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Journeys of discovery: rapid genome sequencing

18 May 2021

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

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One million and counting

04 Feb 2020

A children’s book by Sandi Toksvig is the one millionth item to take its place in the University Library’s Ely storage facility.

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New book shows how to build a more flood resilient future

04 Feb 2020

We urgently need to adapt our built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change, a new book shows.

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Pride and prejudice at high altitude

23 Jan 2020

Tensions between foreign climbers and Sherpas began over 200 years ago, a new study suggests

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The "stop doing stupid stuff" approach to sustainable manufacturing

22 Jan 2020

Around 90% of the resources we process to create goods are not reaching the person for whom they are made. How can we make manufacturing more...

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The 'P' word

16 Jan 2020

How do we shift our 'take, make, throw-away' plastic world towards 'recycle, recover, re-use'? It's time for blue-sky thinking plus practical...

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What’s your beef?

07 Jan 2020

While the carbon footprint of the meat industry may be clear, the proposition of eating less beef and lamb is fuelling heated debate. If widespread...

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Over-hunting walruses contributed to the collapse of Norse Greenland

06 Jan 2020

Medieval Greenlanders may have chased dwindling walrus herds ever farther north in an effort to maintain their economy, when the value of walrus...

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Disaster at 37,000 feet

06 Jan 2020

Cambridge University Library archive reveals the facts behind the Hollywood myths of 'The Aeronauts'

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The forgotten poet of Fordham

10 Dec 2019

Handwritten verses from a nineteenth-century Cambridgeshire poet – who died destitute despite royal patronage – have been saved by Cambridge...

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Ecosystems Overload

10 Dec 2019

We are laying waste to the biosphere. If we're serious about saving millions of species, then it's our own that must change how it thinks about...

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Above and beyond: measuring volcanic emissions with drones

06 Dec 2019

Dr Emma Liu travels to some of the world's most active volcanoes to understand what makes them erupt. Her latest work is helping a Pacific community...

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Drone images show Greenland Ice Sheet becoming more unstable as it fractures

03 Dec 2019

The world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of...

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