Over 87% of Americans are unprepared to protect themselves from even the most basic world-ending scenarios, reports The Onion. A study recently released by the nonpartisan doomsday think-tank The Malthusian Institute finds that despite “more than ample warning” of the most likely means of worldwide destruction, fewer than one million American households have taken even the simplest precautions against nuclear shockwaves, asteroid impact or a host of angels bearing swords of fire. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.