Tomorrow, unless a group of scientists led by German chemist Otto Rossler get an order preventing it from the European Court of Human Rights, CERN switches on its Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Rossler argues this may create a black hole into which we will all disappear.
The £4 billion LHC is supposed to replicate conditions 13,700 million years ago when the universe kicked off with its Big Bang.
No one knows what to do if you’re about to be swallowed by a black hole. The best thing may be to follow the old Cold War advice from the Home Office on what to do if a nuclear bomb is dropped in your area:
‘Put brown paper over the windows and get under the kitchen table.’
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