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Lunar Eclipse Facts: 5 Neat Things About Tonight's 'Blood Moon'

Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical Prophecies

Now, a popular televangelist from San Antonio named John Hagee has stated that the four lunar eclipses scheduled to begin thi…

  • Why I Heart Generation Selfie
    Why I Heart Generation Selfie Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    There is suddenly much panic about the rise of the “selfie” generation. But millennials are simply rejecting the worn-out trappings and organizations of the Establishment—and quite right too. More »

  • Nasa Study: 'Collapse of Modern Civilisation is Near'
    Nasa Study: 'Collapse of Modern Civilisation is Near' Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    The modern civilisation driven by industrialisation could collapse in just a few decades, a new study funded by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center says. "The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally [if not more] advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent," study leader Safa Motesharri said, according to the Guardian. More »

  • India to kick off world's biggest election on April 7
    India to kick off world's biggest election on April 7 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    By Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's mammoth parliamentary election will start on April 7, authorities announced on Wednesday, kicking off a race that will pit charismatic Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi against the unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family's ruling Congress party. Running on his strong economic track record as chief minister of the state of Gujarat, Modi has emerged in opinion polls as the favourite, reflecting popular anger over corruption and a sense that the centre-left Congress government frittered away opportunities for rapid growth after coming to power in 2004. With half of India's population under 25, a record number of first-time voters is expected to participate in the election and many appear open to Modi's promises of job creation and efficient government. However, India's fragmented political landscape and first-past-the-post system for parliamentary seats makes results notoriously hard to predict, and that means a victory is by no means assured for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). More »

  • Body of flamenco legend Paco de Lucia flown home to Spain
    Body of flamenco legend Paco de Lucia flown home to Spain Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The body of flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia was flown home to Spain on Thursday, two days after the 66-year-old musician died of a heart attack in Mexico. More »

  • Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Never Happene …
    Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Never Happene … Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Viking apocalypse will cause end of the world on February 22 with Ragnarok, according to an ancient prediction in Norse mythology. Vikings, the people of the Norse culture (793 to 1066 AD) in Scandinavia, called their apocalypse prediction Ragnarok, which coincides with the grand finale of York's 30th Jorvik Viking Festival that celebrates the city's Viking heritage. Ragnarok, or Doom of the Gods, is described in Viking mythology as the catastrophic event where the nine worlds that make up the cosmos are destroyed. It is a prophecy about the end of the world in which all the Viking gods including Odin, Thor, Tyr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki, will fight in a great battle following which the world will submerge in water to resurface afresh with two human survivors. More »

  • Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Failed
    Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Failed Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Viking apocalypse will cause end of the world on February 22 with Ragnarok, according to an ancient prediction in Norse mythology. Vikings, the people of the Norse culture (793 to 1066 AD) in Scandinavia, called their apocalypse prediction Ragnarok, which coincides with the grand finale of York's 30th Jorvik Viking Festival, which celebrates the city's Viking heritage. Ragnarok, or Doom of the Gods, is described in Viking mythology as the catastrophic event where the nine worlds that make up the cosmos are destroyed. It is a prophecy about the end of the world in which all the Viking gods including Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki, will fight in a great battle following which the world will submerge in water to resurface afresh with two human survivors. More »

  • Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Never Came Tr …
    Viking Apocalypse Ragnarok: End of the World Predictions that Never Came Tr … Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Viking apocalypse will cause end of the world on February 22 with Ragnarok, according to an ancient prediction in Norse mythology. Vikings, the people of the Norse culture (793 to 1066 AD) in Scandinavia, called their apocalypse prediction Ragnarok, which coincides with the grand finale of York's 30th Jorvik Viking Festival that celebrates the city's Viking heritage. Ragnarok, or Doom of the Gods, is described in Viking mythology as the catastrophic event where the nine worlds that make up the cosmos are destroyed. It is a prophecy about the end of the world in which all the Viking gods including Odin, Thor, Tyr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki, will fight in a great battle following which the world will submerge in water to resurface afresh with two human survivors. More »

  • Detective keeps job after blunders
    Detective keeps job after blunders Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    One of Britain's top detectives will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct over his handling of a high-profile double murder case. More »

  • Timeline Shows Death of Earth and Universe 100 Quintillion Years in the Fut …
    Timeline Shows Death of Earth and Universe 100 Quintillion Years in the Fut … Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    A timeline has been created to show how mankind, Earth and the Universe will eventually die out. More »

  • India's Barefoot College lights up the world
    India's Barefoot College lights up the world Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    College helps to bring electricity to villages around the globe by training poor women to be solar engineers. More »

  • Dark life: Aliens could be common on free-floating ‘rogue planets’ without suns, …
    Dark life: Aliens could be common on free-floating ‘rogue planets’ without suns, … Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    ‘Rogue planets’, which orbit galaxies without a parent sun, could harbour life beneath their surface, a scientist claims - and extraterrestrial lifeforms could be more common than we have thought. More »

  • Are Mexico's Zapatista rebels still relevant?
    Are Mexico's Zapatista rebels still relevant? Wed, Jan 1, 2014

    Twenty years after the uprising, activists say Zapatistas have influenced radical movements around the world. More »

  • Mexico's Zapatista rebels in retreat?
    Mexico's Zapatista rebels in retreat? Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    Once the delight of the global left, the Zapatistas trust few people and reject much of the outside world. More »

  • 6 Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice Sat, Dec 21, 2013

    Today (Dec. 21), those living in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the mark of increasingly longer days, those in the Southern Hemisphere will transition to shorter days, and those at the equator won't notice much of a difference at all. The global discrepancy in seasonal sunlight results from Earth's 23.5-degree tilt on its axis: During the Northern Hemisphere winter, the Earth is tilted directly away from the sun, and during the summer, it is tilted directly toward the sun. For many ancient civilizations that struggled to subsist through harsh winter months, the winter solstice marked a time of spiritual rejoice and celebration. Still other people celebrate the day by tuning into the spiritual rituals of ancient civilizations and visiting the sites of winter solstice tributes. More »

  • US on brink of government shutdown
    US on brink of government shutdown Tue, Oct 1, 2013

    The US Congress building is seen at dusk on the eve of a possible government shutdown as Congress battles out the budget in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013 More »

  • Rebecca Godden Detective: Misconduct Case Call
    Rebecca Godden Detective: Misconduct Case Call Mon, Sep 9, 2013

    An experienced detective who failed to caution a murder suspect, leading to the case against him being dismissed by a judge, should face a gross misconduct case, an independent investigation has found. More »

  • Mayan Inscriptions Discovered In Guatemala
    Mayan Inscriptions Discovered In Guatemala Fri, Aug 9, 2013

    Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription. More »

  • Biblical King David's palace found after 3,000-year quest
    Biblical King David's palace found after 3,000-year quest Tue, Jul 23, 2013

    Archaeologists in Israel have solved a 3,000 year-old mystery – uncovering the palace of Biblical King David, the ruler most famous for defeating the Philistine champion Goliath as a young man. More »

  • Mysterious Mayan tablet reveals secrets of “snake queen”
    Mysterious Mayan tablet reveals secrets of “snake queen” Thu, Jul 18, 2013

    The intricate hieroglyphics are still being deciphered by archaeologists - and tell the violent story of a 6th-century “snake queen”. More »

  • Mexico: Volcano Popocatepetl Spews Out Ash
    Mexico: Volcano Popocatepetl Spews Out Ash Tue, Jun 18, 2013

    A volcano in Mexico has been spewing clouds of ash high into the sky. More »

  • China's Xi to visit Trinidad in key trade region
    China's Xi to visit Trinidad in key trade region Fri, May 31, 2013

    China's President Xi Jinping is shown at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 6, 2013. When Xi begins a tour of Latin America and the Caribbean on Friday, he will see a region split between nations ... More »

  • Mayan pyramid razed for road fill: Belize officials
    Mayan pyramid razed for road fill: Belize officials Wed, May 15, 2013

    A construction company owned by a local politician demolished a 2,300-year-old Mayan temple in northern Belize to use the rubble as gravel for road repair work, authorities charged. More »

  • Britain's most over-signed place: The tiny village of 3,000 with 900 road s …
    Britain's most over-signed place: The tiny village of 3,000 with 900 road s … Wed, May 15, 2013

    The tiny community of Feock in Cornwall has a claim for Britain's most over-signed place - but is set to have 170 of the 'completely pointless' signs taken down. More »

  • Video: Builders in Belize bulldoze ancient Mayan pyramid for road fill
    Video: Builders in Belize bulldoze ancient Mayan pyramid for road fill Wed, May 15, 2013

    One of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize has been nearly destroyed by a road-building company to extract crushed rock for a road project. More »

  • Guatemala Dictator Sentenced For Genocide
    Guatemala Dictator Sentenced For Genocide Sat, May 11, 2013

    Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. More »

  • Apocalypse? Not Now, As World Survives
    Apocalypse? Not Now, As World Survives Mon, Dec 24, 2012

    An ancient prediction that the world would end on December 21 has failed to come true. More »

  • End Of World: French Village Ready For Doomsday
    End Of World: French Village Ready For Doomsday Fri, Dec 21, 2012

    A tiny village in the Pyrenees has been sealed off as police try to prevent an invasion by those seeking salvation from a predicted apocalypse. More »

  • Knife Attacks: Pupils Taught To Combat Threat
    Knife Attacks: Pupils Taught To Combat Threat Thu, Dec 20, 2012

    Chinese schools are teaching young students how to fight off knife-wielding attackers following a string of stabbings aimed at children. More »

  • Lost campsite used by Scott's Antarctic expedition found after 100 years
    Lost campsite used by Scott's Antarctic expedition found after 100 years Tue, Dec 18, 2012

    A campsite used by members of Captain Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition has been found - a century after Scott and his team perished on the journey to the South Pole. More »

  • NASA says 'Merry Christmas' with festive photo from Hubble
    NASA says 'Merry Christmas' with festive photo from Hubble Tue, Dec 18, 2012

    The swirling gas of nearby planetary nebula NGC 5189 looks like a Christmas-tree ornament with a glowing ribbon inside. More »

  • How the world's Mayan apocalypse believers are waiting for the end
    How the world's Mayan apocalypse believers are waiting for the end Tue, Dec 18, 2012

    Around the world, believers are preparing for Doomsday this Friday - and restaurants are offering 'End of the World' specials. More »

  • China Cracks Down On 'Doomsday Cults'
    China Cracks Down On 'Doomsday Cults' Tue, Dec 18, 2012

    Hundreds of members of a Christianity-inspired religious sect have been arrested by Chinese authorities and accused of spreading rumours about the end of the world. More »

  • Mayan Apocalypse 2012: Five doomsdays that never happened
    Mayan Apocalypse 2012: Five doomsdays that never happened Mon, Dec 17, 2012

    According to internet conspiracy theorists, the world will end this Friday - a prediction based on an incorrect interpretation of Mayan theology, and a strange mix of New Age beliefs. More »

  • Apocalypse Pods To Beat The End Of The World
    Apocalypse Pods To Beat The End Of The World Fri, Dec 14, 2012

    As people across the globe tremble in anticipation of next week's supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse, one Chinese villager says he has just what humanity needs - tsunami-proof survival pods. More »

  • Nasa Video Debunks 'End Of World' Theories
    Nasa Video Debunks 'End Of World' Theories Thu, Dec 13, 2012

    Scientists at Nasa have released a video dismissing theories that the world will end on December 21. More »