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Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: closing in on the speed limits

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Cambridge professor and ScienceGrrl celebrate women in science with release...

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Stability, unity and nonchalance: What does it mean to be English?

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Ancient DNA shows earliest European genomes weathered the ice age, and shines...

A ground-breaking new study on DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived 36,000 years ago in Kostenki, western Russia - has shown that the earliest European...

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Your languages, your future

In England, 14% of secondary school pupils – that’s about 400,000 – speak a language other than English as their first language. In English primary schools, one in six children don’t have English as a...

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Alternative finance market set to double in 2015

A total of £1.74 billion will have been raised through alternative finance intermediaries – including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading – by the end of 2014, according to new...

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Can free movement of workers be stopped?

Professor Barnard is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law. She has written extensively on EU Law and Labour Law, and has been involved in advising the UK Government as part...

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Anti-building for the future: The world of Cedric Price

A new exhibition opens on Monday which sheds light on the life and work of the eccentric and influential 20th century architect Cedric Price, the designer of a “Fun Palace”, a university on rails and...

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HIP HOP PSYCH initiative aims to tackle mental health issues through hip-hop

Hip-hop originated in the South Bronx area of New York during the early 1970s. Many of the original artists – and even performers still today – came from areas of high social and economic deprivation...

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New single-step method for conserving waterlogged wooden artefacts

A team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Mary Rose Trust, have designed a new, more effective, method for preserving waterlogged historical wooden artefacts....

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Symphony of the seas: add your voice to Museum of Zoology project

The Museum of Zoology is undergoing a major refurbishment and is due to re-open in 2016. A major part of the building works is the construction of a new, glass foyer to house the iconic, 21m long...

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Scientists shortlisted for impact of ozone depletion research

The awards intend to recognise and reward the contribution of NERC science to the UK’s economy, society, wellbeing and international reputation. The winners will be announced at a prize-giving...

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Opportunity, and not necessity, is the mother of invention

Whether you're a human being or an orangutan, tools can be a big help in getting what you need to survive. However, a review of current research into the use of tools by non-human primates suggests...

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Drugging the undruggable: discovery opens up possibility of slowing cancer...

The cells in our body go through a continuous process of growth, division and death, but when this process goes awry it can lead to uncontrolled cell growth and the development of tumours. Unchecked,...

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The art of engineering: images from the frontiers of technology

The annual competition aims to show the breadth of engineering research at the University, from objects at the nanoscale all the way to major infrastructure. The winning images can be viewed online...

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New imaging method could improve the treatment of the 5 million asthma...

A team of researchers, led by the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air....

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Females protect offspring from infanticide by forcing males to compete...

Previous research has shown that infanticide by males is widespread in many mammal species, but most commonly occurs in those species where females live in social groups dominated by one or a few...

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Artificial muscle capable of ‘remembering’ movements developed

The ‘muscles’, made from smooth plastic, could eventually be used in a wide range of applications where mimicking the movement of natural muscle would be an advantage, such as robotics, aerospace,...

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Construction begins on the University of Cambridge Primary School Site

The £11 million building will be a three-form entry primary school serving the future community of the North West Cambridge Development and a local catchment.  The school will be the first...

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University of Cambridge to establish two new Blood and Transplant Research Units

Cambridge has received funding for two units under the £12.1 million scheme. The Units will be centres of excellence in human experimental medicine related to blood and transplantation and will have a...

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