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Stella Duffy, Sara Maitland, Robert Appleby and Tim O'Brien chaired by Jim al Khalili
Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science
Hay Festival 2011,
The history of science is often told through the breakthroughs and bolts-from-the-blue that change the game, shift the paradigm. Put under any scrutiny, however, the reality of scientific progress is much more gradual, complex and fortuitous.