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Journeys of discovery: Next-generation DNA sequencing

18 May 2021

David Klenerman and Shankar Balasubramanian, winners of the Millennium Technology Prize, talk about their discovery of a revolutionary DNA sequencing technology – and the global impact that continues to surprise them.

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Transcribing together

23 Jul 2021

Volunteers join together to help the Cambridge Digital Library transcribe the notebooks of notable British ecologist, Oliver Rackham.

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Inflatable, shape-changing spinal implants could help treat severe pain

25 Jun 2021

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the...

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Fighting anxiety with science: exploring the links between self-control and wellbeing

25 Jun 2021

Dr Olivia Remes has spent her career researching mental health and wellbeing. In her new book, The Instant Mood Fix, she brings together the research...

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The Cambridge Festival

11 Jun 2021

Four themes, ten days, 350 free online events, and more than 100,000 views across 175 countries.

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The futurist who'd like the future to slow down - just a little

10 Jun 2021

The problem with being a futurist, says Richard Watson, is that change is happening a lot faster and a lot crazier these days. We talk to him about...

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Hawking Archive saved for the nation

27 May 2021

Hawking Archive to join those of Newton and Darwin at Cambridge University Library.

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Gone to the dogs

25 May 2021

A story of finding unexpected companionship at the site of the worst nuclear accident in history, Chernobyl.

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Wellbeing on demand

24 May 2021

Robotics researchers are creating an emotionally intelligent wellbeing coach, available 24/7 to help make us more resilient to life’s challenges.

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These birds will soon go extinct. But their disappearance need not be in vain.

19 May 2021

The White-tailed Swallow and Ethiopian Bush-crow are living in ‘climatic lifeboats’ with their tiny ranges restricted on all sides by temperature and...

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Wireless limb control

17 May 2021

Researchers in Cambridge’s Bioelectronics Lab are developing implantable devices to bypass nerve damage and restore movement to paralysed limbs.

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The conservationist who started a Twitter trend and saved Nairobi’s wildlife

22 Apr 2021

Nyandire Reinhard believes the key to protecting ecosystems is to foster a love of nature in the community. He shares the story of how social media...

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Gates Cambridge class of 2021

14 Apr 2021

Gates Cambridge, Cambridge's leading international postgraduate scholarship programme, announces its Class of 2021: 74 new Gates Cambridge Scholars-...

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