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Tired of London? Maybe it’s time to change postal districts

Between 2009 and 2011, the BBC collected data from almost 590,000 people as part of its Big Personality Test. An international team of researchers has analysed data from the subset of 56,000 Londoners...

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Computers using digital footprints are better judges of personality than...

A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity...

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A Book of Strange and Wonderful Tales and its Eminent Translator

There once was a king afflicted by a terrible sadness. His name was Shahriyar. “He had a hundred concubines, but none had given him a son. He had sent agents to buy him slave girls but whether he...

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Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Physical inactivity has been consistently associated with an increased risk of early death, as well as being associated with a greater risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Although it...

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Lassa fever controls need to consider human to human transmission and the...

Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus. First identified in the village of Lassa, Nigeria, in 1969, the disease is thought to be transmitted to humans from contact...

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Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

Two teams of astronomers led by researchers at the University of Cambridge have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how...

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Stirbitch: mapping the unmappable

The traffic pouring into Cambridge from the east along Newmarket Road passes a tiny flint and stone building that squats on a scrap of meadow. Built around 1125, the Leper Chapel was part of a...

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Women waging peace

Two members of a mass movement that has united thousands of Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli women in opposition to the recurring conflict in Gaza are to give a one-off talk in Cambridge next week,...

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“You need to ignore it, babe”: how mothers prepare young children for the...

An in-depth study of mothers and young children living in multicultural areas of London found that many of the women interviewed had prepared children for coping with a social environment that might...

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A very personal perspective on Dengue fever

Dengue outbreaks, caused by bites from infected mosquitoes, are common in many developing countries. Four billion people live in areas with the disease, although mortality is relatively low. There are...

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Postdoctoral Fellowships programme for Israeli scientists to pursue research...

The Funding will be provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. As a world-leading university, Cambridge seeks to bring together the most brilliant minds to freely interact, learn and discover. Its...

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Public Lecture to address voluntary euthanasia issues

When Debbie Purdy, the right-to-die campaigner, died on 23 December, the media reminded us that, in 2009, she had “won a landmark ruling to clarify the law on assisted suicide”. Barely mentioned was...

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Death of a dynamo – a hard drive from space

The dying moments of an asteroid’s magnetic field have been successfully captured by researchers, in a study that offers a tantalising glimpse of what may happen to the Earth’s magnetic core billions...

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How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing?

In an article published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Professor Jon Crowcroft argues that by parcelling and spreading data across multiple sites, and weaving it together like a tapestry,...

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Heavenly matters, earthly delights

“I greatly disdain piddling little buildings (plerumque indignor pusillis edificiis),” wrote a forthright Flemish monk called Goscelin of Saint-Bertin in a book dated around 1080. He went on to...

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Mother’s stress hormone levels may affect foetal growth and long term health...

In the Journal of Physiology, researchers at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge examine whether levels of the stress hormones known as...

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Cambridge MBA gains position in global FT rankings

The Cambridge MBA was also ranked in the world’s top 10 business schools in two key areas of the FT’s survey: 4th for aims achieved and 5th for value for money, based on feedback from alumni in...

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Opening of a new £3million building at the University of Cambridge Veterinary...

New and refurbished areas have provided Cambridge Veterinary School, with a new Clinical Skills Centre; nine new Consultation Rooms and an upgrade to include a Student Teaching Consultation Room; a...

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Destination exploration: Twilight at the Museums 2015

Twilight at the Museums is an annual fixture for families highlighting the museums as places of entertainment and exploration and this year includes four non-university museums: Museum of Technology,...

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A poem for each year to mark 50th Anniversary

Lucy Cavendish College has launched Fifty Poems, an innovative online poetry resource. It captures 50 poems, written by 50 female poets and read by voices across the whole College community -...

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