"The world's largest particle collider malfunctioned within hours of its launch to great fanfare, but its operator didn't report the problem for a week."
Everybody just stop doing science and go write poems.
For the last six minutes, I've been trying to open my mind enough to really understand what's going on with the LHC. Somewhere between Higgs boson and supersymmetry, I started to accept the fact that I will never be proficient in particle physics. I am okay with that, because I still think I can be a complete person. And then I read this part of the Wikipedia article on LHC's purpose:
"Are there extra dimensions, as predicted by various models inspired by string theory, and can we detect them?"
Okay. That is cool. Proceed.