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  • Is Facebook Down?

    08/01/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/1/14 | BigEdLB
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  • Clear Your Calendars: Viking Apocalypse Scheduled for Saturday (February 22, 2014)

    02/19/2014 9:15:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Yahoo! Odd News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Mike Kumboltz
    Clear your calendars: Viking apocalypse scheduled for Saturday Thor, Odin, Loki all scheduled to attend epic battle hastening world's end Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday. Sorry to be a bummer, but you should know we're about 100 days into an epic battle that will culminate with the earth falling into the sea, NPR explains. On the bright side, at least you'll have an excuse for not going to your nephew's Chuck E. Cheese's party on Sunday. For those whose...
  • Mich. College Offers Course in Zombies, Apocalypse

    02/10/2014 8:36:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 10, 2014 | CNS News
    <p>MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture.</p> <p>Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she is a fan of AMC's TV show "The Walking Dead." The result is Murphy's class, which is called "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead.'"</p>
  • c. 1910: Vintage Photo ... "Zombie" Shambles Across a Bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands

    10/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Retronaut (via Flickr) ^ | 1910 | Blacque Jacques
    1910 circa - Rosendaal bij Arnhem - Kettingbrug - historical zombie A vintage photo (postcard) from 1910 of a purported "zombie" shambling across a bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)

    09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2013 | James Daniel
    Survive the apocalypse in style: Home that boasts a luxury bunker 26 feet underground with fake grass and simulated night and day • House constructed in 1970s underground with three bedrooms and a 'fake' outdoors • 'Outside' landscaping consists of trees, grass, rocks, a pool and even scenery with rolling hills and meadows in the distance • House for sale for $1.7 million after it fell into forclosure From the street, number 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road looks like any other American home. It's what lies beneath that would pique your interest. During the Cold War, there was a...
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life

    08/06/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 5, 2013 | CNS News
    China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life BEIJING — Having the dead guy jump up for a drink probably wasn't part of the script. A staged protest claiming that city officials had beaten a sidewalk vendor to death in central China went awry when the man playing dead under a white sheet was overcome by the region's heat wave and sprang up to quaff a bottle of water, state media reported Monday. "It's too hot. I can't bear it anymore," the man was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua News Agency. More than 10 men had gathered Saturday...
  • Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

    07/31/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Dhar
    Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic. That's because the calculation describes the rate of zombie transmission, from one walking dead individual to many, according to its creators, Robert J. Smith?, a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa who spells his name with a "?" at the end, and his students. Smith's work has inspired other researchers to create zombie mathematical models, which will be published with Smith's work in the upcoming book, "Mathematical Modeling...
  • Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years

    07/02/2013 7:42:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Discovery ^ | July 2, 2013 | Ray Villard
    Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jaggar crooned “Time Is On My Side” in the 1964 classic rock hit of the same title. Sadly, that’s not the case for habitable planets orbiting sun-like stars according to a recent computer simulation by astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James of the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. “A combination of slow and rapid environmental changes will result in the extinction of all species on Earth, with the last inhabitants disappearing within 2.8 billion years from now,” O’Malley-James predicts. He says that we’ve got about 2 billion years...
  • Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"

    06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 1960s | Retronaut
  • (Smörgåsbord - Rat Eating Snakes Invade US Capitol) It’s Raining Snakes in Washington, DC

    05/30/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Daily caller ^ | 05/30/2013 | Sarah Hofmann
    It’s raining snakes in Washington, DC Police reports in the Adams Morgan area of our nation’s capital detail recent occurrences of snakes falling out of trees and onto children. Police believe the intimidating inhabitants of Walter Pierce park to be black rat snakes, WTOP reports. The snakes fell out of trees in a playground near the National Zoo, which caused panic among the children. Black rat snakes are not poisonous, but they do constrict their small prey to kill it. The responding officer was able to capture a small one in a water bottle. Officials at the zoo said there...
  • Campaigners Call For Ban on "Killer Robots"

    04/28/2013 4:06:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | Li-mei Hoang
    Campaigners call for ban on "killer robots" LONDON (Reuters) - Machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention must be banned before they are developed for use on the battlefield, campaigners against "killer robots" urged on Tuesday. The weapons, which could be ready for use within the next 20 years, would breach a moral and ethical boundary that should never be crossed, said Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, of the "Campaign To Stop Killer Robots". "If war is reduced to weapons attacking without human beings in control, it is going to be civilians who are going to bear...
  • TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)

    04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 9, 2013 | Sarah Burge
    TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said. “He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here,” said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • Zombie-Scented Perfumes Make You Smell Less Attractive to the Undead

    03/10/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 9, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    Zombie-scented perfumes make you smell less attractive to the undead Usually a person dabs on a bit of perfume in hopes of attracting someone else's attention, but could a zombie-scented perfume repel the affections of the flesh-craving dead? Demeter Fragrance Library, purveyors of all sorts of offbeat scents, have come up with a pair of undead-themed perfumes that could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. No, the perfume doesn't smell like decaying flesh. Instead, Zombie for Him combines dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth, while Zombie for Her is a more feminine version, adding "a touch of Dregs...
  • Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Return With Jesus and 12th Imam

    03/06/2013 8:57:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March 6, 2013 | The Algemeiner
    Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Return With Jesus and 12th Imam A day after his death, Hugo Chavez is already being touted as a martyr and a messiah by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who equated the now deceased Venezuelan leader to Jesus and Shiite Islam’s 12th imam Wednesday, saying, “I have no doubt that he will return, along with the righteous Jesus and the perfect human.” Ahmadinejad also reiterated claims made by Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro that Chavez died of a “suspect illness” but didn’t go as far as Maduro had in equating Chavez’s death to that of late Palestinian Liberation...
  • Dystopia - Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop Promoted in Oakland Mayor's Newsletter

    03/04/2013 7:23:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA
    Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop OAKLAND, Calif. -- City leaders in Oakland have been getting some angry e-mails lately from some of the people they serve. Mayor Jean Quan is the major target after her newsletter appears to promote a class designed to teach people how to pick a lock. In a city with a crime problem, it's easy to see why they're not happy. The name of the class appears among 40 others in the catalog for the upcoming "Workshop Weekend" in Oakland, right alongside things like "robot building." It's a 3-hour class called "Introduction to Lockpicking" and...
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir. "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • Meltdown! A solar superstorm could send us back into the dark ages - one is due in just THREE years

    04/20/2009 11:23:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 3,337+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 19, 2009 | Michael Hanlon
    The catastrophe, when it comes, will be beautiful at first. It is a balmy evening in late September 2012. Ever since the sun set, the dimming skies over London have been alive with fire. Pillars of incandescent green writhe like gigantic serpents across the skies. Sheets of orange race across the horizon during the most spectacular display of the aurora borealis seen in southern England for 153 years. And then, 90 seconds later, the lights start to go out. Not the lights in the sky - they will dazzle until dawn - but the lights on the ground. Within an...
  • Prophecy MUST be Fulfilled - Prepare Yourselves NOW!

    03/18/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT · by Errant · 23 replies · 1,293+ views
    Youtube ^ | 18 March 2009 | scutter4christ
    The gentleman in this video makes many good points regardless of your belief system. Prophets of the bible laid it out thousands of years ago with amazing accuracy. One should fight the good fight but prepare for destiny should it arrive...
  • Yellowstone caldera's pushing earth

    02/22/2009 4:14:03 PM PST · by Flavius · 57 replies · 2,774+ views
    casperstartribune ^ | February 16, 2009 | By BRETT FRENCH
    The gradual uplift of Yellowstone National Park's caldera is pushing the earth's crust southwest along the Snake River Plain, affecting much of the Great Basin. "It adds energy to the whole system that we see," said Bob Smith, a University of Utah geophysicist who works with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. "It adds to the whole deformation and expands the Great Basin to the west."
  • Two-Thirds Of World's Resources "Used Up" (NICE TRY, NINCOMPOOPS)

    03/29/2005 9:04:46 PM PST · by srm913 · 30 replies · 833+ views
    U.K. Guardian ^ | March 30, 2005 | Tim Radford
    Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up' Tim Radford, science editor Wednesday March 30, 2005 Guardian The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1,360 scientists from 95 countries - some of them world leaders in their fields - today warns that the almost two-thirds of the natural machinery that supports life on Earth is being degraded by human pressure. The study contains what its authors call "a stark warning" for the entire world. The wetlands, forests, savannahs, estuaries, coastal fisheries and other habitats that recycle air, water and nutrients for all living creatures are being irretrievably...
  • A meteor is coming and we're all going to die, British teacher tells pupils

    11/18/2004 6:10:13 PM PST · by AM2000 · 48 replies · 1,431+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, Nov 18, 2004 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - A British schoolteacher, attempting to motivate her pupils into making the most of each day, told them a meteorite was about to smash into the Earth and that they should all return home to say goodbye to their families, a report said. The teacher at the high school in Manchester, northwest England, only realised her lecture was misjudged when many of the assembled teenagers started crying, the Sun newspaper said in its Friday edition. According to the report, the unnamed female teacher made the announcement to around 250 pupils at St Matthew's Roman Catholic High School during...
  • Thinning Ice (NY Times In Full-Panic Mode on "Global Warming")

    09/25/2003 10:57:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 262+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 25, 2003
    There has been no end of scholarly studies confirming the gradual rise in global temperatures over the past century. Yet nothing focuses the mind on global warming and its potential consequences quite so sharply as the occasional news flash from some remote corner of the globe documenting startling changes in landscapes once thought to be immutable. Two years ago, for instance, scientists told us that the snows of Kilimanjaro, which inspired Ernest Hemingway's famous short story, could vanish in 15 years, and that the seemingly indestructible glaciers in the Bolivian Andes might not last another 10. Last year brought evidence...
  • Alarm over freak weather worldwide -"weather is going haywire in 2003" (WMO)

    07/05/2003 4:17:45 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 57 replies · 741+ views
    Alarm over freak weather worldwide July 4, 2003 The world's weather is going haywire in 2003, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned this week in an astonishing announcement about global warming and extreme weather occurring around the globe. In a short but dramatic press release, the organisation, which normally produces detailed scientific reports and staid statistics at the year's end, highlighted record extremes in weather and climate occurring all over the world in the past few weeks, from the hottest-ever June in Switzerland to the record month for tornadoes in the United States - and linked them to climate...
  • Sweeping Civilization Away In A Single Wave

    05/28/2003 5:36:53 PM PDT · by RightWhale · 48 replies · 527+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 28 May 03 | staff
    Sweeping Civilization Away In A Single Wave Santa Cruz - May 28, 2003 If an asteroid crashes into the Earth, it is likely to splash down somewhere in the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet's surface. Huge tsunami waves, spreading out from the impact site like the ripples from a rock tossed into a pond, would inundate heavily populated coastal areas. A computer simulation of an asteroid impact tsunami developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows waves as high as 400 feet sweeping onto the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The researchers...
  • Report: Warming may double Australia deaths

    05/14/2003 1:43:59 PM PDT · by Carpet Kitten · 32 replies · 503+ views
    <p>Global warming may increase deaths and injuries due to flooding in Australia by as much as 240 percent by 2020, and cause a huge jump in the number of Pacific islanders whose homes could be washed away, a new report said.</p>
  • Changes in the Earth's Rotation Are in the Wind

    04/12/2003 8:59:38 PM PDT · by green team 1999 · 24 replies · 558+ views
    Goddard Space Flight Center ^ | march-4-2003 | NASA /earth science enterprise
    Changes in the Earth's Rotation Are in the Wind March 4, 2003 Because of Earth’s dynamic climate, winds and atmospheric pressure systems experience constant change. These fluctuations may affect how our planet rotates on its axis, according to NASA-funded research that used wind and satellite data. NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) mission is to understand the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes for better prediction of climate, weather and natural hazards, such as atmospheric changes or El Niño events that may have contributed to the affect on Earth’s rotation. “Changes in the atmosphere, specifically atmospheric pressure...
  • Bananas' Days May Be Numbered, Scientist Says (Update to Ananova Story)

    01/16/2003 8:19:16 PM PST · by T. P. Pole · 27 replies · 165+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wed Jan 15, 3:34 PM ET | Yahoo - Not Listed
      Science - Reuters Bananas' Days May Be Numbered, Scientist Says Wed Jan 15, 3:34 PM ET Add Science - Reuters to My Yahoo! LONDON (Reuters) - It is one of the world's favorite fruits, but the banana hasn't had sex in years and its days may be are numbered. Without scientific help the sterile, seedless fruit could disappear with 10 years, according to a Belgian plant pathologist. Emile Frison, the head of the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain in Monpellier, France, said the fruit lacks the genetic diversity to fight off diseases and pests...
  • End of World Has Already Begun, U of WA Scientists Say in Book 'The Life and Death of Planet Earth'

    01/13/2003 4:05:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies · 414+ views
    Boston.com via Drudge Report ^ | 1/13/03 | Ascribe Newswire
    <p>SEATTLE, Jan. 13 (AScribe Newswire) -- In its 4.5 billion years, Earth has evolved from its hot, violent birth to the celebrated watery blue planet that stands out in pictures from space. But in a new book, two noted University of Washington astrobiologists say the planet already has begun the long process of devolving into a burned-out cinder, eventually to be swallowed by the sun.</p>
  • Nigh? The End Of The World Is Already Here

    01/13/2003 5:58:50 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 296+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-14-2003 | John von Radowitz
    Nigh? The end of the world is already here By John von Radowitz 14 January 2003 The end of the world is not merely nigh – it has already begun. Earth has started the process of turning into a burnt-out cinder that will eventually be swallowed by the Sun, say the astrobiologists Donald Brownlee and Peter Ward of the University of Washington. They calculate that Earth's "day in the sun" has reached 4.30am, corresponding to its age of 4.5 billion years. By 5am the billion-year reign of animals and plants will have ended. At 8am the oceans will vaporise. At...