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4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Heaven's Hellraisers: Origins of Bad Angels in Syfy's 'Dominion' and Pop Culture

Aaron Sagers | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Once Dominion premieres on Thursday, audiences will have a better idea as to what a day's work looks like for the show's superstar seraphim. But if these heavenly hellraisers opt for a machine gun over a harp, at least they're just following order.

5 Things Every Movie Gets Wrong About The Apocalypse

www.cracked.com | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy

Hollywood seems pretty confident that at some point humanity will find itself at the mercy of a world-resetting apocalypse. Over the years, movies hav...

Five Reasons Why the Sky Is Not Falling

Gareth Evans | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Gareth Evans

BUDAPEST - When it comes to geopolitics, there is always a market for gloom. Business has been booming in this respect lately, with The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and many less exalted journals full of claims that the global order is crumbling, America's ability (and willingness) to save it is in terminal decline, and the prospect of avoiding major conflict in the decade ahead is illusory. Plenty of recent events -- along with the ghosts of 1914 and 1939 -- have boosted the reputations, royalties, and revenues of today's doomsayers. There is Russia's adventurism in Ukraine; China's territorial assertiveness -- and Japan's new push-back nationalism -- in East Asia; continuing catastrophe in Syria and disarray in the wider Middle East; the resurgence of atrocity crimes in South Sudan, Nigeria, and elsewhere in Africa; and anxiety about renewed communal strife in India after Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi's stunning election victory. But, though global political conditions are hardly as good as they could be -- they never are -- there are plenty of grounds for thinking that they are not nearly as bad as so many are claiming. Here are the five most important reasons not to lose as much sleep as some pundits say you should.

Disaster Prep Expert: Why Godzilla Can't Kick Our Ass; Conversely, Why Godzilla Can Totally Kick Our Ass

Aaron Sagers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

With Godzilla back in full force on our movie screens, it seemed like a good time to chat with a disaster expert about concerns associated with monster attacks.

Instead of Doomsday, How About 'Now' Day?

Peter Getty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

We're in this world together, and our responsibility to preserve this planet goes well beyond any single individual's bunker's walls.

Scientists Say We're Doomed, But Not For Reason You Might Think

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

There's never been a shortage of doomsday scenarios. From the dreaded Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 (remember that?) to the havoc wreaked in the movie "Th...

Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Politics and Science

Boria Sax | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

Apocalyptic imagery has again lost its attraction through repetition over the past several decades. The use of a post-apocalyptic setting has now become fairly well-established in fiction.

Moby Talks Apocalypse and True Detective

Jose Martinez | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Introverted, sober and not part of the Hollywood scene, it almost makes sense Moby would become interested in creating his own "cult."

Love in the Time of Social Networking

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

Each brush with an online dating site, whether for real or for research, felt like a brush with a comb vigorously teasing my hair the wrong way. Nails on a chalkboard. Every last thing about it either repelled me or felt impossible.

How Moby Taught Me to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

Andrew Fish | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Andrew Fish

After posing for cameras, Moby mingled with the growing crowd. I pulled out my recorder and inquired if I could ask him a question or two. "Sure," he said. "Why don't we go in the back and talk?" And just like that, I was in a small, darkened storage space with the global superstar of electronic music.

Apocalypses Everywhere

Ira Chernus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Ira Chernus

Why does American culture use the A-word so promiscuously? Perhaps we've been living so long under a cloud of doom that every danger now readily takes on the same lethal hue.

The End of the World: Science or Religion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Harold Camping, the president of evangelical Family Radio, predicted that the world would end in 2011. Twice. Being fair about this, could you say that, by definition, Camping was doing a science experiment?

17 Ways Being A New Yorker Prepares You For The Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In some ways, living in one of the five boroughs could be considered training for the end of days. ...

The 3 Ways Doomsday Preppers Will Die

Robbie Pickard | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Robbie Pickard

22 percent of Americans believe that the world will end in their lifetime. Seriously?

Proof Google Just Triggered The Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Google confirmed to The New York Times that it had acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has previously designed robots for...

Riding With the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Greece

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is where the end of time begins, where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse first rode out of the starting gate, where the Seven Seals were opened and the Seven Angels sounded the Seven Trumpet blasts, where the blinding vision of Armageddon, final battle between good and evil, first burst forth.

Taking Over From God: Apocalyptic Humanity

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Since Aug. 6, 1945, it has been possible for us to imagine how human beings, not God, could put an end to our lives on this planet. Conceptually speaking, that may be the single most striking development of our age and, to this day, it remains both terrifying and hard to take in.

Death and the Afterlife: A Review Essay

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

In his timely, thought-provoking book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues persuasively that the taking for granted of such a collective afterlife underpins our valuing or caring about our various activities, projects, and involvements.

Scared to Death

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Don't call this America a "police state," not given what that came to mean in the previous century, nor a "totalitarian" state, given what that meant back then. The truth is that we have no appropriate name, label, or descriptive term for ourselves.

Stressed-Out Wait for Armageddon in Aurora's A Bright New Boise

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

An Obie award winner in 2011, the play is receiving a theatrically compelling, fierce and often funny Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.

America's Apocalypse: Armageddon in Jerusalem

Bruce Chilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bruce Chilton

The Armageddon that Jerusalem faces derives less from the Revelation of John than from forces of human history so insistent that they have forced that book into their own designs.

Why I Have 'Un Problema' With Your Dog's Name

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.

The World Without US

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

The recent government shutdown has prompted many to contemplate a world in which the United States hasn't so much disappeared but collapsed in on itself. Would the world be better off? How one answers this question depends a great deal on who one is.

Default Not the End Times: The Tea Party Times

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Americans are being held hostage by the Tea Party. It is time for responsible leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to end this hostage crisis abandon policies meant to cause an American apocalypse.