Who Kissed First? Archaeology Has an Answer.
A married pair of researchers have “set the record straight” on the ancient history of smooching. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Franz Lidz Tags: Archaeology and Anthropology Assyrian Civilization Sexually Transmitted Diseases Herpes Viruses Lips (Body Part) Language and Languages Bryn Mawr College Cambridge University Babylonia Denmark your-feed-science Source Type: news

Could FASTING protect you from Alzheimer's? Study suggests diet regime loved by Rishi Sunak could help
Cambridge University researchers studied around two dozen people, who only consumed water for 24 hours. Blood tests revealed a dramatic drop in their levels of inflammatory cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop doomscrolling – podcast
Health and science journalistCatherine Price investigates the science behind our relationships with our devices, and what we know about how to break the cycle. ProfBarbara Sahakian of Cambridge University explains why many of us are drawn to looking at bad news on our phones, and what it ’s doing to usYou can support the Guardian attheguardian.com/fullstorysupportYou can subscribe for free to Guardian Australia ’s dailynews podcast Full Story onApple Podcast,Spotify and Google podcastsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay. Produced by Rachel Porter and Joshan Chana. Sound design by Tony Onuchukwu. The executive producer is Ellie Bury. Tags: Technology Psychology Health Source Type: news

Researchers invent new way to stretch diamond for better quantum bits
A future quantum network may become less of a stretch, thanks to researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Cambridge University.A U.S. National Science Foundation-supported team has announced a breakthrough in quantum … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 23, 2024 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Zoologist Arik Kershenbaum: ‘We all want to know whether animals talk and what they’re saying’
The zoologist on observing animal communication in the wild, why dolphins give one another names, and the high likelihood that humans could converse with aliensDr Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist at Cambridge University who specialises in animal communication, studying wolves, gibbons and dolphins to “understand more not just about their ecology and conservation, but also about the evolution of our own language”. His first book,The Zoologist ’s Guide to the Galaxy, which speculated on alien life, came out in 2020. His new book,Why Animals Talk: The New Science of Animal Communication, will be published on 25 January.W...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Killian Fox Tags: Zoology Animal welfare Animals Language Evolution Science Dolphins Conservation Source Type: news

‘You can’t climb a building with a tripod’: John Bulmer’s images of the Cambridge night climbers
John Bulmer was in his second year of an engineering degree at Cambridge University in the late 1950s when a recently graduated friend tipped him off about the night climbers, a secretive group of students who spent their nights scaling the tops of the college buildings. Though he wasn’t keen on…#johnbulmer #cambridgeuniversity #nationalpress #cambridge #caiuscollege #oxbridgejargon #sportsillustrated #express #kingscollegechapel #sundaytimes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop doomscrolling and reclaim your brain – podcast
If you ’ve made a resolution to spend less time on your phone this year, help is at hand. The Guardian has launched a new newsletter, Reclaim your brain. Its co-writer and expert coach Catherine Price tells Madeleine Finlay how her own excessive phone use inspired her to investigate the science behind ou r relationships with our devices, and what we know about how to break the cycle. And Prof Barbara Sahakian of Cambridge University explains why many of us are drawn to looking at bad news on our phones, and what it’s doing to usContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay, produced by Rachel Porter and Joshan Chana sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, the executive producer is Ellie Bury Tags: Science Technology Mobile phones Mental health Social media Digital media Telecoms Life and style Society Source Type: news

Sir Roy Calne obituary
Pioneering British surgeon who carried out the world ’s first liver, heart and lung transplantIn the 1960s Roy Calne, professor of surgery at Cambridge University, was gripped by the emerging new science of transplantation to help those with kidney and liver failure.Calne, who has died aged 93, became Britain ’s premier transplant surgeon and researcher, achieving a number of firsts, including the first liver transplant in Europe in 1968, the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant in 1986 (with John Wallwork) and the world’s first successful “organ cluster” transplant (stomach, intestin e, pancreas, liv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Medical research Science Organ donation Doctors Health University of Cambridge Boston London NHS Source Type: news

Cambridge University reportedly could drop Barclays in favour of greener bank
Cambridge University could cut ties with Barclays after more than 200 years over the bank’s refusal to stop financing new oil and gas projects, according to the Financial Times. It reported that Cambridge is looking for an institution with robust climate policies to manage “several hundred million…#cambridgeuniversity #barclays #cambridge #leedsuniversity #lloyds #35bn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists reveal life stories of hundreds of people from medieval Cambridge
Examination of remains in hospital grounds uses DNA analysis and other disciplines to build ‘biographies’Archaeologists at Cambridge University have reconstructed the “biographies” of hundreds of the city’s ordinary medieval residents by examining their skeletons in detail, using a wealth of scientific data to fill out the life stories of poor or disadvantaged people whose names were never recorded.By examining the bones of more than 400 adults and children who were buried in the grounds of a medieval hospital between AD1200 and 1500, the researchers have built up a detailed picture of the lives, health and even ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Archaeology Genetics Cambridge Science UK news England University of Cambridge Source Type: news

Floating factories of artificial leaves could make green fuel for jets and ships
Cambridge University scientists develop a device to ‘defossilise’ the economy using sunlight, water and carbon dioxideAutomated floating factories that manufacture green versions of petrol or diesel could soon be in operation thanks to pioneering work at the University of Cambridge. The revolutionary system would produce a net-zero fuel that would burn without creating fossil-derived emissions of carbon dioxide, say researchers.The Cambridge project is based on a floating artificial leaf which has been developed at the university and which can turn sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into synthetic fuel. The group belie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Greenhouse gas emissions Green economy University of Cambridge Science Chemistry Higher education Energy research Physics Environment UK news Climate crisis Technology Business Fossil fuels Oil Oil and gas companies Source Type: news

Suppressing negative thoughts good for mental health, researchers find
Cambridge university study contradicts common belief in psychology that it is better to talk about distressing ideas and memories (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deflation is delaying China ’s rise to economic superiority
C a new central-bank boss. Pan Gongsheng, who became governor of the People’s Bank of China on July 25th, is a technocrat. His career, which includes a h in economics, research at Cambridge University and Harvard, and a stint as deputy governor, resembles those of central bankers elsewhere. But he…#pangongsheng #peoplesbankofchina #cambridgeuniversity #harvard #goldmansachs #upstart #belabalassa #paulsamuelson #worldbank #bigmac (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find vital missing ingredient for healthy vegan diet – algae
Natural aquatic supplement could be used to make up for lack of key vitamin B12 in plant-based dietsVitamins for vegans made from algae could soon prove to be the most effective solution to replacing an important nutrient missing from plant-based diets, thanks to recent research by scientists at Cambridge University.The popularity of meat- and dairy-free foods in western diets is leaving many people potentiallyexposed to vitamin deficiency. In particular, they can suffer from a lack of the vitamin B12, a key nutrient involved in blood and nerve cell manufacture.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Veganism Vegan food and drink Nutrition Life and style Vegetarianism Vegetarian food and drink Science Food science Health & wellbeing Society Nutrition and development Oceans Marine life Plants Medical research Source Type: news

Does Aspartame Cause Cancer or Is It Safe to Consume? What to Know About the Sweetener
The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has deemed the sweetener aspartame — found in diet soda and countless other foods — as a “possible” cause of cancer, while a separate expert group looking at the same evidence said it still considers the sugar substitute safe in limited quantities. The differing results of the coordinated reviews were released early Friday. One came from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a special branch of the WHO. The other report was from an expert panel selected by WHO and another U.N. group, the Food and Agriculture Organization. The Lyon, Franc...
Source: TIME: Health - July 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng and Jonel Aleccia / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition wire Source Type: news