Maya Long Count calendar and European calendar linked using carbon-14 dating
(Phys.org) —The Maya are famous for their complex, intertwined calendric systems, and now one calendar, the Maya Long Count, is empirically calibrated to the modern European calendar, according to an international ...
Time for a change? Scholars say calendar needs serious overhaul
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still -- at least when it comes to the yearly calendar.
Painted ancient Maya numbers reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012 (w/ Video)
A vast city built by the ancient Maya and discovered nearly a century ago is finally starting to yield its secrets.
NASA's silly sci-fi film list -- 2012 the most flawed (w/ Video)
Maya demand an end to doomsday myth
Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
Review: New Surface tablets make typing easy
Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.
Armageddon looming? Bruce Willis couldn't save us from asteroid doom (Update)
(Phys.org) -- According to the internet hysteria surrounding the ancient Mayan calendar, an asteroid could be on its way to wipe out the world on December 21, 2012.
Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It—TEOTWAWKI—is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.
Chinese lunar calendar: Don't paint the nursery just yet
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you're among the parents-to-be who've used one of the increasingly popular online Chinese calendar charts to predict your baby's sex, a University of Michigan epidemiologist recommends that you hold off ...
Professor says current meteor shower proves theory of calendar's origin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stargazers are in for a unique treat tonight: the planet Earth will pass through the debris train of the Swift-Tuttle comet this evening which astronomers call the Perseid meteor shower. ...
Rutgers expert says Mayans never forecast Dec 21st apocalypse
December 21st may not be the end of the world as we know it, but if next week's predicted apocalypse falls through, America's many doomsday prophets will invariably choose a new date, says Stuart Charme, ...
Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012
Don't feel compelled to mark every item off your bucket list just yet.
Why the World didn't end yesterday
NASA is so sure the world won't come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, they have already released this news item for the day after.
Leap years prevent 'calendar climate change'
Without leap years, Earth would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years, a Queensland University of Technology scientist says.