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Apocalypse Now: Mayor Quips That He's Prepared for Doomsday

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has some plans for the coming apocalypse. Doomsday theorists predict the world will end next week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayan Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jose Barreiro, assistant director for research at the National Museum of the American Indian, offers a fact-based account of the much discussed Mayan calendar and explains how contemporary Mayan culture is alive and well.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Calendars

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, prompting some to believe the world will end on that date. For this week’s Please Explain, we thought we’d find out about that calendar and the many others used through history by different cultures to account for the days and months that make up the year. Joining us are John Pratt and Ken Seidelmann, Research Professor at the University of Virginia’s Department of Astronomy.

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On The Media

Fact Checking the End of the World

Friday, September 21, 2012

Citing the Mayan calendar, many people believe that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Some of those people email NASA scientist David Morrison who, unlike most scientists, takes their concerns seriously enough to explain that there is no science to back up the 2012 prophecy. Brooke speaks to Morrison about the possibility of dissuading people from believing the end of the world is near.

Two Steps From Hell - Master of Shadows

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