Doomsday Condos Available At Kansas Missile Silo

Still haven’t found that perfect shelter for the end of the world? You’re in luck. Units are still available at a repurposed Atlas-F nuclear missile silo in Salina, Kansas, where doomsday bunkers are being constructed right inside its missile shaft. The apocalypse “luxury condos” sell at $2 million a floor, all of which are completely …

Ends Of The World: The Toba Catastrophe Theory

Sometime around 70,000 years ago, a massive super eruption occurred at what is now Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It was one of the most powerful volcanic explosions in Earth’s history. In fact, some believe it caused a catastrophic volcanic winter that killed most life on Earth, reducing the entire human population to a few thousand individuals. Not …

Wyoming House To Study Doomsday Contingency?

The Wyoming House is currently attempting to pass legislation in order to study appropriate “doomsday” measures. They aren’t necessarily referring to the apocalypse, of course. They’re more concerned with political or economic collapse. And, given the current state of things, I suppose can see why.

More Blackbird Deaths Herald The Dawn Of 2012

It’s happened again. Last year, 5,000 red-winged blackbirds were found dead on New Year’s Eve, their lifeless bodies littering the roads and fields of Arkansas. Yesterday, thousands more were found. The original story in January of last year set off a bit of a panic, you could say, a media blitz involving multiple reports of …

2012: A Self-Fulfilling Apocalypse?

Since the dawn of humanity, we have wondered about our origins, mused upon our purpose, and worried for our end. Countless prophecies have come and gone without incident, natural disasters and technological catastrophes have either been avoided or survived. We are still here. And yet, next year, once again we’ll face the dark cloud of …

The Ends Of The World: Solar Flares

It’s unlikely that solar flares will ever kill us. That may be an odd way to begin an “Ends of the World” post, but it’s true: so long as the Earth’s magnetosphere remains stable, we’re fine. Then again, that’s the catch, isn’t it?

The Ends Of The World: Killer Strangelets

There are a lot of things out there trying to kill us. Space rocks, solar flares, global warming. Politics. So, in the spirit of our eventual apocalyptic demise, I’ve started this series of posts called The Ends Of The World, in which I’ll be showcasing the many, many, many ways we might inevitably meet our …