University of Cambridge

Male dogs are 4 times more prone to develop contagious cancer on nose or mouth

Sniffing or licking other dogs’ genitalia can spread this unusual cancer to the nose and mouth.

No signs of life were detected on Venus

If life is present, it must be affecting the atmospheric chemistry.

Cells in Alzheimer’s disease overheat and ‘fry like eggs’

Scientists used sensors small and sensitive enough to detect temperature changes inside individual cells.

First Australians consumed the eggs of a two-meter tall bird

First humans did routinely raid nests and steal their giant eggs for food.

A step closer to making terahertz technology usable in the real world

A new effect in two-dimensional conductive systems that promises improved performance of terahertz detectors.

Previously underexplored immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

New insights into how our immune systems work.

Scientists discovered the ideal amount of sleep in middle and old age

Too little or too much sleep is associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health.

Supermassive black holes inhibit stellar births

The study explains how black holes shut down star formation.

New method to display a highly realistic holographic image

Stackable ‘holobricks’ can make giant 3D images.

One in three young people stayed happier during lockdown

Potential contributing factors include feeling less lonely, and getting more sleep and exercise.

New 3D-printed, self-healing materials made from jelly and salt

The low-cost jelly-like materials can sense strain, temperature, and humidity.

New 2D material could store quantum information at room temperature

The material can emit single photons from atomic-scale defects in its structure at room temperature.

Recent Stories