You weren't mistaken.
You did hear a noise last week, a seemingly far off disturbance. The hairs on your arms stood on end, just a little. And you shuddered, though you didn't really know why.
On April 5, the Large Hadron Collider restarted after a two-year hibernation. The scientists/Illuminati at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) claim that the hiatus enabled them to upgrade the Collider's technology and refurbish the 27km (16.8 mile) tunnel. We should look no further than the obvious disconnect between the organization's name and its acronym for evidence that they remain up to no good.
Ostensibly, the next round of experiments conducted using the LHC seek to confirm the existence of dark matter, and its cousin, dark energy. (I don't know whether they are close cousins, or some sort of Greyjoy/Lannister thing. I fear we may find out, though.) The first experimental outcomes from this new round of experimentation have demonstrated a very different set of findings.
The LHC, friends, is trying to dominate us all through heavy metal. And I don't mean cadmium.
As reported by a CERN blog entitled The Cylindrical Onion (we see you, science satirists), a pair of researchers have translated the results from LHC tests seeking evidence of the Higgs Boson into musical notes. Scientist Piotr Tracyzk explains:
"The data (the points with error bars in the
histogram) have low numbers of entries in the bins. Some bins are empty: an
empty bin would correspond to a pause. A bin with X entries would correspond to
a note X semitones above C# (I chose C# as the base note). I preferred to
assign the notes of the chromatic scale (semitones) – and not, for example, a
major scale – to give the data freedom to yield some crazy melodies. So the
rhythm and the harmonic structure are also derived from the data. I figured
that the resulting melody, if played low, could have been a guitar riff in a
wacky heavy-metal song. A perfect match for the CMS guitar!
So this was the guitar I used for the 4-lepton riff."
A wacky 4-lepton riff! I certainly don't need to tell you, an educated and worldly reader, what that implies.
It's coming for our kids. And it's bringing axe-wielding scientists.