Who destroyed the moon best?

We've looked at the best on-screen and comic book destructions of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Eiffel Tower. But some creators have set their destructive sights on something at once more remote and more universal: Earth's moon. So out of all the punches, explosions, and starship fire, who… » 9/23/12 7:00am 9/23/12 7:00am

10 Science Experiments That Looked Like the End of the World

It's official: The Large Hadron Collider helped to find a new particle, and it didn't turn the world inside out. Everybody relax! But history is full of strange experiments that people predicted might bring about the end of the human race... and in some cases, they might actually have had a point. » 7/06/12 10:25am 7/06/12 10:25am

View the Seeds of our Destruction in a Google Earth Mashup

Nothing says "massive destructive force" like the rocks exhumed from two kilometers down in the earthquake-causing San Andreas Fault. Mangled and twisted by the fault's awesome power, these rocks help you understand why a flick of this fault's little finger is enough to flatten entire cities. And now you can see them up… » 5/30/08 12:40pm 5/30/08 12:40pm

Canada To Save Humans From Extinction

Well, it's about time. Asteroids hitting Earth has been a big problem for life this planet since forever, and at last governments around the world have been united in their inability to give a shit. And they did it without Gort the giant robot forcing them! Next year, the Canadian Space Agency will launch the Near… » 5/08/08 1:40pm 5/08/08 1:40pm

New York City Destroyed. London, You're Next!

New York City has been hammered on by both I Am Legend and Cloverfield, as well as a slew of other films. It's been flooded, frozen, ravaged by viruses, and pummeled by monsters. But London has gotten off rather lightly, having merely been hit by one supervirus in 28 Days Later and the sometimes wonky special effects… » 1/18/08 12:10pm 1/18/08 12:10pm

No Bad Taste In Our Mass-Murder Porn, Please

There's a right way and a wrong way to destroy New York, according to an expert quoted in the New York Times. The right way (like I Am Legend) is tasteful and pays homage to the city even as you crash it into rubble. The wrong way (like Cloverfield) is exploitative and brings up memories of 9/11. What on Earth is James … » 12/26/07 1:00pm 12/26/07 1:00pm