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Crashers party as particles get smashed

What comes after 16 years of work and $10 billion come together in a breathtaking moment of wonder engineered to push the boundaries of the known universe?

The sickest party this side of the French Alps, that’s what.

CERN scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider celebrated this morning after the world’s largest physics experiment successfully collided subatomic particles at 99% of the speed of light. After two false starts, scientists and technicians were ‘stoked’ with the successful operation of the collider and planned to get ‘hyphy’ at the soonest possible juncture.

Read more at NYTimes.
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