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Oct. 30, 2009

Science of Zombies

Yes, we know they're imaginary -- but what would a psychiatrist make of the brain of a zombie?

zombie, undead, halloween

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

A biologist says that coyotes suffering from severe mange could be the origin of the 'chupacabra' legends.

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

In this Halloween edition of Science Friday, we'll talk with Bill Schutt, the author of a new book called "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures."

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 30, 2009

Geek My Halloween

We want to hear how you're bringing science and technology to your Halloween festivities.

halloween, geek, diy

Oct. 22, 2010

Instructables Halloween

Need to put a little geek in your Halloween? We'll get tips from the folks at Instructables about incorporating some engineering DIY into your spookfest.

pumpkin, halloween, costume, diy

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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