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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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The Channel Islands' victims and survivors of Nazi persecution

24 Jul 2019

A decade of research reveals the harrowing experiences of Channel Islanders persecuted by the Nazis during the Second World War.

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Mapping the Moon through the ages

16 Jul 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, the University Library shares some of its incredible moon-related maps and archive.

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Exposing a Nazi: The exhibition destroying a myth

13 Jun 2019

In 1941, the Nazis banned Emil Nolde from painting, for life. For the past 50 years, many Germans have viewed him as the persecuted artist but now a...

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From the casebooks of the most notorious astrologer doctors in all England

16 May 2019

A ten-year project to study and digitise some 80,000 cases recorded by two famous astrological physicians has opened a “wormhole” into the worries...

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Changing the world, one café at a time

01 May 2019

Not far from the mystical temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia sits a café, set up with support from the University of Cambridge, that provides...

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Secret recordings reveal the sexual struggles of Fifties Britain

16 Apr 2019

A new study of pioneering counselling sessions explores how women sought to overcome sexual difficulties at a pivotal moment in Britain’s sex history.

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Sea Change

22 Mar 2019

The coast is an intrinsic part of British identity – and perhaps nowhere is it more at risk than in the East of England. Cambridge researchers are...

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Music to the ears

18 Feb 2019

Liszt's lost opera heard for the first time in 170 years

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Does the North Pole still matter?

01 Feb 2019

Is the North Pole still important, when most of us will never visit it and know almost nothing about it? A new book by University of Cambridge...

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“Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries”

18 Dec 2018

In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat. But while robots are becoming...

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‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

14 Dec 2018

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints – made by at least seven different species – have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the...

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