A woman concerned that the Large Hadron Collider will create black holes and destroy the Earth lost a court appeal to shut the atom smasher down. A higher administrative court in Muenster, Germany, rejected the German citizen's claims that the LHC, as it
is known, will destroy the planet.
Before the atom smasher whirled to life in 2010, a number of LHC opponents raised fears that the instrument would have catastrophic consequences. A popular notion, that the collider would create mini black holes that would suck up the Earth, has been dismissed by experts as impossible.
(via Reality Carnival)