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Epigenetic discovery suggests DNA modifications more diverse than previously...

Published today in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, the discovery suggests that many more DNA modifications than previously thought may exist in human, mouse and other vertebrates....

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Christmas Letters from a Second World War prison camp

Christmas letters written by the Cambridge academic John Crook while he was a 22-year-old POW during the Second World War have been placed online. From his prison camp in central Europe, Crook, who...

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Beware the ‘awestruck effect’

While charismatic leaders may be magnetic, they can cause their followers to suppress emotions, which can harm companies through increased strain, lower job satisfaction and reduced information...

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New origami-like material may help prevent brain injuries in sport

Researchers from Cambridge and Cardiff Universities are developing an origami-like material that could help prevent brain injuries in sport, as part of a programme sponsored in part by American...

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Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University...

Older than the British Library and the Vatican Library, Cambridge University Library was first mentioned by name in two wills dated March 1416 and its most valuable contents stored in a wooden chest....

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Landslides after Nepal earthquake 'could have been much worse'

The 2015 Nepal earthquake which led to the death of around 9,000 people and caused widespread damage initiated fewer landslides than similar seismic events and could have been much worse, according to...

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Opinion: Paying people to stay away is not always the best way to protect...

  In the American West, unprecedented droughts have caused extreme water shortages. The current drought in California and across the West is entering its fourth year, with precipitation and water...

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Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils

The discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, calls into question our current understanding of the processes that drive cancers to become transmissible....

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Opinion: How frugal innovation can kickstart the global economy in 2016

In late 2015 a Cambridge-based nonprofit released the Raspberry Pi Zero, a tiny £4 computer that was a whole £26 cheaper than the original 2012 model. The Zero is not only remarkable for its own sake...

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Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ‘sink’

New research into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050. This...

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Cambridge academics honoured over the New Year

Professor Dame Ann Dowling has been appointed to the Order of Merit by HM The Queen. The Order of Merit is given to those who have rendered exceptionally meritorious services towards the advancement...

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Melting of massive ice ‘lid’ resulted in huge release of CO2 at the end of...

A new study reconstructing conditions at the end of the last ice age suggests that as the Antarctic sea ice melted, massive amounts of carbon dioxide that had been trapped in the ocean were released...

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Let’s go wild: how ancient communities resisted new farming practices

A box of seemingly unremarkable stones sits in the corner of Dr Giulio Lucarini’s office at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research where it competes for space with piles of academic...

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Opinion: What science can tell us about the ‘world’s largest sapphire’

The “Star of Adam”, recently found in a mine in Sri Lanka, is believed to be the biggest sapphire ever discovered. It weighs in at over 1,404 carats, that’s around 280g or just under ten ounces. But...

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Roman toilets gave no clear health benefit, and Romanisation actually spread...

The Romans are well known for introducing sanitation technology to Europe around 2,000 years ago, including public multi-seat latrines with washing facilities, sewerage systems, piped drinking water...

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Opinion: Why the Romans weren’t quite as clean as you might have thought

Prior to the Romans, Greece was the only part of Europe to have had toilets. But by the peak of the Roman Empire in the 3rd century AD, the Romans had introduced sanitation to much of their domain,...

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Opinion: Mysterious footprint fossils point to dancing dinosaur mating ritual

Studying dinosaurs is a lot like being a detective. Just as Sherlock Holmes was noted for his ability to interpret the behaviour of victims or criminals using footprints, palaeontologists have a...

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Do you say splinter, spool, spile or spell? English Dialects app tries to...

Along with colleagues from the universities of Zurich and Bern, Cambridge’s Adrian Leemann has developed the free app English Dialects (available on iOS and Android) which asks you to choose your...

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Banning trophy hunting could do more harm than good

Banning trophy hunting would do more harm than good in African countries that have little money to invest in critical conservation initiatives, argue researchers from the Universities of Cambridge,...

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Global learning is needed to save carbon capture and storage from being...

Carbon capture and storage, which is considered by many experts as the only realistic way to dramatically reduce carbon emissions in an affordable way, has fallen out of favour with private and public...

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