In the spirit of Halloween, I cover another aspect of the zombie apocalypse: decomposition. In this post, I describe the steps and roles that microbes play in the decomposition, or rotting process, that give zombies that certain look -- and smell -- we all know and love. You will be surprised how much information you can learn from a zombie this Halloween season by sampling their microbial flora.Read More
Fade in, the main character is introduced engaged in some facet of mundane, everyday life to soon be plunged into the chaos of a horrible outbreak of zombie disease.
But, how plausible is this scenario, really?
Although I may not favor a zombie outbreak caused by an engineered virus gone haywire, a mind-controlling fungus is something I can totally believe.
Here's why.Read More