Global catastrophic risks
A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event with the potential to seriously damage human well-being on a global scale. Some events could destroy or cripple modern civilization. Other, ev...
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Prof. Stephen Hawking WARNS That Humanity Only Has 1000 Years To ESCAPE Earth!
HUMANS only have 1,000 years left on Earth and will have to find another planet if we are to survive, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.
WikiLeaks Election Truth Bomb: 'There Is No U.S. Election,' Presidents Are Selected Not Elected
Using their Twitter account, WikiLeaks has dropped a massive election truth bomb on concerned U.S. residents and livid voters alike.
Breaking: Russia Orders All Officials To Fly Home Any Relatives Living Abroad
Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the 'Motherland', according to local media due to possibility o...
Our Simulated Universe Is Just One Piece of a Matryoshka Doll of Annihilation
Perhaps a posthuman civilization running simulations self-destructs, or a lab assistant accidentally spills coffee on computer hardware. Simulations can collapse.
The biggest explosions in the Universe
These bursts are a million times brighter than entire galaxies
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
After Black Holes Collide, a Puzzling Flash
A surprising flash that accompanied a black hole collision is leading physicists to rethink what black holes can do.
Zika Virus Could Be Bigger Global Health Threat Than Ebola, Say Health Experts
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. That is the stark claim of several senior heal...
‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Apparently Thronged By Comets
A star in a faraway solar system has caused quite a stir among astronomers. Its light fluctuates dramatically and in strange patterns, so scientists think something large and weird-shaped might be cir...
France goes to war with ISIS: Start of World War III ?
Reports are coming in that on Monday France will invoke Article 5 of the NATO Mutual Defense Treaty. The defense clause of NATO’s founding treaty stipulates that if invoked, each of the members will a...
WHO Study Shows 3.7 Billion People Infected With Herpes Virus
More than half the world’s population is infected with the form of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, according to new numbers from the World Health Organization. In the Americas, around 39 per ...
What Do You Get When Two Neutron Stars Merge?
What remnant is formed by a neutron-star merger: another neutron star? Or a black hole? The answer determines whether or not an explosion of energy is released in the form of a gamma-ray burst. The me...
Unexpected Asteroid To Zip Past Earth On Halloween
We can expect a totally different kind of trick-or-treater this coming Halloween. A rather large asteroid—discovered less than three weeks ago—is set to to fly past the Earth at a distance not seen in...
Why Humanity's Survival May Depend On Colonizing Mars
After decades of space exploration, and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of fascination?Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave o...
U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world's most fearsome militaries
Early on the morning of Sept. 30, a Russian three-star general approached the American embassy in Baghdad, walked past a wall of well-armed Marines, to deliver face-to-face a diplomatic demarche to th...
Kinetic bombardment
A kinetic bombardment or a kinetic orbital strike is the hypothetical act of attacking a planetary surface with an inert projectile, where the destructive force comes from the kinetic energy of the p...
Mutual assured destruction
Mutually assured destruction, or mutual assured destruction (MAD), is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction b...
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Synthetic intelligence
Synthetic intelligence (SI) is an alternative term for artificial intelligence which emphasizes that the intelligence of machines need not be an imitation or any way artificial; it can be a genuine fo...
Alien invasion
The alien invasion is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under a colonial system, to ...
Malthusian catastrophe
A Malthusian catastrophe (also known as Malthusian check) was a prediction of a forced return to subsistence-level conditions once population growth had outpaced agricultural production.
In 1798...
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New World Order (conspiracy theory)
As a conspiracy theory, the term New World Order or NWO refers to the emergence of a totalitarian world government.The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a secretive p...
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Nuclear holocaust
Nuclear holocaust or nuclear apocalypse refers to a possible complete or nearly complete annihilation of human life by the use of a large enough quantity of nuclear weapons to produce a Doomsday devic...
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Societal collapse
Societal collapse is the fall or disintegration of human societies. Societal collapse broadly includes abrupt societal failures such as that of the Mayan Civilization, as well as more extended gradual...
World War III
World War III (WWIII, WW3 or the Third World War) is a hypothetical worldwide conflict following World War II. The most common scenario, an imagined nuclear war between the superpowers, the United Sta...
Ecocide
The term ecocide refers to any extensive damage or destruction of the natural landscape and disruption or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory to such an extent that the survival of the inhabitan...
Human impact on the environment
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources. The term anthropogenic designates an effect ...
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Cascade effect (ecology)
An ecological cascade effect is a series of secondary extinctions that is triggered by the primary extinction of a key species in an ecosystem. Secondary extinctions are likely to occur when the thre...
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Overexploitation
Overexploitation, also called overharvesting, refers to harvesting a renewable resource to the point of diminishing returns. Sustained overexploitation can lead to the destruction of the resource. The...
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Human overpopulation
Human overpopulation occurs if the number of people in a group exceeds the carrying capacity of the region occupied by that group. Overpopulation can further be viewed, in a long term perspective, as ...
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