Addressing the problem of zombie firms at the international level

The term "zombie firm" was coined in the late 1980s in the context of "zombie banks." In fiction, the word zombie itself usually refers to a monstrous creature that is animated and yet dead. In the context of finance, however, ...

Surviving a zombie apocalypse using mathematics

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have explained how to survive a zombie apocalypse this Halloween using maths, in a new outreach project designed to highlight the importance of vaccinations.

A guide to hunting zombie stars

Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat but otherwise lifeless: a zombie star. Astronomers aren't sure how many of these should-be-dead ...

'Zombie' stars return from the dead

Black holes are among the most elusive objects in the universe, but research out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) suggests the remnant cores of burned-out stars could be the key to making the first observation ...

Climate change forced zombie ant fungi to adapt

Zombie ants clamp on to aerial vegetation and hang for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi, but researchers noticed that they do not always clamp on to the same part of the plant. Now the researchers know that ...

Study reveals best ways to use analogies in marketing

They watched, waiting for the instant the test subject smiled.  University of Delaware marketing professor Michal Herzenstein and her research assistant knew what a smile meant. It was the "aha!" moment. It meant the subject ...

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