Mathematician explains how a zombie virus would spread around the world

A mathematician from Morgan Freeman's show Through The Wormhole shows how fast an hypothetical zombie virus could spread around the world. The epidemic would be inevitable and cities would be overran in weeks. If you don't feel that's worrying wait until you hear it from Freeman's epic voice. » 6/26/14 9:40pm 6/26/14 9:40pm

Equip Yourself With Slingshots For The Zombie Apocalypse

When you think about how you would deal with a zombie invasion, the weapons that come to mind probably don't include slingshots. But if the story of David and Goliath has taught us anything it's that slingshots are pretty deadly. Plus that whole underdog thing. Whatever. » 4/28/13 4:00pm 4/28/13 4:00pm

Best Halloween Costume Ever: Use Two iPads to Create an Awesome Gaping…

A very smart dude by the name of Mark Rober figured out that if you strap two iPad 2's to yourself, you can create this incredible, freaky hole effect. This guy should work for NASA. Oh wait, he does. » 10/30/11 3:18pm 10/30/11 3:18pm

Parasite Creates Wasp Zombie Queen

Wasps, like most insects have clear roles for each member of the colony. Basically, everybody makes sure the queen is doing ok making babies. Everything works like clockwork until a Svengali-like fly larva takes over a wasp and makes it do its bidding. » 10/25/11 10:40pm 10/25/11 10:40pm

Here's a Map That Shows Where the People Who Google "Zombies" Are From

Apparently the only people who care about zombies are the people who live in developed, populous, Western-with-a-tinge-of-Japan big cities. The rest of the world just doesn't give a crap about the walking dead. » 9/28/11 12:40pm 9/28/11 12:40pm

Zombie, Alien, Frankenstein and Vampire Fleshlights Look as Horrible as…

I miss Adam Frucci every day, but today I really miss his expertise. Behold, the Zombie, Alien, Frankenstein, Dracula and Cyborg Fleshlights and matching dildos! I don't know what kind of sick nerd would like to have sex with a zombievag. » 9/22/11 1:31pm 9/22/11 1:31pm

Twitching Zombie Ladybugs Make Great Shelters

If you didn't grow up inside of a zombie ladybug, you really missed out. That's how the larvae of a species of parasitic wasp spend their formative days, using a half-alive, twitching ladybug husk as an incubator and a shield from predators. » 6/24/11 9:40pm 6/24/11 9:40pm

Army Gets How-To Guide for Zombie Invasion

One day in the not-too-distant future, a mindless horde of cannibalistic killing machines will come shambling through the streets of America. And when that day comes, the U.S. Army will be on it faster than you can scream "BRAAIIIINNSS!" » 6/22/11 10:00am 6/22/11 10:00am

These Plants Vs. Zombies Toys Are Going Right On My Lawn

All I want for Christmas are some zombies and sentient, weaponized plants to protect me from said zombies. Failing that? These adorable clay figurines that look just like them. » 12/10/10 1:40pm 12/10/10 1:40pm

What Is LOIC?

LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to—when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users—launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites. Like and, for instance. » 12/08/10 5:20pm 12/08/10 5:20pm

How to Spot an Undead Trekkie

Set your phasers to overkill and bring ensign Jimmy along as a decoy while we follow a band of fanboy survivors as they escape the horrors of GulfCon, site of the worst undead Trekkie outbreak this side of Fortune City. » 10/31/10 4:05pm 10/31/10 4:05pm

The Prize Portrait From Our Halloween Illustration Contest

Yesterday we chose our Halloween Illustration Contest winner and locked Gizmodo's contributing artist Sam Spratt in a creepy basement with instructions to draw a freaky portrait. Here's the result. » 10/29/10 9:40pm 10/29/10 9:40pm

There's Still Time To Win A Zombified Portrait Of Yourself!

You seemed to enjoy our first Facebook illustration contest, so we decided to put Gizmodo's contributing illustrator Sam Spratt to work again. This time, he'll make one of you a Halloween portrait. Here's how you can be the lucky zombie/vampire/ghoul/random-creature-of-the-night: » 10/27/10 6:39pm 10/27/10 6:39pm

Join Us On Facebook To Win A Zombified Portrait Of Yourself

You seemed to enjoy our first Facebook illustration contest, so we decided to put Gizmodo's contributing illustrator Sam Spratt to work again. This time, he'll make one of you a Halloween portrait. Here's how you can be the lucky zombie/vampire/ghoul/random-creature-of-the-night: » 10/26/10 4:55pm 10/26/10 4:55pm

Tweet Defense iPad Game Lets You Slaughter Zombies With Tweets

Tweet Defense HD, the iPad version of the popular iPhone game, looks as fun as the original. The only difference is that now the zombie-filled tower defense game is made specifically for the iPad. And a bit pricier. » 5/26/10 1:00am 5/26/10 1:00am

Cast Zombie Shadows On Your Walls and Hope Simon Pegg Can Save You

Simon Pegg may've confirmed they're never making a sequel to Shaun of the Dead, a TV series, or a radio show based on the zombie-fest, but this zombie shadow cast only costs $15. Tempted? You bet! [MakersMarket via Boing Boing] » 3/03/10 6:07am 3/03/10 6:07am

Star Wars Zombie Posters Are Crying Out For Zombie Films To Advertise

Official Star Wars artist Matt Busch has created six horrific zombified posters for the Star Wars films, with a mini zombie storyline running through them. See Obi Wan decay more with every new movie poster! » 12/09/09 6:50am 12/09/09 6:50am

Zombie Super Nintendo Runs On Mario and Yoshi's Souls

Run. Run! Run for your life, but don't step over giant green pipe on your way out, or the zombie Super Nintendo will catch you to suck your blood and soul. The damn thing even glows in the dark: » 7/15/09 7:10am 7/15/09 7:10am

Velociraptors Now Hunting Drivers On Indiana Roads

The apocalyptical road sign hacking continues after zombies attacked Austin a few days ago. Now, fossil raptors have been revived in Indiana and they are attacking motorists. At least, that's what some of them think. » 2/03/09 11:59am 2/03/09 11:59am