Simon Redfern from the Department of Earth Sciences discusses a study that has recreated the conditions experienced during the meteor strike that formed the Barringer Crater in Arizona.
The first 3D reconstruction of the skull of a 360 million-year-old near-ancestor of land vertebrates has been created by scientists.
A new imaging facility offers researchers in Cambridge and beyond the chance to see what lies within objects, without breaking them open.
Astronomers have discovered enormous smooth shapes that look like vapour trails in a gigantic galaxy cluster. These ‘arms’ span half a million light years and provide researchers with clues to a billion years of collisions within the “giant cosmic train wreck” of the Coma cluster.
Astronomers working with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have seen the giant black hole Sagittarius A* rejecting its ‘food’ of vast gas clouds as they aren’t sufficiently cool enough for it to swallow.
New research shows for the first time the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone in the earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods).
In 1912 a young graduate working in Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory made a breakthrough that represents the birth of x-ray crystallography. Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas tells the remarkable story of the career of Lawrence Bragg, youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize.
Women with faults in BRCA genes are more likely to develop breast cancer if they are exposed to chest X-rays before they are 30, according to a study published in the BMJ online today.