Midnight In The Desert — extinction

When will the Earth try to kill us again?

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When will the Earth try to kill us again?

Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of animals. And if science tells us anything, it will surely try to kill us all again. Working in the 19th century, paleontology pioneer Georges Cuvier saw dramatic turnovers of life in the fossil record and likened them to the French Revolution, then still fresh in his memory. Today, we refer to such events as “mass extinctions,” incidents in which many species of animals and plants died out in a geological instant. They are so profound and have such global reach that geological time itself...

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End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County

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End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County

Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice. “Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a man’s voice boomed, according to a video of the alert. Laflamme said she was alarmed. “It almost sounded like Hitler talking,” she said. “It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the...

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The World Is Ending, This Time on Saturday

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The World Is Ending, This Time on Saturday

A self-proclaimed “researcher” David Meade claims the world as we know it will end on September 23 due to the arrival of the mysterious Planet X, in conspiracy circles referred to as Nibiru. Meade, who calls himself a "Christian numerologist" and says he studied astronomy at an unspecified university in Kentucky, bases his prophecy on the biblical description of an image that is supposed to appear in the sky this Saturday. The Bible's Book of Revelation describes a woman "with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head" giving birth to a boy who...

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The Reason We've Never Found Intelligent Life Might be Because We Are Already Going Extinct

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The Reason We've Never Found Intelligent Life Might be Because We Are Already Going Extinct

The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by planets. There are probably at least 2 trillion galaxies like ours in the observable universe, each one populated by trillions of planets orbiting hundreds of billions of stars. Even if planets capable of sustaining life are exceedingly rare, on the numbers alone there should be intelligent life somewhere in the universe. For example, according to Business Insider, if a mere 0.1 percent of planets in our galaxy that might be habitable harbored life, that would mean there were about...

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Report: California fish face extinction on increased level unless trends change

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Nearly half of California's diverse types of native salmon, steelhead and trout are headed toward extinction in 50 years unless environmental trends are reversed, a team of scientists warn in a new report.

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