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University Sermon on 'Resurrection Peace'

Archbishop Martin was born in Dublin in 1945 and was ordained priest in 1969. He pursued higher studies in moral theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome and...

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The first book of fashion

In 1530 Matthäus Schwarz, an accountant in the German city of Augsburg, was man in his prime: slim, smart and successful. In a portrait that shows him in an outfit made for the occasion of the...

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Scientists develop simple blood test to track tumour evolution in cancer...

By tracking changes in patients’ blood, Cambridge scientists have created a new way of looking at how tumours evolve in real-time and develop drug resistance. The research was published in the print...

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The world of Francis Willughby: the man who compiled the first ornithology

Surprisingly little has been written about the polymath Francis Willughby (1635 to 1672), the author of one of the earliest comprehensive and analytical ornithologies.  His work Ornithologia libri...

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Genetic ‘fine tuning’ controls body’s own attack against breast cancer

The body’s own immune system’s fight against breast cancer is controlled by genetic ‘fine tuners’, known as microRNAs, according to a study published in Nature today, 05 May. Looking at 1,300 breast...

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I’m a glass half-full kind of person: Gareth Evans gives public talks on war...

Gareth Evans describes himself as “a glass half-full kind of person” while acknowledging that anyone optimistic about anything in international affairs “runs the risk of being branded ignorant,...

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Fostering understanding between the Islamic world and the West

The bombing of the Boston Marathon in the USA, the reported foiling of a train bombing plot in Canada, and reports in the UK about terror cells in places such as Birmingham, have once again...

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Samuel Butler celebrated

Roger Robinson is a specialist in 19th-century literature. He’s also a distinguished long-distance runner who writes about running.  When he stands up to talk about the maverick polymath Samuel Butler...

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Cinematic geographies of Battersea

In a disused railway arch, Richard Burton guns down the man who framed him before charging across overgrown scrubland with the law in pursuit. Dereliction surrounds on all sides as the corrupt life of...

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Mood-tracking app paves way for pocket therapy

A smartphone app that tracks people’s feelings and works out what might be triggering peaks in their mood, using the data invisibly captured by their phones, has been developed by researchers. The...

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Rutherford Schools Physics Project Launches with Support from DfE

The Rutherford Schools Physics Project, led by Cambridge University Professor of Theoretical Physics Mark Warner, and Cavendish Laboratory Outreach Officer Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright, will work...

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Climate change: can nature help us?

Flooding, landslides, crop failure, water shortages. Across the globe, the frequency with which humans are suffering the ill effects of climatic variability and extreme weather events is on the...

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‘Polluted’ stellar graveyard gives glimpse of our Solar System after Sun’s...

By chemically sampling the atmospheres of two dead stars in the Hyades cluster 150 light years away, researchers at Cambridge and NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the building blocks...

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2013 Teachers' Conference inspires and encourages

Ten years ago Dr Robert Henderson held admissions interviews for Emmanuel College in a house shared with third year undergraduates. The students who lived in the house tried to make the waiting area...

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Has the nation reached its sell-by date?

I often find myself wondering what Britishness is: where it begins, where it ends and whether certain individuals can ever claim it without their claims being questioned. It’s been a good few years...

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Clickable history

Almost nothing persists to reveal the existence of Jews in the Byzantine Empire – no buildings or synagogues, coins or seals, pots or pans, charms or amulets. Such evidence of everyday life simply...

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Katie Paterson Exhibition at Kettle's Yard & St Peter's Church

Paterson’s remarkable poetic and conceptual projects, inspired by her collaboration with leading scientists and researchers across the world, consider our place on Earth in the context of geological...

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Poet Laureate unveils new works at finale of Thresholds residencies

Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and supported by Arts Council England, Thresholds saw ten of the most talented poets writing today matched with institutions such as Cambridge University...

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Behind the curtain: a history of Russian intelligence

Intellectual repression and technological backwardness imperilled the efficiency of Soviet intelligence and left Stalin completely unprepared for the German invasion in June 1941, according to a...

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Behind the curtain: a history of Russian intelligence

Intellectual repression and technological backwardness imperilled the efficiency of Soviet intelligence and left Stalin completely unprepared for the German invasion in June 1941, according to a...

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