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Ends of the World: Nuclear War

Ends of the World: Nuclear War

We live on the brink of destruction. The above video is an artistic representation of the 2,053 nuclear explosions that occurred between 1945 and 1998. According to the Federation of American Scientists, there are 4,300 active (operational) nuclear warheads and more than 17,000 total nuclear warheads in the world as ... ⇒ 11:06 am

The Green Goo

Ends of the World: The Green Goo

The Grey Goo may be hypothetically dangerous, a potential warning for those who think unrestricted, self-replicating nanobots are, you know, a good idea. But there’s something else out there. Something worse. Something that could pose a real threat to humanity and, indeed, our entire ecosystem. The Green Goo. ⇒ 11:34 pm

See The Future

Ends Of The World: Time Traveling Tourists

There’s always a lot of speculation about what will happen when the first time machine is switched on. Most physicists, if they believe time travel is possible, suggest that its user will only be able to travel as far back in time as when the machine was first created and ... ⇒ 9:58 am

Roswell Aliens?

Ends Of The World: First Contact

In Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) gets exactly what they’ve been, well, searching for: a communication from an alien civilization. In fact, they receive a series of communications. One is a repeating signal in the “universal language” of mathematics, the first 261 prime numbers. Another is ... ⇒ 1:30 pm

gammarayuniverse

Ends Of The World: Gamma-Ray Bursts

There’s something out there. Something that happens every day. If it were to happen at the right distance, and point in just the right direction, it would obliterate everything on Earth’s surface. We wouldn’t have much warning, and any preparation would be meaningless. There would be nothing we could do ... ⇒ 1:09 pm

rogueplanet

Ends Of The World: Rogue Planets

Have you heard of Planet X? Some call it Nibiru, others the red planet Hercolubus, or simply the Destroyer of Worlds. All are said to be rogue planets that will one day, perhaps soon, crash into Earth and annihilate all life on the planet. In fact, many believe Nibiru will ... ⇒ 7:40 pm

nanobotcloud

Ends Of The World: The Grey Goo

It’s a perfectly ordinary day at the lab sometime in the distant future. Your team of scientists are working on a new batch of self-replicating molecular nanobots, this one meant to help clean up some ozone pollution around Los Angeles. It’s been done before, proven entirely safe: The nanobots will ... ⇒ 6:42 pm