CERN Collides Particles in the LHC: World Doesn't End

CERN logoCERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, just succeeded in colliding particles in the Large Hadron Collider after years of pigeons, baguettes and other interesting service disruptions — and hey, would you look at that, we’re all still here.

I’ll regret writing that when I get jumped by headcrabs and vortigaunts in the morning.

See the official press release and the event’s live commentary. To the Higgs Boson!