School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds

School uniform policies could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, new research suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 15, 2024 ~6 min

£11m semiconductor research centre could be key player in UK’s net zero mission

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the new £11m Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) REWIRE, set to deliver pioneering semiconductor technologies and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 13, 2024 ~5 min

£3 million UKRI funding to support research into better health, ageing, and wellbeing

The University of Cambridge has received UKRI funding for research on age-related biological changes in model organisms as part of a national collaboration.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 12, 2024 ~4 min

Sensors made from ‘frozen smoke’ can detect toxic formaldehyde in homes and offices

Researchers have developed a sensor made from ‘frozen smoke’ that uses artificial intelligence techniques to detect formaldehyde in real time at concentrations

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 9, 2024 ~6 min

Ice cores provide first documentation of rapid Antarctic ice loss in the past

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey have uncovered the first direct evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet shrunk

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 8, 2024 ~5 min

Strongest evidence to date of brain’s ability to compensate for age-related cognitive decline

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that our brains can compensate for age-related deterioration by recruiting other areas to help with brain

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 6, 2024 ~5 min

New report into Turkey-Syria earthquakes uncovers deficiencies in building structures and construction shortcuts were the main cause of casualties

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT), co-led by Professor Emily So, today publishes its findings and recommendations.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 5, 2024 ~4 min

Ancient seafloor vents spewed tiny, life-giving minerals into Earth’s early oceans

Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Western Australia have uncovered the importance of hydrothermal vents, similar to underwater geysers, in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 2, 2024 ~4 min

Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd

The springtime emergence of vast swarms of cicadas can be explained by a mathematical model of collective decision-making with similarities to models

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 1, 2024 ~5 min

Scientists identify how fasting may protect against inflammation

Cambridge scientists may have discovered a new way in which fasting helps reduce inflammation – a potentially damaging side-effect of the body’s immune system

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 30, 2024 ~5 min