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NASA: Asteroid 'Could' Hit Earth In 2036

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apophis Asteroid is back in the news after a Russian report concluded it could hit Earth in 2036. They even have a date for the potential impact. "...

Apocalypse Not Now: Seeking a New Beginning ... before the End

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

Undertaking even a cursory review of the news queue evidences the apocalyptic overtones in our collective midst. In the most recent additions to the c...

Second Sun Paves Way for Jersey Shore Season

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

"Waaaaaaa," cried Snookie after learning of the potentially apocalyptic event. "At least we'll get really tan."

8 Signs We're Doomed In A Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Pat Hroncich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

IBM reached a technological milestone with the reveal of "Watson", an artificial intelligence program so advanced that it has the ability to interpret...

Do Mass Animal Deaths Signal The Apocalypse? (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Father James Martin, S.J., discusses some possible explanations for mass animal deaths as well as what the bible says about the end times.

Guns and Madness

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

My first love was treated with anti-psychotic drugs and later, much later, was able to have a fairly normal life. Fortunately, he did not have a gun -- or I wouldn't be alive today.

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new m...

Green News Report: January 4, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Snow-mage...

May 21, 2011: Judgment Day Rumors Spread Across The US

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

May 21, 2011 will mark the second coming of Christ, or at least that's what some Christian groups believe. The date was calculated by Harold Campin...

How Will The World End In 2012?

Posted 12.22.2010 | Comedy

According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Considering we only have two years left of life, it is only natural to consi...

PHOTOS: TINY ART: Lori Nix's Photographs Of Miniature Apocalyptic Scenes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Photographer Lori Nix isn't scared of natural disasters. As a native midwesterner, Nix endured the extremes of mother nature, found them fascinating a...

Apocalypse Now: What the Millionaire Tax Cut Costs New York

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I am a fan of apocalyptic movies. In one of my favorites, The Day After Tomorrow, global warming causes a sudden ice age and a climatologist played by...

The Unfortunate Effects Apocalyptic Beliefs Can Have On Morality

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

When I was a kid I knew The World was going to Hell in a hand basket. I didn't know what that phrase meant, still don't really, but I knew that it was one of the only times I could get away with saying hell.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Alexis Rockman's Apocalyptic Environmental Fables At The Smithsonian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alexis Rockman WHAT: Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow WHEN: November 19, 2010 - May 8, 2011 WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th an...

Work In Groups? Tax Junk Food?

Rebecca Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Costa

We reach a "cognitive threshold" beyond which we cannot progress. Another way to say this is that humans, and human societies, can go no further than their inherited biology will allow them to.

Con Games: The Apocalyptic Style in American Politics

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

What was the nucleic run-up to the invasion of Iraq -- with its references to mushroom clouds over Manhattan -- but a primer in the power of apocalyptic politics?

Flashlight Worthy

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

I recently read the gentlest, most thoughtful post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read. It's about how our lives would change if we simply... ran out of...

The Best Books To Help You Enjoy The Apocalypse

npr.org | Victor Gischler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've never been much of a joiner, but I am a member of a Facebook group called "The Worst Part of a Zombie Apocalypse will be Pretending It's Not Awes...

UPDATE: Missing 'Cult' Members Found Alive After Mass Suicide Fears

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

PALMDALE, Calif. — The leader of a breakaway religious sect was hospitalized Sunday for a mental evaluation, after she and 12 other members of h...

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

On Rising Again

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben Tripp

That's why I wrote Rise Again. It's got some humor in it, but it's not a funny book. It's got a message, but it's not an allegory. It's entertainment. It's scary. Most of all, it's a warning.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: From The Future Of Digital Art To The Apocalypse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE... Helen Korpak "A current student at Aalto University, Korpak says of her work that she has created "a map of the emotions i...

Canceling End-Timers' Nuclear Ticket to Armageddon

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Russ Wellen

As with many religions, Christians look forward to an apocalypse and their subsequent ascension to heaven. In this view, staving off wholesale nuclear destruction is seen as getting in God's way.

WATCH: FILM: New Visions of the Apocalypse

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

By Kiša Lala "Acqua Alta in Venice, An image from "Beautiful Islands," Horizon Features" A recent surge in apocalyptic films indicates the mood ...

The Vampire Chronicles: A Conversation With The Passage Author Justin Cronin

Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lila Shapiro

Cronin's vampires (or virals, as he calls them) don't sparkle in the sun or fall in love; they hide in the dark and rip their victims in half. Makes for a lively conversation.