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Japan Just Executed the Leaders of an LSD-Fueled Doomsday Science Cult

The wild story of Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.6.18
tick tock

The Doomsday Clock People Are Freaking Me Out

I know we’re screwed but jeez can we take it down a notch.
Matthew Gault
1.25.18
future proofing

The Doomsday Seed Vault Is Getting Upgrades to Withstand Climate Change

It flooded earlier this year and now it’s getting waterproofed.
Lisa Cumming
6.13.17
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
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
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
Power

The US Declassifies Its 1959 List of Cold War Nuke Targets

Merry Christmas.
Michael Byrne
12.25.15
earth

The Doomsday Vault for the World's Seeds

Just in case.
Rachel Pick
6.30.15
videos

The Darkest Job: Listening for the First Detonations of Nuclear Armageddon

A short CTBTO documentary.
Michael Byrne
5.16.15
nasa

We Need Three Planets to Keep the Human Race Alive, NASA Scientist Says

Humans are using Earth's resources in a completely unsustainable way.
Jason Koebler
3.20.14
Motherboard Blog

A Visit to the Shell of the Bomb

One of the Titan II missile silos is still open to visitors, and it's a blast.
David Kordahl
9.12.13
Motherboard Blog

You're (Probably) Not Invited: End Times Living with the Doomsday 1 Percent

Deep inside Larry Hall's apocalypse compound, a lavish bunker designed specifically for filthy-rich survivalists.
Jake Hanrahan
12.21.12
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