Edinburgh: The UK’s new cycling capital?
Edinburgh: UK\’s new cycling capital? February saw the launch of the innertube maps by Edinburgh cycling charity The Bike Station. It also marked the first pedal-powered radio broadcast in Edinburgh. Listen to the above track to find out more!
Latin Dance tells a story
The represenation of dance in the media has generated renewed interest in the art form. The popularity of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars reflects the growing trend for ballroom dancing among the general population. The film Strictly Ballroom also inspired people to learn how to gracefully waltz across the […]
The psychology of dance: personality through body movements
The moonlight plays along their intense features. The movement of their feet along the floor sounds in the ears of their captive audience. Locked in a close embrace the pair skirt the edge of the dance floor capturing the attention of all around them with their elaborate movements. A skilled couple will create an air […]
Women get their mojo back
By Orla Ni Sheaghdha Key research in the link between sex hormones and brain functions is currently underway at Durham University. Scientists have discovered that there is a positive correlation between elevated levels of hormones and performing mental tasks. These findings have come out of tests conducted on women currently involved in hormone therapy (HT). The […]
Medical innovations realise Avatar dream
By Orla Ni Sheaghdha James Cameron’s film Avatar may fall into the science fiction category but the idea of virtual bodies existing for people may not be as unrealistic as some might think. Technological advances in the medical world have brought forward the idea of “medical avatars” being used in the treatment of patients in the […]
Expansion of go-karting centre raises hope for businesses in recession
By Orla Ni Sheaghdha The most recent Spending Review handed down by the government means bad news for smaller businesses in Scotland. With cuts to public sector spending, many companies risk becoming insolvent. Scottish Enterprise offers advice for entreupeneurs trying to survive the recession, to combat this risk. Some smaller companies seem to be bucking […]
Boeing 787 Dreamliner test smoked
By Orla Ni Sheaghdha The latest setback in the development of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner occurred yesterday when an aircraft was grounded over Texas during a test flight. The carrier made an emergency landing in Laredo when smoke was detected in the rear cabin, furthest from the cockpit. The fourty-two crew members were safely evacuated with […]
Prisoners voting ban to be removed
By Orla Ni Sheaghdha The UK government faces lifting a 140-year old ban preventing prisoners from voting in general elections. The issue has caused much controversy in the House of Commons. Government ministers are uncomfortable in allowing those imprisoned to have a say in the running of the country. In 2005, the European Court of […]