As you may or may not know 96% of the Universe is "missing". Please kindly check your cupboards to see if you are unwittingly hiding some of it. Thank you!
OK so scientists can't explain why the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate rather than slowing down as you would expect, so they have come up with the idea of dark matter and dark energy to explain it.
There's no proof of either, but it's a nice idea and helps justify spending billions on Hadron Colliders that might blow us all up, but hey it's all in the name of science isn't it so it has to be worth it right?
And scientists have recently detected signs of what they believe might be evidence of what dark matter might actually made up of.
They call this stuff - Weakly Interacting Massive Particles or WIMPS for short. It's true, check it out if you don't believe me!
And they have recently detected some anomalies from deep space that might be signs of these WIMPS existing they say.
However why they needed to spend all that time, effort and money looking for WIMPS is a bit baffling really when all they had to do was fly to Copenhagen for the COP15 Conference and find a whole plethora of them there!
In case you are wondering what these weakly interacting massive particles might themselves be made of then the egos of all these so called world leaders could be close. And the bigger the egos the less time they spent there.
The only person who seemed to have any decent grip on the need and the urgency of the situation was the Danish Environment Minister who was hosting the event and she was fairly quickly replaced by, yes you guessed it, a man with a rather large ego because other men who also had rather large egos didn't like the way she was handling the conference!
So looks like WIMPS make up 96% of the known Universe!
So what might the other 4% be made of?
How about - S.T.U.F.F.? - Strong, Tiny, United, Free-Radical, Forces
They may all be tiny but together they build a future where everyone is included and everyone is part of the solution.
And although it might only make up 4% of the Universe that's still quite a lot of STUFF to be getting on with!
WIMPS might not give a STUFF about the rest of the world, but who knows before you know it,
"S.T.U.F.F. the Future" could be the new logo for the next decade?