"Dark Energy" threatens to possibly rip the universe asunder. Sounds like a particularly gloomy episode of Sailor Moon.
Once you get into the meat of the article, it starts getting really wild in a mad-scientist sort of way. Speculation about wormholes, anti-gravity, time travel and a host of really strange shit. And here I thought McCarthy was getting kind of wacky with all of the zero-point energy stuff in The Collapsium. Oh, well. I'm just a stupid liberal-arts major. I can grasp the science-fiction, but the science is over my head.