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Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’,...

Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as a technological ‘fix’ for what some see as a crisis of police...

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'Extreme sleepover #19'– Living beside Uruguay’s ‘Mother Dump’

Returning to Uruguay’s largest landfill (cantera), ‘Felipe Cardoso’ in Montevideo, to conduct fieldwork for my PhD, I was delighted when local social worker and missionary Jorge told me that I could...

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Record-breaking year in philanthropic support for Cambridge celebrated in...

The University of Cambridge has had the most successful fundraising year in its history, with more than £210 million raised. The record sum was raised in a combined effort by the University and 31...

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Ten thousand reasons to celebrate Open Access at Cambridge

The 10,000th submission, reporting on the impact of eating a Mediterranean diet on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in a UK population, was deposited by Signe Wulund at the MRC...

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Who will be the winners and losers in our digital society?

The University of Cambridge today launches its ‘Spotlight on Digital Society’, showcasing world leading research that examines the impact of digital technologies on our society. The theme draws on...

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Talkin''bout a revolution: how to make the digital world work for us

New information and communication technologies are having a profound impact on many aspects of social, political and economic life, raising important new issues of social and public policy....

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Yoshinori Ohsumi – a deserving winner of the Nobel Prize for physiology or...

I am delighted that Yoshinori Ohsumi won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. His pioneering work in yeast led to the discovery of genes and biological processes that are needed for...

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Cambridge Enterprise joins largest early stage investment in a university...

Carrick Therapeutics Ltd, a company which is developing new treatments for the most aggressive and resistant forms of cancer, launched today having secured $95 million in funding, representing the...

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Cambridge alumni win 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

David Thouless (Trinity Hall, 1952), Duncan Haldane (Christ’s, 1970) and Michael Kosterlitz (Gonville and Caius, 1962) discovered unexpected behaviours of solid materials - and devised a mathematical...

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Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices

Most people find high fat, high sugar foods particularly appetising. This can lead to eating more calories than we need and can contribute to weight gain. But what influences food choice? The taste,...

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The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limits

A recent explosion of neuroscience techniques is driving substantial advances in our understanding of the brain. Combined with developments in engineering, machine learning and computing this...

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Study demonstrates how academia and business can ensure sustainability of...

Companies both depend upon and impact the environment, and are subject to interdependent pressures over food, energy, water and the environment. Yet their perspectives are often overlooked by the...

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Opinion: Brexit and the importance of languages for Britain #2

Those of us who study and teach languages at university – particularly non-European ones like Chinese – get used to hearing the question “What led you to that subject?” and struggling to keep our...

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Opinion: How context makes conflict trauma hard to understand, and not just...

When US presidential hopeful Donald Trump jumped with characteristic abandon into the debate over post-traumatic stress disorder, his comments that some veterans are not “strong enough” to handle the...

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Ultra-thin quantum LEDs could accelerate development of quantum networks

Ultra-thin quantum light emitting diodes (LEDs) – made of layered materials just a few atoms thick – have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Constructed of layers of...

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Professor Oliver Hart wins economics Nobel Prize

The Nobel Assembly made their announcement this morning (October 10), stating: “Modern economies are held together by innumerable contracts. The new theoretical tools created by Hart and Holmström are...

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Opinion: How to build a mentally healthy workplace - step-by-step

An estimated one in four people worldwide experience a mental health problem at one point in their life. This bare number might be alarming but even that does not adequately reflect the human...

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When is a book not a book?

In his book Merchants of Culture, Professor John Thompson recounts a conversation with the head of media asset development at a large US publishing house. The topic is the impact and future of digital...

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Mice sing like jet engines to find a mate

An international group of researchers have found that mice use a mechanism similar to that of a jet engine inside their throats in order to make high frequency whistles – the first time such a...

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Opinion: Feeling anxious about that first date? Here’s how science can help

Sometimes, just thinking about a social situation can induce panic attacks, which are sudden spikes of intense anxiety that peak within a few minutes and feel like you’re about to have a heart attack,...

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