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2 Big Stories
Hadron Collider II planned for Circle Line
The Independent reports:
London Underground is in talks with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) about the possibility of using the 23km tunnel of the Circle Line to house a new type of particle accelerator similar to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.
One immediate benefit for passengers will be air-conditioning, installed to cool the huge superconducting electromagnets needed. Win-win!
Labour’s election strategy: bring on no-nonsense hard man Gordon Brown
The Guardian shares Labour’s latest ploy to win over the electorate:
In an audacious new election strategy, Labour is set to embrace Gordon Brown’s reputation for anger and physical aggression, presenting the prime minister as a hard man, unafraid of confrontation, who is willing to take on David Cameron in “a bare-knuckle fistfight for the future of Britain”, the Guardian has learned.
2 Must-Read Blog Posts
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