In this Washington Post article, Norman Platnick of the American Museum of Natural History is quoted as saying the following: If spiders disappeared, we would face famine. Spiders are primary ...
I've just heard on the news that some comet named ISON is passing by the Sun. And they said that it will split and then it may hit us. They are citing Nostradamus prophecies and stuff. It appears that ...
I see several websites claiming that without bees, mankind will be extinct in four years. Does human survival depend on bees? Citing Albert Einstein's saying to the effect that mankind would ...
At the beginning of the 2012, I predicted that we would see a number of false debunkings of the Mayan Calendar Apocalypse, which would depend on their own misunderstandings of the Mesoamerican Long ...
Assuming that a global nuclear war would mean use of the whole global nuclear arsenal, is it possible for a global nuclear war to release enough destructive energy to damage our planet in a ...
I have heard several claims that we have enough nuclear weapons to wipe out all of humanity, but has anyone actually done an exact calculation of whether we do? The claim includes: All of the ...
What are the chances that the magnetic poles of earth will switch during the next decade? If the event were to occur, what would be the effect to our civilization? Would computer hard drives get ...
We should be able to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy according to the Drake equation: By plugging in realistic values we obtain the result ...
http://frogmatters.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/scientists-scramble-to-solve-amphibian-death-puzzle/ Are there thousands of species dying off due to a chitrid fungus? I tend to be very skeptical of this ...
The Mayan calendar completes its 5,125 year cycle, on 21 December 2012. Is there any evidence they foresaw the end-of-the-world?