You must not live in Tornado Alley, or else you'd be down there for about half the summer if you head for the basement every time there's a tornado watch. Living in the Midwest my entire life, I now only move to shelter for tornado warnings.
David Shiga writes: "What gruesome fate awaits our universe? Some physicists have argued that it is doomed to be ripped apart by runaway dark energy, while others think it is bouncing through an endless series of big bangs and big crunches. Now, physicists have combined these two ideas to create another option, in which our universe ultimately shatters into billions of pieces, with each shard growing into a whole new universe. The model could solve the mystery of why our early universe was surprisingly well ordered."