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Could Fukushima Lead to an Apocalypse of Sorts?

February 24, 2014
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Could Fukushima Lead to an Apocalypse of Sorts?

On Friday, March 11th, 2011, Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0 earthquake that caused the death of 15,884 people, damaged over one million buildings, and created a tsunami with waves recorded over 130 feet tall. In addition to the massive loss of life and property damage, the earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant with the meltdown in the cores of three reactors. Since then, TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, has been working to decommission the plant, but not without issues. According to an article published on RT.com, TEPCO is now faced with the task of removing over 1,300 spent nuclear fuel rods, a delicate operation that could have serious implications should something go...

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This Is the Car You Want to Drive During A Zombie Apocalypse

December 3, 2013
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This Is the Car You Want to Drive During A Zombie Apocalypse

At this point, just about everybody agrees that eventually we probably will see a zombie uprising. It's probably going to coincide with some sort of apocalyptic event like a series of storms that upset the globe's nuclear reactors; Syria, Iran, or North Korea getting red-button happy and starting WW3 or a Sharknado. The details of how it happens don't really matter much now. What matters is what you're going to do once the shuffling and murdering starts. You could go the Tom (of Jonathan Coulton's "Re: Your Brains" fame) route and lock yourself, your family, and your friends inside a mall and try to defend the entrances against a zombie attack. Or you could get this b*tchin' ride. The...

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Top 9 Post-Apocalyptic Reads

November 18, 2013
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Top 9 Post-Apocalyptic Reads

Before I get into the list, I'm going to be up front and tell you that I don't usually go for "post-apocalyptic" fiction. I, um, tend to read books that have pastel covers and snarky subtitles, if you catch my drift, so when I was first asked to write this list, I might have asked, "Wait, there's more than World War Z?" But thankfully I know a bunch of people who gravitate toward this genre, so a few days ago I put the word out that I was looking for some recommendations - wow, did those nerds and geeks come through. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I consider myself a geek. Just so we're clear.) Here are the suggestions I got, in...

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In The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

November 13, 2013
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In The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

By Stacey Thompson It hasn’t even been a week since Typhoon Haiyan scythed across the Philippine islands, bringing much death and destruction in its wake. Considered one of the strongest storm systems that have ever been witnessed by modern humanity, the total death toll and damage to property hasn’t even been fully ascertained (current estimates are way over two thousand lost lives and $14 billion in property damage), and it has made the rest of the world think about the state of the planet’s climate. The impact of the typhoon was so severe that it has eclipsed the fact that barely a month ago, an intense 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the island province of Bohol, causing major damage to...

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What I Learned About Divorce From A Third-Person Perspective

November 1, 2013
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What I Learned About Divorce From A Third-Person Perspective

I’m a single lady in her late twenties, and fortunately, I have never had to experience my parents going through any grave marital relationship problems from the day I was born. I’ve always heard and read about the difficulties of spousal conflict from a distant spectator’s chair; to me, it’s almost like some kind of scary tale being told to me just so I would be careful with choosing my relationships, and pitch in with my family’s relationships so they won’t go awry. Last year, I saw marital conflict from up-close. My second-eldest brother Trevor and his wife Lorraine (who also happens to be a close friend of mine), after many months of fighting and arguing, decided to call...

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Underground “Apocalypse House” Built in 1970s for Sale

October 23, 2013
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Underground “Apocalypse House” Built in 1970s for Sale

Now for sale: a quaint, two-bedroom home complete with fireplace, putting green, lots of natural light - and a 26-foot deep bunker designed to withstand a nuclear blast and the post-apocalyptic nuclear winter that's sure to follow. An Underground Thinker Las Vegas's famous Casa Apocalypse was built in 1978 by gajillionaire businessman Girard "Jerry" B. Henderson. In 1978, Cold War tensions engulfed a tense world, and those tensions were especially tense for Henderson. Making his fortune through companies such as Gulfstream Aerospace and Avon Cosmetics, he branched out into a new initiative called World Underground Homes. With this enterprise, he envisioned an America whose populace would live underground when the U.S. and the Soviet Union exchanged nuclear attacks, rendering...

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3 Industries Profiting Off Our Fear of the Apocalypse

October 16, 2013
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3 Industries Profiting Off Our Fear of the Apocalypse

Only a good business person would be able to see a problem as a good chance to make money - and the fear of the apocalypse is certainly one problem many entrepreneurs see as a great chance to make a lot of money - and many people are just raking in the cash because of this fear. Photo Credit: We Heart It While the apocalypse is something people have feared since the beginning of times, it seems that in recent years, this fear has become much more widespread. Well, maybe it's not that the fear is more widespread, but rather that we, as a society, are more aware of this fear because of how connected we are. For many,...

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Syria: Could an Attack Trigger the End of the World?

October 16, 2013
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Syria: Could an Attack Trigger the End of the World?

Recently, many people believed America had its sights on Syria and could end up triggering World War III by attacking the Middle Eastern country. A third world war could spell the end of the world as we know it, with few people surviving. Those people who do survive would likely suffer and eventually die from radiation poisoning or starve to death in the process. Though many of us might consider that a world-ending massive war could happen, the reality is much closer than you might think. Especially if America attacked Syria and, in return, drew the ire of Russia and China, along with a smorgasbord of catastrophic counter attacks, including the possibility of launched nuclear weapons. Syria is a...

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Computers Run Your World (Whether You Like It Or Not)

October 4, 2013
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Computers Run Your World (Whether You Like It Or Not)

by Stacey Thompson In case you were not aware of it, we are very well within the information age, a chapter in our modern human civilization that makes the previous industrial revolution seem gradual. Our technological advances are growing in both impact and frequency, and it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that in a few short decades more, we might just enter a whole new age, if we don’t screw it up with all our wars and economic manipulation. Here’s to put you in the proper perspective: the first computer as we understand it in modern terms (a device that is both programmable and digital) became a reality on 1941; that’s a mere 72 years ago....

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