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Tuesday, September 2
Big Bang day is Nigh!
No not that one. You've missed that by about thirteen and a half thousand million years! But 10th September marks the start of an experiment which might just bring us a step closer to understanding what went on in the first fraction of a second in the life of our Universe. I am talking about the start up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
BBC radio 4 plan to cover it with a series of programmes and their website is as good a place to start as any if you want to find out what all the fuss is about.
Alternatively, let the physicists tell you themselves in the Large Hadron Rap (I know what you are thinking but it is actually not half bad!)
Oh and by the way if you have heard that they might produce a black hole which will gobble up the Earth, don't worry they won't, I guarantee it!