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The Science of Zombies

Think that zombies only exist in books and films? Well, you may be surprised to discover that the living dead are based on science fact.

On sale date: 4th April 2013

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Issue: 254

The Science of Zombies

Think that zombies only exist in books and films? Well, you may be surprised to discover that the living dead are based on science fact. In May’s cover feature, we explore the scientific origins behind zombies and four other terrifying monsters.

Masters of Mind Control

Fifty years after Project MKUltra, we explore how new technology is opening up the frightening possibility of true mind manipulation. We know what you’re thinking…

10 Accidental Inventions

It’s seventy-five years since a scientist accidentally discovered a new wonder material: Teflon. To celebrate, we look at nine other fortunate discoveries, from text messaging to viagra.

Also inside this issue:

Megatsunami: The giant tidal wave that could swamp Britain

Secrets of the aurora: New insights into the heavenly light displays

Life after death: We speak to the man with proof

Fitness gadgets: We put the latest generation of health monitors through their paces

Plus

How Do We Know: Earth’s frozen past

Discoveries: Revealing the secrets of the Russian meteor

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Q&A: What’s the world’s toughest animal?

To Do List: Plan your month ahead with our expert guide

Tech Hub: A first look at the Razer Edge gaming tablet

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