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Jun 25, 2013 — How did the Zombie Apocalypse become a ubiquitous all-consuming (no pun intended) meme? Adam Frank says we keep re-telling this story because it's trying to tell us something about the future. Are we listening?
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Mar 29, 2013 — Being one of the living dead would be a big advantage if you're on a crime spree, one lawyer theorizes. After all, if you're not conscious, how can you be liable for your evil acts?
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Mar 4, 2013 — Also: The best books coming out this week; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie; and cakes that look like classic works of literature.
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Feb 14, 2013 — "Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies, ever," the nation's minister of foreign affairs declared this week. It was a tongue-in-cheek moment in Parliament. Or is tongue-in-cheek the wrong analogy in this case?
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Feb 12, 2013 — Stations in at least two states had their emergency broadcast systems broken into. "Bodies of the dead" were said to be rising from their graves. Funny? Dangerous? Both?
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Oct 11, 2012 — A hacker in Maine altered an electric construction sign to warn motorists about zombies. Maybe he's excited about several upcoming zombie events.
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Sep 19, 2012 — When it comes to having fun with such serious subjects as plagues, terrorist attacks and natural disasters, zombies seem to be the go-to creatures.
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May 20, 2012 — You don't need to deliberate to be thoughtful, says commentator Alva NoŽ. In fact, it's better if you don't. We are at our most intelligent when we let the world guide us. And we can do this because we are expert at many things we take for granted.
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May 19, 2011 — Zombies seem to be a popular subject for researchers who want us to be prepared for disasters and plagues.
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May 19, 2011 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seized on the idea of a zombie apocalypse as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.
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