The End is Nigh! 2012 Reality Check

Article : Universe Today 

Today sees the opening of 2012 here in the UK. There is so much nonsense on the internet about the premise of this movie, even NASA is taking notice and trying to calm things down. The LHC Black hole nonsense last year had many students worried1, this has the potential to be much worse. 

Perhaps there is a good science/media lesson in this?

1: While doing our Gravity show last year, we asked over 5,000 students if they had been worried by the press claims that the LHC could create a black hole that would swallow the earth. More than 50% said yes.