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Sunday, October 14 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Zombies in Nature: A Conversation with Matt Simon

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Zombieism isn’t just the stuff of movies and TV. It’s happening all around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose...even humans. In Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World—and Ourselves, science journalist Matt Simon infects ants with zombifying fungi, searches for kamikaze crickets in New Mexico, and meets the Israeli wasp that stings cockroaches in the brain before leading them to their doom. In conversation with science journalist Susan Freinkel (Plastic: A Toxic Love Story). FREE, $5 suggested donation

Co-presented by Craig Newmark Philanthropies

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Susan Freinkel

Susan Freinkel is a science writer whose work has appeared in a variety of national publications including: Discover, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, The New York Times, OnEarth, Health, and Real Simple. In 2005, she was awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, which allowed her to... Read More →
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Matt Simon

Matt Simon is a science writer at Wired magazine, where he specializes in zoology, particularly of the bizarre variety, and the author of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar. He is one of just a handful of humans to witness the fabled mating ritual of the axolotl salamande... Read More →


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