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Churchill Papers added to UNESCO’s list of the world’s greatest cultural...

Held at Cambridge University’s Churchill College, the Churchill Papers contain a priceless collection of more than one million documents written by or belonging to the former British Prime Minister,...

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Opinion: What your musical taste says about your personality

We’re exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery. Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us dance? Why is it...

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Opinion: The man with no plot: how I watched Lee Child write a Jack Reacher...

Andy Martin spent much of the past year with author Lee Child as he wrote the 20th novel in his Jack Reacher series. Here he describes Child’s bold approach to writing. Nobody really believes him when...

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Funding boost for infrastructure research at Cambridge

Research at the University of Cambridge to support the UK’s infrastructure and cities has received further backing in the form of two major funding initiatives. The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and...

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Opinion: Six amazing dinosaur discoveries that changed the world

Recently, an auction of a dinosaur skeleton, discovered in Jurassic-aged rocks in the US, was held in West Sussex, England. The skeleton was that of a largely complete, immature, three-metre long...

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Law in Focus: 'Parliament’s Role in Voting on the Syrian Conflict'

Following the statement of Prime Minister David Cameron to the House of Commons entitled: "Prime Minister’s Response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the Extension of Offensive British...

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Rowers celebrate as work starts on the University of Cambridge's new...

More than 100 alumni and rowers marked the start of work on University of Cambridge's new boathouse with a traditional turf cutting ceremony held jointly by construction firm for the project Morgan...

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Global Christian attitudes towards transgenderism “softening”, study suggests

A growing number of Christian denominations, particularly within Protestant traditions, are softening their stance on transgenderism and embracing trans people as congregants and ministers, a new...

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The future of intelligence: Cambridge University launches new centre to study...

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological “hardware” – it happens inside our skulls. Technology and science are now converging on a possible future where similar intelligence can be created...

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Opinion: Governments should turn to academics for advice on radicalisation,...

In August 1939, the operational head of Britain’s Government Communication and Cypher School, Alistair Denniston, wrote to the Foreign Office about the need to recruit “men of the professor type” into...

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Opinion: Frankenstein or Krampus? What our monsters say about us

Two new monster movies are being released in the lead-up to Christmas, and each sports a very different kind of beast. There’s the man-made creation of Victor Frankenstein in the latest rendition of...

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Happy trafficking: how criminals profit from an iniquitous trade

No-one knows how many human beings are trafficked each year. Reliable, comparable, and up-to-date figures for this worldwide trade are notoriously hard to come by. By its nature, trafficking in human...

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Alternative ways of protecting urban water supplies must be considered in...

Salt Lake City’s preservation of the Wasatch watershed is an important model for protecting urban water sources through land use regulation and conservation, which could have important implications...

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Record gift from estate of sound pioneer Ray Dolby

The University of Cambridge announced today the gift of £35 million from the estate of Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories and its world-renowned Dolby Noise Reduction, Dolby Surround, and...

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Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis, study suggests

Researchers, from the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair, identified that the ‘vitamin D receptor’ protein pairs with an existing protein, called the RXR gamma receptor, already known to be...

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Cambridge makes history with Varsity women's Twickenham debut

Tomorrow will see history made on Twickenham Stadium’s hallowed turf as it hosts the Women’s Varsity Match for the first time. The match, which has alternated between Oxford University's Iffley Road...

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‘Unprecedented’ storms and floods are more common than we think

A team of experts from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Cambridge and Glasgow have drawn on historic records to build a clearer picture of the flooding. They conclude that 21st-century flood events...

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Raising aspirations in local schools

In 2015, members of the University’s Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Schools Outreach Group (CAPSOG) worked with 134 primary and secondary schools to give students potentially life-changing...

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Let girls learn in conflict settings

We are currently experiencing the largest mass migration since WWII, with over 59 million people displaced worldwide due to conflict, persecution or violations to their human rights.  Nearly one in...

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Opinion: Christmas is the hardest time of year for those estranged from close...

With Christmas just around the corner, many will be finalising plans to see their families over the festive period. Yet for others, family relationships are challenging, distant and a source of pain....

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