Big ideas in small packages

20 Mar 2013

A video project demonstrates how academic research can be communicated in an engaging format that puts across complex ideas in a nutshell.

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Reassembling the backbone of life using a particle accelerator

14 Jan 2013

New research shows for the first time the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone in the earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods).

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The Flying Dutchman and Voltigeur by John F Herring Sr. (1795 - 1865)

Solved: two of the historic riddles of horse racing

02 Jun 2012

The identity of the winner of the 1880 Epsom Derby – the classic race to be run today - was famously disputed. Now analysis of DNA from the bones of historic horses has solved the mystery conclusively - and has confirmed the authenticity of the skeleton of one of the most famous stallions of all time.

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Lego crane in the lab

Growing bones with Lego

27 Mar 2012

A video produced for Google Science Fair shows how researchers at Cambridge making synthetic bone have turned to legendary children’s toy Lego for a helping hand.

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Archaeologists in Rakafet cave, Israel

The bones of the matter: caves, conversation and cup cakes

01 Nov 2011

A discussion tomorrow will bring together some of the eminent archaeologists who studied at Cambridge in the 1960s and 1970s and went on to forge distinguished careers all over the world. The Bone Room’s Past is free, open to all, and culminates with a homemade tea served in the historic Sedgwick Museum.

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New imaging technology predicts fracture risk

27 Oct 2010

A new method for identifying which bones have a high risk of fracture, and for monitoring the effectiveness of new bone-strengthening drugs and techniques, has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge.

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Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur

24 Mar 2010

Scientists from Cambridge, London and Melbourne have found the first ever evidence that tyrannosaur dinosaurs existed in the southern continents. They identified a hip bone found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia as belonging to an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex.

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