Scientists Gone Wild
Lawrence Krauss has somehow connected quantum observables with "dark energy." In this interpretation, simply observing DE causes it to exist, which will one day end the Universe. If true, this is very good reason not to believe. Elsewhere, Laura Mersini of UNC Chapel Hill thinks that the mysterious Hole reported in August is the imprint of another Universe, which would prove the crumbling string enterprise despite the utter lack of evidence.
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