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The Earth Was Almost Fried Back in 2012

A massive solar storm in July 2012 was more intense than thought—and it blasted right through the Earth's orbit. Luckily for us, we were on the other side of the sun, thus missing the chaos completely. But if that storm had hit this beautiful little blue marble in space? "The solar bursts would have enveloped Earth in magnetic fireworks matching the largest magnetic storm ever reported on Earth, the so-called Carrington event of 1859," Science Daily reports. Read More >>

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NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity is Pretty Much Screwed

Hope you've enjoyed civilised life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources. There goes the weekend...and everything after it. Read More >>

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Did You Know That it's the End of the World This Saturday in York?

A bunch of Vikings are preparing for Ragnarok, or the end of the world, this weekend. They are doing so by gathering in York to hold a strongman contest and see who has the best beard. Fun for all the family, unless the world does end, in which case you're stuck in York with a bunch of bearded historical enthusiasts for your final moments. Read More >>

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Forget the Deals, Black Friday Looks Like the Apocalypse

OK, so we don't get quite the bargains that our American counterparts do over the Black Friday weekend but, when you consider the horror that is 200 people stampeding to get a 10% discount on a microwave, I'm pretty sure it's something we can live without. Read More >>

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How Did You Fare In St Jude's Great Storm of 2013?

"The end times are coming! The great flood! Our capitalist iniquities are being punished by the old gods!" Or at least that's what you'd think was happening, given the hysteria surrounding this morning's windy weather, courtesy of St Jude's storm. Read More >>

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An Indestructible Marker Keeps You Vandalising Through the Apocalypse

Just because the world as we know it has come to an end doesn't mean that people won't want to read an amusing limerick written on a bathroom stall. And for just under £5, this Pocket Shark Tactical Marker is guaranteed to survive almost anything—from a Mad Max-style dystopia, to even a zombie uprising. Let's see your Sharpie do that. Read More >>

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All the Failed Predictions of When the World Will End

It's almost become not crazy to predict when the world will end because so many crazy people do it all the freaking time. But look, we're all still here. Nothing has ended. The world is still here. To keep track of all the crazies, information design agency Accurat created a graphic to show just who has been predicting the end of the world. Read More >>

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Hey Look the World Hasn't Ended Yet

Testing, testing. Anyone there? If you can see these words, you'd have survived the great 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Congratulations! You're all still alive! It's now well into December 21st 2012 and everything seems to be still ticking. Read More >>

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7 Ways the World Really Could End Tomorrow

There's no shortage Doomsday naysayers. And sure, it's easy to ignore the prophecies of ancient Mayans. But you know what? The world could end any time — including tomorrow. Read More >>

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NASA Posts Video 10 Days Early Explaining Why the World Didn't End

The world will not end on December 21st, 2012. The government is sure of it and so is NASA. In fact, NASA is so confident that the world will not on that day, that it has already published the December 22nd, 2012 ScienceCast video explaining why the world didn't end the day before. Heady. Read More >>

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How to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse: Urine and Mayonnaise

Funnyman and former PC John Hodgman has a hilarious solution to survive the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and it involves more urine and mayonnaise than is healthy. Still, you don't want blood waves and a dog army to kill you, right? Enjoy. It's so sensible! [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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Nasa Reiterates "World Not Ending" 2012 Anti-Apocalypse Message

Nasa has been working hard to reassure people that we're not about to get smashed into the Sun by a rogue asteroid, telling people to stop spreading stupid internet nonsense about the misinterpreted Mayan calendar thing. The world is not going to end any time soon, so you'd better carry on paying your mobile bill. Read More >>

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Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us

The Mayan Apocalypse nutcases will pass out when they learn that two Russian astronomers have discovered a new and gigantic comet coming in our direction — a huge two-mile wide ball of ice and rock that "may [become] one of the brightest in history." The comet is now passing by Saturn, gaining speed and becoming brighter by the day. Read More >>

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The World Is Running Out of Bacon

Doom-mongers and, err, analysts, down at the National Pig Association (yes, that's a real organisation), have warned us of an imminent threat to the global pork supply, one of the most delicious consumed meats in the world. But how could the bacon run dry, and why? Read More >>

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NASA Scientist Patiently Explains That the World Will Not End in December

Dr. David Morrison is the senior scientist at the Astrobiology Institute in the Ames Research Center in California. That's impressive. But for eight years he's been the agency's de facto expert on the (not) forthcoming apocalypse. How the hell did that happen? Read More >>

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How to Survive a Robot Apocalypse

When robots become sentient, it won't be long until they rebel. But while many a Hollywood movie may convince you that humans will have their luck cut out trying to battle the 'bots, there is an easier way: just add water. Read More >>

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