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Reducing number of infectious malaria parasites in donated blood could help...

Malaria is a blood-borne disease caused by the malaria parasite – in west Africa, this is mainly Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite is mainly transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. In...

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UK’s top student hackers compete for cyber security

The best student hackers in the UK will take place in a cyber security competition this weekend, in order to demonstrate and improve their skills both as attackers and defenders in scenarios similar...

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First performance in 1,000 years: ‘lost’ songs from the Middle Ages are...

‘Songs of Consolation’, to be performed at Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge on April 23, is reconstructed from neumes (symbols representing musical notation in the Middle Ages) and draws heavily on...

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Opinion: The man who taught infinity: how GH Hardy tamed Srinivasa...

Throughout the history of mathematics, there has been no one remotely like Srinivasa Ramanujan. There is no doubt that he was a great mathematician, but had he had simply a good university education...

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Opinion: There’s no such thing as a natural-born gambler

The fight to recruit online gamblers in the UK is at fever pitch. If you googled “play live blackjack” in March, it cost an advertiser £148.51 to be the first ad that came up. In fact, 77 of March’s...

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Two Honorary MAs awarded for outstanding service

The Executive Assistant to the Mayors of Cambridge for almost 40 years and The Queen’s representative in Cambridgeshire will both be honoured by the University of Cambridge today. The honorary degree...

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How human sexuality is documented: what can we learn from questionnaires and...

Homosexuality was illegal in both East and West Germany until the late 1960s. Yet as early as the turn of the 20th century a physician called Magnus Hirschfeld began to gather statistical information...

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Call to arms: how lessons from history could reduce the ‘immunisation gap’

An outbreak of measles in Disneyland sounds like a fairytale gone bad. Yet, in January 2015, states across the USA began reporting measles among individuals who had visited the Disneyland Resort in...

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Unlocking innovation in the supply chain

In order to stay innovative, many leading companies run internal programmes, covering a wide range of subjects from technology innovation to business model innovation. But these programmes, in many...

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Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that...

The wealth of untapped academic talent inside the criminal justice system has been illuminated by a ground-breaking project in which people in prison studied in equal partnership with Cambridge...

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Does nature make you happy? Crowdsourcing app looks at relationship between...

NatureBuzz, which is available to download free on iOS and Android platforms, asks participants three times per day to answer questions about how they feel, whether they are outside or indoors, who...

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Diaries of Captain Scott's widow secured by Cambridge University Library

Kathleen Scott, the sculptor and widow of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, married journalist and politician Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet, in 1922. Her papers include diaries covering a period of over...

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From the pit to the pinnacle: Dante reappraised “vertically”

Dante’s 14th century epic journey through the Christian afterlife, the Divine Comedy, has long been regarded as a literary and theological masterpiece. Over the past four years, the University of...

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Threat of novel swine flu viruses in pigs and humans

While swine flu viruses have long been considered a risk for human pandemics, and were the source of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus, attention has recently turned to the transmission of flu viruses from...

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Opinion: There are also drawbacks to being bilingual

The ability to speak more than one language certainly has its perks. It enables you to work in another country, for example, interact with people while travelling, or consume foreign media....

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Opinion: Fact Check: are 60% of UK laws really imposed by the EU?

Today it is a tragedy that the European Union – that body long ago established with the high and noble motive of making another war impossible – is itself beginning to stifle democracy, in this...

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Speakers of two dialects may share cognitive advantage with speakers of two...

The new findings on bi-dialectalism are published in the journal Cognition, following a study undertaken by researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Cyprus, and the Cyprus...

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Winds a quarter the speed of light spotted leaving mysterious binary systems

Two black holes in nearby galaxies have been observed devouring their companion stars at a rate exceeding classically understood limits, and in the process, kicking out matter into surrounding space...

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2016

Forty-seven world-leading UK researchers, including four from the University of Cambridge, have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Fellows have been...

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Prospective students share their view of Cambridge

Every year, CUSU’s Shadowing Scheme offers an inspiring taste of life as a Cambridge student. Over three days, prospective applicants (‘shadows’) attend lectures and supervisions as well as getting...

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