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University of Cambridge Training School to provide primary education in North...

The University of Cambridge Training School (UCTS) will have an explicit focus on research-based exemplary teaching and learning practice. The school will be a three-form-entry primary school located...

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Enter the world of Aeneas in a powerful new drama

Scenes from two of the great epic poems of the classical world – the Iliad of Homer and Virgil’s Aeneid– will be brought to life in an innovative two-part dramatization in Cambridge next month. Aeneas...

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Head first: reshaping how traumatic brain injury is treated

The human brain – despite being encased snugly within its protective skull – is terrifyingly vulnerable to traumatic injury. A severe blow to the head can set in train a series of events that continue...

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Fevered imaginations

The thyroid hormone thyroxine, which controls our day-to-day activity and was previously believed to remain at a constant level in the blood, actually fluctuates as a result of a protein which...

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Earl of Wessex visits Jesus College

During his visit, His Royal Highness met forty inner-city school children who were taking part in a workshop about applying to Cambridge, organised by Jesus College Access and Schools Liaison Officer...

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OpenPlant - major boost for synthetic biology

Plant scientists at Cambridge and Norwich have been awarded £12 million funding for a new UK synthetic biology centre – OpenPlant. OpenPlant is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and...

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Study of peanut allergy therapy shows 84 per cent success

Allergy experts have found that 84 and 91 per cent of the two groups of children treated with a new form of immunotherapy could eat at least five peanuts a day. The phase 2 trial - the largest of its...

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Headland history

Jutting out from the edge of the Lake District and home to a proud industrial heritage, the Furness Peninsula seems to weld together many of our contrasting ideas about what Englishness means. To the...

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Taking maths outside the classroom

Take Maths Further!, a day for Year 10 students, aims to promote the further study of maths through fun and stretching mathematical challenges. Students from Cottenham Village College were attending...

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Classic tales of intrigue and paranoia – coming to a cinema near you!

Conspiracies and conspiracy theories lie at the heart of many great films.  The plots of some of cinema’s most gripping narratives turn on secrets and lies, deception and collusion, revelation and...

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Private collection of Cambridge’s “heretic” bishop goes on show

The private letters and publications of Bishop John Colenso, a pioneering 19th century missionary who enraged the South African colonial authorities with his outspoken campaigns on behalf of the Zulu...

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Understanding the “new migration age”

Immigration and migration have become symbolic of the 21st century. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), called this century the “new migration age”, a second stage of...

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Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

Next-generation batteries based on silicon have come one step closer to commercial reality, after the mystery surrounding what is happening inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with...

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Feeling powerless increases the weight of the world… literally

Scientists have found that people who feel powerless actually see the world differently, and find a task to be more physically challenging than those with a greater sense of personal and social power....

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The eyes have it

While what humans do with their eyes has been well studied, we know almost nothing about whether birds communicate with members of the same species with their eyes. The new study, published today in...

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Honorary Degrees 2014

Today the University Council has submitted to the Regent House, the University's Governing Body, the names of eight renowned individuals, seeking final authority for their admission to Honorary...

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Unsafe havens? Health risks for refugees

As the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to unfold, over two million people are thought to have crossed the borders into neighbouring countries. Desperate, empty-handed and facing an uncertain...

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The public eye?

In 2011, the Indian government launched a massive programme to collect the iris patterns and fingerprints of all of its 1.2 billion citizens within three years. The numbers associated with the project...

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Yoghurt cuts risk of type 2 diabetes

Published in the journal Diabetologia, the study showed that eating yoghurt in place of a portion of other snacks such as crisps also reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found...

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Males and females differ in specific brain structures

Reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research into sex differences in brain structure, a Cambridge University team has conducted the first meta-analysis of the evidence, published this week in the...

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