APOCALYPSE

robots

Watch a Herd of Boston Dynamics’ Dog Robots Take Over the World

Hundreds of SpotMinis is too many, in this 'Planet Earth' style video.
Samantha Cole
3.9.18
astral planes

Cloakroom, Earth's Most Futuristic Band, Explains How ‘Technology Is Chill’ Until It Isn’t

I talked to guitarist/vocalist Doyle Martin about tech anxiety, “Tetris,” and the esoteric themes behind the band’s new record, “Time Well.”
Brian Anderson
8.18.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

This Cult 80s Film About the Nuclear Apocalypse Is Still Relevant, and That Sucks

Steve de Jarnatt’s ‘Miracle Mile’ offers a grim look at the world hours before nuclear apocalypse, kicked off by a pre-emptive strike by the US.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.23.17
doomsday

How an Ancient Supernova Turned the Sky on Earth Electric Blue

Here’s what would happen if a supernova struck Earth.
Paul Tadich
5.22.17
Trump

Thanks to Trump, the Doomsday Clock Is 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

Trump’s climate change rhetoric has edged us closer to nuclear oblivion.
Ben Sullivan
1.26.17
Donald Trump

Doomsday Prepper Supply Companies Are the Real Winners of the Election

Many “preppers” are stocking emergency survival food with decades-long shelf lives, just in case all hell breaks loose on November 8.
Breena Kerr
10.30.16
Opinion

The Looming Extinction of Humankind, Explained

Fortunately, advanced technologies could give us a way out, if we let them.
Phil Torres & Peter Boghossian
8.17.16
APOCALYPSE

How the World Falls Apart

Not all at once but in millions of cataclysms small and large that strike somewhere everyday.
Paul Cox and Stan Cox
8.2.16
videos

Why Gamma Ray Bursts Are the Most Epic of All Apocalyptic Scenarios

Gamma ray bursts: Fine purveyors of existential dread since 1967.
Becky Ferreira
8.1.16
Features

Confessions of a Former Apocalypse Survival Guide Writer

I'd quit my full-time job and wanted to try my hand at ghostwriting. I also had no “prepping” expertise to speak of.
Christopher Moyer
7.20.16
APOCALYPSE

Scientists Model the Epic Cloud of Smoke that May Have Killed the Dinosaurs

Atmospheric soot may explain why crocodilians endured the fallout while dinosaurs perished.
Becky Ferreira
7.14.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Can Openers Still a Thing?

We have the technology to just peel cans open, so why don’t we use it?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.20.16