The Day the Earth Didn't Blow Up
Well, the LHC has rumbled to life without causing a catastrophic event. Despite the fact that there was no evidence to indicate it would, I must admit having a morbid fascination with the idea of scientists building something that would blow up the earth.
According to a statement made and then recanted by Martin Rees, the LHC had a 1 in 50 million chance of causing a catastrophic event. I don't know enough to comment on the science, but here's a fun fact - if his estimate was correct, those of you who play Powerball in the states would have had a greater chance of watching the world blow up today than you did of winning the lottery.
Just in case some of you remain unsure as to whether the world has blown up or not, here's a link to a site keeping a live update of the status of things: http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com/