A common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the polyethylene waste that chokes oceans and landfills.
The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known. 
Could waste material from mining be used to trap CO2 emissions? A new £8.6 million research programme will investigate the possibilities. Simon Redfern (Department of Earth Sciences) explains, in this article from The Conversation. 

Forthcoming events

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 6.30pm CEST
Price: 25 CHF per person

Join the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Zurich for a joint alulmni bowling evening with Ivy Leauge Alumni.

Coding on computer
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6.30pm IST

Join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India for a panel discussion on Indian languages in a digital world.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 5.45pm CEST

Join the Cambridge Society of Paris for a guided visit of Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

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