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Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed...

Some corners of the world teem with an extraordinary variety of life. Charles Darwin noted that: “The same spot will support more life if occupied by very diverse forms.” The question of how these...

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Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you’ll be hungover, study...

Most people will at some point in their life experience one of many the downsides of excess drinking: the hangover. Importantly, hangovers can lead to reduced productivity, impaired performance...

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Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

A team of academics from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, observed the courtship rituals and sequenced the DNA from nearly 300...

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What does it take to make a better battery?

Like many of us, when I wake up I reach for the phone on my bedside table and begin scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, email and news apps. I listen to streamed music as I get ready for work and...

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Machine learning algorithm helps in the search for new drugs

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, used their algorithm to identify four new molecules that activate a protein which is thought to be relevant for symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and...

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Music and the battle for Granada's past

Read the story here Concerns over immigration and the rise of the far-right in Spain are fuelling tensions at one of its most important festivals, the Día de la Toma in Granada. And as a new Cambridge...

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Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to ‘flex’

A team of British and American researchers, co-led by the University of Cambridge, has measured how much the McMurdo ice shelf in Antarctica flexes in response to the filling and draining of meltwater...

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When real men wore feathers: recreating a Renaissance fashion statement

Read the story here Ostrich feathers are often associated with glamorous women but this wasn’t always the case. In the sixteenth century, it was Europe’s men who spearheaded this trend. Now experts in...

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Darwin’s rabbit helps to explain the fightback against myxomatosis

Read the story here Seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study led by Cambridge scientists reveals how the species has evolved...

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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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‘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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Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

The RESCUE-RACER study, announced this week, is a two-year study of motorsport concussion, in partnership with world motorsport’s governing body Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). It...

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Using AI to avert ‘environmental catastrophe’

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Centre for Doctoral Training in Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) is one of 16 new Centres for...

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Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in...

Quantum dots are crystals made up of thousands of atoms, and each of these atoms interacts magnetically with the trapped electron.  If left alone to its own devices, this interaction of the electron...

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AI: Life in the age of intelligent machines

We are said to be standing on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution – one that will see new forms of artificial intelligence (AI) underpinning almost every aspect of our lives. The new...

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Most laptops vulnerable to attack via peripheral devices, say researchers

The research, to be presented today (26 February) at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium in San Diego, shows that attackers can compromise an unattended machine in a matter of...

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“Our roots in the region run deep” : launch of Spotlight on East of England

The University of Cambridge is a global institution. Our students and staff come from all over the world; our researchers conduct their work on every continent. Notwithstanding this international...

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Skilling up, smart

Five years ago, 3D printing was hailed as a technology that would fundamentally transform the way that most things are made: the hype cycle was in full gear. Breathless columns were written about a...

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Young people at risk of addiction show differences in key brain region

The study adds further evidence to support the idea that an individual’s biological makeup plays a significant role in whether or not they develop an addictive disorder. Adolescence and young...

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International collaboration between Cambridge and Michigan built on...

The Michigan-Cambridge Research Initiative (MCRI) is supporting collaborative research projects at both universities, including engineering solutions to prevent head injuries in sport, improved...

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