Breaking news hit yesterday that filmmaking's least ashamed horrible multi-million dollar blockbuster maker Michael Bay was actually repentant about one of his films... and it was one of his films that everybody generally kind of liked. I mean, it's not like it was Oscar worthy, but it was good clean shlocky fun, and worlds (or at least asteroids) more repeatedly watchable than Deep Impact. Yes. Yesterday, it was revealed that Michael Bay is sorry for how Armageddon turned out. Except he's not, and has taken to his personal blog to throw shade on anybody who directly quoted the interview.
As a man of science, I know there's nothing to be afraid of on 12/21/12 besides the things I'm usually afraid of, like robots. The world isn't going to end just because the Maya Long Count Calendar is starting over, and I know that. That doesn't mean that there's nothing that ends tomorrow. Countless things end every single day, and tomorrow is no different. As such, we've put together a handy list of nine things that will actually end on the dreaded 12/21/12.
Today in frightening science news: researchers at UC Santa Cruz and Los Alamos National Laboratory have determined that if a giant asteroid is headed towards Earth, even detonating a small nuclear bomb may not be enough to stop it. The reason? If the blast isn't powerful enough, the asteroid fragments' own gravity could pull all of the pieces back together, T-1000-style -- in mere hours.