In a new podcast, Patrick O’Hare describes his time with the clasificadores – the families who scavenge Montevideo’s pungent ‘wastescape’ to recover and classify anything that is valuable, usable or edible.
Britons eating a Mediterranean diet could lower their risk of developing heart disease and stroke, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
Year-long study of almost 2,000 officers across UK and US forces shows introduction of wearable cameras led to a 93% drop in complaints made against police by the public – suggesting the cameras result in behavioural changes that ‘cool down’ potentially volatile encounters.
Scientists have long suspected that the way materials behave on the nanoscale – that is when particles have dimensions of about 1–100 nanometres – is different from how they behave on any other scale. A new paper in the journal Chemical Science provides concrete proof that this is the case.
Without autonomy universities risk losing the public’s trust, says Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge27 Sep 2016
“There is an unwritten but widely accepted contract between society and higher education institutions,” said the Vice-Chancellor in his keynote address on the opening day of the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, at the University of California, Berkeley.
In the first of a new series of comment pieces written by linguists at Cambridge, Sarah Colvin, Schröder Professor of German and Head of the Department of German and Dutch, argues that learning languages is key to understanding how people think and plays a major role in social cohesion.
Today (26 September), international law scholar and university leader Professor Stephen Toope was nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
The story of Native North America – from its vast contribution to world culture, to the often taboo social problems of drinking, gambling and violence – is the subject of a sweeping new history by a Cambridge academic and authority on the subject.
The Festival runs from 17-30 October with over 200 events, mostly free, on everything from the future of Europe to the continuing relevance of Shakespeare.