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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.
FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ONE of Edinburgh's major festivals is threatened with the axe after organisers revealed they were faced with a huge funding cut.
HELP could soon be at hand for anyone struggling to assemble their flatpack furniture.
AN EAR-SHAPED growth sprouts from his forearm, intended to allow people across the world to listen to what it "hears".
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.
THE organisers of Europe's largest science event are ditching drab lab coats for fizzing test tubes of sexed-up shows.
THE star of a hugely popular children's science show is to appear at this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival.
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.
THE widow of the late naturalist Gerald Durrell will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
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.
IT IS the world's most-advanced robot, with the ability to run, walk forwards and back, climb stairs and even dance.
MALCOLM WATSON thinks he has come up with the perfect thing for those long summer months – the coldest ice cream on the planet.
THE number of school students in Britain who believe in creationism is becoming a growing concern for science teachers, according to Professor Richard Dawkins.