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How to explore the whole universe: watch COSMO 2013 live

The past year has been an extraordinary one for particle physicists and cosmologists, with the Planck satellite revealing the Universe’s earliest light, and the tentative discovery of the Higgs-Boson...

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Winton Symposium‘s material world

This year’s focus on ‘Materials Discovery’ will bring together leading scientists from around the world, revealing unexpected breakthroughs in a wide range of subjects from electronics to life...

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Cambridge University Press partners with Knewton

Cambridge University Press today announced a comprehensive partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s foremost English Language Teaching...

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We ask the experts: are we working too hard?

Our work (or lack of it) defines us.  Many people with jobs spend more time with their work colleagues than with their families. Employment offers us the means to enjoy life outside work but it also...

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Darwin’s women

As a man who, when working out whether to marry, once reasoned that a wife was “better than a dog, anyhow” Charles Darwin is not known to history as a leading advocate of gender equality....

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Team sets out to research Antarctic ice loss

Scientists from a range of British institutions are collaborating in a mission that aims to discover what is causing the recent rapid loss of ice from the Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice...

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Astex Pharmaceuticals acquired by Otsuka

The drug discovery company, Astex Pharmaceuticals, is to be acquired by the Japanese firm Otsuka Pharmaceutical, in a move which promises to significantly enhance its capacity to develop new...

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Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

The juvenile Issus - a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing ‘teeth’ that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to...

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Silent killer

To catch the herpes virus human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) you must be exposed to someone who has it. This isn’t difficult: it is carried by around 65% of the population. Once in the body, HCMV persists...

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Drug developed in Cambridge approved for treatment of multiple sclerosis

A transformational new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) - the result of over three decades of research in Cambridge - was approved today by the EU agency responsible for regulating new drugs. The...

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Circular argument for a sustainable future

An online resource offering companies a free step-by-step guide to increasing the lifecycle and reusability of their products, thereby making their businesses less environmentally wasteful, has been...

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The intoxication of power

They say that pride comes before a fall, but in business, it also often triggers the collapse. History is littered with examples of corporate giants who were, according to subsequent post-mortems,...

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Family activities on offer at Kettle’s Yard for Castle Hill Open Day

Following last year’s successful event, even more historic and cultural venues in the Castle Hill area of Cambridge will be joining forces to showcase the oldest part of the city, and its wealth of...

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New sensor could prolong the lifespan of high-temperature engines

A temperature sensor developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could improve the efficiency, control and safety of high-temperature engines. The sensor minimises drift –degradation of...

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Stepping out for a good cause

More than 2,000 people took part in the annual Bridge the Gap walk last Sunday.  As well as enjoying a stroll around nine of the colleges and the chance to see the displays at the Polar Museum, they...

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Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town

The head of a lion and griffin, believed to be part of the decoration of the theatre, as well as stone blocks with steps carved into them, are helping to further revise historical understanding about...

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Galactic ‘vapour trails’ uncovered in giant cluster

Unusual gas filament ‘arms’ have been found in the central region of the Coma cluster, a large collection of thousands of galaxies located about 300 million light years from Earth - and one of the...

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Research to change how breast cancer treated

Research from the newly formed Cambridge Cancer Centre, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer Research UK and others, could...

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Cambridge to develop new Conservation Research Institute

For biodiversity conservation to be effective, knowledge of how to protect and manage species and landscapes needs to be accompanied by an understanding of how ecosystems function, and, crucially, how...

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Research helps identify young people with type 1 diabetes at risk of heart...

Using a simple urine test, researchers can now identify young people with type 1 diabetes at risk of heart and kidney disease. The new research, funded by JDRF, Diabetes UK, and the British Heart...

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