Zombies http://nhpr.org en Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride http://nhpr.org/post/poison-doctor-who-zombie-ants-and-princess-bride <p>Reptiles are not the only source of poison in the real and imagined universe.&nbsp; Fascination with administering deadly serums, gases, and even fungi has infected pop culture, from episodes of science fiction drama to comedy classics and beyond. It affects alien and human alike in Doctor Who, awaits unleashing from a vial in The Princess Bride, and its natural effects on ants are documented by BBC's Planet Earth. Whether your poison is light-hearted, clever, or downright deadly, there's something for you here. Just don't bother with the antidote; this post is abound with enough poison to keep you captivated.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:18:53 +0000 Sarah Thomas 42563 at http://nhpr.org Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride Running From Zombies For a Good Cause http://nhpr.org/post/running-zombies-good-cause <p>Recently, the small town of New Boston, New Hampshire hosted an unusual&nbsp;5k race, <a href="http://shuttermugz.zenfolio.com/p800530656">in which runners were chased by zombies</a> or “walkers,” as they’re called in the popular comic book and&nbsp;TV series “The Walking Dead.” But fear not, all the gore was for a good cause, as independent producer Adam McCune found out when he sent us this audio postcard.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:45:03 +0000 Adam McCune 15309 at http://nhpr.org Running From Zombies For a Good Cause Flight of the Living Dead http://nhpr.org/post/flight-living-dead <p>Since 2006, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder">Colony Collapse Disorder </a>has drastically reduced honey bee populations across North America. In California, there’s another emerging threat to the hive that’s straight out of a B-horror film (see what we did there?), a parasite that’s turning honey bees into mindless automatons, or as they’re being called by some, “zom-bees."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:20:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14063 at http://nhpr.org Flight of the Living Dead Of Zombies and Ants http://nhpr.org/post/zombies-and-ants <p>Is a zombie apocalypse be scientifically possible? A bizzare, science-fictionesque fungal infection found in tropical ants got us wondering.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 17:04:45 +0000 Taylor Quimby 4402 at http://nhpr.org Of Zombies and Ants The New Running Game Where 'Zombies' Chase You http://nhpr.org/post/new-running-game-where-zombies-chase-you The new iPhone app called "Zombies, RUN!" is not your standard running game.<p>It's designed to encourage folks, such as say, video gamers, who aren't usually associated with exercise to take up running.<p>British writer Naomi Alderman, who is a gamer herself as well as an Orange-award winning novelist, came up with the idea for "Zombies, RUN!" while in a class for amateur runners she tells weekends on <em>All Things Considered</em> guest host Mary-Louise Kelly.<p>"The start of the course they said to us, "Why do you want to learn how to run?" and one woman said, "I want to be able to out run Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:39:00 +0000 NPR Staff 1986 at http://nhpr.org The New Running Game Where 'Zombies' Chase You