I love this bit from the scientists involved, and FoxNews' response:
"We conclude that...the growth of black holes to catastrophic size does not seem possible."
"FoxNews.com can think of a few other things that didn't seem possible once — the theory of continental drift, the fact that rocks fall from the sky, the notion that the Earth revolves around the sun, the idea that scientists could be horribly wrong."
But this part here is what just slays me:
"If the worst comes to pass, and there's now a slightly greater chance that it might, at least it might explain why we've never heard from extraterrestrial civilizations: Maybe they built Large Hadron Colliders of their own."
Does it trouble anyone else that there's only one 'Monopolies Commission'?
This is true, although they thought it was unlikely. That's basically how a hydrogen bomb works, I think. There was so much secrecy about the project most people didn't know about it until after Hiroshima. Both of my parents worked at Hanford in support jobs and my dad used to say they didn't know what was being done.