The toilet seat from the estate at Armon ha-Natziv. The site, excavated in 2019, probably dates from the days of King Manasseh, a client king for the Assyrians who ruled for fifty years in the mid-7th century.

Early toilets reveal dysentery in Old Testament Jerusalem

26 May 2023

Study of 2,500-year-old latrines from the biblical Kingdom of Judah shows the ancient faeces within contain Giardia – a parasite that can cause...

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A photoreactor with an artificial leaf working under solar irradiation

Driving on sunshine: clean, usable liquid fuels made from solar power

18 May 2023

Researchers have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car’s...

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Bismuth oxyiodide crystals

Sustainable solar cell material shown to be highly promising for medical imaging

10 May 2023

Using X-rays to see inside the human body has revolutionised non-invasive medical diagnostics. However, the dose of X-rays required for imaging is...

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The Royal Society, London

Exceptional scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society 2023

10 May 2023

Seven outstanding Cambridge researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences and the oldest...

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Dog eating raw meat

Dogs may be at risk from high levels of lead from shotgun pellets in raw pheasant dog food, study finds

03 May 2023

Researchers tested samples of raw pheasant dog food and discovered that the majority contained high levels of lead that could put dogs’ health at...

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Tasmanian Devil

Evolution of two contagious cancers affecting Tasmanian devils underlines unpredictability of disease threat

20 Apr 2023

Scientists have traced the family trees of two transmissible cancers that affect Tasmanian devils and have pinpointed mutations which may drive...

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Dog in hay barn

Preventing genetic diseases in dogs, our best friends

20 Apr 2023

How genetics and DNA testing can pave the way for more puppies to be born free from hereditary illnesses.

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A new map of the dark matter made by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. The orange regions show where there is more mass; purple where there is less. The typical features are hundreds of millions of light years across. The grey/white shows where contaminating light from dust in our Milky Way galaxy, measured by the Planck satellite, obscures a deeper view.

New findings that map the universe’s cosmic growth support Einstein’s theory of gravity

11 Apr 2023

A new image reveals the most detailed map of dark matter distributed across a quarter of the entire sky, reaching deep into the cosmos.

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A Humboldt's squirrel monkey is fooled by a French drop as part of the experiment.

Sleight-of-hand magic trick only fools monkeys with opposable thumbs

03 Apr 2023

Illusion involving a hidden thumb confounds capuchin and squirrel monkeys for the same reason as humans – it misdirects the expected outcomes of...

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Part IV: Celebrating the Cambridge Women Changing the World

30 Mar 2023

Part IV - The Finale: To mark International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the University is delighted to shine a light on some of the...

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Cells of the placenta

Cell mapping and ‘mini placentas’ give new insights into human pregnancy

29 Mar 2023

Researchers have mapped the complete trajectory of placental development, helping shed new light on why pregnancy disorders happen.

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Petals of daisy with fake lady fly visible

This deceptive daisy remixed its genes to make fake lady flies

23 Mar 2023

Researchers have discovered how a South African daisy makes fake lady flies on its petals to trick male flies into pollinating it.

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