Let me just tick off the things I love about this article in Seed Magazine.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently under construction at CERN is the greatest basic science endeavor in history.
Check. Giant ominous-looking machinery?
Um… CHECK. Big goals?
All these superlatives exist for one reason: To understand the universe.
Check and mate. Seriously, even if you know the basics of the LHC (*cough* don’t we all *cough*) it’s worth a look — Seed has gathered short, provocative notes from a crew of smart physicists. It’s good reading.
P.S. That blue thing up above? It transforms into a robot.