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Atom Smashing, Gardening, And Author George R.R. Martin

Steve Scher
07/03/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Scientists Find Evidence Of 'God Particle:' Scientists working at the world's biggest atom-smashing machine, the Large Hadron Collider, are expected to announce on Wednesday that they've gathered enough evidence to show that Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, does exist. We talk to a UW scientist who has been working at the Large Hadron Collider.

Author George R.R. Martin: With HBO's "Game of Thrones," George R.R. Martin's world of Westeros has reached a wider audience. Martin began writing science fiction stories in the 1970s, and early on, his stories were nominated for awards. Raised in a housing project in New Jersey, he used to write monster stories for the neighborhood kids. As a conscientious objector during the Vietnam era, he worked as a VISTA volunteer. After disappointing sales for his fourth novel, he turned to writing scripts for a new version of the Twilight Zone. In 1996, he published the first novel, "A Game of Thrones," from his growing series, "A Song of Ice and Fire." The fourth, "A Dance with Dragons," was an international best seller. George R.R. Martin joins us to talk about his career, his relationship with his fans and his growing collection of comic books.

Greendays Gardening Panel — Planting For Winter: Believe it or not, if you want to have a garden going all winter, you need to start planning — and planting — today. Our expert gardeners are here to help.


Gordon Watts is a physics professor at the University of Washington. He has been working on the Atlas Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

George R.R. Martin is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction and horror. He has published five novels from the projected seven novels in the cycle, "A Song of Ice and Fire." Time Magazine selected him as 2011 Time 100, a list of the "most influential people in the world."

Greg Rabourn is the Vashon basin steward and works on habitat restoration and salmon recovery on Vashon and Maury islands. He also helps landowners in the Raging River and Patterson Creek watershed solve landscape problems sustainably. You can see him as co-host of King County TV's "Yard Talk."

Willi Galloway is host of the gardening and cooking website

Lisa Taylor is a program manager at Seattle Tilth. She is author of "Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals" and a co–author of the "Maritime Northwest Garden Guide."

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