Zombie watch: seafloor microbes

Eternal vigilance is the price of preventing a zombie apocalypse. Nunc Scio takes this mission very seriously, and endeavours to bring you the most timely and informative zombie news around the world. Today's tidbit: seafloor microbes that expend so little energy, they are really, to quote Wired, "more undead than alive".

The ocean floor gets so little sunlight, and is almost totally devoid of other organisms. So, these little zombies-in-waiting need to use very little energy. Said scientist Christopher House:

"In essence, these microbes are almost, practically dead by our normal standards. They metabolize a little, but not much."

Almost, practically dead? Oh man, what a smoking gun. No word yet on whether these seabed dwellers also have an unsatiable desire for living flesh.