This is beyond bizarre and were it not in The Times and were it not for the two people considering this theory..... it would belong in Weekly World News. You know the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which CERN built isn't working as it should, right? Things are fixed only to have something else break or odd things happen which seem to sabotage the LHC. Remember when physicists assured the world that the LHC wouldn't inadvertently bring an end to the universe (or, at least, our precious Earth)? Two physicists aren't so sure any longer and the jokes about the end of the universe floating around CERN have stopped. Holger Bech Nielsen of the Nils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto have developed a theory that the Higgs Boson particle which scientists hoped to discover, is actually creating a situation where its creation results in the destruction of whatever created it before it happens. Nielsen and Ninomiya are cautious about advancing their theory until it is better developed but they do appear to be serious about it. Other physicists working at CERN express disbelief at such a theory but some are at least politely circumspect.