University of Cambridge

World's oldest bread shows hunter-gathers were baking 4,000 years before birth of farming

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming, archaeologists have discovered after digging up pieces from the world’s oldest loaf.<p>The remains of a charred flatbread were found at an archaeological site in Jordan dating back 14,400 years by an European team of …

Science

Elon Musk Signed A 350-Year-Old Book With DeepMind's Demis Hassabis

Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis and Tesla CEO Elon Musk were invited to sign a 350-year-old book in London last Friday.<p>Hassabis and Musk (one of DeepMind’s earliest investors) pencilled their names in the Royal Society’s prestigious Charter Book.<p>The Royal Society, which aims to promote …

Artificial Intelligence

The Sensory City Philosopher

Architect, engineer, and inventor Carlo Ratti envisions a future for urban design that's interactive.<p>If you ever have two hours to kill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, skip the museums and take a seat looking onto the sidewalk. Listen for laughter and plans being hatched; watch for lots of texting and …

Smart Cities

Clonal heterogeneity of acute myeloid leukemia treated with the IDH2 inhibitor enasidenib

Article | Published: 16 July 2018<p>Lynn Quek,<br>• Muriel D. David ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1392-2701,<br>• Alison Kennedy,<br>• Marlen Metzner,<br>• Michael Amatangelo,<br>• Alan …

Google Scholar

When fighting for the menstruation cause wins medals

One thought echoed in Deane de Menezes’ mind before she walked up the red carpet to meet Queen Elizabeth II: ‘Don’t trip and fall, don’t trip and …

India News

Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health. Here's What You Can Do to Escape

Reach out.<p>Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and …

Psychology

Intelligent birds

New Caledonia crow<p>A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for it, …

Birds

The Problem With Innovation: The Biggest Companies Are Hogging All the Gains - WSJ

As far back as the industrial revolution, major innovations have traveled swiftly from company to company and industry to industry, an economy-boosting phenomenon called diffusion.<p>Today, there is mounting evidence this engine of growth seems to be misfiring, a phenomenon some economists say helps …

Northern Europe

Uni's first woman graduate and pioneer celebrates milestone

Massey University's first woman graduate is turning a hundred today but she is showing no sign of slowing down.<p>Meeting her earlier this week, Paddy …

Siblings

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother’s heart function

Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat.

Pregnancy

Facebook Gives Researchers ‘Full Access’ for Election Studies

Despite privacy concerns, effort aims to shed light on social-media giant’s practices<p>By<p>Douglas MacMillan<p>Douglas MacMillan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@dmac1<p>douglas.macmillan@wsj.com<p>Facebook Inc. FB -0.04% will give a newly formed group of academics “full access” to data on its 2.2 billion users …

Social Media

Lack of diversity in your summer economics reading list | Financial Times

We were disappointed by Martin Wolf’s recent economics summer books recommendations (“ The summer in books”, Life & Arts, June 30), as we have been …

Economics

The Best Universities in the World Today

When it comes to choosing a research university, you should probably, well, do your research.<p>Choose a college wisely. Consider factors such as cost, …

College & University

White House overrules DOJ and FBI — orders them to provide Congress more access to FBI informant files

2:35 PM 07/13/2018<p>The White House has ordered the Department of Justice and FBI to expand congressional access to FBI files about a confidential …

Donald Trump

Ancient Mesopotamians may have sacrificed children to show power

<b>(CNN) —</b> Human remains have been found in Turkey, which are believed to show evidence of child sacrifice some 5,000 years ago in an area known an as "the cradle of civilization."<p>They were found in a grave that dates back to between 3100 and 2800 BC and was found at the Bronze Age Başur Höyük …

Archaeology

How President Trump’s travel abroad strays from the norm

President Trump’s style was on display this week as he berated NATO leaders at a summit in Brussels and paid a tumultuous first visit to Britain to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.<p>In his first year and a half, the president has paid few visits to U.S. neighbors and has …

Donald Trump

Harnessing in situ transcriptomics to reveal complex tissue architecture at single-cell resolution

02 August 2018<p>12:00 p.m. ET<p>Speakers<p>Wellcome Sanger Institute<br>Hinxton, U.K.<p>Advanced Cell Diagnostics<br>San Francisco, CA<p>Moderated …

San Francisco

Organic electronics for neuromorphic computing

Review Article | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Yoeri van de Burgt ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3472-0148,<br>• Armantas Melianas ORCID: …

Google Scholar

Researchers use machine learning to analyse movie preferences

Could behavioural economics and machine learning help to better understand consumers' movie preferences? A team of researchers from the University of …

Machine Learning

Bet on Cambridge Brain-Box Fund Goes Awry as GAM Takes Hit

GAM Holding AG slumped the most in almost two years after a $217 million bet on a volatile quant hedge fund with links to the University of Cambridge …

Hedge Funds

Newsletter

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>High-quality genome sequences for some of the great apes have been assembled using state-of-the-art sequencing tools. The assemblies …

Molecular Biology

AT&T Time Warner Will Get Another Look

<b>Programming note:</b> <i>Money Stuff will be off next week for vacation.</i><p><b>AT&T v. DOJ.</b><p>The way antitrust law works in the U.S. is that when two companies want to merge, they file a notice with the authorities, and the authorities have some time to figure out whether to challenge the merger. If they decide to …

Investing

Physical activity intensity, bout-duration, and cardiometabolic risk markers in children and adolescents

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Epidemiology and Population Health<p>Jakob Tarp ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-9186-7077,<br>• Abbey Child,<br>• Tom White ORCID: …

Clinical Trials

Ancient collision with ‘Sausage’ galaxy shaped the Milky Way

Researchers have discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed the “Sausage” galaxy.<p>The …

Universe

Here's Why The Simpsons Are Needed More Than Ever in the Age of Donald Trump

Writing on The Conversation in 2016, Travis Holland declared that The Simpsons had lost its way. He suggested the show was living on a legacy and …

Fake News

Japan’s Vegetable-Eating Men

<b>Shuichi was 30 years old</b> and working as a systems engineer at a tech company in Tokyo when he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease …

Feminismus

2018 Fall Prize & Award Recipients

The <b>Fluid Dynamics Prize</b> recognizes outstanding achievement in fluid dynamics research.<p><i>“For profound, elegant, and lasting contributions to fluid</i> …

Physics

Physicians, Patients, and Peers Rate Communication Differently

Physicians, patients, and peer clinical reviewers give very different ratings on physicians' communication skills in postappointment surveys, …

Medicine

2018 Norman F. Ramsey Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and in Precision Tests of Fundamental Laws and Symmetries Recipient

Keith Moffatt<br>University of Cambridge<p><b>Citation:</b><p>"<i>For profound, elegant, and lasting contributions to fluid mechanics, including turbulence, Stokes</i> …

Cambridge University

Why "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder" Isn't the Same as "Sex Addiction"

The WHO's newest mental health disorder isn't what you think.<p>A decade-long debate seemed settled in June when the World Health Organization …

Sexuality