The Walking Dead is Done!

The Walking Dead is done for the season , but you can still get your “Zombie Fix” We still have a few spots in each of the upcoming classes. Day Classes: Weekend Class (very limited space) We met the some of the cast from season one a few years back – Andrea, Glen and Shane.  All dead now..they should have come to one of our camps. Video here Source link

LiveHappy.com – 20 Best Sleep-Away Camps for Grown-Ups

First it seemed like a fad; now it’s a full-fledged phenomenon. Grown-ups are heading back to camp in droves. Perhaps we miss the camaraderie and fun we found there as kids—or maybe we want to experience that peaceful sense of singing by the fireside and canoeing in a mountain lake for the first time. Many of these adult sleep-away camps evoke traditional summer camp themes: You sleep in a cabin, have campfires and s’mores, eat in a mess hall, do classic camp activities such as tie-dye and arts-and-crafts. Some are like wellness retreats in the wilderness, with a full range Continue Reading

Billionaires are buying land for the apocalypse

From MSN: Billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse — here’s where they’re going Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a notable investor, told The New Yorker earlier this year he estimates more than 50% of Silicon Valley billionaires have bought some level of “apocalypse insurance,” like an underground bunker. A rising number of American billionaires are channeling their inner Bear Grylls, and some are doing it in preparation for an apocalyptic event — be it viral epidemic, nuclear war, or cataclysmic pole shift. READ MORE Source link

NEW ZOMBIE ZONE SERIES FROM BEARPORT PUBLISHING

The Zombie Research Society recently teamed up with author Ruth Owen and the fine folks at Bearport Publishing to produce four amazing new children’s books that we hope will educate, entertain, and encourage the next generation of zombie researchers. It was a fun collaboration intended to appeal to young children everywhere and engage even the most reluctant readers. So allow us to introduce the Zombie Zone from Bearport Publishing! Ruth Owen worked closely with our Advisory Board to guarantee that this series wasn’t just another boring history of the living dead. Instead, each and every book in the Zombie Zone Continue Reading

VIRUSES ARE NOW WORKING TOGETHER TO KILL US

People often ask us whether a “zombie virus” actually exists. Of course, it doesn’t… at least not yet. Scientists would have to combine a number of different diseases, pathogens, and viruses to even come close; and most of these deadly bugs don’t play well together. They’re simply not designed to be compatible. However, according to a research paper published last week by Cell, we now have evidence that the viruses themselves have evolved. Some phages have even learned to work together, ultimately defeating the natural defenses of our DNA! Edze Westra and Stineke van Houte at the University of Exeter Continue Reading

NEW STUDY OFFERS CURE FOR ZOMBIE AGGRESSION

Our ongoing search for answers regarding the relentlessly aggressive nature of the undead have focused on everything from primal psychology to postmortem addiction. But a recent research paper from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland offers clear evidence that human aggression itself may actually be genetic and inherently biological. Psychologists often focus on socioeconomic factors to explain aggressive behavior including education, poverty, etc. But these circumstances only act as a catalyst for those genetically predisposed to violence. However, the aggressive behavior of zombies often manifests only after death. So what could turn an otherwise peaceful population into violent Continue Reading

SELF-PROPELLED INFECTIOUS ZOMBIE BLOOD | Zombie Research Society

It’s generally assumed that a zombie infection is transmitted via blood as the result of a bite. But delivering anything into damaged tissue, even medicine, is often quite difficult due to the outward flow of blood. In fact, uncontrolled bleeding can increase a great number of surgical complications and fatalities. Such a virus may have to literally propel itself into our bodies. While many autonomous particle systems have been developed to transport therapeutics, propulsion has not been used successfully in any living organisms. But researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver began to experiment with Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: THE BARN DIRECTOR MATT BEUROIS

The Zombie Research Society recently spoke with director Matt Beurois regarding his new film The Barn, a wonderful thriller that finds itself at the crossroads of horror and mystery. Starring Guillaume Faure, Ken Samuels, and Piper Lincoln, this interesting new take on the genre provides a gritty and realistic look at a small Virginia town in the grips of a serial killer! Equal parts police procedural and zombie horror, The Barn follows the investigation of a local reporter that threatens to expose the dark secrets of a small farm town still recovering from a deadly zombie outbreak; now currently available Continue Reading

CAN ZOMBIES HUNT HUMAN BRAINWAVES?

The human brain is an electrochemical organ capable of generating as much as ten watts of electrical power via neural oscillation, commonly known as brainwaves. These brainwaves can actually change depending on what we’re doing and feeling. For example; low beta waves are often associated with quiet concentration, while high beta waves are usually dominate when we experience significant stress, anger, and anxiety… like attempting to hide from zombies! In fact, researchers have found that beta activity is dramatically increased when movement has to be voluntarily suppressed. Simply resisting the urge to run from the living dead could generate a Continue Reading

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

We had the opportunity to view the brilliant 4K restoration of George A. Romero’s zombie cult classic Night of the Living Dead late last year during its limited theatrical run, and it was absolutely amazing! The importance of Night of the Living Dead can hardly be understated; countless articles, editorials, and books have been devoted to the incredible impact that it has had on film-making and our culture. But all the technical improvements of this restoration pale in comparison to what it truly offers a modern audience – a genuine experience! That’s why we’re very happy to announce that Living Continue Reading