Here are 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth as we know it

A super volcano that creates a toxic ash cloud covering Earth. Gamma ray explosions. Shifting of magnetic fields. The robots. The bees. And even ourselves. If you want to give yourself a little scare, watch this video on the 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth. The idea of mass extinctions is riveting stuff. »3/24/14 11:14pm3/24/14 11:14pm

How Human Evolution Prepared Us to Survive Future Disasters

We may be in the early stages of a disaster so profound that it could kick off a mass extinction. Does that mean humanity is doomed? No. Scientific evidence suggests that humans will survive. Find out why, in this excerpt from Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction. »5/13/13 12:52pm5/13/13 12:52pm

The Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun and It's All Your Fault

Researchers at Cal Berkeley say that we—we being humans—have probably triggered the sixth mass extinction in our planet's history (the first man-made mass extinction!). Thanks to the last 500 years of over-fishing, overhunting, habitation destruction, and fossil-fuel-induced global warming, we could have the blood of… »3/04/11 5:40pm3/04/11 5:40pm