European scientists are still trying to destroy the Earth with the Large Hadron Collider Doomsday Machine, this time by creating a "mini Big Bang" that shot reactor temperatures up "a million times hotter" than the Sun's core. We're so screwed.

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) doomsday bunker fired lead ions, electron-less atoms, all around the tunnel and created the hottest temperatures since the Big Bang itself. According to the Telegraph, one scientist said, "This process took place in a safe, controlled environment generating incredibly hot and dense subatomic fireballs with temperatures of over ten trillion degrees – a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun."

Wow, what a comforting thought. Safety first, right? Things could get pretty interesting if one of these "subatomic fireballs" were to get a little out of control, no? But that would never, ever happen because human error isn't even a factor when you're playing with the God Particle.

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