False colour image of the carbon monoxide gas in the Orion molecular cloud observed using HARP.

Hunting for protostars

01 Sep 2007

Looking deep inside the swirling dust clouds that make up stellar nurseries – the birth place of stars – can help unravel mysteries of the birth and evolution of galaxies like our own.

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Can I patent and publish?

01 Sep 2007

A patent for an invention is granted by the state to an inventor, giving the inventor the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor.

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Barrier from Isawiyya village into Jerusalem

Conflict in cities

01 Sep 2007

Conflict is inherent to the urban condition, yet only in some cities do contention and dissent erupt to unacceptable and destructive levels. How do contested cities absorb and reflect this conflict?

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Hormone regulates fondness for food

10 Aug 2007

Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls our fondness for food. The report is published in today's edition of Science Express.

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The singing professor

01 Aug 2007

University of Cambridge Professor Ron Laskey will be singing more of his "Songs for Cynical Scientists" at an evening of science comedy and cabaret tonight, August 2 at 8pm.

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Young archaeologists dig up a mystery

04 Jul 2007

Watch how a group of teenagers taking part in a Cambridge University archaeological dig unexpectedly unearthed the mysterious remains of a woman who could be more than 1,000 years old.

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