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As sixth formers across the country receive their A-level results, we feature the success stories of some of Cambridge's newest students
Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help “nudge” diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.
Drying droplets
Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented scales.
The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli, 1781
Sleep paralysis – a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits – could be treated using a technique of meditation-relaxation, suggests a pilot study published today.
Cambridge University is using targeted social media videos to reach teenagers from UK Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities and break down misconceptions that might put them off applying.
Transgender flag
Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults (individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth) to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre.
Viburnum tinus fruits
Researchers have found that a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of colour production has been observed in nature.
The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of colour from humanity's visions of its high-tech future.

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