How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launch green 'Nobel'

The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David launch the biggest environmental award ever.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Oct. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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Sir Isaac Newton's notes among Cambridge web gallery 'treasures'

Cambridge University Library adds high-resolution images of its collection to a free culture site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~2 min

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Project breathes new life into Early Irish and Old Norse

Musicians, historians and literary scholars hope to find a soundtrack to the world of the Vikings.

By Nuala McCann • bbcnews
Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Rosalind Franklin centenary: 'She would have been totally amazed'

The sister of Rosalind Franklin says she would be surprised to be a "feminist icon" 100 years on.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 25, 2020 ~2 min

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Machine 'could quadruple' heart and lung transplants

The device managed to pump oxygenated blood into both organs in a world-first procedure.

By Richard Westcott • bbcnews
March 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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New drug-detecting tool could help save lives

The landscape of the illegal drug trade changes constantly, particularly amid the current opioid crisis. Law-enforcement officers regularly find or confiscate pills, powders, and other substances and need to know their composition as quickly as possible to determine legal charges and sometimes to issue lifesaving warnings. Carfentanil is a case in point. This cousin to […]

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~7 min

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Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

Largest study yet to compare protected with “matched” unprotected land finds “significantly higher” increases in human pressure – primarily through agriculture – in protected areas across the tropics.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 28, 2019 ~5 min

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