With Short Circuit Removed, Large Hadron Collider to be Relaunched Soon

A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is seen during a media visit at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Saint-Genis-Pouilly near Geneva in Switzerland, July 23, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Pierre Albouy)

A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is seen during a media visit at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Saint-Genis-Pouilly near Geneva in Switzerland, July 23, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Pierre Albouy)

CERN engineers said on Tuesday they have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

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WATCH: Russell Moore on Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

Russell D. Moore

Russell D. Moore

The public debate over Indiana’s new religious freedom law is (almost) enough to drive this Baptist to drink. The conversation has been the most uninformed and ignorant I’ve seen in years. This culminated in a panel on one of the Sunday talk shows suggesting that the law would return us to the days when signs would hang in stores detailing who would not be welcome to do business there.

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Earth Has Been Getting Greener for the Past Few Years

Forest (PHOTO CREDIT: Jiri Brozovsky/Flickr CC by 2.0)

Forest (PHOTO CREDIT: Jiri Brozovsky/Flickr CC by 2.0)

It isn’t often that environmental scientists get good news. But a new study in Nature Climate Change found that for the past few years, the earth has been getting a little bit greener, accumulating an additional 4 tons of biomass (vegetation) between 2003 and 2012. That’s a good thing, because plants take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, locking harmful greenhouse gas away in the new growth.

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