Large Hadron Collider unlikely to cause apocalypse, court rules

A German court today threw out an application to halt experiments at the Large Hadron Collider for fear they will destroy the Earth.

A German court today threw out an application to halt experiments at the Large Hadron Collider for fear they will destroy the Earth.

The Federal Constitutional Court, the highest in the country, said that a woman - who was not identified - had failed to demonstrate any connection between experiments at the collider outside Geneva and a possible apocalypse.

It noted “overwhelming scientific opinion” that experiments at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, posed no potential danger.

The woman had argued that Germany – as a member of Cern, should be obliged to intervene and ensure that the amount of energy used in experiments be limited to a “harmless amount”.

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