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The Sciences

You Say Large Hadron Collider, I Say Sizeable Particle Crasher

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"The Ultra-Mega-Huge Proton Destroyer." "Yet Another Physics Experiment That Won't Bring About the Apocalypse." "Old Smashy." Ah, forget it. I can't think up a new name for the Large Hadron Collider, but maybe you can. Britain's Royal Society of Chemistry, perhaps jaded that their experiment didn't involve billion-dollar holes in the ground, have decided to get in on the fun of the LHC. They want people to submit suggestions for a new name, because let's face it: While accurate enough, "Large Hadron Collider" as a name doesn't exactly stir the emotions. To send in your suggestion for a moniker that better captures the LHC's potential to unveil secrets of the universe, go here. Good luck—the contest ends Wednesday.

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