With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.

Cern recently announced a proposal to build a machine that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider.

It could cost around $12bn. But Cern isn’t the only lab looking at building such a monster machine.

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