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How artisans used colour printing to add another dimension to woodcuts

The fearsome dragon is dead, its body contorted and mouth hanging open. Above it, a triumphant St George sits astride a splendid horse. He wears full armour, his legs thrust forward, spurs glinting...

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How to get teams to share information

The study reveals that teams across the land are not playing nicely after all. In fact, there are many occasions when we choose not to share information with colleagues if we think it can harm our own...

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Ebola legacy lab will improve Sierra Leone’s resilience to future epidemics

The research, carried out by two local scientists recently trained in next-generation genome sequencing techniques, will provide vital information about the virus that will help international...

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Neighbourhood watch and more: how reed warblers watch out when there’s a...

It’s a risky business being a reed warbler. Not only do these tiny birds embark on an annual migration of some 5,000 km from their West African winter quarters to breeding grounds in the north, but...

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Opinion: Scientists find way to predict who is likely to wake up during surgery

Measuring certain kinds of brain activity may help doctors track and predict how patients will react to anaesthesia before going under for surgery, our research has found. Doctors currently have no...

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Remedies for infertility: how performative rituals entered early medical...

The medicalisation of life’s beginnings and endings has not diminished the human need for ritual. Earlier this month a photograph of a newborn baby still attached to his mother’s placenta, with the...

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Cambridge joins consortium to launch £40 million Apollo Therapeutics Fund

This new joint venture will support the translation of ground-breaking academic science from within these universities into innovative new medicines for a broad range of diseases. Each of the three...

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Lizards camouflage themselves by choosing rocks that best match the colour of...

Resting out in the open on rocks can be a risky business for Aegean wall lizards. Out in these habitats they have nowhere to hide and their backs, which show varying shades of green and brown between...

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Boat Race name reflects support for cancer research

In a world first, BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management, sponsors of The Boat Races, announced they are donating their title sponsorship of the annual challenge between Cambridge and Oxford...

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Agreement brings Cambridge closer to Mexico

The University of Cambridge is enhancing its links with Mexican higher education institutions by signing an agreement with the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) for the establishment of an...

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Tackling inequality in computer science

An African revolution in computer science When he went to university in South Africa, Riaz Moola came face to face with the huge differences in educational opportunity in his country, particularly in...

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Google Street View comes to Cambridge University

The resulting tours, which are now available to explore online include: Cambridge University Botanic Garden Gonville & Caius College Great St Mary's Church Newnham College Queens' College St...

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University of Cambridge breaks its early stage investment record for third...

This new funding follows another successful year highlighted by the exit of X01 Limited, the developer of ichorcumab, an anticoagulant antibody with the potential to save millions of lives that was...

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Opinion: Why Kagame’s bid to serve a third term makes sense for Rwanda

Rwandan president Paul Kagame recently confirmed that he will seek a third term in 2017 after more than 98% of Rwandans voted in a referendum to lift the presidential term limit. Kagame’s decision not...

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How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls? Researchers solve an...

In research carried out at the University of Cambridge, a team developed a computer program that can answer this mind-bending puzzle: Imagine that you have 128 soft spheres, a bit like tennis balls....

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Making operating systems safer and faster with ‘unikernels’

Specialised computer software components to improve the security, speed and scale of data processing in cloud computing are being developed by a University of Cambridge spin-out company. The company,...

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How 'more food per field' could help save our wild spaces

Agricultural expansion is a leading cause of wild species loss and greenhouse gas emissions. However, as farming practices and technologies continue to be refined, more food can be produced per unit...

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Changes to NHS policy unlikely to reduce emergency hospital admissions

Alternative approaches are therefore needed to tackle the continuing rise of costly emergency admissions, conclude researchers from the Health Research Board Centre for Primary Care Research at the...

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10,000 higher flyers and counting

The University of Cambridge’s HE Plus programme has just registered its 10,000th participant, the culmination of five years of work with state schools and sixth form colleges across the UK....

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Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – with neurons, or nerve cells, while maintaining the integrity of these vital...

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