Volcanic Eruption.

Ash clouds? You ain't seen nothing yet...

13 Jun 2011

The recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland upset airline bosses and caused a lot of fuss, but they were trivial by comparison with what could happen next, according to Clive Oppenheimer's new book.

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Don't Eat the Plants

Cambridge Ideas - Don't Eat the Plants

23 May 2011

Are plants as defenceless as they appear?

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#twitterbrain network image

Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain

06 May 2011

We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set out to test that assumption – by conducting a live experiment using Twitter.

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Professor with Police Officer

Cambridge Ideas - The Crime Experiment

12 Apr 2011

Eminent criminologist Prof Lawrence Sherman has just set up a long term experiment with the police, to scientifically study crime in Manchester and come up with some solutions.

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Still from the film Cave of Forgotten Dreams

32,000 years of special effects

01 Apr 2011

The only Briton to have entered the spectacular cave featured in Werner Herzog’s new documentary explains how rock-art was just one element of multi-sensory performances staged by early human communities.

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iPod

Cambridge Ideas - The Music In Me

31 Mar 2011

Dr Jason Rentfrow, from the University's Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, explores the links between personality and musical taste.

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Ant upside down

Cambridge Ideas - Sticky Feet

31 Mar 2011

Ants have incredibly sticky feet. With them they can hang onto ceilings, while carrying 100 times their body weight.

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St Peter Port harbour

Cambridge Ideas - Forgotten Heroes

31 Mar 2011

A Cambridge University archaeologist, along with two other researchers in Guernsey, has uncovered a previously unseen archive featuring the testimonies of people who were deported to German prison camps during World War II.

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icy world

Cambridge Ideas: This Icy World

30 Mar 2011

Cambridge University glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell has spent three years of his life in the polar regions.

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