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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to investigate the most fundamental questions of physics. Over 10 thousand scientists and engineers from all over the world contributed to the project.

Opposing particle beams are accelerated along a 27 kilometer tunnel, 574 ft (175 meters below the ground level near Geneva, Switzerland. The resulting collisions are then analyzed by scientist in order to test various high-energy physics theories, including that related to the hypothesized Higgs boson (also known as the ‘God particle’).

The LHC constantly manages to attract media attention, not only due to the sheer scale of the undertaking. Among the recent LHC developments that gained media attention there are the LHC-triggered end-of-the-world fear, as well as a viable time travel theory.

Check out this LHC News Bulletin for the latest news on the LHC and visit this LHC engadget tag for a less scientific approach.

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