrooms sprouting in our yard. But there are a few species that are very animal like, able to move through the environment in order to acquire food.  Most fungi are decomposers, breaking down dead […]