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We'll Never Know What Hit Us

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Will we again be hit by the sort of asteroid that ended the dinosaurs? Probably, but we'll never see it coming; in fact, we already missed it if we can assume that maybe we've been threatened by menacing space junk in the past and our modern technologies might have already prevented us from a painful case of mass extinction.

BUSTED: Five Biggest Mayan Apocalypse Myths

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/17/2012 04:12 PM EST on LiveScience On Friday, Dec. 21, some say, the Mayan apocalyp...

David Moye

If The World Ends, This Man's Voice May Be The Last You Hear | David Moye | Posted 06.21.2012 | Weird News

Going into a new profession six months before you think the world's going to end may not be the smartest of career moves, but don't tell that to Micha...

Unseen Object Lurks At Solar System's Edge, Scientist Conjectures

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 05/22/2012 12:54 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A planet four times the size of Earth may be skirting the edges...

David Moye

Countdown To Armageddon: Will End Of Mayan Calendar Bring Doomsday? | David Moye | Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

No one knows exactly what will happen on Dec. 21, 2012 -- the day that the Mayan calendar runs out -- but it's safe to say there will be a lot of hype...