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Cosmically speaking, we are over the hill

This entire universe is nearing the point where it's time to throw it a party full of black balloons and cheap Grim Reaper decorations, according to recent research by an international team of astronomers. They studied the rate at which stars are born and found that that rate is declining. In fact, most of the stars that will ever exist already do. We're only likely to increase the total by about 5% between now and the end of everything. So, you know. Have a great rest of your day. Maggie

Drew Barrymore pledges to celebrate life at the end of the world in her second directorial effort

If you could spend the end of the world with anyone from Hollywood, wouldn't Drew Barrymore be a delightful choice? I mean, she's adorable, and she never wants to be a bummer, you guys. That's why she's chosen The End as her second movie as a director (after Whip It), an apocalyptic ensemble movie that doesn't focus on the people trying to survive the catastrophe (dummies!), but the ones who are like "Fuck it," and are celebrating their last day on Earth. Barrymore also has How to be Single and Heist Society on her plate to direct. (via Women and Hollywood) Jamie

The End, a game of death, belief and science

Tom Chatfield writes in: "The End is a free, online web-game commissioned by Channel 4 Education, and scheduled for release in August 2011. It is a game of self-discovery for 14-19 year olds which integrates strategy, puzzles and philosophical questions into a world which explores a range of commonly (or less commonly) held views about death, belief and science."

Previously: The Curfew: a game about civil liberties and teenagers and PRIVATES: action-packed reproductive health edu-game.