Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Today in the Apocalypse

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Remember that Higgs-like particle that scientists finally managed to pin down last year at the Large Hadron Collider? Well, it’s proving to be a harbinger of bad news. According to Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the mass of the Higgs boson indicates that “the universe we live in is inherently unstable, and at some point billions of years from now it’s all going to get wiped out.”

Written by gerrycanavan

February 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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  1. When I saw the title on this post I thought it’d be about the new UN report forecasting 5ºc of warming by 2050. (http://science-pope.com/2013/02/i-bet-you-didnt-know/)

    Stephen Frug

    February 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    • Who cares about that, when this Higgs Boson thing is happening?

      gerrycanavan

      February 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      • Nah, I was worried about that whole ‘alternate universe eating ours’ thing until I remembered that Picard had already stopped that in the last ever ST:TNG episode. So no worries.

        Stephen Frug

        February 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm


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