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ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around HL Tauri
Little ‘hurricanes’ that form in the discs of gas and dust around young stars can be used to study certain aspects of planet formation, even for smaller planets which orbit their star at large distances and are out of reach for most telescopes.
An Asian woman in her 60s embraces her mid-30s daughter who is battling cancer - stock photo
Cambridge researchers are jointly leading the first UK trial to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer.
Man installing loft insulation
First study to look at long-term effect of insulation finds fall in gas consumption per household was small, with all energy savings disappearing by the fourth year after a retrofit.
Man installing loft insulation
First study to look at long-term effect of home insulation in England and Wales finds fall in gas consumption per household was small and only lasts a few years.
Senate House
A number of academics, staff and an undergraduate student at the University of Cambridge feature in this year's New Year Honours List, the first of the reign of King Charles III. 
Two women hugging
Females, on average, are better than males at putting themselves in others’ shoes and imagining what the other person is thinking or feeling, suggests a new study of over 300,000 people in 57 countries.
Wiping down the countertop
By adding a gender dimension to the theory of “affordance perception” and applying it to the home, a new hypothesis may help answer questions of why women still shoulder most housework, and why men never seem to notice.
Drone view of agricultural field - a tractor is baling hay next to woodland
Study of farmer preferences shows that turning whole areas of farmland into habitats comes with half the price tag of integrating nature into productive farmland, if biodiversity and carbon targets are to be met.
Breast cancer cells
Cambridge scientists have managed to identify and kill those breast cancer cells that evade standard treatments in a study in mice. The approach is a step towards the development of new treatments to prevent relapse in patients.
Planting a native deciduous tree at Madingley Park
The University of Cambridge restored dozens of native trees to a Capability Brown landscape on its estate this month as part of Cambridge’s contribution to the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee ambition to plant a million trees across the United Kingdom.

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