Apocalypse

It's The End Of The World On Saturday, According to Viking Myth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Cancel your plans for this Saturday, the end is nigh. We survived an asteroid that was hurtling towards Earth, the Mayan apocalypse and Y2K, but no...

This Is Nasa's Plan to Save Earth From Killer Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

What's Nasa doing about Killer Asteroids? Other than telling us to, well, 'pray'? Actually, quite a bit. While we aren't yet able to send up cosmic...

Holy Fukushima Batman

Nikki McWatters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nikki McWatters

But in the coastal town of Fukushima in Japan there is a massive, angry carbuncle on our planet that is leaking toxic pus into our oceans and if that's not bad enough, now there is a looming possibility that it's about to spill the rest of its detritus into our oceans and atmosphere.

This Is The End: The Guestlist

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.

The Walking Dead and the Democratisation of the Apocalypse

Richard Berry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

One of the seminal moments so far in The Walking Dead - which returned to Fox this week - came at the end of the show's second season.

Massive Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 2032, Say Ukrainian Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers in Ukraine say a deadly asteroid is likely to collide with the Earth in 2032. According to a Russian news service, researchers at an ob...

Evidence Of Apocalypse Found In Distant Solar System

Huffington Post UK/UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Tech

Unnerving evidence of a devastating Apocalyptic event in a planetary system similar to our own has been uncovered. Astronomers studying a dying sta...

The Walking Dead Spin Off: Five Things We Want to See

James Peckham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

AMC announced a few weeks ago that their most successful show will be getting a spin off. Zombie filled drama The Walking Dead will receive a "companion series", in 2015, focusing on an entirely separate storyline than the comic series.

Human Life 'Impossible On Earth' In 3 Billion Years

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

Three billion years. That's all we've got. Researchers say that our planet's increasing proximity to the sun will eventually result in soaring temp...

The Earth And All Humanity Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The whole world is doomed. As the sun gets hotter, greater evaporation and chemical reactions with rainwater will take away more and more carbon di...

An Interview With Dr. David Hughes, The Zombie Ant Expert Behind PS3 Phenomenon 'The Last of Us'

Tom Ward | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

The main area of David's work is the Cordyceps fungi, or the 'zombie ant' fungi. Cordyceps works by effectively taking over the ant's systems, before killing the insect and bursting out of its skull, often high above an ant nest, so that infecting those below becomes that much easier.

An Injection of Hope Into the Medical "Apocalypse"?

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The original doom and gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be...

God-Fearing: A Faker's Guide

Philip Larkin | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

Oddly, having spoken to my Da at length - it seemed the only things keeping her going were her family and her faith. My Gran is the most Catholic Catholic I've ever met. Me on the other hand - I'm not. I don't believe in God and I abhor the Catholic Church.

The Coming Crisis in Cheese: An Open Letter To David Cameron

Nick Harkaway | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

Yes, all right, I'm not a Tory voter. But we can surely agree on cheese. Cheese is good. And Britain, despite the grumblings of the French and the outrage of the Swiss, not to mention some plucky challenges from Italy, Austria, and Spain, has some of the best cheese in the world.

Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Marc DuBois | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Marc DuBois

The world did not end today. At least, not for you. Not for me. In places like Syria and Pakistan, individual worlds will come to an end because of hatred, greed and violence.

BEAT THE WEEK News Quiz: Plods, Plebs And 'Pocalypses

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

From plebgate to plodgate, it's been a odd sort of week. The frosty weather has turned distinctly soggy and hopes of a white Christmas are slowly ...

APOCALYPSE NO

Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

On Friday the 21 December 2012 at 11:11 the world did not come to an end, despite predictions by the Mayans. Across the world thousands had prepa...

It's Not the End of the World, Yet

Andy Miah | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Miah

However, that doesn't stop us from speculating over what it might mean, if it really was the end of the world. After all, we will be confronted with this at some point in the future, whether it is the Mayan predictions, global warming or some other global catastrophe.

Ridicule or Reason? How Should We Deal With Another Apocalypse?

Will Porter | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Will Porter

I personally favour calling people out over their predictions and asking for an apology. The videos and blogs should remain online with an additional retraction by the author as a monument to delusion and a warning to others.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Rob Atkinson | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Rob Atkinson

I don't wish to be alarmist - are you sitting down? - but on the 21st December, we're all going to be abruptly vaporised.

Is It The Apocalypse Yet?

Is It The Apocalypse Yet? | Is It The Apocalypse Yet? | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech

Is It The Apocalypse Yet?...

LISTEN: End Of The World Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Comedy

So we've come to the end of the road. It's the final countdown. It's all over now... baby blue. Yes, kids, the Mayan apocalypse is upon us, and it'...

WATCH: The Real Reason We're Scared Of The Apocalypse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Comedy

OK, let's give the Mayans the benefit of the doubt for a second - and imagine the world really is about to end. At what point would you notice things ...

Mayan Apocalypse LIVE BLOG: Is It The Apocalypse Yet?

Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

With everyone asking the simple question 'Is It The Apocalypse Yet?' we thought it would be appropriate to live blog the final hours of human life on ...

Stockpiling, Arrests & Luxury Bunkers: Here Comes The Mayan Apocalypse

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

So, three days to go til the end of the world, right? Well that's if you're counting down on your novelty Mayan advent calendar. (What's behind De...