Environment

Researcher recording data on a group of habituated chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Taï National Park, Ivory Coast.

Understand what works when trying to protect monkeys and apes, say scientists

26 Aug 2020

Despite significant protection efforts, global populations of monkeys and apes are declining dramatically. A new study has found that the...

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Dr Qian Wang

Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

24 Aug 2020

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any...

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New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

24 Aug 2020

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to...

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Speleothems in the Corchia Cave, Central Italy

Abrupt changes in Earth’s past climate occurred synchronously

20 Aug 2020

A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne has found that the onset of past climate changes was synchronous over an area extending from...

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Concordia research station in Antarctica

Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ are a common feature of the carbon cycle

20 Aug 2020

Researchers have found that pulse-like releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are a pervasive feature of the carbon cycle and that they are...

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A Cambridge college cafeteria

Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

13 Aug 2020

Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help 'nudge' diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.

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Viburnum tinus fruits

Metallic blue fruits use fat to produce colour and signal a treat for birds

06 Aug 2020

Researchers have found that a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of...

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Greenhouse with tinted solar panels

Green energy and better crops: tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

04 Aug 2020

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops...

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Beyond the pandemic: reduce the risk of animal viruses jumping to humans

30 Jul 2020

Cambridge zoologists Bill Sutherland and Silviu Petrovan warn that we must dramatically change the way we interact with animals to reduce the risk of...

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Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

09 Jul 2020

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to...

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COVID-19 and the interspecies frontier

08 Jul 2020

Professor of World History, Sujit Sivasundaram, discusses how our long history with pangolins reveals the preconditions of both the pandemic and...

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Flashes bright when squeezed tight: how single-celled organisms light up the oceans

06 Jul 2020

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

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