Insects may give many of us the creeps but forensic scientists can't afford to be so squeamish. Insect evidence can often provide them with vital clues in criminal investigations. The science of forensic entomology will be explored by one of its leading UK exponents in a talk at the Department of Zoology this week.
The University has applied for a 2million Euro grant to run a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly transport system. Buses will run between the West Cambridge site and the city centre in what would be the world's largest solar-hydrogen energy demonstration project. The buses will be quieter and cleaner than their conventional counterparts - the only emission from their fuel cell engines will be water vapour.
To celebrate the start of the academic year, the University has launched a fresh look for its central web site. From the beginning of term, visitors to the site will see a brand new home page and a new image for a lot of the information that the site contains.