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Large Hadron Collider: Pumped-up particle smasher to probe deeper mysteries
Large Hadron Collider: Pumped-up particle smasher to probe deeper mysteries

The Large Hadron Collider is getting back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smashing machine that brought you the discovery of the Higgs boson is set to take scientists’ experiments to nearly double its previous energy limit, in the hope of revealing the mysteries behind dark matter and other unexplained phenomena in the cosmos. “I want to see the first light in the dark universe,” Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, said at a press briefing Thursday. CERN's Large Hadron Collider accelerates two particle beams though its 17-mile circumference and smashes them together to look for...

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