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Particle colliders, purple prose and pub chats 6 December 2009

We discuss the annoying habits of science conspiracy theorists, the brilliance of the writings of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and the relief of finally getting some particles whizzing around the Large Hadron Collider. Also, we find out how purple one's prose should be, and catch up on all the other latest news from Fiction Lab. Plus a pub interview of our Toronto correspondent, Eva Amsen, on the perils and delights of participating in National Novel Writing Month. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Brain Drain: the scientific fiction of Richard Powers

Identity Project

National Novel Writing Month

Leeuwenhoek manuscripts

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