City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Inventor of the Pill Wins Edinburgh Medal

Professor Carl Djerassi, Recipient of the 2011 Edinburgh

The winner of this year's Edinburgh Medal is Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951 for which he won the National Medal of Science in the USA.

Message To Self, Sixty Years From Now

Time Capsule

Pupils from Edinburgh’s Tollcross Primary school today buried a time capsule at the building site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) expansion and associated office development.

Local Television Over Scottish Digital Network Takes Step Forward

The establishment of the Scottish Digital Network (SDN), which would deliver local television to rival the BBC's Scottish programming, took another step forward today.

Science Festival '11 Brings Bangs, Bubbles, and the Big Blue

EISF: Generation Science

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. 

Robots Live!

Cheer on competitors from Robot Wars as they battle it out in the shadow of Concorde.

New Economics Foundation Co-production Regional Conference

A free, green conference looking at how we can transition to the new, low-carbon economy. Organised by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), and other partner organisations.

Bring Out Yer Scams, Urges Council

Edinburgh City Council is encouraging residents to participate in the annual 'Scamnesty' month by bringing scam letters and emails to its Scam Mail Collection Bins in city libraries. The council is one of many local authorities participating in the national campaign, which is being run by the Office of Fair Trading and Age UK.

TEDGlobal 2011

TED goes to Ed for the first time with TEDGlobal.

Robert Burns' Complete Works Released On I-Phone App

Anyone giving the Address to the Haggis on Burns Night next week might well be reaching into their sporran for their iPhone after the recent release of a new app with the complete works of poet Robert Burns.

Will the Real 3D Experience Please Stand Up

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A dedicated Edinburgh cinema-goer demands real 3D, better ambient lighting, and a ban on popcorn.