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Brain disorders cost the UK an estimated £112 billion (€134 billion) annually...

Every year disorders of the brain, including dementia, stroke, and mental health issues, cost the UK an estimated £112 billion* (€134 billion), according to a new report out today by leading...

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Cambridge University Library launches design competition

The competition, jointly run by the University Library and the Department of Architecture, is open to professionals and non-professionals alike and is looking for bold submissions that reimagine the...

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Pembroke and St. Catharine’s Colleges Year 12 Summer Residentials offer a...

The first event, ‘Mathematics for the Physical Sciences’ was aimed at the engineers and physicists of the future. It gave participants the opportunity to apply their abilities in mathematics and...

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“Nudity does not liberate me and I do not need saving”

Earlier this year the radical feminist group Femen turned its attentions away from Europe to North Africa, targeting vast swathes of the Arab and Muslim world with its uncompromising messages. Up...

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A response to Methane Mischief: Misleading Commentary Published In Nature

The 25 July post by Jason Samenow on the global economic impacts of methane emissions in the East Siberian Sea portrays the findings of our research as misleading, a statement with which I strongly...

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Can I afford University? Counting the cost with HE Partnership

“Tuition fee debt is different to normal debt” explains Matt Diston, co-ordinator of the HE Partnership programme. “When I ask students about debt they mention repossession and they mention bailiffs....

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Get ready to talk the Planck

The live video stream has now finished but you can watch it again below. Earlier this year, researchers unveiled the most detailed picture of the early Universe created to date – but it was far more...

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Monogamy evolved as a mating strategy

Social monogamy, where one breeding female and one breeding male are closely associated with each other over several breeding seasons, appears to have evolved as a mating strategy, new research...

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CHaOS visits Portsmouth with Trinity College

From the 9-11 July, CHaOS ran three days of science events for Portsmouth schools, kindly hosted by Admiral Lord Nelson School and Hayling College. CHaOS – or ‘Cambridge Hands-On Science’ – is a...

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Remote takeover: How RealVNC conquered the world

The idea was simple, but it promised to revolutionise the telecommunications industry forever. Instead of just calling people on your mobile phone, the device would also become a miniature, wireless...

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Mangroves could survive sea-level rise if protected

Mangroves, which provide a natural coastal defence to communities around the world, may be able to withstand a future rise in sea levels far more than previously thought, scientists have found. Their...

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West Wickham Big Village Dig

The event, organised by West Wickham & District Local History Club with support from Access Cambridge Archaeology and Cambridge Community Heritage, was held on 13 – 14 July. Supported by the...

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Scientists discover a molecular ‘switch’ in cancers of the testis and ovary

Cambridge scientists have identified an ‘on/off’ switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries called ‘malignant germ cell tumours’. The research was published today, 01...

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Cambridge University Press Museum tour

9.30am - 10.30pm, Friday 13 September Cambridge University Press, University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, CB2 8BS Opened in 2011, the Cambridge University Press Museum traces the history of the...

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Behind the Corpus Clock: the Taylor Library revealed

2pm - 5pm, Friday 13 September Taylor Library, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RH The building on the corner of Bene’t Street now supports 'the Corpus Clock', designed by the...

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A cuckoo in the nest? Medieval Cambridge and its University

10am - 11pm, Friday 13 September The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RP When the first scholars arrived from Oxford, Cambridge was already a thriving, longestablished administrative and...

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Scientists discover a curable cause for some cases of high blood pressure

Scientists have identified small, benign nodules in the hormone-producing adrenal gland which commonly cause high blood pressure (hypertension). If diagnosed at a young age, the nodules (small...

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Breastfeeding may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Mothers who breastfeed their children may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, with longer periods of breastfeeding also lowering the overall risk, a new study suggests. The report,...

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Girls with anorexia have elevated autistic traits

In particular, compared to typical girls, girls with anorexia have an above average number of autistic traits, an above average interest in systems, whilst they score below average in empathy. This...

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Community photographic competition opens for all budding snappers

The competition is open to all budding snappers to submit their images. This year, the theme is ‘community treasures’, which encourages staff, volunteers, supporters, beneficiaries and members of...

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