We seem to have survived the first phases of the recreation of the big bang. Scientist Wednesday officially “turned on the switch” to the Large Hadron Collider, which over the next year would send protons flowing and crashing against each other in a 17 mile long tunnel, located 300 feet underneath the Swiss-French border, in an attempt to prove and recreate the big bang theory. Some scientist feel the experiment could lead to the creation of a black hole that could swallow the planet. The Experiment has been 14 years and $8 billion in the making. It is being conducted by European Council for Nuclear Research.
In other news –
Kim Jong-il is missing! North Korea’s leader has not been seeing by the public in the past weeks and speculation rose that he had suffered a major stroke when he failed to appear at his countries 60th anniversary celebration. The New York Times reported that Washington officials believe he suffered a stroke several weeks and is currently under the care of doctors in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea continues to deny the rumors of Jong-Il’s illness. Speculations have begun on who his successor might be, his three sons have been compared to the son’s of ex-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
and finally –
The U.S. gulf coast braces forHurricane Ike, the fourth named hurricane projected to make U.S. landfall this year. Ike devastated the Caribbean; killing over 60 in Haiti and ravishing the northern coast of Cuba. Ike has made its way to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico with a projected path aimed towards the Texas coast. The Hurricane is expected to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. President Bush has already declared Texas a state of emergency with aide officials already deployed throughout the possible disaster zones . Earlier this summer the Rio Grande Valley suffered the nation’s first hurricane of 2008 – Dolly– this would be the second hurricane to directly hit the Texas-Mexico border.
— Jose Silva