VIDEO: Prepare for the zombie apocalypse with Dr. Burks
It started with “Sci Pop Talks,” an ongoing speaker series blending science with pop culture that features faculty from Doane and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
And a YouTube video, with nearly 6,000 views and counting.
Dr. Raychelle Burks, a visiting post-doctoral fellow in the Doane chemistry department, is making a splash with her survival tip for the zombie apocalypse: Eau de Death.
The first of the three Doane professors to appear in the series, Burks examined how learning chemistry could play into surviving the hypothetical disaster March 5 at UNL’s Love Library. Burks said that understanding the biological and chemical make-up of zombies would help the living from becoming the living dead, and she proposed concocting Eau de Death, a protective cologne, as a means of survival. Apparently, it's turned a few heads.
'Death Cologne': Chemist's Secret to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse http://t.co/T8bfHw5cDV
— NBC News Science (@NBCNewsScience) March 25, 2014
"Sci Pop Talks" has featured one other Doane professor; Dr. Ramesh Laungani, biology department chairman and professor, who discussed mind control in the award-winning film "Inception" on March 19. Assistant Professor Dr. Kristopher Williams, part of Doane's mathematics department, will talk about decision-making in the hit AMC TV show "Breaking Bad" during his session on April 16.
Stay tuned for a full story on Burks to appear in our news feed.