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Now that the Large Hadron Collider has apparently found the Higgs Boson, a sort of malaise set over some of the scientists behind the project. What do you do next with a 17-mile underground ring? And will there be a successor—an even larger collider of hadrons?
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Via NJ:

A high-tech, $219,000 conference table purchased by Kean University raised eyebrows on the school's campus, where some students questioned whether the expense was warranted.

The 22-foot oak table was specially manufactured by a company in China, where Kean recently opened a campus, and serves as the centerpiece of a new conference center.

While school officials have reportedly dismissed criticism of the purchase, students on Monday said they were surprised the public university would pay so much.

"That's ridiculous," freshman Melrose Johnson said. "It's a table. You're just sitting around it."

"I mean, does it talk to you or something?" added Johnson's friend, sophomore Sydney Espada.
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