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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2019 ~2 min

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct

Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

By Dulcie Lee & Kate West • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~7 min