10 Terrifying Scientific Theories and Hypotheses

10 Terrifying Scientific Theories and Hypotheses

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6. Strangelets could make Earth a “strange star”
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2. Vacuum decay will delete the universe
1. The technological singularity will end us

Source/Further reading:

https://www.biology.iupui.edu/biocourses/N100/2k4prions.html
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/11/how-would-we-save-the-planet-from-a-killer-asteroid
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/faqs_supervolcanoes.html
https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare
https://web.stanford.edu/~ajlucas/Strangelet%20Matter.pdf
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/xDSrf3XAifsCuc3jg/the-great-filter-isn-t-magic-either
https://www.wired.com/2014/11/planck-length/
https://youtu.be/BxJPceCV51g
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_timeline_from_Big_Bang_to_Heat_Death
http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-law-of-accelerating-returns
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbump/9305155743
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Great._Courses_Plus_-_App_Screen_Shot.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_626_Mad_Cow_Disease_or_bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy_BSE.jpg
https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Variant_Creutzfeldt-Jakob_disease_(vCJD),_typical_amyloid_plaques,_H%26E.jpg
https://www.maxpixel.net/static/photo/1x/Outdoors-Stockyards-Livestock-Beef-Bovine-744884.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnIj92YOmmc
https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:PIA20041-Asteroid-2015TB145-Animation-20151030.gif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comparative_nuclear_fireball_sizes.svg
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:STS-87_launch.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2015_TB145_orbit_2015.png
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA20043_hires.jpg
https://www.nps.gov/mora/learn/nature/images/2014-7-18_Emmons-Sunrise_KLoving_web2_sml.jpeg?maxwidth=1200&maxheight=1200&autorotate=false
https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Yellowstone_Caldera.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carrington_Richard_sunspots_1859.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Components_of_the_electromechanical_telegraph_network._Proce_Wellcome_V0025510.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magnificent_CME_Erupts_on_the_Sun_-_August_31.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sun_-_August_1,_2010.jpg
https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/170000/velka/solar-flare.jpg
https://picryl.com/media/solar-flare-sunlight-eruption-science-technology-8d2de5
https://image.roku.com/channels/images/b9efbbb66c9d4455859e9b4cc3b83182-hd.jpg