Scientists at Yale University revealed in a report in the journal Nature Wednesday that they were able to restore brain circulation and cellular functions in a pig four hours after it died. They were sure to emphasize that this in no way means the dead pigs were up and walking around — “none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness,” says NPR — the news still made the internet freak out that the zombie apocalypse is imminent.
Scientists often conduct studies that make laypeople wonder whether researchers are actively trying to bring about the end of the world. It happened with the Large Hadron Collider, and every new development in artificial intelligence gets people stressed about the day the real-life Skynet goes online and signals the beginning of the inevitable robot takeover. Read More.