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Clare Shine announced as next Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership ( CISL ) has announced Clare Shine will succeed Dame Polly Courtice as its new Director, effective April 2021.

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‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls

International development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest children and marginalised girls also significantly improve other young people’s attainment, according to new research that suggests such initiatives should become a priority for international aid.

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Ethnic minorities at much higher risk of homicide in England and Wales

Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time.

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New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

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Cambridge-led SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance consortium receives £12.2 million

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has been backed by the Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund to expand whole genome sequencing of positive SARS-CoV-2 virus samples to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves. The £12.2M funding will facilitate the genome sequencing capacity needed to meet...

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The future’s uncertain – but noradrenaline can help us adapt

A brain chemical called noradrenaline is responsible for our responses to uncertain situations - helping us to learn quickly and adapt our behaviour, a new study has found.

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Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

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Universe unravelled: Stephen Hawking Centre collaborates on new streaming series

The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe.

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Female mongooses start violent fights to mate with unrelated males

Female banded mongooses lead their groups into fights then try to mate with enemy males in the chaos of battle, new research has found. Meanwhile, males bear the costs of these fights - injuries and deaths are common.

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Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action

Researchers at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre have revealed what they’ve learned from analysing hundreds of thousands of illicit trades that took place in an underground cybercrime forum over the last two years.

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