The LHC has been mostly cooled down. The temperatures in sectors 23, 34, 45, 56 are around 2 K while 67 has 2.5 K, 78 and 81 (next to LHCb from both sides) have around 18 K, and 12 has again around 2.5 K.
Recently there have been several funny stories in the media about the LHC doom:
- Paris Hilton starts the LHC collider
- LHC test run swallows a Swiss village
- LHC ready to test condom mechanics
- LHC doomsday imminent
- LHC may destroy universe, say stupid people
As a bonus, the last story is almost 100% accurate. ;-)
See also a funny picture about the LHC, the CMS stop button, or click the "lhc" category in "other texts" below for dozens of LHC articles.