Apocalypse

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The 2012 apocalypse? It’s already happened

The 2012 apocalypse? It’s already happened

Without even worrying about the Mayan calendar, the words of Nostradamus, the prophetic dreams of Daniel or the revelation made to John, I have taken the definition to heart and concluded that we have experienced the apocalypse. To say that we have spent the past decade or so in an atmosphere of falsehood and misconception […]

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Experts: Mayan predicted stuff, but not the end of the world

Experts: Mayan predicted stuff, but not the end of the world

Mayan experts reaffirmed that fears over the end of world this December 21 are unfounded. At a meeting of scientists who specialize in Mayan culture Friday, most agreed that Mayan prophecies were extensive, yet none predicted the end of the world. … It is still unclear how the apocalyptic visions were attributed to the Mayans […]

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Survival kit for end of the world includes cinnamon-flavored chocolate

Survival kit for end of the world includes cinnamon-flavored chocolate

ACCORDING to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. With tongue firmly in cheek, a Mexican advertising agency has prepared a survival kit. … Hedging their bets, Monterrey-based advertising company have created a End-of-the-World Survival Kit to ensure they are ready if necessary for a post-apocalyptic party. Branded the Just In […]

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ is a hit . . . globally, Time Warner finally reveals

‘Dark Knight Rises’ is a hit . . . globally, Time Warner finally reveals

“The Dark Knight Rises” is on track to become the most successful Batman movie ever, and to soon surpass $1 billion in global box office. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff ….Bewkes’ comments on “The Dark Knight Rises” mark the first time anyone at Time Warner has publicly discussed the movie’s box-office performance. At studio Warner […]

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Billy Graham fears heavenly fallout from America’s ‘self-centered’ lifestyle

Billy Graham fears heavenly fallout from America’s ‘self-centered’ lifestyle

The Rev. Billy Graham has posted a new prayer letter on his website where he addresses the people of the nation and tells them he is very much afraid of the damage that the American lifestyle is doing in the eyes of the Lord. The 93-year-old evangelist begins his letter by recalling an incident a […]

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Apocalypses through history: The world was supposed to end … often

Apocalypses through history: The world was supposed to end … often

Crazies may be on the street shouting about this or that, but it’s nothing new….Here is a selection of some of history’s greatest apocalyptic whiffs. 634 BC – Many Romans believed that Romulus, the city’s founder, had been visited by 12 mystical eagles, and that each one represented 10 years of the lifespan of the […]

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How to get rid of pesky, Earth-shattering asteroids

How to get rid of pesky, Earth-shattering asteroids

How would you change the course of an Earth-threatening asteroid? One idea – a massive spacecraft that uses gravity as a towline – is illustrated in this dramatic artist’s view of a gravitational tractor in action. In the hypothetical scenario worked out in 2005 by Edward Lu and Stanley Love at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, […]

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Quiet apocalypses, up close and personal

Quiet apocalypses, up close and personal

You wake up one morning and discover that the only safeguard standing between you and impending death has been obliterated. Death is coming. It is relentless and swift. You have three weeks remaining. Suddenly, years lose their meaning. Every second counts. How will you spend them? This is the scenario constructed in Seeking a Friend […]

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Earth’s oldest known impact crater found in Greenland

Earth’s oldest known impact crater found in Greenland

A 100 kilometer-wide crater has been found in Greenland. The 3 billion year old impact crater – the result of a massive asteroid or comet impact – was found near the Maniitsoq region of West Greenland. The image above is an artist’s interpretation of how a large meteorite impact into the sea might have looked […]

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Group: Who’s watching out for the killer asteroids? We are

Group: Who’s watching out for the killer asteroids? We are

Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it’s up to them. In a bold plan unveiled Thursday, the group wants to launch its own space telescope to spot and track small and mid-sized space rocks capable of wiping out a city or continent. With that information, […]