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19 apocalypse movies, ranked from worst to best

INSIDER decided to take a look at a variety of movies new and old that are about the end of the world as we know it. Whether the world ended thanks to aliens, zombies, natural disasters, or man-made disasters, the following movies show how people behave when confronted with the […]
19 apocalypse movies, ranked from worst to best
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14 foods to keep in your bunker to survive the apocalypse

There are many people who believe the world will end soon, be it from nuclear war, climate change, or maybe a zombie apocalypse. Survivalists have long known that part of doomsday prep involves stocking up on foods and utilities that will last for years. If properly sealed and stored correctly, […]
14 foods to keep in your bunker to survive the apocalypse
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Here’s how we’d stop the zombie apocalypse

Whether it's George A. Romero's zombies or Robert Kirkman's zombies, one thing is always certain -- humanity suffers greatly during zombie outbreaks. Dr. Stephen Morse -- a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University -- stopped by to walk us through how public health officials would attempt to stop a potential zombie apocalypse in its tracks.
Here’s how we’d stop the zombie apocalypse
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Here’s what will happen when our sun dies

VIDEO: The Sun is currently in the middle of the stable section of its life cycle, and will stay there for the next 4.5 to 5.5 billion years. As it gets closer to depleting its hydrogen supply, there will be severe consequences for life on Earth.
Here’s what will happen when our sun dies
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A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It In 2012

The world as we know it almost came to an end in 2012 — but it happened before the Mayan calendar came to its end. Instead, one of the strongest solar storms ever recorded sent a burst of energy through Earth’s orbit that could have crippled electrical systems all over […]
A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It In 2012
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Doomsday Predictor Harold Camping Has Died At 92

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing […]
Doomsday Predictor Harold Camping Has Died At 92
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The Tea Party’s Sci-Fi Vision Of The Coming Apocalypse

Tea Party filmmaker Luke Livingston unveiled his latest masterpiece at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a fake sci-fi movie trailer of an apocalyptic America in which the Liberty Movement revolts against the ruling “Development Party.” 
The Tea Party’s Sci-Fi Vision Of The Coming Apocalypse
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British Health Official Says Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases Pose An ‘Apocalyptic’ Threat

[credit provider=”Flickr/kaibara87″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaibara/3075268200/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline […]
British Health Official Says Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases Pose An ‘Apocalyptic’ Threat
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Tourists Destroyed An Ancient Mayan Pyramid In A Doomsday Frenzy

[credit provider=”Flickr/An en Alain” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reisverhalen/2073323/”] Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban centre of the Mayan civilisation.”Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the […]
Tourists Destroyed An Ancient Mayan Pyramid In A Doomsday Frenzy
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A Handy List Of All Upcoming End-Of-The World Events

[credit provider=”Shutterstock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=radiation&search_group=#id=74173837&src=907a9e322db4db6ddfe50fa5303d37d3-2-13″] So we survived the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.That’s great news. 
A Handy List Of All Upcoming End-Of-The World Events
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Sad The World Didn’t End? You Aren’t Alone

[credit provider=”Andrea Dailey at Longwood University “] You might expect the world not ending to be a cause for celebration. But for believers in doomsdays like yesterday’s supposed Mayan apocalypse, the continued existence of the planet can be quite traumatic.Yesterday (Dec. 21) was widely rumoured online to be the end […]
Sad The World Didn’t End? You Aren’t Alone
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Loads Of Journalists, Few Believers In The Only Town Expected To Survive The Apocalypse

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bugarach_vue_g%C3%A9n%C3%A9rale.jpg”] The Daily Telegraph’s France correspondent Henry Samuel meets new agers and grumpy journalists in the one place predicted to survive the apocalypseIf the legend is true and the sleepy southern French town of Bugarach is the only place standing after the apocalypse, the Earth will be […]
Loads Of Journalists, Few Believers In The Only Town Expected To Survive The Apocalypse
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Everything You Need To Know About The Mayan Apocalypse, By The Numbers

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKlm-RX2zU”] Many Americans are confident that the world isn’t really going to cease to exist on Friday, Dec. 21, the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse.Still, plenty of people around the world are taking precautions ahead of the day when the Mayan calendar ends and, the theory goes, […]
Everything You Need To Know About The Mayan Apocalypse, By The Numbers
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When Humanity Dies Off This Is Where Life Will Live On

[credit provider=”James Gitlin (STScI) “] Billions of years from now, life on Earth will be extinguished when the dying sun scorches the surface of our planet. New research has aimed to determine what the last life forms on Earth will be, and what kind of abodes they will cling to […]
When Humanity Dies Off This Is Where Life Will Live On
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5 Ways The World Might End

Depending on how you interpret the ancient Mayan calendar, the world may or may not end on Dec. 21, 2012. 
5 Ways The World Might End
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Take An Armchair Tour Of Mexico’s Famous Mayan Ruins

[credit provider=”Screenshot via Google Streetview”] The Mayan calendar ends on Friday, and some people believe that means the world will come to an end.The descendants of the ancient Maya people, however, don’t actually believe in the pending apocalypse.
Take An Armchair Tour Of Mexico’s Famous Mayan Ruins
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6 Movies For The End Of The World

[credit provider=””2012″”] If you forgot to flip the page on your Mayan calendar this month, we have some bad news.The world is coming to an end on Dec. 21 thanks to the preordained Mayan Apocalypse. At least, that’s what dubious sources have spent the past few years alleging.
6 Movies For The End Of The World
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Doomsday rumours Prompt More Than 30 Michigan Schools To Close Early For Holidays

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKlm-RX2zU”] More than 30 Michigan schools closed for the holidays two days early because of doomsday rumours, NBC News reports.”Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumours circulating in our district, and in neighbouring districts, about potential threats of violence against students,” Lapeer County superintendent […]
Doomsday rumours Prompt More Than 30 Michigan Schools To Close Early For Holidays
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Vladimir Putin: ‘I Know When The End Of The World Will Come’

[credit provider=”Flickr/World Economic Forum” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/3234704030/”] Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out that the world will end this week, as predicted by Mayans, saying he did not expect the end for another 4.5 billion years.Giving his first major news conference since his return to the Kremlin, Putin was asked why he […]
Vladimir Putin: ‘I Know When The End Of The World Will Come’
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The Biggest Mayan Apocalypse Celebrations Around The World

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Fabricius” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etna.png”] Look, we’re all wilfully ignoring the fact that the world will not be ending on Friday. NASA told us so, as did the Mayans, since we’ve completely misunderstood their calendar this entire time.But that won’t stop believers and non-believers around the world from from partying on December […]
The Biggest Mayan Apocalypse Celebrations Around The World
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15 Vehicles That Will Help You Survive After The World Ends

[credit provider=”Conquest Vehicles”] By some accounts, the world is going to end on Friday. It’s unclear exactly what will go down, but it’s not going to be pretty.If you are one of the few to make it to Saturday, staying alive in a post-Apocalyptic world will be tough. To help […]
15 Vehicles That Will Help You Survive After The World Ends
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In The Face Of Earth-Ending Doom, Men Are Thinking About Sex

[credit provider=”Mad Men, AMC”] On Friday, we may all die. OK, for reals though, we definitely won’t.That doesn’t stop us from having a little fun with the idea of impending doom. Recent polls have found that about 20 per cent of Americans are “somewhat concerned” about the hellfire about to […]
In The Face Of Earth-Ending Doom, Men Are Thinking About Sex
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These Underground Shelters Are Perfect For Friday’s Mayan Apocalypse

[credit provider=”via Atlas Survival Shelters” url=”http://www.atlassurvivalshelters.com/”] The prevalence of ‘fall out’ shelters in pop culture, indeed in culture itself, has seen a recent spike.Maybe it was the 2008 global economic crisis, or the deafening Apocalyptic talk of prominent pundits (ahem, Glenn Beck), or even the resurgence of the zombie as […]
These Underground Shelters Are Perfect For Friday’s Mayan Apocalypse
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10 Foods That Will Last Forever In The Post-Apocalyptic World

[credit provider=”Gabriella MG” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/glitzandgo/6811721960/”] Some people think the world is going to end on Friday. According to believers, this apocalypse could manifest itself in a number of ways. If there is a disaster and you happen to make it out alive, there’s a good chance supermarkets will soon be pillaged and […]
10 Foods That Will Last Forever In The Post-Apocalyptic World
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Actually, There Is ZERO Chance The World Will End On Friday

[credit provider=”Terminator 2 screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQz91Cx0Ato&feature=related”] According to a Mayan calendar that’s been widely misinterpreted, the world is supposed to end on Friday, December 21, 2012.Doomsdayers think the world will end one of four ways:
Actually, There Is ZERO Chance The World Will End On Friday
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There’s Something Comforting About Facing The End Of The World

[credit provider=”Terminator 2 screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQz91Cx0Ato&feature=related”] December 21, according to much-hyped misreadings of the Mayan calendar, will mark the end of the world.It’s not the first “end is nigh” proclamation — and it’s unlikely to be the last.
There’s Something Comforting About Facing The End Of The World
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Why Some People Care So Much About 12/12/12

[credit provider=”Flickr/Richard Bowen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/6583818241/”] A seemingly benign number that defines everything from a dozen eggs and the hours of day and night to the days of Christmas and the astrological signs, 12 may be in the spotlight today, 12/12/12.This date structure, in which the same two-digit number gets repeated three […]
Why Some People Care So Much About 12/12/12
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TGIF Is Psyched That The Mayan Apocalypse Is On A Friday

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tgif-nyc.jpg”] T.G.I. Friday’s is throwing a massive end-of-the-world block party to ring in the purported Mayan Apocalypse which happens to fall on a Friday.The idea that the world will end on Dec. 21 is a cultural phenomenon which scientists regard as the end of the Mayan’s 5,215 […]
TGIF Is Psyched That The Mayan Apocalypse Is On A Friday
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The Best Places To Ride Out The Mayan Apocalypse

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Fabricius” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etna.png”] So the apocalypse is nigh, according to some.With the end of the world approaching, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, there has been panic candle buying in Sichuan, China, reassurances issued from Sydney to Moscow, and plenty of tourist dollars made in Mayan parts of Central America as visitors […]
The Best Places To Ride Out The Mayan Apocalypse
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14 Places To Hide Out During The Apocalypse

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tristan_da_Cunha,_British_overseas_territory-20March2012.jpg”] Well, the 5125-year Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2012, and no one knows what will happen next.True believers suppose we might see cataclysmic solar flares or an incident involving a black hole or a collision between Earth and a planet called Nibiru.
14 Places To Hide Out During The Apocalypse
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Candle Sales Show That China Is Planning For The Apocalypse Dec. 21

[credit provider=”Imgur, Weibo” url=”http://imgur.com/a/Y7oIp#lSA7G”] China’s most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world.But in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will […]
Candle Sales Show That China Is Planning For The Apocalypse Dec. 21
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Security Firm Prepares For The Zombie Apocalypse

[credit provider=”Flickr / aeviin” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeviin/5873706270/in/photostream/”] Next month, a security firm will incorporate — no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit here.The five-day event will provide hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical […]
Security Firm Prepares For The Zombie Apocalypse
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When The Zombie Apocalypse Hits, Will You Be Ready?

[credit provider=”Flickr / aeviin” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeviin/5873706270/in/photostream/”] When it comes to your emergency savings fund, have you set aside some money in preparation for a real emergency? For instance, when the zombie apocalypse hits, will you be ready?One of the key possessions you should have on hand is a zombie survival kit. […]
When The Zombie Apocalypse Hits, Will You Be Ready?