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People waiting in the night the end of the world in Bugarach village.The small village of Bugarach in the foothills of Pyrenees is,according to a prophecy of an ancient Mayan calendar,the only place on Earth saved from apocalypse on the evening of December 21,2012 on December 20, 2012 in Bugarach, France. Miviludes,the French Governement's dedicated sect watchdog,are investigating the likelihood of apocalyptic sect activity or ritualised suicides due to the prophecy.  (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Predictions Are Nothing New: A Look At Doomsday Theories

The Mayan 2012 prophecy says that a series of cataclysmic events will destroy the planet on Friday — December 21, 2012 — the date when the Mayan calendar officially ends.

12/21/2012

Picture taken December 20, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach of 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village.   AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS        (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Parties Rage On As Many Make Light Of Mayan Doomsday Prophecies

Crowds are surrounding the Chichen Itza and the Mayan ruins, but interpretations of the doomsday calculation vary. Mayans believe that the calendar signaled Dec. 21 as the end of one era, and Dec. 22 as the beginning of a new one.

12/20/2012

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Ask Asa: Protecting Your Computer From The Doomsday Program

Federal investigators recently told CBS 2’s Asa Aarons that a dangerous program that has been set loose on the Internet could be waiting to pounce on hard drives around America.

04/24/2012

People waiting in the night the end of the world in Bugarach village.The small village of Bugarach in the foothills of Pyrenees is,according to a prophecy of an ancient Mayan calendar,the only place on Earth saved from apocalypse on the evening of December 21,2012 on December 20, 2012 in Bugarach, France. Miviludes,the French Governement's dedicated sect watchdog,are investigating the likelihood of apocalyptic sect activity or ritualised suicides due to the prophecy.  (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Predictions Are Nothing New: A Look Back At Doomsday Theories

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

10/20/2011

Harold Camping (credit: AP)

Family Of NYC Woman Angered By Donation To Apocalypse Preacher

The family of a New York City woman is angry after she left nearly $250,000 in her will to Harold Camping, the preacher who predicted the end of the world on May 21.

06/04/2011

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NYC Back To Business As Usual After Failed Doomsday Predictions

Whatever you want to call it – judgment day, the end of days, rapture – the predictions for the end of the world didn’t come to fruition on Saturday.

05/21/2011

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Is It The End? Many New Yorkers Say ‘No’

As much as the true believes think today is the end-of-days, many New Yorkers are convinced the apocalypse isn’t coming.

05/21/2011

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The Apocalypse: It’s Nothing New

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

05/21/2011

Mayor Mike Bloomberg (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Jokes About Doomsday On Weekly Radio Show

It may not be a laughing matter to some people, but New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg had a lot of fun on his weekly radio show joking about the world coming to an end on Saturday.

05/20/2011

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Doomsday On The Way, Staten Island Resident Says

New Yorkers only have a week left to live, according to advertisements plastered all over the city’s bus kiosks and subway cars.

05/13/2011