Last week the LHC went live with a level of media interest that probably hasn’t been seen around a science project since the moon landings. I have a special place in my heart for Cern (my first job), so it is great to see it – even if most stories concentrated on the possibility of accidentally blowing up the world.
The Guardian has done an excellent job of tracking its progress and launch – the audio Cerncast is a good place to start. (The weekly science podcast is very good too and comes highly recommended.)
• The Guardian: Cern coverage
• The Guardian: Cerncast
• National Geographic: The God Particle
• The Guardian: Into the unknown
UPDATE: 20 Sept: Did I speak too soon?..