This morning CERN teams brought the first proton run at the Large Hadron Collider to and end with the message "So long and thanks for all the fish," - a phrase made famous by British writer Douglas Adams in his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. The remarkable first three-year run of the world's most powerful
particle accelerator was crowned by a new performance milestone. The
space between proton bunches in the beams was halved to further increase
beam intensity and the accelerator's luminosity. Link
Dolphins: [singing] So long, and thanks for all the fish / So sad that it should come to this / We tried to warn you all, but, oh, dear/ You may not share out intellect / Which might explain your disrespect / For all the natural wonders that grow around you / So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish! The world's about to be destroyed / There's no point getting all annoyed / Lie back and let the planet dissolve around you / Despite those nets of tuna fleets / We thought that most of you were sweet / Especially tiny tots and your pregnant women / So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!/ If I had just one last wish / I would like a tasty fish!/ If we could just change one thing / We would all have learnt to sing!/ Come one and all / Man and mammal / Side by side / In life's great gene pool!/ So long, so long, so long, so long, so long / So long, so long, so long, so long / So long, so long and thanks for all the fish!
On 17 December CERN's Director-General, Rolf Heuer, met with Ban
Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Their meeting
follows CERN's accession to status of observer at the United Nations General Assembly
on 14 December. The two leaders discussed CERN's new status and how the
laboratory can contribute to the Assembly's work. Rolf Heuer pledged
that CERN was willing to actively contribute to the UN's efforts to
promote science.In particular, CERN can help with the 'Science for sustainable development' initiative coordinated by UNESCO, and with objectives of the post-2015 agenda.
CERN, founded under the auspices of UNESCO,
maintains strong relations with several UN institutions. CERN and
UNESCO, for example, lead knowledge dissemination projects in developing
countries. CERN's accession to observer status to the UN General
Assembly strengthens these efforts to share scientific knowledge across
In this Danish documentary you will meet architect Jan Utzon, MP Benny
Engelbrecht, professor Niels Harrit, airline captain Niels Studstrup,
journalist Tommy Hansen and artist Jacob Fuglsang. They will talk about
their doubt and skepticism and explain why they have come to feel and
think this way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq3wPOvhjp8
Today: Dr. Edward Fields and Dr. David Duke go deep into Zio control of the media its evil impact on the U.S. and the whole world. Evil may sound like a very strong word, but how else can you describe a media that produces thousands of movies for young people promoting drug and alcohol abuse--- resulting in millions of lives harmed or destroyed --- sexual degeneracy that has undermined the family and caused an epidemic of diseases that killed or harmed millions, and of course violence and blood fascination that has helped tip the mentally ill to violence and mayhem.