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Motherboard: CERN Black Holes and Big Bangs

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June 20, 2012
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As it smashes trillions of protons together at near the speed of light in the hopes of breaking them apart to see what they're made of, the Large Hadron Collider takes us back to the moments just after the birth of the universe.


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