Having grown up nearly in the shadow of the main building at Fermilab [pictured], or more accurately, in nearby Wheaton, it's a sad day to see that the Tevatron particle accelerator is now getting shut down. Luckily the story relates that Fermilab will remain open, and that most of the staff has other important research to work on (including remote experiments on the LHC while the Swiss sleep). But it's a little bit disconcerting to note that if scientists destroy the known universe through their particle accelerator experiments, we'll have to credit the Swiss rather than America for it!
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