Goats, game show hosts, eyeballs and pirates are going to help the next generation of engineers win places at leading universities, thanks to a new website launched today by the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering in partnership with The Underwood Trust.
Previously believed to be only man-made, a natural example of a functioning gear mechanism has been discovered in a common insect - showing that evolution developed interlocking cogs long before we did.
Two different projects which aim to improve our understanding of the nature of, and statistical realities behind, health scares, natural disasters, climate change and other issues, are being launched by the University of Cambridge.
Greater Manchester Police are to field test a new Cambridge University initiative to cut crime by focusing police officers on "pressure points" known for their high level of offending.
Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition, has collaborated with the world-famous Rambert Dance Company to produce a contemporary dance based on the works of Charles Darwin. In the video highlighted below, she discusses the scientific inspirations behind the contemporary ballet piece, The Comedy of Change.
When bees collect nectar, how do they hold onto the flower? Cambridge University scientists have shown that it is down to small cone-shaped cells on the petals that act like "velcro" on the bees' feet.