End of the World

How Will The Universe End? Like This.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

This is it folks: the much predicted, always feared, occasionally delicious end of the universe. No, we don't mean that whole incredibly-depressing...

America Built This Massive Pyramid To 'Track The End Of The World'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Library of Congress has released a dramatic and haunting set of pictures of a giant pyramid it once built to track the end of the world. The...

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...

The Kidnap of Putin's Bottom

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

When Russia arrested the crew of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in September for trying to mount a demonstration on an oil rig in the Barents Sea, it's fair to say that most of the earth's population felt relief that finally one of the world's largest military powers had found the courage to stand up to the bullying tactics of thirty environmental protestors armed with banners...

ON ... Is Elysium Fiction or Are We Truly Doomed?

Martin Treanor | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Tech
Martin Treanor

Last night I went to see the movie 'Elysium' and, apart from all the head-whirling action and natty technological advances, the one thing that nagged me pretty much all the way through was that the whole premise reminded me of a blog I read on Digg earlier in the week.

New Memory Stick Could Outlast Human Race

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to make a memory stick that can write and retrieve data in a quadrillionth of a second, withstand 1000C heat ...

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...

Extinction-Level Super Volcano Growing In The Pacific, Unfortunately

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech

Bad news, everyone - you have another near-certain world-ending catastrophe to look forward to. Scientists have confirmed that two continent-sized ...

WATCH: Asteroid That Could Hit Earth In 2036 Filmed In Near-Miss

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Tech

A massive asteroid which has a non-trivial chance of striking Earth in 2036 has been filmed in a near-miss with our planet. Apophis, named after an...

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.

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.

Why Is the Ancient Mayan Prophecy That Today Is the End of the World So Popular?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

If there is a recurrent pattern through history of believing in imminent apocalypse, does this begin to reveal more about our psychology? 'Apocalypticism' appears linked to certain religious and personality outlooks.

Pictures Of The Day Live: 21st December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker and Gareth Richman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

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'...

Stamping on a Three-Year-Old Child's Toy Unicorn is just Healthy Skepticism

Chris Wickett | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Chris Wickett

I know what you're thinking. Forget these idiots. But I cannot let lie accusations that I am somehow joyless. The universe deserves the truth: that science and skepticism offer a magic and happiness more profound than any unicorn ever could.

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 ...

Has Reality TV Turned Us Into Audition Daters?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the days of meeting and dating are gone and the generation of dating auditions has begun, well it probably begun quite some time ago to be fair. The internet does play a large part in this with the huge rise in internet dating websites that now means it's easier to find a date.

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...

Action! Space Camera Starts Live Webcast Of The Apocalypse

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

The world probably won't end on Friday - but if it does, you'll want a good view. Luckily, at least one website is already broadcasting the end of ...

Nasa Publishes 'Why The World Didn't End' Video A Week Early

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has published a video explaining why the world didn't end - a week before the scheduled apocalypse. It is so confident that the Earth will not...

It's the End of the World as We Know It... A Guide to 21 December 2012 for Mere Mortals...

Alice Grist | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I say we make December 21st our time to get real, get fabulous and start changing things for the better, get soulful, get spiritualized, one thought at a time.

Gangnam Doom: Psy's Hit Heralds End Of The World Prophecy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

Sooooo....according to those fun-loving Mayans, the world is going to end on 21 December 2012. Yeah thanks guys, we don't even get to open our Christm...

WATCH: This Week's Top 10 Funny Viral Videos

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Comedy

According to those doombringing ancient Mayans, 2012 is meant to be the end of the world. According to everyone else, it's going to be the year of the...

WATCH: Virginia Weatherman Predicts The Apocalypse (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Weathermen aren't known for their sense of humour, but Aaron Justus may well be the exception, what with his parody forecast predicting the apocalypse...