Robert Frost wrote, “Some say the world will end in fire,/Some say in ice.” But, according to the Higgs Boson, it might not be that nice:
“If you use all the physics that we know now and you do what you think is a straightforward calculation, it’s bad news,” Joseph Lykken said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston on Monday. “It may be 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. This has to do with the Higgs energy field itself.”
That’s right. One cosmic belch and it’s all over.