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Cambridge Science Festival returns for milestone 25th year

25 January 2019

The 2019 Cambridge Science Festival is set to host more than 350 events as it explores a range of issues that affect today’s world, from challenges around climate change policy, improving safety and quality in healthcare, and adolescent mental health, to looking at what the next 25 years holds for us and whether quantum computers can change the world.

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Spot the difference: Genetically identical thale cress plants grown under the exact same environmental conditions show significant visible differences. ©Sandra Cortijo

'Noisy' gene atlas to help explain how plants survive environmental change

25 January 2019

As parents of identical twins will tell you, they are never actually identical, even though they have the same genes. This is also true in the plant world. Now, new research by the University of Cambridge is helping to explain why ‘twin’ plants, with identical genes, grown in identical environments continue to display unique characteristics all of their own.

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The search for Endurance

24 January 2019

In early January, a team of Cambridge scientists set out on an expedition to study and map the Larsen C ice shelf in western Antarctica, and – ice conditions permitting – search for the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance

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