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University of Cambridge to seek Real Living Wage accreditation

The University of Cambridge will re-inforce and extend its commitment to paying the Real Living Wage (RLW) by seeking formal accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation, if a proposal submitted...

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Opinion: What Ancient Greece can teach us about toxic masculinity today

‘Toxic masculinity’ has its roots in Ancient Greece, and some of today’s most damaging myths around sexual norms can be traced back to early literature from the time, as Professor Mary Beard discusses...

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Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries

Stacks of vertical shelves weave around each other in what looks like an intricately choreographed – if admittedly inelegant – ballet. It’s been performed since 2014 in Amazon’s cavernous warehouses...

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Opinion: Universities - listen to students if you want to end sexual violence...

I chose Cambridge because I was drawn to its English course, because there was something magic about the city itself, and, frankly, because I was offered a place. I did not choose my university on the...

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‘Women scientists have built our world. It’s time to invest in them’ – The...

It’s unlikely, as she wrote these words, that Dr Marie Sklodowska-Curie ever imagined the ongoing pathways of progress she had catalysed. Today, the United Nations’ International Day of Women and...

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Illuminating the hidden kingdom of the truffle

“A unique aroma, a combination of newly plowed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms and the pungent memory of lost youth and old love affairs,” wrote the late American food writer Josh Ozersky about...

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Cambridge first UK centre to be given ‘Comprehensive Cancer Center of...

The combination of world-leading science and cutting-edge technology in Cambridge means that patients are benefiting from new ways to spot and treat the earliest signs of cancer, more effective and...

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Cambridge and AI: what makes this city a good place to start a business?

On any given day, some of the world’s brightest minds in the areas of AI and machine learning can be found riding the train between Cambridge and London King’s Cross.   Five of the biggest tech...

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Kettle's Yard is back

We thought you might like a look inside the 'new' Kettle's Yard, which reopened to the public on Saturday, February 10, to learn more about its past – and future. As Kettle's Yard opens its doors...

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The uncertain unicycle that taught itself and how it’s helping AI make good...

In the centre of the screen is a tiny unicycle. The animation starts, the unicycle lurches forward and falls. This is trial #1. It’s now trial #11 and there’s a change – an almost imperceptible delay...

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Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish’s 3D ‘invisibility cloak’

Cuttlefish and octopuses are remarkable creatures. They have the ability to change their appearance in a matter of seconds, camouflaging themselves from predators and enabling them to surprise their...

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Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important for neuronal...

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Ancient genome study identifies traces of indigenous “Taíno” in present-day...

Researchers were able to use the tooth of a woman found in a cave on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to sequence the first complete ancient human genome from the Caribbean. The woman lived at...

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Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda...

A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation – potentially “inoculating”...

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In living colour: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints...

The study is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV and shows how genetics can change the colour, and appearance, of certain types of bacteria. The results...

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Many highly-engaged employees suffer from burnout

Whereas lack of engagement is commonly seen as leading to employee turnover due to boredom and disaffection, the study finds that companies, in fact, risk losing some of their most motivated and...

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International experts sound the alarm on the malicious use of AI in unique...

Read more about the findings and download the report here. Twenty-six experts on the security implications of emerging technologies have jointly authored a ground-breaking report – sounding the alarm...

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Stroke survivors and caregivers feel abandoned by health services, study finds

The study, by researchers at the University of Cambridge, suggests that primary care and community health care interventions which focus on improving active follow-up and information provision to...

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Cambridge and Indian partners launch collaboration to transform India’s...

The adoption of modern methods and new technologies in agriculture that propelled India to self-sufficiency in grain production in the second half of the 20th century is known as the country’s “Green...

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Cambridge University and Institute of Cancer Research launch Children’s Brain...

The announcement comes as CRUK announces an investment of an extra £25 million over the next five years into brain tumour research. This is in addition to the £13 million spent each year on research...

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