To be clear, I’m not a scientist. Or a magician. But I *think* I know scientific magic when I see it. Or, rather, hear its hum…

What I don’t understand, and can’t get from NPR’s article, is what happens to the pumps when the body dies. Like I said, not a scientist. Do they need to be removed from the corpse? If they’re controlling the blood flow but the brain is controlling body function, do they keep pumping after the brain tells the rest of the body to give it a rest? Can blood flow through the veins of a pulseless, brainwaveless body?

I guess what I’m asking is, has science made zombies real? And if so… is Dick Cheney a zombie?