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Professor Mary Beard's 'retirement present' will fund Cambridge Classics...

Cambridge historian Professor Mary Beard will help fund two Classics students from under-represented backgrounds as part of efforts to encourage more diversity among those studying the subject at the...

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Climate Exp0 – International climate conference being hosted by UK...

This week, more than 500 researchers from over 80 UK and Italian Universities will be joining colleagues from 40 countries to contribute to Climate Exp0. Online, free, and open to all, it’s an...

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Mothers can influence offspring’s height, lifespan and disease risk in...

The study, published today in Nature Genetics, found that genetic variants in the DNA of mitochondria could increase the risk of developing these conditions, as well influencing characteristics such...

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Cambridge Advance Online courses open up University of Cambridge as part of...

Cambridge Advance Online brings together the academic strength of the University, and the publishing strength of Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment to develop a portfolio of 50 short...

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Cambridge researchers awarded the Millennium Technology Prize

University of Cambridge chemists Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman have been jointly awarded the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious science and technology...

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The University of Cambridge continues to attract record numbers of...

The figures show a record state school intake of 70.6%, up from 68.7% on the previous year. As reported last October, the number of Black students continues to rise, increasing by 50%, and more than a...

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Physical activity may help to close the wealth gap in school attainment by...

The study, which analysed data from more than 4,000 children in England, suggests that those who do more physical activity are likely to have stronger ‘self-regulation’ – the ability to keep...

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Scientists track veil of toxic metals carried in Kīlauea’s gas plumes,...

The research, published in two companion papers in Nature Communications Earth and Environment, is the most extensive survey of metal release from any volcano to date – helping scientists understand...

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Epic dictionary re-defines Ancient Greek including the words which made the...

Recently published by Cambridge University Press, the Lexicon provides fresh definitions and translations gleaned by re-reading most of Ancient Greek literature from its foundations in Homer, right...

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Switching off heart protein could protect against heart failure

There is an unmet need to find drugs that can successfully improve the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently after it’s been damaged following a heart attack. However, many drugs that make failing...

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Dive bombing Killer flies are so fast they lose steering control

These are the findings of a study by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Lincoln, and Minnesota, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  Killer flies (Coenosia attenuata)...

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University’s expertise advises on West Cambridge Site trial of self-driving...

The University’s expertise in sustainable transport technology is advising on a West Cambridge Site trial of a fully electric Autonomous Vehicle. Suitably sci-fi in appearance - prompting double takes...

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Many of us could carry up to 17kg of fat due to a change in a single gene

The study led by scientists at the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit which is part of the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge and the MRC Integrated Epidemiology Unit...

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Statement following the Fishmongers' Hall inquest

As we reflect in the weeks ahead on lessons to be learned from the inquest, we are grateful to the many witnesses who testified to the value of Learning Together in helping many of those who take part...

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Extra classroom time may do little to help pupils recover lost learning after...

The University of Cambridge analysis used five years of Government data, collected from more than 2,800 schools in England, to estimate the likely impact of additional classroom instruction on...

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One in twenty workers are in ‘useless’ jobs – far fewer than previously thought

Even so, writing in Work, Employment and Society, the academics applaud its proponent, American anthropologist David Graeber, who died in September 2020, for highlighting the link between a sense of...

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Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data

The study, published in Nature Communications, was carried out in collaboration with teams at the University of Exeter, India, Switzerland, Singapore, and the US. HDDs first appeared in the 1950s, but...

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Experiment evaluates the effect of human decisions on climate reconstructions

The experiment, designed and run by researchers from the University of Cambridge, had multiple research groups from around the world use the same raw tree-ring data to reconstruct temperature changes...

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Atom swapping could lead to ultra-bright, flexible next generation LEDs

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge and the Technical University of Munich, found that by swapping one out of every one thousand atoms of one material for another, they were able to...

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Scientists can predict which women will have serious pregnancy complications

Nearly all of the organ systems of the mother’s body need to alter their function during pregnancy so that the baby can grow. If the mother’s body cannot properly adapt to the growing baby this leads...

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