The sky is falling:

Universe is ‘doomed to collapse’

Forget the idea that we live in a youthful universe.

If two American professors are correct, the cosmos is middle-aged.

And it has not got an old age to look forward to.

Despite what recent observations suggest, Professor Andrei Linde from Stanford University and his wife Professor Renata Kallosh say the universe will stop expanding and collapse in the relatively near future.

New insights into the mysterious “dark energy” that appears to be pushing the universe apart suggest it may eventually lose its power. BBC