Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city. 

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A pioneer in DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling techniques, used by police forces throughout the world, is the receipient of the 22nd Edinburgh Medal. The award is presented annually during the Edinburgh International Science Festival for achievements in science and technology that are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year at the Edinburgh International Science Festival to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

Blood and guts are on the menu at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April. The annual festival of popular science, which aims to educate through hands-on activities and topical talks, has a new floor at one of its main venues, the City Art Centre, devoted to the human body.

This year’s International Science Festival (3-17 April) will include 46 events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with many events taking place at the Real Life Science Studio and other facilities at the Botanics’ new John Hope Gateway visitor and interpretation centre.

The University of Edinburgh returns to the Edinburgh Science Festival with free events, workshops and shows aimed at children and families. Discover Science 2010, running for the duration of the Science Festival (8th-17th April), takes place at the National Museum of Scotland, and Adam House, Chambers Street.

Web users taking part in a study investigating photographic evidence for ghosts were most convinced by an image of a figure in period dress passing by a window in the historic Tantallon Castle in Fife, it was announced today.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival programme has just been released. Among this year's 170 events is the interactive "Wee Wonder World" exhibition - created by Scottish based designers, writers and scientists - and funded by £120,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund.

An American geneticist who led the team that first isolated a gene from the chromosome of a living organism, a major breakthrough in the understanding of the processes of life, will be awarded the