Vol. 2, No. 22
THIS WEEK: Galaxies collide, giant bugs get wiped out, an accelerated schedule for supervolcanoes and Matt Crenson wonders why people fall for apocalyptic prophecies.
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Matt CrensonMaya calendar savvy suggests apocalypse is farther in the future than December
For those of us who hate Christmas, it’s kind of comforting to hear that the world is going to end on December 21. If the jig truly is up, there’s no need to go through the tedious holiday rituals of shopping, making travel arrangements and festooning the boughs of doomed evergreens.
What a wonderful life that would be. But alas, the apocalypse is not coming on the third Friday in December. . .
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