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A-Level results day 2017 #GoingToCambridge

We highlight some of the students who are celebrating today and looking forward to coming to Cambridge.

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'Precarious scheduling' at work affects over four million people in UK – far more than just zero-hours

Analysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours. Research in supermarkets finds workers ‘begging’ for extra hours, and feeling they are being punished with last minute shift changes.

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Domestic abuse ‘workshops’ reduce repeat offending and harm to public – study

First UK experiment on policing domestic abuse finds fewer men reoffending against partners – and reoffenders causing less harm to victims – when mandated to attend charity-run discussion course. Researchers call on Government to approve rollout of programme across England and Wales.

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Study identifies dinosaur ‘missing link’

A ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ dinosaur may be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plugging what was previously a big gap between them.

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Tributes paid to an exceptional student killed in terror attack

PhD student Tammy Chen 'embodied the values of Cambridge' and strove to help women around the world.

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Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.

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India Unboxed at Open Cambridge’s 10th Anniversary weekend

The city celebrates its links with India throughout the Open Cambridge weekend.

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Open Cambridge celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Tickets go on sale next week for the city’s hugely popular heritage weekend, Open Cambridge, which runs from 8-9 September and is celebrating its tenth year with the biggest and most ambitious programme of events ever.

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DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

New research using DNA from the fish bone remains of Viking-era meals reveals that north Norwegians have been transporting – and possibly trading – Arctic cod into mainland Europe for a millennium.

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Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change

Despite the value that humans get from nature, it is not included in measurements of poverty and well-being. Cambridge's Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira say it's about time this changed.

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