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Journeys of discovery: Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman

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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Is Social Media Changing Your Life?

16 Mar 2021

Social media: lifeline, or source of mental health problems? With its effects still not fully understood, Cambridge researchers discuss the best...

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European summer droughts since 2015 unprecedented in past two millennia

15 Mar 2021

Recent summer droughts in Europe are far more severe than anything in the past 2,100 years, according to a new study.

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Humans who search

12 Mar 2021

Stefanie Reichelt had long felt there was a disconnect between the public’s perception of scientists and reality. Armed with only a camera and a...

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A silent epidemic of grief

01 Mar 2021

Major changes in bereavement care have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a flood of demand for help from bereaved people, according to new...

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The neuroscientist who champions LGBT+ equal rights

26 Feb 2021

Duncan Astle is a neuroscientist on a mission to understand why the brains of some children develop differently to others – and how it affects not...

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The cosmologist modelling the Universe with maths

18 Feb 2021

Dr Tobias Baldauf likes nothing better than seeing an equation ‘cross reality’. His work is helping us to answer some of the remaining questions...

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Cambridge researcher joins NASA science mission searching for signs of past life on Mars

18 Feb 2021

Professor Nicholas Tosca from the University of Cambridge is the only UK scientist selected by NASA to be part of the core science team for the Mars...

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Digital support

10 Feb 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access...

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“Strength and courage”

10 Feb 2021

Confessions of a home-working and home-schooling parent.

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The scientist watching light at a millionth of a millionth of a second

10 Feb 2021

When she’s not making atomic-scale changes to create super-efficient light bulbs and cut carbon emissions, Professor Rachel Oliver has her sights set...

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Beyond the pandemic: prepare and plan a biosecure future

03 Feb 2021

COVID-19 has exposed a lack of preparedness for biological hazards – both in the UK and globally. Luke Kemp from the Centre for the Study of...

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Safety screens

03 Feb 2021

Since the start of October, a dedicated team drawn from across the University and its Colleges has been running an innovate programme to screen its...

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