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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Debut Author Francesca Haig On The Fire Sermon, Female Protagonists And The Post-Apocalypse

    This book, guys. This book.

    It's not often that I put down a book and am torn between immediately wanting to re-read it, begging someone for the sequel, and never wanting to read again because it was just so good. Set in a post-nuclear winter world where everyone is born with a perfect Alpha twin and a disabled, ostracized Omega twin - and when one twin dies, so does the other - The Fire Sermon tells the story of Cass, an Omega whose ability to see the future leaves her debilitated.

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  2. CNN’s “In Case of Apocalypse” Video Supposedly Online for the World to See

    The band played on...

    To be fair, people watching CNN in the first place is a sure sign of the apocalypse. They really should be prepared.

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  3. The Apocalyptic Anime Showdown—Attack on Titan vs Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Who's hungry?

    The end of the world sure is a hot topic right now, isn’t it? Even Japan has gotten in on the act with their massively popular series Attack on Titan. But some of you may remember that mainstream anime has actually tackled more or less this same exact subject material before. I’m talking, of course, about Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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  4. Why Do We Love the Apocalypse So Much?

    It's the end of the world as we know it... and we think it's pretty cool, actually.

    We wouldn't be creating it over and over again in art if some part of us didn't want it to be true in life.

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  5. Survival Moped Is Perfect for All Your Zombie, Robot, Climate Change Apocalypse Needs

    What? No caltrops?? Come on!

    Welcome to Thunderdome.

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  6. Mathematical Model Predicts Computers Will Never Become Self-Aware, Saves Us From Judgment Day

    Unless the computers they used for their calculations are trying to throw us off track...

    A scientific model of how consciousness works in the human brain might mean that it's mathematically impossible for computers to ever become self aware. So, we're never going to all get slaughtered/enslaved by robots! Well, not robots that think for themselves, anyway.

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  7. Here’s How to Watch Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse That Starts off a Tetrad, Which Is Still Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

    Apocalypse Nope.

    If you see someone standing outside staring at the sky in the wee hours of the night tonight, don't worry—they're not drunk (as far as I know). They're just watching the first lunar eclipse visible to most of North America since 2010. If you can't get out there to join them, it's the first in a Tetrad of four eclipses over the next year and a half.

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  8. Here’s An Analysis Of Your State’s Preparation For The Zombie Apocalypse

    Floridead, Nebrainska, Zombiesota: get your undead shit together.

    Real estate blog Estately has done America a huge public service and compiled the definitive data on which states are prepared to conquer an Army of the undead and which will inevitably turn into apocalyptic Zombiestan wastelands. On the plus side, at least New York real estate prices will drop?

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  9. The Universe Would Destroy You Without a Thought, and Here Are 10 Ways It Could Do That [Video]

    In case you forgot that you're living on the surface of a flying rock.

    We're taking a little time out of our busy schedule of telling you all about robot apocalypses and zombie apocalypses to scare you with some more realistic ones. I hope you didn't want to feel secure at all today, because here are just ten of the multitude of ways that all known life could be wiped out to unsettle you.

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  10. Uh-Oh, the Vikings Scheduled Their Apocalypse for Saturday

    Does Asterix know about this?

    Don't bother making plans for Saturday night: if ancient Viking lore is accurate, Loki's wolf son is set to break out of prison soon and the world will end on February 22nd. Thankfully, party-like-there's no tomorrow events are going down to help us celebrate Ragnarok, the end of life as we know it.

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  11. This Cabinet Has Everything You Need for a Zombie Apocalypse

    Except a moral compass.

    Worried about how to prepare you and your loved ones for the inevitable collapse of civilization? Wolfram Gear has created a cabinet with everything you'll need in the coming disaster-provided you have 145,000 set aside in your apocalypse preparation fund.

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  12. Google’s SCHAFT Win DARPA Robot Olympics With Japanese Humanoid ‘Bot “S-One”

    But Google's totally not trying to take over the world, right guys? Right?

    After two days of intense competition, Japanese robotics team SCHAFT dominated the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials to emerge as the sole victor (there were probably no retractable chain swords involved, though). Owned by Google, SCHAFT's two-legged bot (called "S-One") earned the most points over the course of the forty-eight hour challenge.

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  13. Better Your Chances of Surviving the Apocalypse with the First 10 Apocatips From Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

    We might be a little afraid of Barry Bostwick now.

    Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse is in the middle of its Kickstarter campaign, and part of their strategy is to post daily "Apocatips" with the film's stars giving advice on surviving the end of the world. Here's a collection of the first ten. Good luck in the aftermath, everybody!

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  14. Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse Kickstarter Launches, We Spoke to Them About the Project

    It's the end of the world as Gabe and Etta know it.

    There's no shortage of movies about the apocalypse, but we don't think enough of them are also fun road movies. Comedy duo Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine agree, so they're making Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse and we'll be tracking the whole production from start to finish.

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  15. NASA Is Totally Sure That Giant Asteroid Won’t Hit The Earth In 2032 Probably

    They're not exactly 100% sure, but that's close enough, right guys?

    You might have heard that Ukrainian astronomers spotted a giant asteroid headed straight for Earth, which could impact on August 26th, 2032 with a force fifty times greater than the largest nuke. But wait; before you run off and get "YOLO" tattooed on your forehead, NASA is here to tell us that we're all going to be completely fine. Probably.

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  16. Legend of Korra Star Will Face the Apocalypse in New Film Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

    Is there such a thing as an apocalypse bender?

    We imagine Korra would handle herself pretty well in an apocalyptic scenario, but unless the show takes a weird turn we likely won't find out. What we will see though is the voice of Korra, Janet Varney take on the apocalypse in an upcoming buddy road comedy about the end of the world, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.

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  17. Start Off Your Day With Contre Temps, A Stunning Animated Post-Apocalyptic Short

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    If the apocalypse does plunge our world under water, I hope that it ends up more like this gorgeous animation by The Contre Temps Team, and less like Waterworld. I could just stare at the backgrounds in this short all day, but the quirky characters definitely add their own charm to the video. Between the mesmerizing visuals and the serene music, nothing much even needs to happen in the first minute of the video to capture your attention. (via io9, Vimeo) Previously in Animation

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  18. Grumpy Cat Goes Nyan, Destroys Earth, Everything You Ever Loved

    Well, 12/21 passed without incident and, much to everyone's shock, the world didn't come to a fiery end, proving once again that you just can't trust an ancient Mesoamerican culture. In fact, the Inca still owe me $20 after skipping out on a bar tab, and they better not think I've forgotten about it. Today, though, we bring you a glimpse of the apocalypse that could have been, courtesy of of a Nyan-powered Tard the Grumpy Cat. You can behold this truly fearsome thing below, but be forewarned: it is not a video for the faint-hearted or weak-willed.

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  19. Celebrate the Apocalypse That Wasn’t With This End of the World Movie Supercut [Video]

    Congratulations, human race, we've survived yet another prophesied doomsday scenario and can continue on with our lives without the fear of fire raining down from the sky. There's only one way we know how to celebrate such a momentous occasion right: Crack open a can of green beans from the emergency rations stockpile, kick back, and watch a whole bunch of end of the world movies with the smug satisfaction that only comes from making an entire segment of the world's population look like a bunch of raving crackpots. For the sake of time, YouTube user Critica Daquele Filme has strung together some of the best scenes from these films in one bombastic supercut package, showcasing what could have been, but thankfully wasn't.

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  20. 7 Comic Book Characters You Would Not Want to See on 12/21/12

    Well, boys and girls, it looks like the time has finally come: Today's the day mankind bids farewell to its existence and says a hearty hello to the feathered serpent god, Kukulkan, as he finally returns to our earthly plane. Even as we stare into the face of our imminent destruction, be thankful that we don't live in the fictitious realms of comic books. Why? Because if we did, every single day would feel like the apocalypse, what with so many intergalactic warlords, omnipotent entities, and cataclysms from the depths of space and beyond laying waste to Earth. If beings like that were tearing things up right here, right now, 12/21/12 truly would be a day to remember. On that note, here's seven comic book characters you wouldn't want to see on December 21st -- though your efforts to hide would prove futile!

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