Appliance of science to Fringe show

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An academic from St Andrews University aims to entertain children with science when she appears at the Fringe.

Dr Kate Cross will team up with fellow scientist Alistair Linsell to perform Marvellous Medicine.

Performing as Resonant Science, the pair will use glove puppets, baseball bats, and body-popping to explain how aspirin takes away pain, how smallpox was conquered and how being messy can win you a Nobel Prize.

Dr Cross, 28, said: “I have been passionate about public engagement for a few years now and we have both got a lot of science outreach experience. However, I’ve never performed at the Fringe before so it will be a first for me.”

The show will be staged every day at 10.25am, except Sundays, from August 4-18 in theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall in Nicolson Street.