NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed (Updated)

Hope you've enjoyed civilized 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 for the rest of our lives. » 3/15/14 7:00pm 3/15/14 7:00pm

An Indestructible Marker Keeps You Vandalizing 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 $8, 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… » 10/25/13 4:20pm 10/25/13 4:20pm

Newly discovered asteroid could hit Earth in 2032

Shutdown, Obamacare, Syria... who cares—while Humanity wastes time in political shitslinging and unnecessary wars, a team of Ukranian astronomers have discovered a massive asteroid that has a real chance of hitting Earth in 2032 with apocalyptical consequences. It's the second time in history that an asteroid makes it… » 10/17/13 1:34pm 10/17/13 1:34pm

Could Humanity Possibly Survive the Sun's Explosive Death?

Despite the Mayan Calendar's and the People's Temple's best efforts, we've managed to avoid any sort of Apocalypse and/or End Times thus far. But don't let your guard down just yet, because we know for a fact that, one day, that warm, life-giving center of the solar system will turn its back on us and blow up, taking… » 10/08/13 1:20pm 10/08/13 1:20pm

How the Arctic Seed Vault and Apocalypse Entwine With Climate Change

Since 2007, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has maintained a repository of the world’s agricultural heritage. A series of tunnels bored into the side of a mountain, this vault is climate-controlled, secure against tectonic activity or sea-level rise, and designed to hold up to 4.5 million different seed varieties for… » 9/18/13 3:01pm 9/18/13 3:01pm

Why Is the USDA Storing 700,000 Vials of Frozen Sperm in Colorado?

When a drive through America's heartland showcases mile after mile of cow-filled field, it's easy to overlook the most sobering of all possibilities. These wonderful delicious animals could all get wiped out one day, leaving the world burgerless and milk free. Don't worry. The USDA is on the case. » 8/09/13 2:40pm 8/09/13 2:40pm

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 … » 7/30/13 11:02pm 7/30/13 11:02pm

Gimme Shelter: 9 Instant Buildings From Disaster Zones to Battlefields

Describing architecture as "instant" can mean different things to different people. During the post-War housing shortage, it meant prefab homes that went up in weeks. For disaster survivors, it can mean something as simple as a shelter that's assembled in hours. For the military, instant architecture often means truly… » 5/20/13 9:42am 5/20/13 9:42am

Concrete Wine Bunkers Let You Get Drunk Even After the World Ends

We're just hours from the Apocalypse at this point. It's way too late to take any preventative action, but that doesn't mean we can't be ready for the aftermath. And what are you going to want when you're battered and bruised, wandering around the torrid wasteland that once was Earth? Alcohol. All of it. » 12/20/12 3:20pm 12/20/12 3:20pm

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. » 12/12/12 1:24pm 12/12/12 1:24pm

Be Afraid: The Government Denies the World Is Ending on December 21st

According to many doomsday theories, the world is set to end on December 21st 2012. It seems so many people are worried about this that the United States government has gone so far as to officially deny the rumors on the USA.gov blog. Before we were pretty sure these theories were rubbish, but now that the government… » 12/05/12 1:40pm 12/05/12 1:40pm

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… » 10/01/12 11:22am 10/01/12 11:22am