A University of Washington study published last month in Social Psychology examined the reaction of college-age men to threats against their masculinity. Researchers found that men who were shown falsely low results on a strength test were likely to exaggerate their height by an average of three quarters of an inch while emphasizing aggressive, ‘masculine’ traits.
The theory that the Universe can end disastrously in a “Big Rip” has received some preliminary theoretical support.
The Big Rip scenario in which the universe, including every tiny piece of it, rips itself apart in the distant future has been bandied about for quite a while now ever since the ever-increasing expansion of the universe was discovered in 1990s. This expansion was likely due to some weird sort of negative pressure or anti-gravitational energy which is now-famously referred to as Dark Energy. As End-Of-The-Universe theories go, this one was certainly at the extra-terrifying end of the spectrum. I did feel better though when I read consistent scientific assurances that this horrific end-game was highly unlikely.
Now, some scientists are not so sure again.
Anytime a Hollyweird celebrity uses their megaphone to spew bad health advice, it is dangerous and can have very damaging results.