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Tributes paid to Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

Friends and former colleagues have paid tribute to Cambridge graduates - and members of the Learning Together programme community - Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, who were killed at London Bridge....

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Study highlights potential for ‘liquid health check’ to predict disease risk

Preventative medicine programmes such as the UK National Health Service’s Health Check and Healthier You programmes are aimed at improving our health and reducing our risk of developing diseases....

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Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

We’re seeing a transformational change in the propulsion and power sectors. Aviation and power generation have brought huge benefits – connecting people across the world and providing safe, reliable...

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Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

Working in collaboration with the Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group and other partners, the Cambridge scientists developed a photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides...

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Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

It was my mother who first got me interested in science. When I was very young, back when I was growing up China, she used to tell me bedtime stories about the origins of thunder and lightning, how...

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Statement from Cambridge Institute of Criminology

Professor Loraine R Gelsthorpe, Director of the Institute of Criminology, said: It is with great sadness that the Institute of Criminology acknowledges the deaths of both Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt...

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Further statement regarding London Bridge incident

Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said: I am devastated to learn that among the victims of the London Bridge attack were staff and alumni of the University of...

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1/12/19: Statement regarding London Bridge incident

Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor: I am devastated to learn that among the victims of the London Bridge attack were staff and alumni of the University of Cambridge, taking part in an event to...

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Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk

The facts in relation to suicide are stark: 800,000 people die globally by suicide every year, the equivalent of one every 40 seconds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29...

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UK researchers awarded £30m for global science project to better understand...

The University of Cambridge will provide essential contributions to the DUNE experiment, a global science project that brings the scientific community together to work on trying to answer some of the...

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Water common – yet scarce – in exoplanets

A team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, used atmospheric data from 19 exoplanets to obtain detailed measurements of their chemical and thermal properties. The exoplanets in the...

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Women in STEM: Sophia Cooke

My PhD is on the impact of road traffic on bird populations in Great Britain. I first came to Cambridge as an undergraduate; where I studied Natural Sciences and specialised in Zoology. I then worked...

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Cambridge joins launch of Responsible Investment Network - Universities

The three higher education institutions have formed the Responsible Investment Network – Universities (RINU), which launches with an article in Times Higher Education. “Joining the Responsible...

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Expedition finds tallest tree in the Amazon

Trees help to mitigate climate change by taking carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it. The bigger the tree, the more carbon it stores. New research has discovered the tallest known tree in the...

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Opinion: Why and how to debate climate change

I have used classroom debates about climate change in my higher education teaching for over a decade--with environmental science and geography students and with final year undergraduates and Master’s...

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Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging

Trees of recovering tropical forests were found to have tougher leaves, with lower concentrations of the nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen – both essential for plant and tree growth - than trees of...

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Mothers’ and babies’ brains ‘more in tune’ when mother is happy

The research, published in the journal NeuroImage, used a method called dual electroencephalograhy (EEG) to look at brain signals in both mums and babies while they were interacting with each other....

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Online hate speech could be contained like a computer virus, say researchers

The spread of hate speech via social media could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, according to University of Cambridge researchers. Definitions of...

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Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

Despite increases in overall life expectancy there is still an inequality, with lower life expectancy observed more often in disadvantaged groups. It is well known that those in higher social classes...

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Women in STEM: Flora Donald

I grew up in the Scottish Highlands, where the environment informs everything that we do. It’s in our songs and our poetry, and sometimes it’s a daily battle just to get to work because of the...

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