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Nothing To See Here…Just A Black Hole Machine

Posted in The End is Near on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland have built something called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in which 34 countries are investing. The largest supercollider ever built, its purpose is to recreate the split seconds right after Big Bang and put all debates in particle physics to rest. The one drawback is that it might create a black hole, or rip a hole through 10 dimensions, in so doing. Not to worry…I mean, the scientists must know what they’re doing, right? Well, watch this and judge for yourself:

You can read a New York Times piece on the LHC, with all the multimedia trimmings, by clicking here.

If you want to watch a longer documentary on the LHC, click here.

Could this be a way to coax the tuleric currents out of the earth?


An Edible Flashlight!

Posted in The End is Near on April 21, 2008 by Mr. W

Stem cell scientists in Taiwan have finally bred transgenic glow-in-the-dark pigs! It’s about damn time. What future camping trip will be complete without a lantern you can fry up in the pan. For full story, click here.