Fingerprint of a killer

28 Feb 2013

Can whole genome sequencing provide the forensic information needed to map and control the global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

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We need to talk about women

28 Feb 2013

The urgent need to champion the rights of women around the world is the central theme of a series of lectures to be delivered in Cambridge next week by Melanne Verveer, who was the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. 

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PsyWar during the Malayan Emergency

26 Feb 2013

As part of the Intelligence seminars run by the Faculty of History, Thomas J. Maguire examines how psychological warfare contributed to Britain's counter-insurgency campaign in Malaya from 1948 to 1960. 

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Death is in decline

25 Feb 2013

Every generation has tried to be the one that outsmarts the Reaper. From the millennia-old Epic of Gilgamesh to the centuries-old story of the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, who discovered Florida in his search for the fountain of youth, legends abound of how we might live forever.

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Harnessing the power of the virus

19 Feb 2013

The clever ways viruses have for evading our immune system are under scrutiny. Exposing their secrets is leading to a new armoury in our fight against disease.

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Cities and how we live in them

19 Feb 2013

More and more of us live in cities where disparate communities jostle for space. Eminent sociologist Richard Sennett will give a public lecture on The Open City in Cambridge on Thursday 21 February.

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Keep on trucking

15 Feb 2013

Whether it’s a bag of oranges or a tank full of petrol, the commodities we rely on will have come down the motorway in a fleet of lorries crisscrossing the country to keep supermarket shelves full and fuel reservoirs topped up. Now a new Centre will look at how road freight can be made more sustainable.

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