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Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Steve Cardownie: Study proves huge benefits of capital's festivals

THEY support thousands of jobs, enrich children's imaginations, boost civic pride, swell Scotland's coffers by hundreds of millions of pounds and enrich our lives.

Across the universe at science festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival starts today, with events covering travel from outer space to the deepest depths of the oceans.

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Preview: Edinburgh International Science Festival

If you're relying on the talents of your offspring to help fill your pension black hole, then the Edinburgh International Science Festival provides an ideal opportunity for a bit of intellectual hot-housing.

Festival shows will go on thanks to £2m-a-year lifeline

FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.

Blaze of glory for hottest ticket around

Dr Simon Gage and Professor Richard Wiseman had a flaming good time at the launch of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which was held at the Royal Botanic Garden yesterday.

The Pill, psychopaths and cheap wine: it's science for adults

Organ transplants, neuroscience, wine-tasting and adult sleepovers at Edinburgh Zoo: the Edinburgh International Science Festival is taking a more grown-up approach this year.

Interview: Professor Richard Wiseman, Edinburgh Science Festival guest curator

He learned his trade as a teenage magician working the crowds in Covent Garden, learning to deliver rapid-fire entertainment before the toughest audiences. Now the maverick academic, popular psychologist and author Richard Wiseman is to be the first guest curator at this year's Edinburgh's International Science Festival.

Children take adults free to Science Festival

ADULTS will gain free entry to the closing day of this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival today when accompanied by a full-paying child.

'Philistines' threaten Edinburgh science festival

ONE of Edinburgh's major festivals is threatened with the axe after organisers revealed they were faced with a huge funding cut.

Master, will I assemble your flatpack? How a C3PO butler robot could be only five years away

HELP could soon be at hand for anyone struggling to assemble their flatpack furniture.

The man with an ear to the future

AN EAR-SHAPED growth sprouts from his forearm, intended to allow people across the world to listen to what it "hears".

Stem cell treatment for sight loss could be in use by 2012

A STEM cell treatment for the leading cause of sight loss in older people could be in widespread use within six years, according to researchers.

Torrid affairs and sordid goings-on written in the stars for 18-certificate lectures

THE organisers of Europe's largest science event are ditching drab lab coats for fizzing test tubes of sexed-up shows.

Nina's ready to meet her fans

THE star of a hugely popular children's science show is to appear at this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Festival season preview: Twenty and counting

WE LIVE IN A NATION obsessed by festivals. This is no bad thing. In August's Edinburgh festivals Scotland has arguably the most important arts event in the world, and in T in the Park, it has a multi-award-winning pop festival to rival Glastonbury.

Durrell's widow to talk at science festival

THE widow of the late naturalist Gerald Durrell will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Coming of age for festival that is copied the world over

THE Edinburgh International Science Festival comes of age this year with a programme full of the fun and excitement thousands of children and their parents have come to expect.

Robot star to kick off the capital's festival season

IT IS the world's most-advanced robot, with the ability to run, walk forwards and back, climb stairs and even dance.

Ice cream: Cool idea to beat the heat

MALCOLM WATSON thinks he has come up with the perfect thing for those long summer months – the coldest ice cream on the planet.

Richard Dawkins: 'Growth in creationist beliefs a problem for schools'

THE number of school students in Britain who believe in creationism is becoming a growing concern for science teachers, according to Professor Richard Dawkins.

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