Countdown to the 2012 Mayan apocalypse
The Mayan calendar comes to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. According to some folks, that means we’ve got less than a year on planet Earth. Others say our planetary consciousness will shift, heralding a new age of existence. ... But what’s really going to happen? In this week’s feature, science investigator Ben Radford cuts through the hype about what the Mayan calendar tells us about 2012.