Cambridge University Library unveils the rich histories, struggles and hidden labours of Women at Cambridge

One hundred and fifty years since the first women were allowed to study at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Library will be sharing the unique stories of women who have studied, taught, worked and lived at the University, in its new exhibition The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge.  

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 5, 2019 ~5 min

CBD risks and the chance to rein in supplements

A marijuana derivative called cannabidiol, or CBD, has begun making its way into supplements and even into foods, a use that runs afoul of an FDA designation of the compound as a prescription drug. A Harvard Medical School associate professor says CBD’s tangled legal status may provide an opportunity not only to clear up its status, but to bring clarity to the entire supplements industry.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 2, 2019 ~12 min

Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'

Letters from one the fertility treatment's pioneers says Jean Purdy contributed as much as him.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 10, 2019 ~2 min

Fabrics poised to become the new software

Basic research advance leads to production of more than 250,000 chips embedded within fibers in less than a year.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2019 ~7 min

Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

Conservationists hope the results will help them understand how butterflies survive in a warming climate.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 14, 2019 ~2 min

Cambridge science history museum reopens after renovation

The Whipple Museum contains 10,000 scientific instruments with many dating from the 17th Century.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 8, 2019 ~3 min

Conservationists share ‘core aims’ but clash over ways forward, study finds

Research reveals rifts within global movement – from economic approaches to protected areas – while confirming support for aims underpinning it. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2019 ~6 min

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

Professor Stephen Hawking memorial plans 'no further forward'

Cambridge City Council has not decided how to mark the renowned physicist's life a year after his death.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 14, 2019 ~2 min

Professor Stephen Hawking's nurse struck off over his care

Patricia Dowdy was accused of financial misconduct and failing to properly care for the scientist.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 12, 2019 ~2 min