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Managed hunting can help maintain animal populations

The international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), studied the hunt of Alpine ibex – a type of...

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Ditching the car may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke...

Swapping your car for more physically active forms of travel may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, our latest research shows. Walking, cycling and even using public...

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Anthony Gormley exhibition opens at Kettle’s Yard

Gormley’s site-specific installation ambitiously pushes and tests the boundaries of the new spaces within Kettle’s Yard, which reopened to the public in February following a two-year, multi-million...

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Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

The researchers, whose work appears in the journal Science, say their findings could be a “game changer” by allowing the energy from sunlight absorbed in these materials to be captured and used more...

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Evolving with the robots

Fear mongering and myth-making about human-like and social robots is stopping us from engaging with the technology behind them and having an input into how they - and we - evolve, says Hatice Gunes,...

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Cambridge and LMU announce plans for strategic partnership

The University of Cambridge and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) put pen to paper on a memorandum of understanding that will see the two institutions forge ever-closer links in...

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Multiple metals – and possible signs of water – found in unique exoplanet

The team, from the University of Cambridge and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in Spain used the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) to observe WASP-127b, a giant gaseous planet with partly...

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Cambridge and Shandong University sign agreement to support innovation and...

The agreement between Cambridge and Shandong Universities was signed earlier this week, and will establish the Shandong University School of Innovation Intermediary and the Innovation Institute in...

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Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications

Graphene, among other materials, can capture particles of light called photons, combine them, and produce a more powerful optical beam. This is due to a physical phenomenon called optical harmonic...

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First Peoples: two ancient ancestries ‘reconverged’ with settling of South...

Recent research has suggested that the first people to enter the Americas split into two ancestral branches, the northern and southern, and that the “southern branch” gave rise to all populations in...

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‘Carbon bubble’ coming that could wipe trillions from the global economy –...

Fossil fuel stocks have long been a safe financial bet. With price rises projected until 2040* and governments prevaricating or rowing back on the Paris Agreement, investor confidence is set to remain...

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Rosalind Franklin Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform...

The projects are the first wave of major initiatives for the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute, that launched today at the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire. New drugs are discovered through a slow and...

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Open letter on diversity in admissions

The collegiate University of Cambridge recognises the importance of the debate around diversity in admissions. However, we believe that it is critical that this debate should be fair and transparent...

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Scientists create ‘genetic atlas’ of proteins in human blood

The study, published today in the journal Nature, characterised the genetic underpinnings of the human plasma ‘proteome’, identifying nearly 2,000 genetic associations with almost 1,500 proteins....

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Cost and scale of field trials for bovine TB vaccine may make them unfeasible

Instead, the researchers suggest that the scale and cost of estimating the effect of a vaccine on transmission could be dramatically reduced by using smaller, less expensive experiments in controlled...

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Tidings of joy

The beaches of Singapore are awash with a wealth of marine life, and Cambridge student Pei Rong Cheo is on a mission to promote and conserve it. Read more about her citizen science programme here....

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Cambridge academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

Professor Mary Beard was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) while Master of St John's College, Professor Christopher Dobson, was awarded a Knights Bachelor and Emeritus...

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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 now open for entries

Delivered by The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Unilever, the Awards have already reached over 3,500 inspiring young sustainability entrepreneurs and their organisations...

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Cambridge LIFE LAB project wins place in Europe’s largest public science event

LIFE LAB will be led by Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement, and delivered by a consortium including the Wellcome Sanger Institute,  the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Babraham...

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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk in cells, say researchers

The team, led by Professor Jussi Taipale, now at the Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge, found that CRISPR-Cas9 triggers a mechanism designed to protect cells from DNA damage, making gene editing...

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