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UA engineers propose prepping for the end of the world under the surface of the moon

An engineering team at the University of Arizona is proposing a “doomsday vault” – in lava tunnels on the moon – to preserve the wondrous diversity of life on Earth if the apocalypse comes. Perhaps guided by Hollywood disaster movies, partly by the looming danger of climate change, the team has proposed a packing list in case a global disaster makes Mother Earth unlivable. Plant seeds and spores. Egg and sperm from creatures great and small. All cryogenically preserved in a vault, like a sort of “lunar ark.” ... Read more»

Comic: Politics

The Moonpranos

Seriously, Newt? A moon colony? That can apply for statehood? Seriously? That's your idea for intelligently spending $1 trillion? (Yes, that's what it would cost.)... Read more»

Gingrich promises moon base by 2020

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich promised Wednesday to build a base on the moon by the end of his second term in 2020.... Read more»1