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Does the Large Hadron Collider Actually Disprove Ghosts?

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Large Hadron Collider sits underground, spanning over five miles across beneath the bucolic suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. This metal behemoth serves to try and understand the most basic building blocks of our universe. The question stands, then: if ghosts are real, shouldn’t the LHC have found them? Read more...

Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts?

At least one physicist contends that the Large Hadron Collider has, in fact, disproved the existence of ghosts.

Meet the Marten That Shut Down the Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider facilitated the discovery of the Higgs boson, but it's not yet immune to animal troubles. Following a similar incident last April, a stone marten jumped a fence at the $7 billion site in Switzerland on Nov. 20 and came into contact with a transformer, causing the...

World's Most Destructive Stone Marten Goes On Display In The Netherlands

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The carcass of a marten that shut down the $7 billion Large Hadron Collider last year is the most recent addition to a Dutch exhibit of animals that have had notable interactions with humans.

Weasel electrocuted at CERN to go on museum display

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last April, a weasel-like stone marten jumped a substation fence at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland and was promptly electrocuted. Now, that same poor creature's corpse is going on display at the Rotterdam Natural History Museum in an exhibition titled Dead Animal Tales. Show More Summary

Corpse of Famous Weasel on Display

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Last fall, a weasel failed to read the warning signs and crossed a fence guarding CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The stone marten was immediately zapped with 18,000 volts, and the incident shut down the collider temporarily. Now the corpse...Show More Summary

Corpse of Weasel Killed by Large Hadron Collider Displayed in Twisted Museum Exhibition 

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex machine in the world, but it only took one adventurous weasel to shut it down in November of last year. The unfortunate fellow jumped over a substation fence and was hit by 18,000 volts of electricity. Now, its stuffed corpse is on display at the Rotterdam… Read more...

Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Fans of the weasel will be delighted to learn that its stuffed and slightly singed body will soon go on display at the Rotterdam Natural History Museum in the Netherlands.

Totally stuffed: Cern's electrocuted weasel to go on display

Stone marten, which met its fate at the Large Hadron Collider, to become part of Rotterdam museum’s exhibition on ill-fated human-animal interactions The singed fur and charred feet are testament to the weasel’s last stand: an encounter with the world’s most powerful machine that was never going to end well. Show More Summary

The robots of CERN

TIM and other mechanical friends tackle jobs humans shouldn’t. The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Buried in the bedrock beneath the Franco-Swiss boarder, it whips protons through its nearly 2000...Show More Summary

A Theory of Nothing—a novel approach to exposing how science really works

Have you ever wondered what inspired the United States to initiate the mission to put a man on the Moon? Or who first thought of building the Large Hadron Collider or the massive Square Kilometre Array radio telescope?

The Large Hadron Collider -- the greatest adventure in town

(World Scientific) World Scientific's latest book, The Large Hadron Collider homes in on the ATLAs Experiment to illustrate how and why this process happens, why it has an importance well beyond traditional spin-off and how it adds new meaning to the cost of this research and to the value of international collaboration.

‘We’re not just making sht up’: Neil deGrasse Tyson slaughters anti-science crank at press event

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Neil deGrasse Tyson blasted an anti-science skeptic who confronted him at a press conference last week when the man tried to convince him that the Large Hadron Collider is an existential threat to mankind but that HIV is not because it doesn’t cause AIDS. Gizmodo’s Ryan F. Mandelbaum...

We Can Stop Worrying and Love the Large Hadron Collider

What happens when a beam of subatomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light meets the flesh of the human body?

Drummers Bang on Old Particle Accelerator Parts to Make Dope Beats

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week, the touring cast from the percussion show STOMP stopped by CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, to whack old accelerator parts with drumsticks. Read more...

STOMP visits CERN

A group known for making music with everyday objects recently got their hands on some extraordinary props. CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider, is known for high-speed, high-energy feats of coordination, so it’s only fitting that...Show More Summary

How the insights of the Large Hadron Collider are being made open to everyone

If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you'll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs boson laments she can't yet tell anyone.

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