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Gates Cambridge Trust announces new Provost

Professor Everitt, currently Master of Downing College, Cambridge and a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, has been included on a list of the 100 most cited...

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Graphene joins the race to redefine the ampere

The world’s first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based...

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University Sermon on 'The Christian Movement in Africa'

The Ramsden Preacher must preach on Church extension overseas, especially within the Commonwealth of Nations. Professor Maxwell was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and his early...

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Creativity that counts

An apocalypse unfolds before the viewer’s eyes, as microscopic dots appear, combine and ‘consume’ a work of art: digital artist Joseph Nechvatal destroys digital representations of his paintings by...

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Planes, trains and automobiles....

The five Information Seminars were hosted by the International School of Aberdeen, Glasgow’s Springburn Academy, and Edinburgh Academy.  Every school in mainland Scotland received an invitation to...

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Lily Cole brings new social network impossible.com to Cambridge students

Backed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, *impossible* will first run as a closed beta to Cambridge students, before launching nationally later on in the year. Anyone with access to a @cam.ac.uk email...

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Scientists explore the inner workings of the teenage brain

Despite adolescence being a high-risk time for developing major psychiatric and drug dependence disorders, very little is known about the teenage brain. A novel research project jointly led by...

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The artificial pancreas that keeps tabs on sugar

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition caused when the pancreas stops producing the insulin needed to control blood sugar levels. Patients must carry out frequent finger-prick tests and inject...

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What is English?

If the Cambridge English Corpus, created by Cambridge University Press, were to be printed on single-sided A4 paper and stacked into a tower, it would stand 600 m high, almost twice the height of the...

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Festival of Plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

A range of events and exhibits timetabled throughout the day include ‘ask the gardener’ sessions, pop-up plant science demonstrations, and plant shopping along the Garden’s majestic Main Walk....

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Pre-closure celebrations at the Museum of Zoology

The Museum was awarded initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘Animals Galore – preserving and safeguarding diversity’ project in January 2013. The project aims to completely...

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Views of the landscape

The second half of the18th century witnessed a revolution in agriculture driven by individuals who saw in the emerging scientific methods of producing food the means of securing wealth for themselves...

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Female conversion to Islam in Britain examined in unique research project

The report (http://bit.ly/12tv0YM), produced by the University’s Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield, is a fascinating dissection of the conversion...

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Major motion pictures from our prehistoric past

We tend to think of archaeological investigation as getting down and dirty with the physical evidence of vanished people – skeletal remains, submerged foundations, the charred detritus of daily life....

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Russia: Up close

Rachel Polonsky, lecturer in the department of Slavonic Studies and author of Molotov’s Magic Lantern, is one of five judges for the new Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, whose winner will be...

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Experts advocate for stronger measures to protect trees and other plants from...

As the fungus responsible for ash dieback continues to devastate ash tree populations throughout the UK and other threats to the countryside continue to emerge, experts convened by Defra are...

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South African crime-fiction wave hits Cambridge

Denmark has Sarah Lund, Sweden has Wallander, Norway has the alcoholic Harry Hole. Now, the South African fictional detective is coming into its own – and coming to Cambridge. On Tuesday 21 May at the...

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Scientists identify molecular trigger for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of...

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Shortlist announced for Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize

Now in its third year, the prize is awarded to a remarkable, unpublished female writer over the age of 21, whose entry successfully combines literary merit with ‘unputdownability.’ The shortlist...

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Shedding light on forests

Forests are essential for life on earth. They provide a habitat for a myriad of different plant and animal species – too numerous to count but certainly running into millions. Forests are also home to...

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