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More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - EVOLUTION Motor Show
Wondering how your next car will sound? Have you heard about electric cars but have no idea what they look like? Experience them first-hand for free at the EVOLUTION Motor Show on Castle Street. We will have the very latest in innovative plug-in and electric cars from the likes of BMW, Tesla and more.
Castle Street
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Uncertain Frontiers Photography Workshop
Create a stunning photographic image using recycled material! Explore and create, through the use of recycled materials, a world view of topics that science does not always get right.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 4, Studio 2
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Musical Brain: How Music Helps Dementia
Join Playlist for Life and the University of Edinburgh’s Prevent Dementia project to explore how the power of music can help those with dementia.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Wild Day Out
Wild adventures await you at Holyrood Park! Explore dramatic landscapes and discover more about the birds and wildlife living in Edinburgh. With face painting, a nature science lab and lots of wildlife themed activities, don’t miss the opportunity to discover your wild side in the heart of the city!
Holyrood Park Education Centre Holyrood Park Education Centre
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Inside a Nuclear Reactor
Come to the planetarium where you can digitally shrink to the size of an atom, journey with EDF Energy to the core of a nuclear reactor and travel where no one has gone before.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Generation Space
Join the Festival’s Youth Consultation Group as we look to the frontiers we will cross in our lifetimes. We will be coming up with the science that we want to see in the world and the future that we could create through ideas and innovation in science.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Discover New Worlds Through Creative Writing
For those of us who are not astronauts, there is still a way for us to set foot on new moons and planets for the first time: through our writing!
Pleasance Pentland Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
YOUR CIRCUS is back for 2019. GANDEYS returns with ’The Greatest Show Tour!’ Staged in the fully-heated 1,000-seat Big Top and equipped with theatre-standard lighting, this is the greatest show for all the family! Even bigger! Even more spectacular!
Theatre Big Top, Sighthill Park, Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Summerhall Tours
Take a tour of Summerhall and discover its fascinating history. Did you know that one of the first known occupants of the site was a family run brewery established in the 18th century? The main iconic building we know today housed The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies for nearly 100 years.
Summerhall Meet at reception
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Greenroom
Experiment with producing environmentally friendly, plant-based photographic prints. Using a variety of plants and natural ingredients, have a go at creating colourful compositions.
Stills Centre For Photography
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - An Evening with the Moon
Discuss your favourite Moon moments to the backdrop of a lunar landscape. Be enchanted by our wondrous Moon in an evening of laid-back lunar activities and celestial cocktails whilst listening to experts in anthropology and popular culture, including popular science writer Philip Ball, and cultural astronomer Daniel...
Pleasance Upper Hall
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Tracks and Signs
In the spirit of exploration we are bringing wild bushcraft to urban Edinburgh. Join our tracking expert for a fascinating workshop discovering how you can make sense of the signs all around you.
Pleasance Ochil Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Emergency on the ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) has sprung a leak – what happens now? It’s scary to think what might go wrong in space but for people working on the ISS it can be a reality.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Designed by Nature
The natural world has influenced technology for years. Velcro came from sticky burdock seeds, while high-speed bullet trains might not exist without the kingfisher’s streamlined beak.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Britain is a Nation of...
Just how wide is the gap between the scientific community and the British public? Join us for a live recording of the Yahoo & YouGov data podcast, Britain is a Nation of..., hosted by Stuart Henderson, head of news at Yahoo UK, Matilda Long, news editor at Yahoo and Victoria Waldersee, data journalist at YouGov.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Everybody Hurts
Most of us do whatever we can to avoid pain. In the UK alone we buy around 6,300 tonnes of paracetamol every year. But chronic pain, experienced by one in five people, is a major problem and can’t always be treated by a pill.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - On the Frontiers of Sanity
Mental health professionals have raised questions about Donald Trump’s mental health but how do we decide, when simply observing a person’s behaviour and their speech, whether they are sane or not?
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - From Handwarmers to Heating Homes: Combating Fuel Poverty
Highly successful academic-industrial collaboration has resulted in the development of heat batteries that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and the levels of fuel poverty in social housing.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Dr Megaphone Goes Zap!
Be captivated by hilarious tales about the shocking and attractive histories of electricity and magnetism with stand-up engineer Dr Ian ’Megaphone’ Johnston, singer-songwriter Alan McClure and long suffering demonstrator Sandy the Science Boy.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Taboos to be Broken
Get under the skin and confront some of the social taboos still affecting the health and wellbeing of many.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - A Very Short Introduction to...Consciousness
Consciousness remains a hot topic. What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion?
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Plastic Alphabet
PP, PVC, PET: time to unwrap the language of plastics. Join us for an evening where we shed some light on the plastic mystery with the ’queen of recycling’ Prof Margaret Bates, and polymer chemistry researcher Prof Michael Shaver.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Discover Amber!
Join the search for prehistoric Madagascan insects and spiders! Searching through thousands of pieces of Madagascan copal amber, you’ll discover a host of creatures that lived during the Stone Age – you can even take some of your finds away with you!
Pleasance Upper Hall
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Shore: How We See the Sea Discussion
Join us to watch two films by Scotland-based filmmakers Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall that inspire, explore and share coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas, as part of the Shore: How We See the Sea tour.
Dynamic Earth
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Cloaca Monologues
Science communicator Hana Ayoob, zoologist Adriana Lowe, world fly expert Erica McAlister and science writer Jules Howard discuss one of the latest frontiers in sex – the science of vaginas.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Danger of Obsoletion
VHS, Blu-ray and your beloved flip phone have all had their moment in the spotlight and become obsolete since. As technology advances at faster rates than ever before, experts are looking at ways to counteract the digital die-out.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Volcanoes that Rocked Edinburgh
Explore the volcanic eruptions that rocked Edinburgh and helped shape the landscape we see today. Be guided through the undulating past of Holyrood Park through the eyes of expert geologist Angus Miller.
Dynamic Earth
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Shore: How We See the Sea Exhibition
Shore: How We See The Sea is a touring exhibition of new work from Scotland-based filmmakers Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall that aims to inspire, explore and share coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas. The Shore tour culminates at Dynamic Earth.
Dynamic Earth Stratosphere
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - EGG by Paper Doll Militia
Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, EGGtakes you on a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
Summerhall Demonstration Room
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Frankenstein's Plants
Join the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh science team, create a completely unique specimen from the pressed plants provided and upload it to a digital herbarium.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh John Hope Gateway
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Call of Nature
The Institute of Eggsperts needs you and it might get muddy! Join our playful field trip and expert fools to explore the local landscape in search of a rare egg, finding laughter and wonder in the most unexpected places.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh John Hope Gateway
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Are We Too Clean?
How clean is too clean? Host Hana Ayoob ofThe Cloaca Monologues joins immunologist Dr Charu Chopra and the rest of our panel to discuss how obsessive cleanliness might be harmful. Today they talk about the emergence of the compulsion to clean and whether we can, or should, be doing something to stop it.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Spice of Life
Could a turmeric latte be the cure for cancer? Does red wine really prevent dementia? Cancer researcher Prof Karen Brown and host Dr Stuart Farrimond will help you sort the fake claims from the real ones.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Sounds of Space
Chaired by science fiction sound nerd and Radio 4 space show writer and presenter Helen Keen, this panel explores how distant worlds and undiscovered life forms sound in the movies and in reality.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Magicians
In 1965, Edinburgh resident Peter Higgs predicted a new fundamental particle and almost 40 years later the Higgs particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider. This magic of science – that things predicted by mathematical formulae actually exist – is so miraculous that even scientists themselves scarcely believe it.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Time for a New Economic Model?
Imagine if we redesigned the economy so that it took insights from living systems. This economic model would concentrate on creating effective flows of resources and information, on regenerating the biosphere, of turning waste into food.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Star Wars? The Law of Armed Conflict in Space
Wars and conflict have been the cause of many dark years on Earth – but how would they affect space? Detonating bombs and using force on Earth is regulated by the law of armed conflict, but the use of weapons in space is supposedly forbidden.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Good for your guts
You might have butterflies in your tummy, but is that anxious feeling actually coming from your gut? Poor mental health is one of many issues claimed to be connected to your gut. Diabetes, cancer, asthma and heart disease have all been linked too.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - A Very Short Introduction to... Infinity
Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic and physics as well as mathematics. Cosmologists consider sweeping questions about whether space and time are infinite. Philosophers and mathematicians have posed numerous paradoxes about infinity and infinitesimals.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - To Boldly Go: Shoreline of Infinity's Event Horizon
Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizonreturns with a new mix of music, prose, drama, poetry and discussion. We ask whether science fiction can help us respond to the advances in science and technology and guide us to a glorious future or will it lead us to disaster and dystopia?
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Medical Cannabis
Since 2018, specialist clinicians have been able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived products to patients with an exceptional clinical need. But what does this legislation cover, what defines ’exceptional need’ and are medical cannabis treatments effective?
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Fossil Frontiers
Zoologist, presenter and author Jules Howard explores the latest fossil finds in this lively palaeo-packed show. Expect toilet roll timelines, how-to-fossilise-me guidance and free fossil gifts (plus, of course, fossil poo) as Jules delves into what makes this science such an exciting study area.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Spotlight On: Microscopes
How has the microscope changed from the 18th century to the present day? Join curator Julie Gibb to examine the makers and users of an instrument that has been fundamental in improving our understanding of the natural world.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - ARUP Lecture: Designing a Scottish Icon
V&A Dundee is a building like no other. The realisation of Kengo Kuma’s bold vision was achieved through the creativity and dedication of a diversely skilled team of designers, engineers and specialists.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Designs for the Developing World
From rural sanitation to flood defence, scientists and engineers are still finding innovative solutions for the developing world.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
Why do we think and do evil? Psychologist Dr Julia Shaw unlocks the intricacies of criminal psychology, drawing together science, psychology and philosophy. How similar is your brain to a psychopath’s? How many people have murder fantasies?
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Thinking Through Animals
What do we know about how animals think and about ways of explaining their behaviour? Over the last century, cognition research has revealed a variety of advanced mental abilities in animals.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Untold Stories of Women in Engineering
During World War I over 800,000 women worked in engineering, however the women were expected to return to domestic duties at the end of the war. Female pioneers campaigned to retain their engineering status and in 1919 set up the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Pleasance Lomond Room
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Wild Frontier
The wild plants related to food crops are arguably the most important on the planet. They hold the genetic key to tackling the growing number of threats to our food supply and can do so in a much more environmentally friendly way.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Lecture Theatre
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Computer-Powered Chemistry
To help shape the world as we know it – from penicillin to fuel, plastic to dynamite – chemists use their imaginations to find hidden patterns in nature. Discover how logic, computers and imagination are combined to solve the complicated puzzles of chemistry.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Deep Time Walk
Join the 4.6km Deep Time Walkto travel across Earth’s 4.6 billion year timeline at a rate of one million years per metre.
Holyrood Park Meet outside Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Melody and Sam: Record Breakers
Sam and Melody want to break a world record. They train every day. They want to be the best, the fastest, the strongest, the largest, the longest – anything so long as they get their names in the big record book.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS
Do you know what lives in the deep waters around Scotland and the North Atlantic? Discover more about how scientists in the ATLAS project are exploring the deep sea and working out how to protect it in a changing ocean.
Dynamic Earth Stratosphere
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Air Pollution: Our Silent Problem
Join British Heart Foundation Scotland for interactive activities and find out more about the silent problem of air pollution. Walk along Air Streetto discover how air pollution affects your body and circulatory system, view real heart cells and discover how gold particles are being used in modern research.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Robotarium
Interact withrobots from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics!From an assembly line robotthat wants to learn how to work with you, to cute football playing bots, learn howrobots understand and imitate human beings, and the important reasons why.Presented by The University of Edinburgh.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - dressed.
dressed. premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to critical acclaim, winning a Scotsman Fringe First as well as a nomination for ThisEgg for Total Theatre Awards’ Emerging Company 2018.
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Cities of the Future
The continued growth of urban populations and added pressures present sustainability challenges for our future cities. Join a panel of experts, including Planning Aid Scotland (PAS), academics, engineers and technology experts to explore what lies ahead for humanity.
The Patrick Geddes Centre
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Becoming Animal and Plastic Man
A nature film with a difference, Becoming Animal traces how we sense the ’more than human’ world.
Summerhall Red Lecture Theatre
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Sugar and Spikes: Changing Approaches to Diabetes Care
During the last 100 years, the treatment of diabetes has undergone radical transformation, with an increasing amount of self-management of the disease.
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Make A Monster
Meet some of the strangest animals that exist on our planet and learn how biodiversity and adaptation help them to survive. Inspired by these weird creatures, you’ll design and make your very own monster from recycled materials.
Pleasance Ochil Room
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Light Up Monsters of the Deep Deep Sea
What lurks on the dark ocean floor? Investigate how creatures have adapted to these murky depths and make your very own soft light-up deep-sea monster.
Pleasance Ochil Room
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Chemistry Show
Be prepared for bangs, colours, flames, foam and even a song! The vibrant show all about chemistry is back, jam-packed with mostly-educational experiments perfect for quizzical kids who want to know it all.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - StrongWomen Science
StrongWomen circus scientists Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced performance, find out how jugglers, fire eaters, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Twitter Knows What You Did Last Summer
Twitter currently has around 335 million active users. And with each user comes data. Twitter user data has been used to map public health, watch responses to natural disasters and even pre-emptively spot depressive behaviour.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Inside Google Translate
Google Translate can interpret over one hundred human languages, but not always very well. Will it ever be able to translate poetry? Computer language expert Adam Lopez takes us inside the multilingual site to see how it works, with activity and discussion spanning language, creativity, and silicon brains.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Science of Mountaineering
A century ago, extreme weather conditions made mountaineering a dangerous game for the most ambitious thrill seekers. Thanks to advances in technology and medicine, even Everest has been conquered thousands of times.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Advantage Play
World-renowned sports engineer Prof Steve Haake explores technological breakthroughs that have changed the face of sport throughout history. From novel materials to innovative methods of collecting sporting data, the one thing that might distinguish the winners from the losers is new technology.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Gendered Brain
Do you have a female or a male brain? Or is that the wrong question? Exploring centuries of sexism, neuroscientist Prof Gina Rippon shows how we arrived at the idea of an inferior, female brain and how cutting-edge breakthroughs in neuroscience can liberate us from this outdated understanding.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - #LitterCUBES Weigh-in
Over the past few days, Julia Barton has constructed #LitterCUBES from litter she has collected on local beaches. Now Julia will weigh them and calculate the energy contained in each one in an interactive theatrical art piece. How much oil do the CUBES represent? How many fish suppers?
Dynamic Earth Earthscape/Stratosphere
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - There is No Planet B
Humanity is exhausting its resources at an accelerated rate, but what can any of us really do about it and where do we start? Do we all need to become vegetarians? Should we frack? Or stop using air travel?
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Edinburgh Seven
The Edinburgh Seven were an inspiring group of women who broke through barriers to become the first to study medicine in the UK. For the first annual Dr Elsie Inglis lecture by Edinburgh and the Lothians Health Foundation, we welcome inspirational women who are smashing through barriers.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Genetics and the Movies
What can Harry Potter teach us about inheritance? Would a clone of Arnold Schwarzenegger look, act and beat up bad guys exactly like the original? Can genetics explain how a Jedi uses the Force? Clinical molecular geneticist Dr Rob Pyatt explores the frontiers of genetic technology through our favourite movie trailers.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Tenement Town
The tenements of Edinburgh’s Old Town emerged through revolutionary engineering and architectural solutions to the unique geographical and urban challenges of the growing city. Survey these amazing structures and build your own tenement model to join our tenement town.
The Patrick Geddes Centre
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Cassius the Crab
Young ones will enjoy this fun, educational and interactive session sharing animal biology and conservation facts about our rockpool friends. Expect interactive props, imaginative play, music and song as we explore the amazing lives of crabs.
Pleasance Pentland Room
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Animation Lab @ The Zoom Club
Calling all animation adventurers! Pack your wackiest ideas and delve into your imagination in the awesome Animation Lab! Become a part-time palaeontologist during our Dino Dig; a magician of optical illusions through Magic and Light, a master of machines in Human Cyborgs or head off to explore The Red Planet.
Summerhall The Zoom Club
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Let's Look at Lungs
Ever wondered what the inside of your lungs look like? How does air travel through them and where does mucus come from? Answer all these questions and more when you dissect a pig’s lung.
Surgeons’ Hall Museums
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - What Makes your Ticker Tick?
Explore what makes your ticker tick with this unique sensory and hands-on workshop. Join researchers from the University of Edinburgh to peer inside your own heart as it contracts, visualise the electrical impulses that rush through with every beat and see your own cells glow down a microscope using a fluorescence...
Summerhall ASCUS Lab
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - A Very Short Introduction to... Depression
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mary Jane Tacchi and professor of psychological medicine Jan Scott present a history of depression and bipolar disorder and explain how they are experienced and understood today. They examine the controversies of diagnosis and treatment and discuss how mood disorders can influence creativity.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Out of Reach
While scientists, adventurers and indigineous people have explored much of our planet, there are still places that remain difficult to reach and study.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Science Theatre Scratch Night
https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/get-involvedJoin us for a science theatre scratch night! This unique event is part of Science in the Spotlight, a project which brings together the wonder of theatre with the explosive world of science communication.
Scottish Storytelling Centre Netherbow Theatre
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Disease Detectives
With an increasing number of viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause diseases in both animals and people, it is really important to be able to get a quick diagnosis.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh John Hope Gateway
Wed 10 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Lab of the Ludicrous
Stand-up scientist Dr Rob Pyatt returns with an all new tour of the strangest science studies ever conducted! This interactive discussion of bizarre studies will demystify scientific methods and put you at the heart of a research experiment. Expect laughter, conversation, hands-on experiments and Weird Science!
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Blast Aff!
Take a look at some of the start-ups helping make Scotland the space technology capital of Europe, and what possibilities the commercial space race is opening up. From satellites to spaceports and asteroid mining meet the engineers and researchers who are looking from Scotland to the stars.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Robin Ince: I'm a Joke and So Are You
Robin Ince, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, explores what the birth, behaviour, anxiety and storytelling of comedians may tell us about all humans.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - A Very Short Introduction to... Synthetic Biology
Synthetic biology affects fields of science as diverse as drug manufacture, biofuel production, tackling pollution and medical diagnostics. It may even make it possible for us to create new life from non-living materials.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - #nofilter: Urine Trouble!
How does the kidney filter our blood? What role do salts and sugars in our blood play as they travel through the kidney?
Summerhall ASCUS Lab
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - In Our Hands: Seeding Change
In Our Hands is the story of the farmers who, through hope, hard graft and sheer bloody-mindedness are refusing to be victims of history. This one-hour documentary takes you on a journey across the fields of Britain, past orchards of forgotten fruit and through fields of ancient grains.
Summerhall Red Lecture Theatre
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Diet: Design and Diversify
Join scientists from nutrition and health research centre the Rowett Institute and statisticial research organisation BioSS as they help you understand healthy diets and give you the opportunity to design your own healthy menu.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh John Hope Gateway
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Hypnosis, Psychosis and the Consciousness Conundrum
Muscle memory often refers to the autopilot-esque way in which we complete tasks and movements we have done many times before. But how does that happen? One way of discovering this comes from examining the irregularities and distortions of the mind.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - When the Dogs Don't Bark: Forensic Science at Work
Finding the right answers and asking the right questions is what forensic science is all about. Eminent forensic scientist Prof Angela Gallop reveals the advances in forensics that have influenced many of her high-profile cases, including the investigation that finally absolved the Cardiff Three, the Pembrokeshire...
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Bring back the Dodo?
Jurassic Parkraised questions about genetic breeding, natural selection and Jeff Goldblum. Join us for a wild ride through the pop-culture of de-extinction as we explore what could be brought back and how.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Happy Brain
Neuroscientist and comic Dr Dean Burnett investigates the science of happiness, or whether such a thing even exists. What causes happiness? Is it your brain – a mere concoction of chemicals, or network of neurons? Is it in fact your gut? (Spoiler alert: yes. Sort of.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Festival Frontiers: The Festival City
Edinburgh is known as ’the world’s leading festival city’ and many cities around the globe are designated or branded as festival cities through their significant provision of cultural events.
Pleasance Lomond Room
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Accept/Decline: Keeping Children Safe Online
Twenty years ago we couldn’t use a landline phone and the internet at the same time. Now we have endless internet access and with the tap of a touch screen children are exposed to it all.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Future of Fertility
It is becoming more common to have children later in life, so the need to understand human fertility is more and more important.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Alyx: the Social Robot
Learn about modern robot capabilities from a technical perspective and hear about the work conducted at Heriot-Watt University in this interactive activity.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Amazing Immunology
Get active and crafty with Denny and the T-Team and enjoy games that explain how your body’s immune cells protect you from disease and keep you healthy. Play the ball pool challenge to discover how future treatments for cancers might work and make your own science sticker stories to take home. For ages 7–13.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 4, Studio 1
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Experimentarium
The Experimentarium returns for Science Festival 2019, with some weird, wonderful and cutting-edge science. Step into our laboratory of hands-on activities and interactive fun for all ages.
Pleasance
Tue 9 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Science of Gin and Tonic
Join Pickering’s Gin co-founder Matt Gammell to learn the science behind creating the perfect gin and tonic! Experience an in-depth, fast-paced distillery tour with practical demonstrations along the way.
Summerhall Summerhall Distillery
Tue 9 Apr 19

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