Astronomers use ‘little hurricanes’ to weigh and date planets around young stars

Little ‘hurricanes’ that form in the discs of gas and dust around young stars can be used to study certain aspects of planet formation, even for smaller

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 6, 2023 ~6 min

First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer launches

Cambridge researchers are jointly leading the first UK trial to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 4, 2023 ~7 min


Insulation only provides short-term reduction in household gas consumption, study of UK housing suggests

First study to look at long-term effect of insulation finds fall in gas consumption per household was small, with all energy savings disappearing by the fourth

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 1, 2023 ~8 min

Females perform better than males on a ‘theory of mind’ test across 57 countries

Females, on average, are better than males at putting themselves in others’ shoes and imagining what the other person is thinking or feeling, suggests a new

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 26, 2022 ~6 min

Men may not ‘perceive’ domestic tasks as needing doing in the same way as women, philosophers argue

By adding a gender dimension to the theory of “affordance perception” and applying it to the home, a new hypothesis may help answer questions of why women

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 22, 2022 ~6 min

Paying farmers to create woodland and wetland is the most cost-effective way to hit UK environment targets

Study of farmer preferences shows that turning whole areas of farmland into habitats comes with half the price tag of integrating nature into productive

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 20, 2022 ~6 min

Technique for tracking resistant cancer cells could lead to new treatments for relapsing breast cancer patients

Cambridge scientists have managed to identify and kill those breast cancer cells that evade standard treatments in a study in mice. The approach is a step

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 19, 2022 ~4 min

Drought encouraged Attila’s Huns to attack the Roman empire, tree rings suggest

Hunnic peoples migrated westward across Eurasia, switched between farming and herding, and became violent raiders in response to severe drought in the Danube

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 15, 2022 ~6 min


‘Cocktail’ vaccines could offer increased protection against future COVID-19 variants of concern

COVID-19 vaccinations that combine two or more distinct variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could offer protection against both current and future ‘variants of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 14, 2022 ~4 min

UK-led robotic sky scanner reveals its first galactic fingerprint

A major telescope upgrade has peered through to the distant Universe to reveal the spectra of a pair of galaxies 280 million light years away from Earth.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 12, 2022 ~6 min

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