The first season of Syfy's 12 Monkeys just ended with a huge insane twist — and now, we have to wait until 2016 until we find out what happens next! Luckily, we've got an exclusive featurette that explains where the show is going in season two.
We expected craziness, time-looping, wild schemes and plagues on Syfy's 12 Monkeys. But what we never saw coming was Evil Edward Snowden, who's so nihilistic he's willing to consider letting the human race brush up against extinction. Watch for yourself!
A new study concludes that strict fertility measures, such as a one-child policy, or even a mass catastrophe like a global plague or a third world war, would not have a significant effect on the human population trajectory this century.
The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
The population of earth has been destroyed...except for one person. That was the theme of this week's Shooting Challenge, and the photos that you created in response are strange, funny, and most often, haunting.
A virus has wiped out the population of earth...minus one. You're the last person, living in a world built for billions. For this week's Shooting Challenge, capture this feeling by featuring just one subject in a vast urban or natural landscape.
If you park your car at the Denver International Airport, you run the risk of having it damaged, but not by human vandals. The airport parking lot is suffering from a recurring invasion of rabbits, and these bunnies have a particular taste for ignition cables.
When humans travel, diseases travel with them. Events like the 2003 SARS outbreak and 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic have revealed the role that air travel plays in the spread of illness on a global scale. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a computer simulation that suggests which U.S. airports are most likely to…
What if we all disappeared tomorrow, leaving behind nothing but our stuff? That's what we asked in this week's Shooting Challenge. The results? Funny, clever, serene and often eery.
When you think about pants-wettingly terrifying apocalyptic scenarios, the most horrifying might well be the worldwide plague. A deadly disease could spread around the planet at alarming speed, and kill most of the population before we even knew what was going on. Luckily, some of the best novels (and graphic novels)…
James Jaros' new novel Burn Down the Sky offers a disturbing take on the post-global-warming dystopian setting. Our civilization is no more, thanks to skyrocketing temperatures and a catstrophic water shortage — and then there's the deadly "Wicca" virus.
The Survivors aren't. The BBC has canceled its remake of Terry Nation's 1970s classic, in which a plague devastates most of the population, due to low ratings. Good news is, it's coming to U.S. DVD along with the original series.
Feeling worried about the impending swine flu epidemic? Just to make you feel more panicked, we've put together a list of 11 movies that show what happens when humanity is attacked by unstoppable viruses.
Click to viewSome of the most gorgeous, evocative, and strange science fiction art you've ever seen comes from the covers of novels written between 1904-33, in SF's "pre-Golden Age."
With Wall-E director Andrew Stanton working on a film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's 1917 novel A Princess of Mars, you need a crash course in books from this seminal era in science fiction.
The Descent was one of our favorite horror movies of recent years, so we were automatically excited about director Neil Marshall's new movie, Doomsday. And that was before we found out Doomsday was going to be Mad to the Max. In Doomsday, the government walls off Scotland to contain a deadly plague... only to send a…
When you think zombies, you think weird magic. But really, a lot of the greatest zombies in movies, TV and books have resulted from pure science. Okay, maybe not "hard" science, but at least some kind of scientific process involving lab coats. We list the greatest zombies of science, below the fold.
Plagues are the new monsters. Just look at Quarantined, the movie Screen Gems just green-lighted about a reporter and her camera crew, trapped inside a building where a deadly new strain of rabies rages. It sounds very 28 Days Later, but also like a zoom-lens on the future of our overpopulated and psychotic global…