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Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with...

New research published today in the journal Parasitology shows how the prehistoric inhabitants of a settlement in the freshwater marshes of eastern England were infected by intestinal worms caught...

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Shelley’s Peterloo poem took inspiration from the radical press, new research...

This is the conclusion reached by Philip Connell, a senior lecturer in Cambridge’s English Faculty, who has identified new links between the two men and their writing. His findings, first published in...

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Stormzy announces second year of 'The Stormzy Scholarship', a student funding...

‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ studentship, announced in August 2018, is a scheme for University of Cambridge students, which will see British black students provided with financial support during their...

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More than 60 disadvantaged students who achieved top A-level results get...

The UCAS system of Adjustment provides students with a second chance of getting on to their first-choice course. Adjustment is an optional process that allows students who have met and exceeded the...

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Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries...

Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from...

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Cambridge researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up...

Engineers are working on a powerful new 3D head-up display to project safety alerts, such as lane departure, hazard detection, sat nav directions, and to reduce the effect of poor visibility in poor...

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Opinion: Plants can tell time even without a brain

Anyone who has travelled across multiple time zones and suffered jet lag will understand just how powerful our biological clocks are. In fact, every cell in the human body has its own molecular clock,...

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Colour-changing artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made of tiny particles of gold coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed into microdroplets of water in oil. When exposed...

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Women in STEM: Dr Cecilia Brassett

Cambridge is one of a small number of medical schools where anatomy is taught via hands-on cadaveric dissection. As the University Clinical Anatomist, I am responsible for organising the anatomy...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas programme launches

The 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas programme launches today with 273 - mostly free - events on topics ranging from the US presidential elections, the paintings of Yoko Ono, Stonewall at 50, climate...

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Women in STEM: Verity Allan

I came to Cambridge from a town in the Midlands to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. My parents were the first in their families to go to university, and I was the first in my extended family to...

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‘Mental rigidity’ at the root of intense political partisanship on both left...

People who identify more intensely with a political tribe or ideology share an underlying psychological trait: low levels of cognitive flexibility, according to a new study. This “mental rigidity”...

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Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, who led the study published today in the journal Physiological Reports, say the findings reinforce the importance of an active lifestyle when planning...

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Lost Irish words rediscovered, including the word for ‘oozes pus'

If you were choosing where to live in medieval Ireland you might insist on somewhere ogach which meant ‘eggy’ or ‘abounding in eggs’, but in reference to a particularly fertile region. By contrast,...

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Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

It is well known that having a child can put a strain on the parents’ relationship, but whether this then has an impact on the child’s own development in its first few years is not known. The quality...

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AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that an algorithm can predict the outcomes of complex chemical reactions with over 90% accuracy, outperforming trained chemists. The algorithm also shows...

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Vintage film reveals Antarctic glacier melting

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice in Antarctica, and revealed that an ice shelf on Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is...

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Eight Cambridge researchers awarded major European starter grants

The European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants have been awarded to 408 researchers from across Europe. The awards will help individual researchers to build their own teams and conduct...

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Women in STEM: Dr Anna-Maria Pappa

I strongly believe that through diversity comes creativity, comes progress. I qualified as an engineer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and...

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Cambridge University Library unveils the rich histories, struggles and hidden...

Opening to the public on Monday 14 October, and curated by Dr Lucy Delap and Dr Ben Griffin, the exhibition will focus on the lived experiences of women at the University, the ongoing fight for equal...

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