These fish are evidence that humans aren't the only evil animals

It's a common (but evil) survival strategy in zombie movies: Injure somebody else and run like hell while they get eaten. But humans aren't the only bastards who do this. Some shoaling fish also use this selfish tactic when they're being chased by predators, according to new research. » 7/10/13 2:21pm 7/10/13 2:21pm

Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and why to eat rat meat

Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd… » 8/05/12 8:00am 8/05/12 8:00am

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. Here are a few books you might want to have on hand in case the worst happens. Just remember to keep a back-up pair of… » 2/26/12 7:00am 2/26/12 7:00am

Five Brain Hacks That Will Help You Survive a Disaster

We all like to fantasize about how awesomely we'd perform in the face of a disaster like a plane crash or zombie invasion. While you may imagine yourself pulling off Chuck Norris spin kicks and living off the land, a Ka-Bar knife and survival training will only get you so far. To get through a disaster alive, you need … » 7/10/08 8:00am 7/10/08 8:00am