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Having won Varsity, EULRFC have bigger prizes in their sights

Last Saturday, the EULRFC 1st XV entered BT Murrayfield Stadium for their first run out of the season. Shorn of six regulars, including three full internationals, they faced their bitter…

Edinburgh security measures increases after terror attacks

Security measures increased as Edinburgh responds to the UK terror threat. Safety procedures temporarily put in place across high-profile capital sites in the aftermath of the London Parsons Green bombing.…

Scotland-UK Brexit deal continues to stall despite talks

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, and Brexit Minister, Mike Russell, have met with the UK’s First Secretary of State Damian Green to discuss the European Union Withdrawal Bill. The…

Scientists search for solutions to toxin build-up in sharks

If animal cruelty isn’t enough of a reason not to eat sharks, then I think this might do the trick. Sharks, as their appearance suggests, are apex predators: they eat…

Lothian Buses introduces a new environmentally friendly airport service, the Skylink 300

From October 1, Lothian Buses will start running their new Skylink 300 hybrid bus service between Ocean Terminal and Edinburgh Airport, rebranding the current standard number 35 bus. In a…

Reality or Fiction: Learning science via Star Wars

A short, bite-sized episode on the science of lightsabers. What more could your inner child ask for? Well if you’re here for mind-blowing science at a university thinking level, you…

University of Edinburgh student isolated for eight months in NASA space simulation

Re-entering the world, the Astrobiologist talks life as an ‘astronaut’ in a NASA social experiment. Samuel Payler, a PhD Student at the University of Edinburgh, has recently completed an eight…

At last the sun has set on NASA’s 13 year Cassini mission

Cassini, so named for the Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, was launched into space in October 1997 and arrived in Saturn’s orbit in 2004. It has been providing knowledge of…