Medieval parchment was worn as ‘birthing girdle’ during labour, study suggests

Scientists have used proteomic techniques to find evidence of vaginal fluid, along with honey and milk, in a rare manuscript from the late 15th century.   

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March 10, 2021 ~5 min

School closures may have wiped out a year of academic progress for pupils in Global South, study warns

As much as a year’s worth of past academic progress made by disadvantaged children in the Global South may have been wiped out by school closures during the

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March 9, 2021 ~6 min

Study highlights ‘unbridled globetrotting’ of the strangles pathogen in horses

In the largest ever study of its kind into an equine pathogen, scientists in 18 countries used the latest DNA sequencing techniques to track the bacteria

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March 9, 2021 ~5 min

Changes can be detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

Researchers may have found the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear, according to a new study

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March 9, 2021 ~5 min

Professor Ruth Cameron receives Suffrage Science award on the scheme’s tenth anniversary

Professor Ruth Cameron from Cambridge’s Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy is one of twelve winners of this year’s Suffrage Science awards. She and

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March 8, 2021 ~5 min

Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Diphtheria – a relatively easily-preventable infection – is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to

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March 8, 2021 ~6 min

Giant 'quantum twisters' may form in liquid light

New mechanism found for generating giant vortices in quantum fluids of light.

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March 5, 2021 ~5 min

Through the looking glass: artificial ‘molecules’ open door to ultrafast devices

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Skoltech in Russia have shown that polaritons, the quirky particles that may end up running the quantum

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March 3, 2021 ~4 min

Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes

Genomic surveillance – using information about genetic differences between virus samples – can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings,

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March 3, 2021 ~7 min

Cuttlefish show their intelligence by snubbing sub-standard snacks

A study has found that cuttlefish can pass a fishy version of the ‘marshmallow test’ – and those that can delay gratification the longest are the most

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March 3, 2021 ~4 min

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