Large Hadron Collider Live—Presidential Campaign Drones On


As scheduled, physicists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) switched on the Large Hadron Collider today, sending a beam of protons into its 17-mile track and the world didn't get swallowed by a black hole or ripped apart by a vacuum bubble. But those who are inclined to worry about such things will correctly point out that those phenomena aren't supposed to happen until CERN researchers smash the protons together later this year. On the bright side, the end of the world would at least cut short our drearily stupid presidential election campaign.