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Changes to workplace cafeteria menus nudge workers to consume fewer calories

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, who led the study, say that even simple interventions such as these could contribute towards tackling levels of obesity. Unhealthy eating, including eating...

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Real-time drone intent monitoring could enable safer use of drones and...

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used a combination of statistical techniques and radar data to predict the flight path of a drone, and whether it intends to enter a restricted...

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Have we detected dark energy? Cambridge scientists say it’s a possibility

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and reported in the journal Physical Review D, suggests that some unexplained results from the XENON1T experiment in Italy may have been...

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World first for AI and machine learning to treat COVID-19 patients worldwide

The research was sparked by the pandemic and set out to build an AI tool to predict how much extra oxygen a COVID-19 patient may need in the first days of hospital care, using data from across four...

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Darwin College’s Earthshot Prize nomination Sanergy announced as a finalist

The Earthshot Prize was launched in October 2020 by Prince William and designed and incubated by The Royal Foundation, an international centre for philanthropy led by The Duke and Duchess of...

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Former coalmining communities have less faith in politics than other 'left...

Communities once reliant on the coal industry are now more politically disenchanted, with residents less likely to vote, than places with similar levels of deprivation but without the “narrative of...

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Statement about the Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor said: “I take a great deal of pride in our accomplishments, which were built together as a collegiate Cambridge community. I am especially proud of our joint leadership across...

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Autistic individuals are more likely to be LGBTQ+

The findings have important implications for the healthcare and support of autistic individuals. The results are published in the journal Autism Research.   For many years it was wrongly assumed that...

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Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance

According to psychologists, in addition to our physiological immune system we also have a behavioural one: an unconscious code of conduct that helps us stay disease-free, including a fear and...

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Cambridge researchers elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professors Holger Babinsky, Andrea Ferrari, Rob Miller and Rachel Oliver have been elected in this year’s intake, which consists of 60 Fellows, four International Fellows and five Honorary Fellows,...

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University of Cambridge appoints Sonita Alleyne as Chair and Simon Fairclough...

Simon will join us on 1 December from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), where he is currently Director of Development; he will also be an Official Fellow at Girton College.  Sonita is...

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Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware...

In 2014, UNAIDS set an ambitious target of 90-90-90 by 2020 – that is, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive...

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‘Back to basics’ approach helps unravel new phase of matter

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used computer modelling to study potential new phases of matter known as prethermal discrete time crystals (DTCs). It was thought that the properties of...

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Study suggests R rate for tracking pandemic should be dropped in favour of...

The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is based on time series models developed using classical statistical...

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Researchers identify and clear efficiency hurdle for organic solar cells

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, identified a loss pathway in organic solar cells which makes them less efficient than silicon-based cells at converting sunlight into electricity....

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Academy of Social Sciences confers Fellowships on three Cambridge academics

The Academy of Social Sciences is composed of individual Fellows, Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates who together form a community of around 90,000 social scientists. The Academy seeks to...

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Rate of mental disorders among children remained stable in 2021 after...

The report, Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2021, showed that among six to 16 year olds, the proportion with a probable mental disorder remained at one in six (17%) in 2021....

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Encourage wealthy and well-connected to use their influence to tackle climate...

In their roles as consumers, investors, role models, organisational participants, and citizens, people in this group can help shape the choices available to themselves and others, providing options...

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Exhibitions, discussions, and an open mic night mark Black History Month 2021...

From October Newnham students portrait exhibition Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DF To mark Black History Month and its 150th anniversary, Newnham College is holding an exhibition of...

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Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Address to the University 2021

Delivering the Annual Address to the University, Prof Toope said Cambridge was determined to be a champion of free speech; a University that is thinking carefully about how and why it engages with the...

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