Science: Exploding Universe

Many a puzzled British housewife waited anxiously last week for the world to blow to pieces. As these matrons sat in their comfortable homes, a quiet voice from the radio had told them that the universe was nothing but a bursting soap bubble. "It is easy to blow a soap bubble," said the voice, "but far less easy to keep it in existence more than a minute or two—after that it is apt to disappear. If hope I shall not startle you too much if I say . . . that the universe is like...

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