Editor’s Selections, Halloween Edition: The Origin of Blue Zombies, Zombies in vacuo, and Preventing Zombie Head Injury

Editor's Selections 23 Comments
By Sarah Kendrew

Sarah Kendrew Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.

Some extra-special selections today to mark Halloween!

On Basic Space, Kelly Oakes explains the nature of Blue Zombie¹ stars, and discusses some recent research on their origins in one particular cluster of stars.

In the Guardian, GrrlScientist writes about tropical fish and  Zombies² operating in a vacuum, with an illustration in an episode of  the awesome Periodic Videos series.

Why do Zombies³ not get headaches when they repeatedly ram their heads into a tree? Elizabeth Preston gives an insight into this fascinating research that can help prevent or manage head injuries in athletes.

Thanks for the great posts, and I’ll be back with more selections next Monday.

(¹stragglers, ²siphons, ³woodpeckers)

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