Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter

The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly

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Feb. 22, 2021 ~17 min

Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first

Scientists have used a technique to grow bile duct organoids – often referred to as ‘mini-organs’ – in the lab and shown that these can be used to repair

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~6 min

New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions

A new national consortium, co-led by the University of Cambridge, will bring together mathematical modellers to produce faster, more rigorous predictions for

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation

Social media giant turn to behaviour and communication expert to help them tackle the dangerous anti-science myths that circulate online.  

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

First COVID-19 lockdown cost UK hospitality and high street £45 billion in turnover, researchers estimate

However, UK supermarkets and online retailers made an additional £4 billion each thanks to the coronavirus lockdown that began in March last year, according to

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~6 min

Robotic dogs and laughter therapy: 10 ways to combat loneliness and isolation while social distancing

Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people – particularly the elderly – cope with loneliness and social

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Feb. 17, 2021 ~8 min

Light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

Researchers have found a way to use light and a single electron to communicate with a cloud of quantum bits and sense their behaviour, making it possible to

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Feb. 15, 2021 ~5 min

Astronomers identify new method of planet formation

Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy.

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Feb. 12, 2021 ~4 min

‘Left behind’ adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable development agenda - report

The needs of millions of overlooked, ‘left behind’ adolescent women must become a more significant priority within international efforts to end poverty by

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Feb. 11, 2021 ~7 min

Proper fit of face masks is more important than material, study suggests

A team of researchers studying the effectiveness of different types of face masks has found that in order to provide the best protection against COVID-19, the

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Feb. 11, 2021 ~5 min

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