From monsters living in our bodies to real-life "zombie" cells, this week's science news has a peculiar sci-fi/horror twist
Researchers in New Mexico say they've created zombie cells -- near-perfect replicas of mammalian cells that can perform many of the same functions despite the fact that they're not actually alive. But instead of pursuing and eating people as sci-fi zombies often do, these experimental cells may someday do our bidding -- finding use in commercial applications ranging from sensors to catalysts to fuel cells.
HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria runs down the Top 5 stories on the Science vertical in rapid-fire fashion.
Biological researchers in New Mexico have created dead 'zombie' cells in the lab. They survive greater pressures & temperatures than the original cells did when alive. We are joined by Jason Townson, Noor Tagouri, Raymond Griffith and Roger Fierro.