Our 'Unstable' Universe Could Be Wiped Out by a New One

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The recent discovery of the Higgs Boson has produced some unfathomable — and frightening — modes of thought in the world of astrophysics. A new idea coming out of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has our universe being swallowed up by a new universe born out of an existing black hole. But have no fear, we've got billions of years before it happens.

Dr. Joseph Lykken of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory posits that "vacuum instability," that a universe will blow up like a bubble in our universe and sweep across it, consuming everything in its wake. It's pretty serious stuff, but the notion still relies on some far out cosmological theories. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and author of "Physics of the Future."