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A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO... THE ICE AGE

In an era of climate change, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. Join Prof Jamie Woodward for an exploration of the Quaternary ice age to find out how landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganised their worlds.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE TOMB

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Dr Margaret Maitland, Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean at the National Museum of Scotland and Lynn McClean, the museum's Principal Conservator of Paper and Textiles, examine the painted linen mummy shroud excavated from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Montsuef and describe how its conservation revealed an untold story.

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YOUR PHENOMENAL PHONE AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY

We use our phones every day, but how are they connected to the rest of the world? Join mobile technology specialist Ken McBain to discover the phenomenal science and engineering behind something we all now take for granted, and discuss what someone could learn about you from your mobile phone and who can access that information.

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SCIENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD

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SEX, LIES AND BRAIN SCANS

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One of the key recent developments in neuroscience is non-invasive functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which allows us to observe brain activity in real time. Theoretically, we could now perform brain scans at airports, or use them to vet judges and teachers, but how far should we allow neuroscience to go? Prof Barbara Sahakian takes us beyond media headlines and examines which applications are possible today and which are science fiction.

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ASCUS LAB MOMENTS IN TIME FIREDAMP: REVISITING THE FLOOD CONTEMPORARY CONNECTIONS A HIDDEN ORDER LICHTSUCHENDE: CYBERNETIC SUNFLOWERS POETRY PERISCOPE

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EDINBURGH SKEPTICS AT THE SCIENCE FESTIVAL GIRL IN THE MACHINE COSMONAUT The challenges of visual representation tackled by artists since antiquity are identical to those faced by radiologists in acquiring and interpreting medical imaging examinations. Join X-ray artist Hugh Turvey in conversation with Michael Jackson, consultant radiologist from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, as they explore how art, artists and movies have helped radiologists to visualise the human body, and the ongoing symbiotic relationship between science and art. An arts award offered Thomas Thwaites the chance to take a holiday from the complications of being human – by transforming himself into a goat! For his efforts, he was awarded a 2016 Ig Nobel Prize. Join Thomas as he talks about his experience of building a goat exoskeleton – including artificial legs, helmet, chest protector, raincoat from his mum and a prosthetic goat stomach to digest grass – and hear what happened when he set off across the Alps on four legs with a herd of his fellow goats. Post-truth, an adjective 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief', was the Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year. If the world no longer values knowledge, facts and learning – the principles on which science is based – what can we do to protect the pursuit of scientific truth? Join philosopher Julian Baggini, Prof Dame Anne Glover, Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and host, editor of The List Yasmin Sulaiman, to investigate.

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