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Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by ‘Planet...

The alternative explanation to the so-called ‘Planet Nine’ hypothesis, put forward by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut, proposes a disc made up of small...

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Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A team from the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cambridge has developed and tested ‘Decoder’, a new game that is aimed at helping users improve their attention and...

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Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in...

The study, commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and produced by the REAL Centre at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, reveals that the most disadvantaged girls...

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Cambridge hosts World Economic Forum meeting looking at role of nature in...

During a panel discussion and round-table, business leaders, academics and conservation practitioners will share their insights on developing nature-based solutions that reverse the loss of...

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Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study in sheep suggests

Heart disease is the greatest killer in the world today, and it is widely accepted that our genes interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and/or a sedentary life to...

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Work begins on new home for Cavendish Laboratory

The development, at the West Cambridge site off Madingley Road, will provide a purpose-built centre for the University’s world-leading physics research, bringing together all of the Cavendish...

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Cambridge spin-out company wins £18 mln to fight Alzheimer's

A biopharmaceutical company set-up by Cambridge academics from St John's College to develop drugs to treat illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and more than 50 other related diseases has won...

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The search for Endurance

Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, is chief scientist on the ambitious expedition, which will use drones, satellites and autonomous underwater vehicles to...

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Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight

More than six in ten adults in the UK are overweight, and one in four adults is obese. By age five, almost one in four children is either overweight or obese. Excess weight increases the risk of...

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'Noisy' gene atlas to help explain how plants survive environmental change

Plant scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) have built a gene expression atlas that maps the ‘noisy genes’ of genetically identical plants. The research, published today...

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Cambridge Science Festival returns for milestone 25th year

Celebrating its 25th year, the Festival runs for two weeks from 11-24 March and explores the theme of ‘discoveries’. An impressive line-up of acclaimed scientists includes microscopist Professor Dame...

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‘Magnetic graphene’ switches between insulator and conductor

The international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, say that their results, reported in the journal Physical Review Letters, will aid in understanding the dynamic relationship...

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Packed programme of events to mark LGBT+ History Month 2019

Rainbow flags will fly - and be projected - across the University and Colleges, and a series of events will be held to mark LGBT+ History Month, which begins today (1 February). The annual celebration...

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New Programme to support academic and industrial links with Greece

Supported by a donation from Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, a Greek businesswoman, parliamentarian and President of the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme for Science, Technology...

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Cambridge receives new funding to support PhD students in science and...

The funding, from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industrial and institutional partners, will support the establishment of five new CDTs at Cambridge. The University...

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Scheme launched to improve health of French Bulldogs, Pugs and Bulldogs

Developed by the University of Cambridge and funded by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the new Respiratory Function Grading Scheme assesses dogs for the presence and severity of a breathing problem...

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Cambridge University secures unprecedented £100 million gift to support students

The donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation is the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. It will propel an ambitious £500 million fundraising...

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The power of philanthropy in education | Vice-Chancellor's blog

In her remarkable memoir, Educated, Dr Tara Westover tells the story of her journey from an abusive upbringing on an Idaho scrapyard to the manicured quadrangles of Cambridge. This journey was...

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Does the North Pole still matter?

Is the North Pole still important, when most of us will never visit it and know almost nothing about it? A new book by University of Cambridge researcher Dr Michael Bravo charts the history of the...

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Quantum leap

When buying an item online, we voluntarily hand over our credit card information. But how do we know that it’s safe? Most sensitive information sent over the internet is secured through encryption, a...

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