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Travelling to a peatland area with the Urarina. Credit: Christopher Schulz

The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian...
Agta family relaxing in the late afternoon Credit: Mark Dyble

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who convert to farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating...
How the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object?

How the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object?

The concept of objects is fundamental to cognition and is defined by a consistent set of sensory properties and physical affordances. Although it is...
Schematic of the textile-based capacitor integrating GNP/polyesters as electrodes and h-BN/polyesters as dielectrics. Credit: Felice Torrisi

Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a wearable electronic component that can be incorporated directly into fabrics. This wearable device is originally...
Electrochromic nanoparticle-on-mirror constructs (eNPoMs) Credit: NanoPhotonics Cambridge/Hyeon-Ho Jeong, Jialong Peng

Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings

The colour pixels, developed by a team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge, are compatible with roll-to-roll fabrication on flexible plastic films,...
Drug target in neurons. Credit: Santiago Lago

New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, accounting for 31% of total years lived with disability. While our understanding of the...
Fiber Optic Cable Blue Credit: chaitawat

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have proposed a new type of money that help them in making decisions based on information arriving at...
Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

The research project is taking place in the Republic of Maldives, in South Asia, which has the largest population of reef manta rays in...
Artist's impression of reionisation period Credit: Amanda Smith, Institute of Astronomy

Variations in the ‘fogginess’ of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history

The results, reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, have enabled astronomers to zero in on the time when reionisation ended...

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