At http://phys.org/print262508826.html … new research on dark energy can deduce the End Times – the fate of the Universe, no less. The paper comes from the Chinese Academy of Sciences – and they have looked at the consensus model of the Big Bang which was developed to explain the origin of the Universe. However, to forecast the end of the Universe researchers have poked their toes into murky waters, and explored dark energy. There is actually no consensus on what exactly dark energy is – but plenty of ideas get bandied around, as they should. The authors of the paper are convinced the properties of dark energy will decide the fate of the Universe – and they have done the maths to work it all out. You will be happy to know that Doomsday is a long way off.