articles tagged: doomsday
how can we save earth from a doomsday asteroid? with robotic space jujitsu!
# space

how can we save earth from a doomsday asteroid? with robotic space jujitsu!

It may be tempting to use our nuclear warheads to save the planet from rogue space rocks instead of pointing them at each other, it would be a waste of perfectly good nukes.

how to doomsday prep like a planetary scientist
# space

how to doomsday prep like a planetary scientist

Scientists and engineers are slowly but steadily preparing to protect us from an incoming comet or asteroid despite the media's coverage of their efforts as anything but organized.

an alien invasion warning with a mayan spin
# space

an alien invasion warning with a mayan spin

Internet conspiracy theorists discover to slowest alien invasion of all time.

can we really end civilization with nukes?
# science

can we really end civilization with nukes?

Can we destroy the world with nukes? It depends on who you ask and what kinds of warheads and damage they include in their calculations...

the macabre allure of doomsday
# science

the macabre allure of doomsday

People hate dying in a cataclysm. But they also like the idea of living at the end of history as they know it.

another look at the soviet doomsday machine
# oddities

another look at the soviet doomsday machine

Does Russia really house a former Soviet doomsday weapon designed to wipe out ever major city in the West should Moscow be obliterated?

caution, warp drive may damage planet
# science

caution, warp drive may damage planet

Warp drives might not just be the fastest way to explore the universe. They might also be weapons of mass destruction on a stellar scale.

can you save us from ourselves?
# astrobiology

can you save us from ourselves?

If they're not going to exterminate us, aliens might find themselves in charge of saving our species.

when humans disappear
# science

when humans disappear

Sometimes you only know the impact of something when it's gone. Does that apply to humans as well?