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It’s the end of the world! Maybe.

By Tom Chatfield  

Fresh from savouring the dismal level of scientific literacy on display in the world of brain gyms, while flicking through Metro on my commute this morning I came across a gem of popular science writing—a “Metrocosm” page devoted to the imminent opening of the largest particle accelerator every built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It’s an event Metro anticipates with sober trepidation:

Initially, all looks good and the first results to be crunched by the facility’s super computers are promising. But it quickly becomes clear that something has gone wrong. Somewhere in the miles of super-cooled tunnels a tiny black…

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