A weasel shut down the world's most powerful particle smasher when it wandered onto a 66,000-volt transformer and caused a short circuit, Europe's physics lab CERN said Saturday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was halted "following technical issues, including a power cut due to the passage of a weasel on a high voltage electrical transformer," CERN spokesman Arnaud Marsollier told AFP.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva Sunday in a show of support for the ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces, US officials said Saturday. Kerry will meet with the foreign ministers of Jordan and Saudi Arabia and UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, the State Department said in a statement. The trip through Monday comes with a US- and Russian-backed ceasefire under threat as Syrian government aircraft continue to attack the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Warren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett also said overall first-quarter operating profit probably fell 12 percent to $3.73 billion from $4.24 billion a year earlier.