Summary: In what can only be considered a bizarre court case, a former nuclear safety officer and others are suing the U.S. Department of Energy, Fermilab, the National Science Foundation and CERN to stop the use of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) until its safety is reassessed. The plaintiffs cite three possible ‘doomsday’ scenarios which might occur if the LHC becomes operational: the creation of microscopic black holes which would grow and swallow matter, the creation of strangelets which, if they touch other matter, would convert that matter into strangelets or the creation of magnetic monopoles which could start a chain reaction and convert atoms to other forms of matter. CERN will hold a public open house meeting on April 6 with word having been spread to some researchers to be prepared to answer questions on microscopic black holes and strangelets if asked.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, it has been incredibly hectic lately. So the end result of all of this is: I’m not taking that apartment or getting a roommate, as I now have my own place (The Fortress of Solitude). It’s a semi-basement (it’s not underground, you just have to walk down two steps) and it’s pretty massive. I move in April 1st, then can begin crafting plans to make war on you surface dwellers and your cursed sun.