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Our Daily Planet: May 21 Doomsday Prediction and the CDC's Zombie Plan

Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Turkey Quake: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake killed two people and injured 79 in northwest Turkey yesterday.

Light Pollution: The chess game between U.S. border agents and smugglers is polluting the night sky, making it hard for astronomers to star gaze.

Noodling in Texas: Hand fishing, or noodling, for catfish is illegal in Texas. Critics say the practice could decimate catfish populations. But state lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to legalize hand fishing.

Judgement Day: Just a friendly reminder that the world is ending tomorrow (one man has predicted). In the meantime, enjoy these award-winning photos of the night sky while you still can. [Related: What Will the Weather Be Like on Judgment Day? ]

CDC's Zombie Plan: To raise awareness for disaster preparedness for the upcoming hurricane season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first official instructions on coping with a zombie apocalypse. [Related: Hurricane Season Forecast to Be Above Average ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Philadelphia Tornado Video and a Dive to Blackbeard's Shipwreck

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.