Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.

By Joanne Macaulay • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity plants edinburgh gardening coronavirus-lockdown-measures

New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts

Researchers in Edinburgh produce a new mathematical model aimed at improving how earthquakes are predicted.

By Ken Macdonald • bbcnews
July 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: geology earthquakes edinburgh heriot-watt-university university-of-liverpool

Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment antarctic cambridge edinburgh oxford leighton-buzzard portsmouth aberdeen

Scientists to study relocated red squirrels' hair

The analysis could provide information on the animals genetics and the diseases that affect them.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 29, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: animals university-of-edinburgh edinburgh shieldaig letterewe kinlochewe plockton findhorn gairloch

In six objects

The National Museum of Scotland unveils the final three galleries of its £80m redevelopment.

By Pauline McLean • bbcnews
Feb. 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: art edinburgh egypt

Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: british-space-programme edinburgh penicuik

Edinburgh scientists discover mammoth secret in ivory DNA

Researchers at Edinburgh Zoo have found woolly mammoth DNA inside ivory trinkets from the illegal trade.

By Kenneth Macdonald & Marc Ellison • bbcnews
Jan. 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  edinburgh  ivory-trade

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 11, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: genetics university-of-edinburgh edinburgh

Dr persistence

Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

By Darren McCullins • bbcnews
Nov. 16, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: scotland-education womens-rights university-of-edinburgh

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