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The un-Limited Edition

Much work in the humanities could not be done without scholarly editions, and producing such editions consumes vast amounts of time and energy. Apocryphal stories abound about academics whose...

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Captain Cook’s Maori paddles: an artefact of encounter

Living in a multicultural, globalised world, it’s hard to imagine the moment when different cultures first met, or a time when people’s knowledge of each other’s worlds was nonexistent. Yet, on 12...

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Canine cuddles soothe St Edmund's College students

The student Combination Room, with the support of the College, hosted volunteers from Guide Dogs UK for ‘Pet-a-Puppy’ Day. Five volunteer Puppy Walkers and their guide dog puppies visited  over a 3...

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Cambridge University to sponsor Villiers Park Scholars Programme in Hastings

University academics have contributed informally to the work of Villiers Park Educational Trust for many years. A philanthropic donation has now enabled the University to sponsor the Villiers Park...

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Can you put a price on health?

Hospital performance has rarely been out of the news in recent months, following the conclusion of a public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust that argued for “fundamental change” in...

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2012 Admissions Cycle statistics published

Students applying in the 2012 cycle were the first to choose Cambridge knowing they faced a £9,000 tuition fee, the maximum allowed by the UK Government.  The proportion of successful applicants from...

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Her Majesty the Queen opens the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived on the nearby guided bus to be greeted by local primary school children before touring the LMB’s new state-of-the-art building and...

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Smart drugs - smart decisions?

A new book co-authored by Professor Barbara Sahakian explores ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ decision-making and the possible improvement of bad or risky decisions with cognitive enhancing drugs. The book, 'Bad...

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Morocco in the Modern Era: Exploring an enigma

The Arab Spring has brought social and political change to much of the Middle East and North Africa. Despite this, the region’s monarchies, notably in Morocco, have so far proved to be remarkably...

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Workers’ strikes and Facebook likes

25 January 2011 was the day Egypt’s revolt began. People flooded the streets of cities across the country, calling for an end to the Mubarak regime. Two days later – in a moment unprecedented in...

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African Horse Sickness: mapping how a deadly disease might spread in the UK

As its name suggests, African Horse Sickness (AHS) is associated with the continent of Africa, where it is feared as a deadly disease. It has long been assumed by British veterinarians and...

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New drug could protect from tissue damage following heart attack

Scientists led by the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have developed a new drug that could help reduce the tissue damage that occurs following a heart attack, stroke or...

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The drama of armour at the Fitzwilliam Museum

A family-friendly event at the Fitzwilliam Museum tomorrow (29 May) will highlight one of the country’s finest collections of arms and armour, made across Europe and Southern India from the 15th...

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MRC and Wellcome Trust invest £24m in Cambridge obesity institute

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust are to invest £24m into obesity research led by the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS). The IMS, based on the Cambridge...

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Welsh Twitter: capturing language change in real time

Twitter keeps millions of people in touch, whether it’s sharing their politics with followers or updating their mates with the trivia of everyday life. These tweets are in Welsh: ‘loaaaads o gwaith i...

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Paul Coldwell Exhibition at The Polar Museum

Professor Paul Coldwell’s new artworks and accompanying publication explore the objects and stories around Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s final expedition, highlighting the tragic unfolding of his...

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Flexible opals

Instead of through pigments, these ‘polymer opals’ get their colour from their internal structure alone, resulting in pure colour which does not run or fade. The materials could be used to replace the...

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Our ambiguous world of words

The verb run has 606 different meanings. It’s the largest single entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, placing it ahead of set, at 546 meanings. Although words with multiple meanings give English a...

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Beachcombing for early humans in Africa

In the middle of an African desert, with no water to be found for miles, scattered shells, fishing harpoons, fossilised plants and stone tools reveal signs of life from the water’s edge of another...

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People can ‘beat’ guilt detection tests by suppressing incriminating memories

Brain scans that claim to be able to determine whether a criminal is guilty of a crime can be fooled, new research reveals. The study has shown that people can intentionally suppress incriminating...

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