Just a quick word about my visit to CERN over the weekend: not what I expected.

After last year’s magnet problems which caused damage and significant delays at the experiments, LHC scientists have once again injected particle beams into the collider -thus officially resuming the operations to create a black hole that will mercilessly devour the whole planet.

Lots of concentrated woo so be careful: the top five misinformation and ignorance campaigns.

This is just a collection of the most ignorant and abysmally stupid comments I have read following Telegraph’s article on the Large Hadron Collider. The article was asking readers to provide a new, fancier name for the LHC. Be careful though! The stupidity might go over your personal threshold of tolerance! Proceed at your own risk…

The Internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, said Tim Berners-Lee -the creator of the World Wide Web.

We are still alive! The world has not ended! No Earth-eating black holes! No annihilating strange-lets! Oh dear… everything is so boring…

Go and watch the live webcast of the first beam to go into the Large Hadron Collider here. The live webcast will start at around 07.30 London time (08.30 Central European time) on the 10th of September.

Phil Plait, also known as the Bad Astronomer, has posted a number of stories from his visit to CERN and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as well as a pretty nice video of his adventures. I repost it here but make sure you read his post on the visit!