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Open Cambridge celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Tickets go on sale next week for the city’s hugely popular heritage weekend, Open Cambridge, which runs from 8-9 September and is celebrating its tenth year with the biggest and most ambitious...

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India Unboxed at Open Cambridge’s 10th Anniversary weekend

As Cambridge opens its doors for a special weekend on 8 and 9 September, we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery through the hidden histories, spaces, objects, ideas and people that connect...

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Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work

Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to starfish, and showed how these sea creatures evolved in response to the rise of shell-crushing predators during...

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Tributes paid to an exceptional student killed in terror attack

The University of Cambridge community is deeply saddened to hear news of the death of Tammy Chen in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso on Sunday. Our thoughts are with her family and many friends at...

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Study identifies dinosaur ‘missing link’

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as...

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Domestic abuse ‘workshops’ reduce repeat offending and harm to public – study

The first domestic abuse policing strategy in UK history to be trialled under experimental conditions has found that an inexpensive two-day course in behaviour management for first offenders resulted...

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'Precarious scheduling' at work affects over four million people in UK – far...

A new analysis by Cambridge and Oxford sociologists indicates that some 4.6 million people in the UK regularly experience ‘precarious scheduling’: flexible working with limited hours dictated by...

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A-Level results day 2017 #GoingToCambridge

More than 2,500 A-Level students from across the UK are celebrating today after meeting their offer to become an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge. The successful students were among 17,171...

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College Breweries: when drinking ale at University was safer than sipping tap...

Ever had a three-week-long hangover? Or wanted to drink beer because water could poison you? Well – you can see how Cambridge University staff and students experienced life and booze in the past...

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Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds

Leprosy is an infectious disease that affects the skin and peripheral nerves and is caused by Mycobacterium leprae and, less commonly, Mycobacterium lepromatosis. According to the World Health...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas puts truth under the spotlight

Truth has dominated the news agenda in the last year and is the driving force of academic research. This year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas puts truth under the spotlight, discussing everything from...

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Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer

The poet John Clare (1793-1864) was a keen natural historian who knew the countryside in all its moods. His various jobs saw him labouring in farms and gardens; his gravestone remembers him as the...

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Cambridge statistician appointed as Home Office’s Chief Scientific Adviser

During his secondment, Professor Aston's role will be to ensure that departmental decisions are informed by the best science and engineering evidence and advice. The Chief Scientific Adviser offers...

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Town and gown working together to make Open Cambridge 2017 the biggest yet

What do an 800-year old charter, a ballistic separator, and a mosaic of WWII aircraft all have in common? You can see them all, and much more besides, as part of the Open Cambridge festival this...

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Cambridge ready to lead UK’s industrial renaissance

With its pre-eminent strengths in life sciences, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) will be looking to work with the Government and partners in a number of identified areas: The development of a...

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India's schoolchildren inspired by Cambridge's 'magical science'

Physicists Dr Aditya Sadhanala and Darshana Joshi, together with colleagues Shruti Sharma (Stony Brook University, New York) and Dr Vijay Venugopalan (Marie Curie ITN Fellow, DESTINY, Politechnico Di...

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Opinion: China has no good options for dealing with North Korea

After North Korea conducted its sixth underground nuclear test, which was 10 times stronger than its last one, the US responded by warning Pyongyang that any threat to the US or its allies would be...

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A cornucopia of delights on show at Open Cambridge this weekend

This Friday and Saturday sees the tenth Open Cambridge festival taking place across the city. Many parts of the University and colleges, as well as over 20 partner organisations in the city, are...

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Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

The international team of researchers demonstrated in 2016 that defects in the crystalline structure of perovskites could be healed by exposing them to light, but the effects were temporary. Now, an...

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Cambridge researchers help develop new diagnostic test for African sleeping...

Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis, is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. After...

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