Roger Penrose wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery about black holes

Professor Sir Roger Penrose, Honorary Fellow and alumnus of St John’s College Cambridge, has jointly won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that

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Oct. 6, 2020 ~4 min

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New partnership to provide expertise on global education reform

A new Cambridge Partnership for Education will help governments and organisations across the world reimagine public education systems for the future.

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Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Children use make-believe aggression and violence to manage bad-tempered peers

Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing, if they are with playmates whom peers

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Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Squeezing light inside memory devices could help improve performance

Researchers have developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique will allow researchers to probe how

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Oct. 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards showcase impact and engagement during the pandemic

Academics, students and professional members of staff from across the University have been recognised in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and

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Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Black Legacies in STEM exhibition launches today

To celebrate Black History Month 2020, an exhibition curated by Africans in STEM entitled ‘Past & Present: Black Legacies in STEM’ launches online today (5

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Oct. 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Cheating birds mimic host nestlings to deceive foster parents

The common cuckoo is known for its deceitful nesting behaviour – by laying eggs in the nests of other bird species, it fools host parents into rearing cuckoo

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Oct. 2, 2020 ~4 min


New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge

A new Centre in Cambridge, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers’ yields worldwide, was launched today. 

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Oct. 1, 2020 ~3 min

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3D printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can

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Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk

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Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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