Darwin’s rabbit and the fightback against myxomatosis

15 February 2019

Seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study led by Cambridge scientists reveals how the species has evolved genetic resistance to the disease through natural selection.

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When real men wore feathers

14 February 2019

Ostrich feathers are often associated with glamorous women but this wasn’t always the case. In the sixteenth century, it was Europe’s men who spearheaded this trend. Now experts in Cambridge and London have brought this forgotten moment in fashion history back to life by recreating a lavish headdress.

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Music and the battle for Granada's past

13 February 2019

Concerns over immigration and the rise of the far-right in Spain are fuelling tensions at one of its most important festivals, the Día de la Toma in Granada. And as a new Cambridge study reveals, music has become a key battleground.

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Quantum leap

06 February 2019

Cambridge researchers are devising new methods to keep sensitive information out of the hands of hackers. They launched the UK’s first ‘unhackable’ network – made safe by the “laws of physics” – in 2018. 

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