Previously believed to be only man-made, a natural example of a functioning gear mechanism has been discovered in a common insect - showing that evolution developed interlocking cogs long before we did | The University of Cambridge #zoology #entomology #biomechanics

Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time. A plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe – has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposi…

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time | University of Cambridge #palaeontology #earth

First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Suggests They May Have Been Smarter Than We Thought

An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being ‘reconstructed’ by a Cambridge researcher and a world-class performer of medieval music #musicology #rome #philosophy #manuscript #latin

The Rediscovered Leaf of Church Hymns Written in the Century Based upon Boethius's Century Influential De Consolatione Philosophiae

The most detailed map of a small, rocky ‘super Earth’ to date reveals a planet almost completely covered by lava, with a molten ‘hot’ side and solid ‘cool’ side. | The University of Cambridge #astronomy #space #exoplanets #astrophysics

Have a girlfriend? Wish to gift her diamonds? Get her the galaxy’s largest diamond. But you’d better carry a deep wallet, because this 10 billion trillion trillion carat monster has a cost that’s l…

Plant ‘thermometer’ triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat | University of Cambridge #molecular #biology #crops #food

Plant ‘thermometer’ triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat

Scientists from the University of Cambridge are presenting their research into the nature of antimatter at this year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition. #particle #physics

Antimatter matters at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Why do cats have vertical pupils? University of Cambridge | Naked Scientists

Do you ever try shooting a pet? A priori may seem a simple task, but if you tried it you have seen that it is not as easy as it mig.

Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research | University of Cambridge

Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research

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