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Opinion: Women are far more anxious than men – here’s the science

Anxiety disorders– defined by excessive fear, restlessness, and muscle tension – are debilitating, disabling, and can increase the risk for depression and suicide. They are some of the most common...

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Cambridge people named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2016

Polly Courtice becomes a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to sustainability leadership. Founding Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership,...

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How to build a healthier city

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,” said Samuel Johnson in the 18th century. For Johnson, the rich tapestry of London life and the...

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Nano ‘hall of mirrors’ causes molecules to mix with light

When a molecule emits a blink of light, it doesn’t expect it to ever come back. However researchers have now managed to place single molecules in such a tiny optical cavity that emitted photons, or...

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Darwin’s 'true century' was delayed until animal biographies illuminated...

All animals live in a form of society, and the structures of these societies have been as important for the course of evolution as their physical environment because they steer the drive to reproduce,...

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Opinion: No giant leap for mankind: why we’ve been looking at human evolution...

Understanding exactly how and why humans evolved is clearly one of the most important goals in science. But despite a significant amount of research to date, these questions have remained a bit of a...

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Policing: two officers ‘on the beat’ prevent 86 assaults and save thousands...

New research shows that targeting each crime ‘hot spot’ in a city with 21 extra minutes of daily foot patrolling by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) could save the justice system hundreds of...

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Debt level analysis could help investors make sharper choices about real estate

Investors who buy stocks of Real Estate Investment Trusts in search of a “defensive security” should be careful to check those firms’ levels of debt before they commit, a new study suggests. Real...

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Smarter than the average bird?

Have humans underestimated the intelligence of birds? A new study suggests one species of bird - the great-tailed grackle - may be able to learn to adapt its behaviour when faced by new challenges....

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Students and artist create an ‘alternative classroom’ at North Cambridge Academy

With blue walls and bright yellow floor-to-ceiling metal sculpted lines, and not a desk or chair in sight, ‘Motion Tracks’ is not a traditional looking classroom. Shelving, drawing boards and hooks...

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Leaders in fields from sport to computer design awarded University's highest...

Seven distinguished individuals were given Honorary Degrees, the highest honour that the University can bestow, by the Chancellor at a special ceremony in the Senate House today. Leaders in fields...

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‘Map’ of teenage brain provides strong evidence of link between serious...

In a study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to look at the brain structure of male adolescents and young...

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Carrots and sticks fail to change behaviour in cocaine addiction

“Addiction does not happen overnight but develops from behaviour that has been repeated over and over again until individuals lose control,” said Dr Karen Ersche from the Department of Psychiatry, who...

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Astronomers observe most distant oxygen ever

Astronomers from Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe one of the most distant...

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How does your smart city grow?

It can be tough getting people excited about infrastructure because we often don’t notice it until something goes wrong. We expect to turn on the tap and have clean, drinkable water come out. We...

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From Shakespeare to Austen: King’s College celebrates the Thackeray...

When King’s College was bequeathed a library of some 4,000 books by George Thackeray, who was its Provost from 1814 to 1850, the gift arrived as a mixed blessing. Right up until the 1830s, the College...

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Students invent new technology to improve later life

As part of their Master of Research programme at the University’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications last year, the ten students were given 12 weeks to develop...

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Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

Researchers are calling for the end to an era of confusion and alarm about children's heart surgery statistics by launching an innovative communication tool that will help people make sense of...

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Article 50 is ‘only credible way’ for Brexit despite claims by Vote Leave,...

The ‘roadmap’ released by Vote Leave last week claims that triggering Article 50, the formal mechanism for leaving the EU, would not be the only legal option in the event of a Brexit vote, citing...

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Winners announced in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards and Public...

On Monday 20 June, the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research presented two sets of inaugural awards; the Impact Awards run by the Research Strategy Office, and the Public Engagement...

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