Bert the Turtle, the much-maligned mascot of America’s duck-and-cover nuclear-preparedness program, is ready for his comeback.
Societies get the apocalyptic cult movements that they deserve. In the 1970s and ’80s in the United States, that cult was Heaven’s Gate.
Increasing consumer demand for disaster response foods is pushing the product out of a cottage industry and into suburban big-box stores.
Astrophysicists and other NASA scientists have identified three ways to, theoretically, save Earth from asteroids that could be headed our way.
An inferno is lapping at the edges of Los Angeles, the quintessential Western megalopolis built on the precarious ground of smoky chapparal.
There are a tentacle-ful of ways that jellyfish remind us of the apocalypse. Really.
In most stories, the apocalypse happens to us, to humans generally. That is not the case in the comic-book series Legend.
#sports ball #ephemera Despite the Cleveland Indians’ 6-0 win over the Cubs last night, we should all be looking to the World Series and a potential Chicago rally with a concern for the future of humanity. The Chicago Cubs haven’t made it to the World Series since 1945, and haven’t won the pennant […]
#vacuum decay #ephemera “What if our universe comes with a self-destruct button to eliminate itself so cleanly and efficiently that every single physical thing would just stop existing and life would be impossible forever?” That self-destruct button is vacuum decay, a theoretical understanding of quantum mechanics that’s So why is it called […]
#fiction #ephemera #garbage “Not to confuse this kingdom, this ocean of garbage, with a garbage-filled ocean—that’s somewhere else. Although more’s the pity there’s not much way to tell the difference.” The garbage-ocean created by the world’s wasteful consumers is the setting of “Bang-Whimper,” a new apocalyptic short story by Jeff VanderMeer. It’s a wacky, […]