Pollinator

Scientists and farmers say there’s cause for cautious optimism in the fight to save Britain’s wild pollinators. Research from Cambridge University scientists has already become part of DEFRA’s National Pollinator Strategy within the Countryside Stewardship Scheme – giving farmers advice …

Dementia

New research has found that dementia has not become the epidemic it was predicted to be several years ago. A new report involving the Cambridge Institute of Public Health found that the number of dementia sufferers was stabilising in western …

Plant electric

A scientist at Cambridge University is hoping to take his research into Algae out of the lab and into Schools. At the Biochemistry department they are looking into producing electricity from the plant and are hoping to get children interested …

Pesticides

The government has taken the controversial step of allowing neonictinoid seed treatments to be used on some crops in Cambridgeshire. The pesticide seed treatment was banned across the EU in 2013 surrounding suspicions of the effects it had on bees. …

Bletchley computer

A computer that was first designed in Cambridge 65 years ago is being rebuilt. The Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, known as EDSAC was constructed by Maurice Wilkes at Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory. It is now being rebuilt by volunteers from …

Youth Homelessness

In Britain right now around 35,000 16 to 24 year olds are without a home. Cambridge’s Centre for Housing and Planning Research’s found that over 83,000 homeless young people were relying on councils and charities last year, figures 3 times …

Test Tube Baby

The world’s first test tube baby Louise Brown has published a book about the incredible story of her life. The book was launched at Cambridgeshire’s Bourn Hall Clinic where the pioneering IVF medical team were based.

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New Music App

An interactive app developed by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University could offer a more stable financial future for the music industry. It’s been created alongside Cambridge based music artist ‘Daisy and the Dark’ who’s chosen to launch her new album …