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Combating cybercrime when there's plenty of phish in the sea

We’ve all received the emails, hundreds, maybe thousands of them. Warnings that our bank account will be closed tomorrow, and we’ve only got to click a link and send credit card information to stop it...

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Opinion: Thirty years on as 'new Cold War' looms, US and Russia should...

In what looks very like a tit-for-tat downgrading of bilateral relations, Russia and America have traded diplomatic insults in recent weeks over nuclear weapons, geopolitics and economics, prompting...

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Kettle’s Yard on the move to celebrate 50th anniversary

Portraits of Place: Works from Kettle’s Yard and Richard Long opens on November 5 at Downing College and brings together paintings, sculptures, collages and works on paper by leading artists who have...

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Cambridge extends world leading role for medical imaging with powerful new...

The equipment, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, sits within the newly-refurbished Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC), which today celebrates two...

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Elvis is alive and the Moon landings were faked: the (conspiracy) theory of...

Elvis is alive, the Moon landings were faked and members of the British Royal Family are shapeshifting lizards. Not only that: 9/11 was an inside job, governments are deliberately concealing evidence...

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Opinion: What men would do to fix the workplace equality gap

It is still true that far more men than women have leading roles in many organisations. If you ask women to explain this, as many researchers have, they point to workplace culture as a prime culprit....

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Cambridge has waived application fee for graduate students from most African...

Applause greeted the statement by Professor David Dunne, Director of the Cambridge-Africa Programme, as he confirmed that Cambridge has waived the usual application fee for nationals of many of the...

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Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur battery which takes its inspiration in part from the cells lining the human intestine. The batteries, if commercially...

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Research reveals accidental making of ‘Patient Zero’ myth during 1980s AIDS...

A new study proves that a flight attendant who became notorious as the human epicentre of the US AIDS crisis of the 1980s – and the first person to be labeled the ‘Patient Zero’ of any epidemic – was...

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Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work

In order to protect us from invading viruses and bacteria, and from internal threats such as malignant tumour cells, our immune system employs an army of specialist immune cells. Just as a...

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Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

Researchers have discovered that a ‘reorganisation’ of the wiring of the brain is the underlying cause of phantom limb pain, which occurs in the vast majority of individuals who have had limbs...

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Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research

The top ten institutions conduct more than two thirds of all UK university animal research between them, completing a combined total of 1.37 million procedures. Over 99% of these procedures were...

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Potential new treatment for haemophilia developed by Cambridge researchers

Around 400,000 individuals around the world are affected by haemophilia, a genetic disorder that causes uncontrolled bleeding. Haemophilia is the result of a deficiency in proteins required for normal...

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Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

An unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, has been confirmed as the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur. The fossil, most likely from...

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Plant ‘thermometer’ triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat

An international team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge has discovered the ‘thermometer’ molecule that enables plants to develop according to seasonal temperature changes. Researchers...

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Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating –...

Over a billion people worldwide use Facebook daily – one in seven of the global population – and social media use is increasing at three times the rate of other internet use. Evidence suggests that...

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Opinion: Economics has a serious gender problem – it needs more women

On the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, economists were feeling optimistic. The two-headed beast that had blighted the economy throughout the 1970s and 1980s – inflation combined with unemployment –...

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Protecting our data and identity: how should the law respond?

The freedom of expression and the need for privacy may be strange bedfellows today – but could full-blown estrangement beckon in a digital future that makes the leap from user-controlled content to...

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Does your empathy predict if you would stop and help an injured person?

A team of psychologists at the University of Cambridge has conducted a social psychology experiment to test the theory that an individual’s level of empathy influences their behaviour. The results of...

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Opinion: Brexit and the importance of languages for Britain #5

The Elizabethan teacher and translator John Florio wasn’t the sort of person who sugar-coated his opinions. In 1578, he complained about the Englishmen he saw in the company of foreigners, ‘who can...

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