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The winners and losers of ocean acidification

Populations of certain types of marine organisms known collectively as the ‘biofouling community’ – tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships’ hulls and rocks – may quadruple within decades,...

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Cambridge announced as one of five key partners in new national Alan Turing...

The Alan Turing Institute will promote the development and use of advanced mathematics, computer science, algorithms and ‘Big Data’ – the collection, analysis and interpretation of immense volumes of...

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Previously un-exhibited art by 15 Royal Academicians goes on display at...

‘The Royal Academy at Wolfson’ is an extraordinary exhibition, curated by Anthony Green RA, which includes paintings, prints, drawings and small sculptures that have been lent to the College by the...

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School pupils' chance to see what life as a vet is all about

The 2015 VetCam course has opened for bookings and thanks to continued funding from the University’s Widening Participation Project Fund, a number of bursaries are available to help students from...

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Rightmove: a T-rex called Clare finds a perfect home

There was never any debate about her name: it had to be Clare.  She is a metal sculpture of a T-rex, and she made a spectacular debut as the centrepiece for last summer’s Clare College May Ball which...

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Imaging: interpreting the seen and discovering the unseen

We humans are visual creatures. An image aims to depict reality to us, but also invokes our imagination. It speaks more than a thousand words. We live in a world saturated with images and images allow...

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Michelangelo bronzes discovered

They are naked, beautiful, muscular and ride triumphantly on two ferocious panthers. And now the secret of who created these magnificent metre-high bronze male nudes could well be solved. A team of...

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Protein threshold linked to Parkinson’s Disease

The circumstances in which a protein closely associated with Parkinson’s Disease begins to malfunction and aggregate in the brain have been pinpointed in a quantitative manner for the first time in a...

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Can the Revolution in Kurdish Syria succeed?

Since the descent into civil war in Syria, revolutionary forces have seized control of the Kurdish region of Rojava. The mainstream media has been quick to publicise who the revolutionary forces in...

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Artificially-intelligent Robot Scientist ‘Eve’ could boost search for new drugs

Robot scientists are a natural extension of the trend of increased involvement of automation in science. They can automatically develop and test hypotheses to explain observations, run experiments...

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Celestial bodies

Despite their red-brick finish, the corridors of the Institute of Astronomy can seem more like an art gallery than a research centre, so beautiful are the images of supernovae and nebulae hanging...

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New initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and Big Data

Hosted as a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the aim of the consortium is to produce a cohort of researchers who can use large or...

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From one extreme to the next?

A radical Islamist group has exploited the vacuum created by civil war to capture cities, towns and oil fields across Syria and Iraq – leaving horror and destruction in their wake. Although this might...

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Planck reveals first stars were born late

New maps of ‘polarised’ light in the young Universe have revealed that the first stars formed 100 million years later than earlier estimates. The new images of cosmic background radiation, based on...

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Sports calibrated

The bat makes contact with the ball; the ball flies back, back, back; and a thousand mobile phones capture it live as the ball soars over the fence and into the cheering crowd. Baseball is America’s...

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Capital structure used to gauge firms’ foundations

An analysis which shows how the financing activities, or “capital structure”, of real estate firms can be used as a barometer of their overall value has been published online. The research provides...

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Computer model of blood development could speed up search for new leukaemia...

The human body produces over 2.5 million new blood cells during every second of our adult lives, but how this process is controlled remains poorly understood. Around 30,000 new patients each year are...

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If you go down to the woods today…

Soaring over the tree canopy of one of the most biodiverse forests on earth, a tiny unmanned plane buzzes quietly through the air. Its pilot stands 250 m below, controlling its flight remotely. This...

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The ‘flying scientist’ who chased spores

On a July day in 1930, British Airship R100 took to the sky from a Bedfordshire airfield on its first transatlantic flight. As it made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, 2,000ft above sea-level, a...

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Supermarket promotions boost sales of less healthy foods more than healthier...

Price promotions are commonly used in stores to boost sales through price reductions and stimulate impulsive purchases by increasing items’ prominence through tags and positioning. However, there is...

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