The LHC starts up in earnest next week! Of course, you know that can mean only one thing – the instant and inveitable end of all life everywhere, forever. So, I really hope everyone has a nice couple of days in what little meantime we have left.

For my own part, I have spent one of the last few days the world will exist doing data entry. Luckily, I probably won’t have time to question this course of action before we’re all sucked into non-existence just before Thanksgiving. So that’s something.