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The Vice-Chancellor signs a petition to give children across the globe access...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz has joined the call for governments throughout the world to ensure all children are afforded the right to an education by the end of 2015. The Stand...

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70 years of Cambridge at the Oscars

With over 90 Nobel Prizes already occupying our shelves, space is at a premium but how many Oscars in total have Cambridge University Alumni won?  Turning to Twitter we asked our followers to help us...

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Nehru and today's India

The event brought together opinion leaders in global business, politics, academia, media and the arts from India and internationally. They considered Nehru’s contribution in policymaking,...

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World’s protected natural areas receive eight billion visits a year

The world’s national parks and nature reserves receive around eight billion visits every year, according to the first study into the global scale of nature-based tourism in protected areas. The paper,...

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Modern art’s missing chapter

After being awarded £100,000 by the Art Fund to build a collection of work from Australia, South Africa and Canada, the museum officially opened The Power of Paper yesterday. The exhibition focuses on...

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Watching the death throes of tumours

There was a time when diagnosing and treating cancer seemed straightforward. Cancer of the breast was breast cancer, for example, and doctors could only choose treatments from a limited arsenal. Now,...

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Sleeping over eight hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke

Previous studies have already suggested a possible association between sleep and risk of stroke, but today’s study, published in the journal Neurology, is the first to provide detailed information...

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Shopping vouchers could help one in five pregnant women quit smoking

While the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy has declined, it remains high amongst more socially deprived groups. In England, one in eight (12%) of women smoke throughout pregnancy, ranging from one...

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Million man study examines long-term effects of blocking inflammation

The finding is one of the outcomes of research using a powerful new genetic tool that mimics the behaviour of certain anti-inflammatory drugs. The technique allows researchers to study the effects of...

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Mongolia: unravelling the troubled narratives of a nation

In the spring of 1991 Franck Billé sat in a north London cinema watching the movie Urga. Nikita Mikhalkov’s award-winning film tells the story of the unlikely friendship that develops between a...

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The super-resolution revolution

There has been a revolution in optical microscopy and it’s been 350 years in the making. Ever since Robert Hooke published his Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies in 1665, the microscope has...

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Anyone for digital democracy?

The recent release of the report from the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy attracted significant attention but really only for one of the 26 recommendations. The report contained much that...

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Caring and sharing: challenges, costs and questions of dignity

In 1999 Mary had a stroke, leaving her permanently paralysed down one side. She was 75. She had worked as a school secretary for most of her life and had seldom been in hospital. Mary’s daughter...

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Amazon deforestation ‘threshold’ causes species loss to accelerate

One of the first studies to map the impact of deforestation on biodiversity across entire regions of the Amazon has found a clear ‘threshold’ for forest cover below which species loss becomes more...

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Gaudier-Brzeska show marks centenary of his death

Gaudier-Brzeska moved permanently to London in January 1911. He made a significant contribution to the development of modern sculpture as one of the key members of the Vorticist movement and by...

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Baby mantises harness mid-air ‘spin’ during jumps for precision landings

The smaller you are, the harder it is not to spin out of control when you jump. Miniscule errors in propulsive force relative to the centre of mass results in most jumping insects – such as fleas,...

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On the trail of history’s biggest killers

Diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox, or scurvy, killed so many and caused such misery that they are still household names today, even if for most of us they are things of the past. From an...

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Low-impact hub generates electrical current from pure plant power

A prototype “green bus shelter” that could eventually generate enough electricity to light itself, has been built by a collaboration of University of Cambridge researchers and eco-companies. The...

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Your brain might not be as ‘old’ as you think

How ‘old’ is your brain? Put another way, how ‘aged’ is your brain? The standard, scientific answer, suggests that the older you get, the greater the changes in the activity of your neurons. In fact,...

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Fifteen new breast cancer genetic risk ‘hot-spots’ revealed

In a study funded by Cancer Research UK, scientists compared tiny variations in the genetic make-up of more than 120,000 women of European ancestry, with and without breast cancer, and identified 15...

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