With climate change not merely the 'hot topic' of the 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival but of everyone and their granny's breakfast table, it was no great surprise Professor Chris Rapley, former Director of the British Antarctic Survey, took Great While It lasted; Now What? as the title and theme of his Edinburgh Medal Address on the subject.
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Dr David King was until 2007 H. M. Gov's spokesperson on climate change, and is the author of The Hot Topic, the subject of Thursday's Edinburgh International Science Festival event. Would he be a bearer of better, or at least more encouraging news on the international frying and freezing front?
The results of an Edinburgh Science Festival study into what people think of first names are in. Over 6000 people were asked whether the most popular first names in the UK sounded successful, lucky, and attractive.
Skeletron, the large, wiry robot that looks like a character out of the Terminator film franchise and is able to slide up a rope of its own accord, returns to the Edinburgh International Science Fe
This year as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the eminent Professor Chris Rapley, Director of the Science Museum, London and former Director of the British Antarctic Survey has
Professor Richard Dawkins will join Richard Holloway in a discussion, on 1 April, on the meaning of life at the 2008 Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), it was announced today. The two men, with opposing views on religion, God, and science, met previously at the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2006.
The former chief scientific advisor to the British government, a scientist from the British Antarctic Survey, and the head planner of the design company behind a chinese "eco-city" (and the new Forth Bridge) are among guest speakers tackling Climate Change at the 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival.