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Record number of undergraduate admissions at Cambridge, with no required...

Almost 400 students who met the conditions of their offer following the issue of revised exam results based on their teacher assessed grades have been admitted. No student has been required to defer...

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‘Wild West’ mentality lingers in US mountain regions

When historian Frederick Jackson Turner presented his famous thesis on the US frontier in 1893, he described the “coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and acquisitiveness” it had forged in...

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New model predicts oesophageal cancer eight years early for half of all patients

Oesophageal cancer is often preceded by Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition in which cells within the lining of the oesophagus begin to change shape and can grow abnormally. The cellular changes are...

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COVID-19 pandemic will have ‘profound’ impact on philanthropy, says Bill Gates

The co-founder of the Gates Foundation said the scale and urgency of the pandemic has prompted philanthropists to engage in more active collaboration, not only with businesses and government but also...

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Cambridge University to provide weekly coronavirus testing for students...

When term begins on 8 October, around 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students will be resident in accommodation belonging to one of Cambridge's 31 Colleges. To reduce the risk of transmission...

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AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

Dense metallic hydrogen – a phase of hydrogen which behaves like an electrical conductor – makes up the interior of giant planets, but it is difficult to study and poorly understood. By combining...

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Living Planet Report reveals 68% decline in global wildlife populations since...

The WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 presents a comprehensive overview of the state of our natural world as captured by the Living Planet Index (LPI) of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Almost...

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Punctured lung affects almost one in a hundred hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Like the inner tube of bicycle or car tyre, damage to the lungs can lead to a puncture. As air leaks out, it builds up in the cavity between the lung and chest wall, causing the lung to collapse....

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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions

Earlier research has shown that autistic people on average die younger than others and that this may be, in part, due to chronic physical health conditions. Previous studies have also shown that...

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Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colours...

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used a numerical experiment to determine the limits of matt structural colour – a phenomenon which is responsible for some of the most intense...

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Cambridge helps launch £10m Trinity Challenge to protect the world against...

The Trinity Challenge sets a series of urgent questions to harness the potential of data and analytics to learn and share lessons from the great innovations made to combat COVID-19 and to build...

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ARPA-type funding gives green technology an ‘innovation advantage’, study finds

A new analysis of the successes and failures of green energy companies in the US has found that those with ARPA funding filed for far more patents in the years after launching than other “cleantech”...

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Hints of life discovered on Venus

Astronomers have speculated for decades that high clouds on Venus could offer a home for microbes – floating free of the scorching surface, but tolerating very high acidity. The detection of phosphine...

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Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Research from Cambridge criminologists suggests that those charged with drug cultivation have often been forced into illegal work as a condition of debt to criminal gangs for smuggling them into the...

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Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19

The researchers argue that investing in the training of refugee doctors is a very effective way to help fill gaps in care provision left exposed by the Covid-19 crisis – taking far less time and money...

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World’s largest ever DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t...

Now cutting-edge DNA sequencing of more than 400 Viking skeletons from archaeological sites scattered across Europe and Greenland will rewrite the history books as it has shown: Skeletons from famous...

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Extent of India’s COVID nudge campaign revealed

India has reported nearly five million COVID-19 cases and well over 80,000 deaths (as of 17 September 2020), making the country one of the worst hit in the world. But an even greater tragedy may have...

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University pays tribute to Bill Gates Sr., founding Gates Cambridge Trustee

Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Bill Sr.’s enduring vision in establishing Gates Cambridge 20 years ago has inspired and supported a generation of scholars who are changing the world across...

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Astronomers discover the first ‘ultrahot Neptune’: one of nature’s improbable...

The planet orbits so close to its star that its year lasts only 19 hours, and stellar radiation heats the planet to over 1700 degrees Celsius. At these temperatures, heavy elements like iron can be...

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Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon...

In the message His Royal Highness said, “As we emerge from this crisis, the need to decarbonise flight must remain at the top of the agenda. While many are calling for net zero flight by 2050, I would...

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