Recreating the big bang with the Large Hadron Collider

Twitter and the web, and the blogosphere is full of doom merchants with prophecies about the end of the world when they switch on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and send particles running around in both directions to try and recreate what happened in the moments after the big bang.

And most of us – who may not have been too good at science are a bit mystified about what the fuss is all about.  Well the BBC has a nice explanation about the experiment and I found a great little rap video – thanks to Steve, talking about what happens when they race these particles around in a really really cold tube.  Well this video explains a bit about why this is so important…

Once again science is cool.  Now if this doesn’t get young people interested in science, then how the heck are we going to inspire the next generation to consider science as a viable career?