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Uncovering the text of the New Testament

Cambridge University Library reached their appeal target after the National Heritage Memorial Fund recognised the importance of the Codex Zacynthius and stepped in with a grant of £500,000. Such early...

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James Biddulph to be University of Cambridge Primary School's first Headteacher

The new University of Cambridge Primary School is a three-form-entry fully inclusive primary school being established as part of the North West Cambridge Development. The first pupils will begin at...

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Gaia discovers its first supernova

This powerful event, now named Gaia14aaa, took place in a distant galaxy some 500 million light-years away, and was revealed via a sudden rise in the galaxy’s brightness between two Gaia observations...

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Winton Symposium tackles the challenges of a growing population

The third annual Winton Symposium will be held on 29th September at the University’s Cavendish Laboratory. The topic for this year is ‘Global Challenges for Science and Technology’ and will again...

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Simulation method identifies materials for better batteries

The researchers, from the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Chemistry, are devising new methods for understanding the complex interactions that take place within lithium-ion batteries, in...

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Shortlist revealed for Library landscape competition

The competition, made possible by a generous gift from Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, provided the perfect opportunity to elicit fresh and unconventional ideas for the landscape surrounding the...

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Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture

Newly-developed synthetic membranes provide a greener and more energy-efficient method of separating gases, and can remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, potentially...

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Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge

A team from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) have designed vibration energy harvesters which convert ambient vibrations into electricity, eliminating the need for...

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Fancy pants: skirmishes with the fashion police in 16th-century Italy

On 15 September 1595, a Genoese man-about-town called Salvagio de Aste was spotted breaking the law. The record in Genoa's state archives describes with remarkable precision what Salvagio was wearing...

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Study offers clues to how breast implants may cause lymphoma

There have been 71 known cases worldwide of a type of blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) that the researchers suggest were associated with the patient's breast implants. This...

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Time to solve the Scottish innovation problem

They are the “vital six per cent”: high growth firms, both new entrepreneurial ventures and established companies, which play a critical role in successful economies. These are the firms that drive...

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Curating Cambridge: Kettle's Yard autumn season

Past, Present, Somewhere: Films and Projects by Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope (13 September – 23 November 2014) is a rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by the artist duo, in...

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Beyond Cambridge - Spotlight on Careers

in "Beyond Cambridge - Spotlight on Careers" five recent graduates talk about their experiences at Cambridge and how their time at university is helping them in their current roles with employers from...

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Global violence rates could be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts

The University of Cambridge and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have brought together 150 of the world’s foremost scientists and criminologists to set out the first roadmap for reducing global...

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Stem cells use “first aid kits” to repair damage

Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any...

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Why live vaccines may be most effective for preventing Salmonella infections

The BBSRC-funded researchers used a new technique that they have developed where several populations of bacteria, each of which has been individually tagged with a unique DNA sequence, are...

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Science turns to religion for “mass mobilisation” on environmental change

Two eminent scientists have made an impassioned appeal to the world’s religious leaders for help in curbing the potentially catastrophic effects of the ongoing abuse of the planet’s natural resources....

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Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

The present size and speed limitations of computer processors and memory could be overcome by replacing silicon with ‘phase-change materials’ (PCMs), which are capable of reversibly switching between...

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'Besom ling and teasel burrs': John Clare and botanising

In his early years, the poet John Clare worked as a gardener at Burghley House, a Tudor mansion just outside Stamford. Later, he struck up a close friendship with Joseph Henderson, an enthusiastic...

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Creating a shared resource for the endangered culture of the Kalmyks

Early in the 1600s, several groups of Mongols travelled thousands of miles west in search of new pastures for their herds. The migration of the people who became known as the Kalmyks was prompted by...

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