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The World Was Ending Anyway

Greg White | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
Greg White

No one knows precisely what time the end is to occur -- my only hope is that the shock doesn't give me a heart attack and I miss the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feeling of being sucked into a black hole.

2012, The Power of Prophetic Fiction

Jacob Devaney | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

Everyone is talking about December 21, 2012, but beneath the hype and conjecture about fate there are some very deep and interesting cultural phenomen...

Wear A Condom, It's The End Of The World

Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy

You might be thinking to yourself, "Hey, it's the end of the world, let's skip the condom." You'd be wrong. In a series of pun-friendly fake ads for D...

Mayan End Of The World Prophecy Sparks Dread And Celebration

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Weird News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, and from China to California to Mexico, thousands a...

In the Time of the Great Awakening: Approaching Dec. 21, 2012

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

May you step into this time with awareness, conscious of the collective intention to meet at this threshold and birth humanity anew. May you fulfill the promise of this time as you gather up those around you and embark on this new journey.

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

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weird News
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.

Vatican: World Not Ending, Despite Maya Prediction

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in 10 days, despite predictions to the contr...

Of Doomsday Preppers, the Planet Nibiru and Mayan Long-Count Calendar End-Timers

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

"There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now I, f...

December 21, 2012: End Of The Mayan Calendar Or End Of The World

Agence France Presse | Veronica Ocampo | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

Gonzalo Alvarez, who had just arrived in Cancun for two weeks of revelry linked to a major milestone in the Mayan calendar, seemed reasonably cheerful...

Turkish Village Flooded By Doomsday Believers

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

Believers of the Mayan calendar prediction that the world will end on December 21 have flooded into a small village in western Turkey, near the ancien...

Time, Apocalyptic Dreams and Dec. 21, 2012

Paul Katz | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Recently, I've been hearing two phrases from friends and colleagues more than I can remember: "Time is flying so fast," and "Everything feels so inten...

Civil War II: The Fall of Analog

Brian Penny | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

What if every time Bank of America charged a fee, Google removed them from the grid and put them in timeout for the day to teach them a lesson?

WATCH: Hodgman's Apocalypse Survival Tips

Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy

If you sincerely believe that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012 just because an ancient civilization predicted it, you might want to list...

Russians Fear Mayan Doomsday, Government Assures World Will Not End

Eline Gordts | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

If you're growing increasingly worried the Mayan doomsday is approaching, you're not alone -- and you've likely got a Russian comrade suffering from ...

Doomsday Prophets of Greed: The Dark Side of 2012

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Shaahin Cheyene

Thousands of websites, television shows, magazines and books feed on peoples' fear that the "end" is near. Just take one look on any online book retailer and you will see "2012" is hot property.

Recognizing Maya: A World That Doesn't End

Jose Barreiro | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion
Jose Barreiro

From Yucatan to Honduras and centrally throughout Guatemala, the new scholarship on Maya is a veritable industry. Confounding clarity, popular media culture has run amok with the prophetic day.

Man Spends Life Savings Building 'Noah's Ark' In Preparation For Mayan Apocalypse

Posted 11.27.2012 | World

Worried about the impending 2012 "Mayan apocalypse," a man in China has reportedly spent his life savings on the construction of his very own "Noah's ...

The End Approacheth And Recedeth: Apocalypse As Myth

David Kudler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
David Kudler

What is certain is that the idea of apocalypse -- the myth of the word's end -- exercises a real, enduring power over the human imagination. Not a year goes by when some would-be prophet or other begins counting down to doomsday.

Television Pioneer Paul Shavelson Talks Mayans, John Edward and Cancer: Part 1

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

"I decided long ago, I am a story teller, not a writer. Instead of writing a book, I simply told a story." -- Paul Shavelson The phone rings and I pi...

PHOTOS: French Hamlet Bugarach Attracts Believers As Mayan Apocalypse Looms

Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel

The small French village of Bugarach, which sits in a particularly scenic and empty corner of the Pyrenees, is becoming a prominent attraction thanks ...

The Beginning of the End: The Maya and Me

Kellee Maize | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Kellee Maize

With the help of these women and my amazing collaborators at Näkturnal, I found my SELF. It's a constant growth process, but I feel closer than ever to making sense of it all.

End of the World? 5 Ways to Mark the End of the Mayan Calendar

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

December 21, 2012 is rapidly approaching. And whether you believe it's the end of the world or simply the end of one Mayan calendar and the beginning of the next, one thing is for certain: There are lots of ways to celebrate.

WATCH: Doomsday Prepper Lays Waste To A Watermelon

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weird News

Some 15-year-olds are thinking about the end of school, but Jason Beacham is thinking about the end of the world. Beacham lives in a small town in ...

Filmmaker Rafael Garcia's Thoughts On Mexico Travel

Joshua Berman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Mayan Blue, Garcia's feature length documentary film, explores the history of the Yucatan and surrounding regions -- often underwater in cenotes, lakes and other unique water features of the region. Mayan Blue also reveals the remarkable archaeological site of Samabaj, a pre-classic site that was flooded in a cataclysmic event on Lake Atitlan some 2000 years ago.

In The Spotlight: Five Indie Films Worthy of Our Attention

Greg Archer | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Like some off-Broadway gems that so wonderfully showcase rare talent before they land on the big stage, there are a handful of lesser-known films circulating around in the periphery worthy of a closer look.