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2012 Apocalypse

The Good, Hard Spanking of 2012

Mark Morford | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Mark Morford

Is it not refreshing? Is it not all kinds of wonderful to be reminded that all the spittle-flecked hate and hissing resentment in the world still can't defeat intelligence, wisdom, flawed but honest integrity?

The Year's Most Popular Wikipedia Articles

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.28.2012 | Home

December means an onslaught of year-end lists from tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and so on, all trying to put a finger on what made customers ...

The Mayan Apocalypse: It's Showtime

Gaia | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home

The movie 2012: Science or Superstition gathers many of these cartographers of the mystical -- as well as a few skeptics -- in a fascinating exploration of an impending apocalypse slated to arrive in a handful of days.

Your Own Personal 2012 Apocalypse

Mark Morford | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Mark Morford

Technology is happening so fast even technology can't keep up. Accelerated consciousness? You're soaking in it.

Why the World Doesn't End

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

This season, when the darkness seems to grow deeper around us, may be the time to gather often with candles marking prayers for the future and help tip the scales towards peace and greater understanding.

Maya Calendar 101: What Does 'December 21, 2012' Really Mean?

Joshua Berman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Joshua Berman

Within the multidisciplinary world of "2012ology," theories span the gamut from serious academic discussions by glyph-deciphering Maya geeks to theorists who think that, on December 21, 2012, a magnetic phenomenon caused by the sun will trigger all human pineal glands to release a hallucinogen resulting in a mass humanity-wide acid trip.

End of the World Mix (Just In Case): My 20 Favorite Songs of 2012

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

These are my favorite songs of the year arranged how I would have ordered them should I have made you a mix myself.

Doomsday Phobia Mushrooms As Dec. 21 Approaches

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

With Dec. 21, 2012, quickly approaching, people around the world are grappling with doomsday phobia and fears of an impending apocalypse. Friday, ...

WATCH: NASA Takes On Mayan Doomsday Fears

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

Doomsayers are awaiting Dec. 21, 2012, the day the Mayan calendar ends and the rumored Mayan apocalypse unfolds. But NASA is debunking the notion that...

Are We at the End of Days? This Mayan Says...

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Home
The GypsyNesters

Think Y2K was scary? This is Y2K plus a dozen! We needed a dose of reality to calm our nerves, so we went straight to the source, the Mayan ruins at Tulum.

Fleeing Doom With A One-Way Ticket

Posted 12.11.2012 | Home

The Mayan prophecy that the world will end on December 21, 2012, is now affecting flight bookings according to fare finder Skyscanner, which reports t...

U.S. Government Addresses Fears Of Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

Won't somebody please think of the children? That's the message the U.S. government is pushing in a new blog post attempting to dispel rumors about...

A Love Affair with Doom?

Steven Appleby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Steven Appleby

Why are the papers and online journals so loaded with material about the many ways we might become extinct? Could it be that we have a secret love affair with the idea of Doom? And, if so, isn't that hilarious?

Dream Homes for the 2012 Apocalypse

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

The Mayan calendar predicts that 2012 will be the apocalypse: the end of the world as we know it! So start stocking up on all those bottles of water; we don't want another Y2K on our hands, do we?

The Real Hunger Games: Our Insatiable Apocalyptic Appetite

Mathew Gross | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Mathew Gross

Rather than being marginal, the apocalypse in 2012 is firmly entrenched in mainstream popular culture. Why? Perhaps because the apocalypse serves as a form of daydreaming escape from a world that looks radically different from just a decade ago.

INFOGRAPHIC: The 2012 Apocalypse Bucket List

Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

It's a question asked time and time again: What would you do if this were your last day/week/year on earth? Assuming the Mayans were right about th...

Are the "Strange Sounds" Videos a Hoax?

Jason Boyett | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Jason Boyett

The enormous online apocalypse/conspiracy community has been all a-flutter lately due to the glut of "strange sounds" or "weird noises" videos being uploaded in recent weeks.

'Doomsday Preppers' Learn Self-Defense Techniques

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

A lot of people are terrified that, unlike Harold Camping, the ancient Mayans got it right and that the apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) will unfold i...

2012: Apocalypse... Not?

Steve Heilig | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
Steve Heilig

Please allow me to introduce myself... my name is Apocalypse. You may have heard rumors that I am coming for a visit soon, and could cause quite a ruckus. Well, anything's possible.

Top 10 Myths About 2012

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
Mitch Horowitz

The ancient Mayan people maintained a complex system of calendars, which ended with this year, 2012. This anomaly has caused many to wonder whether the great calendar-makers foresaw an apocalypse in our era. The truth is more complex.

Is The 2012 Apocalypse Real?

Jason Boyett | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Jason Boyett

Now that it's actually 2012, the year in which those fictional events supposedly were to have taken place, you may be wondering: Is the Mayan calendar a real thing? Were we warned? Is 2012 the end of the world?

Will the World End in 2012?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Richard Schiffman

A bit of millennialist anxiety seems realistic given the real threats of environmental holocaust, global war, and economic meltdown that loom over civilization, only I am not convinced that the Mayans possessed a crystal ball to gaze into our collective future.

Don't Fear the Mayans: It's Not the End of the World As We Know It

Greg Olear | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Greg Olear

With the U.S. economy in shambles, the Euro worth about as much as the Lego, a new strain of super-contagious swine flu, the Arab world in upheaval, K...

Preparedness Fatigue: If The Mayans Were Right, Mix Me A Martini

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home
Debra Ollivier

By the time I was in my early twenties my purse was filled with paraphernalia for chapped lips, chapped hands, unruly fingernails, allergies, parking lot thugs, cuts and bruises, bad hair, bad weather, bad breath and bad karma. When I became a mother, my purse ballooned to the size of Mont Blanc. It took awhile to realize that I was lugging around not just a lot of useless stuff; I was lugging around the what-if-you-never-know culture and anxiety of Preparedness.

2012: Here Comes the Apocalpyse (Again)

Mathew Gross | Posted 03.03.2012 | Home
Mathew Gross

The idea of the apocalypse offers the promise that our chaotic times will eventually prove to have some kind of redemptive meaning -- or that, according to ancient cultures, it was all somehow inevitable, anyhow.