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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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