Matt Kaplan

Oct. 26, 2012

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

Think monsters are make-believe? In his new book, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, and how rabies infection could explain the vampire's aversion to garlic and sunlight.

monsters, vampires, zombies, Halloween, bats, literature, fiction, spooky science

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