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Major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers opens at The Heong Gallery

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The Heong Gallery at Downing College, University of Cambridge, announces the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda ? a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale. Show More Summary

Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools

(University of Cambridge) Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

Researchers Develop Online Game To Inoculate Against Fake News

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an online game to help people detect and deflect fake news. With so much misinformation being tossed around about climate change, this could be a very useful tool for those who actually care to think for themselves.

Stroke survivors and caregivers feel abandoned by health services, study finds

(University of Cambridge) A systematic review of studies focused on stroke survivors' and carers' experiences of primary care and community healthcare services has found that they feel abandoned because they have become marginalised by services and do not have the knowledge or skills to re-engage.

Researchers optimise broad beans for bees

Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Cambridge have been taking part in an experiment to optimise broad beans to increase bee visitation rates; and their findings could benefit both the beans and the bees.

Fake news 'vaccine': Online game may 'inoculate' by simulating propaganda tactics

(University of Cambridge) A new experiment, launching today online, aims to help 'inoculate' against disinformation by providing a small dose of perspective from a "fake news tycoon". A pilot study has shown some early success in building resistance to fake news among teenagers.

Pre-bunking: can you be ‘brainwashed’ into spotting fake news?

Cambridge University is recruiting thousands of people to play a fake-news simulator, in the hope they will learn to identify the real thing Name: Pre-bunking. Age: A modern malaise/cure, still in its early infancy. Related: Bad News: the game researchers hope will 'vaccinate' public against fake news Continue reading...

UK academic gets 32 years in prison for online abuse

A Cambridge University graduate who admitted 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, was sentenced on Monday to 32 years in prison. Matthew Falder, who dubbed himself "666devil"...Show More Summary

Study identifies traces of indigenous 'Taíno' in present-day Caribbean populations

(St John's College, University of Cambridge) A thousand-year-old tooth has provided the first clear genetic evidence that the Taíno -- the indigenous people whom Columbus first encountered on arriving in the New World -- still have living descendants today, despite erroneous claims in some historical narratives that these people are extinct. Show More Summary

Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium...Show More Summary

In living color: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings

(University of Cambridge) Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colors in nature. The paper, published in the journal PNAS, is the first study of the genetics of structural color -- as seen in butterfly wings and peacock feathers -- and paves the way for genetic research in a variety of structurally colored organisms.

Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease

(University of Cambridge) Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.

The neuroscience of cuttlefish camouflage

(Cell Press) Unlike squid, bottom-dwelling cuttlefish may be able to put one key aspect of their camouflage on autopilot. Marine Biological Laboratory and University of Cambridge researchers report that these cephalopods can lock in the 3-D textured shape of their dynamic skin for over an hour without nervous system input. Show More Summary

Rumors Grow that the U.S. Fed is Propping Up the Stock Market

According to a research report released last week by BNY Mellon in collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, 39 percent of central banks surveyed are now investing in stocks and 72 percent "reported useShow More Summary

Muscle more important than fat in regulating heat loss from the hands

(University of Cambridge) New study suggests that people with more muscle mass are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than non-muscular individuals.

Silent singing crickets still going through the motions

A team of researchers with the University of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, both in the U.K., has found that singing crickets in Hawaii have evolved to silence their singing apparatus but continue to sing inaudibly. In their...Show More Summary

Plants feel the heat

(University of Cambridge) Sainsbury Laboratory scientists have solved a 79-year-old mystery by discovering how plants vary their response to heat stress depending on the time of day. This understanding could help with breeding commercial crops able to produce higher yields in hotter climates as predicted under climate change.

British double murderer loses Hong Kong appeal bid

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage has had his appeal rejected, a court ruled Friday. Cambridge University graduate Rurik...Show More Summary

Micro to macro mapping -- Observing past landscapes via remote-sensing

(University of Cambridge) New multi-scale relief modelling algorithm helps archaeologists rediscover topographical features of the past.

Shoals of sticklebacks differ in their collective personalities

Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that, among schooling fish, groups can have different collective personalities, with some shoals sticking closer together, being better coordinated, and showing clearer leadership than others.

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