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Vampires: The Science Behind the Myth

You’ve heard of vampires (pale, undead, sometimes sparkly), but did you know some of these myths have basis in scientific fact?

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Sources:

https://www.livescience.com/24374-vampires-real-history.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1296679/pdf/jrsocmed00034-0052.pdf
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150727-from-dracula-to-the-strain-where-do-vampires-come-from
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161031-the-real-life-disease-that-spread-the-vampire-myth
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/a-natural-history-of-vampires/
http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/strange-creatures/vampire5.htm
https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2010/02/22/where_do_vampires_come_from/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/porphyria/home/ovc-20340614
http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/hemoglobin/hemoglobv.htm
http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2419
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