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Canadian Mathematicians Model Zombie Outbreak

Science Not FictionBy Sam LowrySeptember 4, 2009 2:46 AM


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Maybe because I'm still watching the True Blood Season 1 DVD and have to hold my ears whenever it comes up in conversation, but I think the vampire phenomenon has sort of played itself out. I predict we're going to look back at the release of the original, Swedish Let the Right One In as the vampires' artistic high point. I also predict that the release of the American version will mark the end of the whole bloody, sexy craze. So what's next for fans of the undead? Zombies. Anticipating public demand for a government response to the growing threat, mathematicians at the University of Ottawa have published an epidemiological model of an outbreak of zombie infection. [viaTalking Squid] This comes just a few months after the Boston Police confirmed via Twitter that they would promptly inform the public in the event of a zombie attack. [via Consumerist] And we're just one month away from the release of the new Woody Harrelson movie Zombieland. I'm telling you, people. Zombies.

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