Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 27, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: space astronomy exoplanets

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~4 mins   

Tags: climate-change risk climate business

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~1 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change sustainability environment energy carbon biodiversity conservation cities policy

Global coalition needed to transform girls’ education - report

A new report aims to provide a framework so that "governments and those in power can turn goodwill into action”.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 25, 2020 | cambridge

~6 mins   

Tags: education international-development schoolgirls

Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and ‘tornadoes’ thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 24, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: physics magnetic-field advanced-materials nanotechnology

WOMEN in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla

Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital before starting her fellowship in October 2019. She is now based in both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 20, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem cancer breast-cancer

Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 20, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: animal-behaviour

Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire to reach net zero emissions.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 19, 2020 | cambridge

~9 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change policy east-of-england engineering

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape

Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded published in Nature Cancer.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 17, 2020 | cambridge

~4 mins   

Tags: cancer breast-cancer health

Women in STEM: Dr Natasha Morrison

Dr Natasha Morrison is a Research Fellow in mathematics at Sidney Sussex College and a member of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. She completed her PhD at Oxford and her undergraduate studies at Durham. Her research focuses on a branch of mathematics which models the behaviours of networks, from how diseases spread to how viral stories circulate on social media.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 13, 2020 | cambridge

~3 mins   

Tags: maths mathematics mathematical-model women-in-stem

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