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Joe Winski

The 12th-century Dresden Codex, also known as the 'Codex Dresdensis', one of four historic Mayan manuscripts that still exist in the world and that together suggest modern civilization will come to an end on December 21, at the Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany.

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The 12th-century Dresden Codex, also known as the 'Codex Dresdensis', one of four historic Mayan manuscripts that still exist in the world and that together suggest modern civilization will come to an end on December 21, at the Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany.

Will the World End Friday? U.S. Geological Survey Weighs In

In a release today billed as a “USGS Feature Story,” the hard-core scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey examine assertions coursing through the blogosphere that the world will end on Dec. 21 because the Mayan calendar says so. The gist...

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

Pro-Romney `Gut’ Call: Pennsylvania

Brian Gardner, Washington research chief for investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, predicts Mitt Romney will be elected president even though he will lose Ohio, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to fail in the Buckeye State but win the...

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