When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, we'll look back on how legislators from the land-locked state of Wyoming were mocked for wanting to buy an aircraft carrier. The carrier was just one part of a so-called "Doomsday Bill," which explored emergency scenarios in the event of the United States collapsing.
There's no reason you should be familiar with comet C/2010 X1 "Elenin." It's a relatively small ball of ice that's scheduled to pass us at a distance of 21 million miles on October 16th. If you are familiar with Elenin, it's either because you're an obsessive sky watcher, or because you've been reading too many doomsday and conspiracy websites.
With the troubles at the Fukushima nuclear plant still ongoing, it's natural that folks around the world are worried about harmful radiation. Enter the Doomsday — a robot-shaped "anti-nuclear radiation mobile living unit made of lead panels."
251.4 million years ago, the Permian extinction event destroyed the atmosphere, wiped out almost all life on the planet, and was generally a bad time. This BP oil leak is reminding scientists of the conditions of that event just a bit too much.
Uh oh. "The Sun is waking up from a deep slumber," NASA 's Richard Fisher says. It looks like old Sol is going to be in a cranky mood when it becomes fully awake, ready to wreak havoc on gadgets across the globe. Could this be the 2012 disaster superstitious fraidy-cats are babbling about?
With the popcorn-fueled apocalypse entering theaters this Friday, there's one organization that's not so thrilled about the hysteria "2012" is drumming up. That'd be NASA, and the space agency is — as you'd imagine — reassuring everyone that it's going...
Now that the Large Hadron Collider has recovered from the faulty weld last September that ground everything to a halt and flooded the facility with liquid helium, CERN is working to make sure that everything is ready for particles to...