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  • Top Secret Pics from Inside CERN

    Skepchick reader “NotReallyAlice” has come through with top secret photos from inside the CERN research center, where about four hours ago scientists successfully fired up the Large Hadron Collider. Of course, it’s a joke — there just isn’t any danger of a black hole destroying the earth. More pics after the jump! CMS stands for Compact Muon Solenoid, which as…

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  • LHC: The End of the World as We Know It?

    As you may know, tomorrow (Wednesday, September 10 2008) is the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. You see, that’s when scientists at the CERN research center in Switzerland will be hitting a giant red button (I made that detail up) on the side of an enormous machine called the Large Hadron Collider. That…

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