#UP 12-21-12 Winter Solstice, The Mayan Calendar Has Ended, How Was Your Doomsday?

New York Times
Don't the doomsday believers have enough real problems to worry about without stressing over the prospect that humanity might disappear in a hail of fire and brimstone? It was a point made by Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan ...

Happy Winter Solstice!Slate Magazine (blog)
But it does have astronomical significance, and for Northern Hemisphereans it's a happy one: Today, at 11:12 UTC (06:12 Eastern time) it was officially the winter solstice. That means the nights are getting shorter, the days longer, and that half of ...

West Wing Week: 12/21/12 or "We Are There For Them "The White House
December 21, 2012 Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President ...

The Mayan Calendar Has Ended, And We're All Still Here!Business Insider
Mayans never predicted an Apocalypse. This is just when they got lazy with their record keeping and stopped updating the long-form version of their 5,172-year calendar. Just as our calendar starts the year fresh by repeating all 12 months starting Jan ...



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