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Cambridge University to return Benin bronze to Nigeria in historic moment

A college at Cambridge University is due to return an artifact looted from Nigeria by British troops in 1897, as Britain continues to grapple with its colonial past
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Cambridge College to Return Looted Bronze Statue to Nigeria

A Cambridge University college says it will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month.
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Cambridge University halts £400m deal with UAE over Pegasus spyware claims

Exclusive: UK institution was in line for huge donation but has paused talks due to concerns Gulf state used hacking softwareThe University of Cambridge has broken off talks with the United Arab Emirates over a record £400m collaboration after claims about the Gulf state’s use of controversial Pegasus hacking software, the university’s vice-chancellor has said.The proposed deal, hailed by the university in July as a “potential strategic partnership … helping to solve some of the greatest challen...
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Scientists may have discovered a way to make us forget bad memories

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered a protein in the brain of mice that may act as a biomarker for malleable memories. In other words, they may be able to determine which memories we can erase and which we are, for whatever reason, stuck with. Up front: The researchers conditioned laboratory mice by simultaneously shocking them and making a clicking noise. The mice naturally associated the sound with the shock and, thus, developed a fear response. Because the mice remembered bein...
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US leads world in bitcoin mining after China crackdown sends industry overseas

Industry’s huge use of electricity could present an awkward question for Joe Biden ahead of the Cop26 climate talksThe United States has overtaken China to account for the largest share of the world’s bitcoin mining, according to data published by researchers at Cambridge University.The figures demonstrate the impact of a crackdown on bitcoin trading and mining launched by the Chinese government in late May, which devastated the industry and caused miners to shut up shop or move overseas.
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Bitcoin mining will contribute just 0.9% to total global emissions by 2030, even in the most bullish price scenario: NYDIG

Mining machines FEDERICO PARRA / Getty Images Even if bitcoin hit $10 trillion by 2030, its emissions would still only account for less than 0.9% of the global total, an NYDIG report said. Bitcoin mining currently produces fewer carbon emissions than aviation or air conditioning, the report said. Back in 2019, bitcoin already used as much energy as the Philippines, according to Cambridge University data. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin mini...
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The Very First Webcam Was Invented to Keep an Eye on a Coffee Pot at Cambridge University

The internet as we know it today began with a coffee pot. Despite the ring of exaggeration, that claim isn’t actually so far-fetched. When most of us go online, we expect something new: often not just something new to read, but something new to watch. This, as those of us past a certain age will recall, was not the case with the early World Wide Web, consisting as it mostly did of static pages of text, updated irregularly if at all. Younger readers will have to imagine even that being a ...
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Kalamna Phonics for Young Readers: ‘It Was Simply a Revelation’

Each Tuesday of #WorldKidLit Month, we’ll look at a different aspect of literature for children for young readers in Arabic. This week, we talk to Saussan Khalil, founder, director, and teacher at Kalamna — iStudy’s winner of “Best Arabic Language Courses in the United Kingdom” — and guiding force behind the new, groundbreaking “Kalamna Phonics” book series. Who have you imagined as the target audience? Will these be made available in print form for libraries and school use?  More a...
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Cambridge University: Stanley councillor turns down place

Sam McMahon will instead study at Durham University so he can continue to serve his community.
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Hycean worlds: a new class of habitable exoplanet

A study from Cambridge proposes a new type of exoplanet that may support life.These oceanic planets, called Hycean worlds, are covered by thick hydrogen-rich atmospheres.Hycean worlds are relatively common, sparking hope in the detection of extraterrestrial life.When planetary scientists started looking for places outside our solar system that could possibly support life, they kept an eye out for worlds that resembled Earth in density, temperature, and atmosphere. Unfortunately, these worlds are...
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Cambridge University college master resigns over handling of sex complaints

An inquiry recommends a college takes disciplinary action against its master Dr Jeremy Morris.
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SUSTAINABLE HIGHWAYS: New technologies will help us Build Healthier Societies in 7 Ways

Wonder of an earlier age, the modern limited-access highway is a commonplace of our times that we almost never give a thought to it — it’s just there, seems eternal and never changes, like granite formations or the fortunes of the Seattle Mariners. Change is coming, and perhaps soon. Because the most important fact of the highway system is not the roadbed upon which our cars and trucks travel, though that is a part of it — it is the right-of-way across vast stretches of country — fertile groun...
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The Voice Newspaper: Tick it to change it

The Voice Newspaper, Britain’s only black newspaper, is revealing a new campaign to boost completion of the Black British Voices project ( – the first ever comprehensive national enquiry into the Black British experience, developed in partnership with the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and consultancy group I-Cubed. The push was created in collaboration with M&C Saatchi. While thous...
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Cambridge scientists say new AI tool could diagnose dementia from a single brain scan

Scientists at Cambridge University have developed an AI system that they believe could diagnose dementia from a single brain scan. Pre-clinical testing suggests the tech can spot signs of dementia years before symptoms develop. The system is now being evaluated in clinical trials. Up front: Doctors currently diagnose dementia through multiple cognitive tests and brain scans. This process can take between four to 12 weeks, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The AI tool was designed to provide ...
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Cambridge University's King's College meadow harvested with horses

The meadow outside King's College Chapel is being harvested using traditional methods.
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Cambridge University: Stormzy and HSBC fund 30 black students

The grime musician is helping finance a further 30 students at the world-renowned university.
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More Carbon Could Be Stored Deep in the Earth

Cambridge University and NTU Singapore have found that slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates drag more carbon into Earth’s interior than previously thought. Only about a third of the carbon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Top Ten Books for College Orientation

Many students heading off to college for the first time this fall already have a college-level assignment. In preparation for their first year, they’re expected to have read a book over the summer and come prepared to discuss it in class. It was not just any book, but a “common reading.” It was a specific book selected by their institution to not only create a shared experience, but also planned to be the subject of discussions by college freshmen and their teachers. As you look through the list...
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FPC, Law Prof. Joyce Lee Malcolm File Brief Urging SCOTUS Uphold 2A

FPC announces a case challenging New York’s “proper cause” scheme for the issuance of licenses to carry arms in public. IMG iStock-935671782 U.S.A. -( Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that attorneys Scott Keller, Matthew H. Frederick, Jonathan D. Urick, and Jeremy Evan Maltz of Lehotsky Keller have submitted an important merits-stage United States Supreme Court brief on behalf of FPC and Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm in NYSRPA v. Bruen, a case challenging New York’s “prope...
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More Bitcoin Miners Head to America, Partly for Cheaper Energy

"Well before China decided to kick out all of its bitcoin miners, they were already leaving in droves, and new data from Cambridge University shows they were likely headed to the United States," reports CNBC: The U.S. has fast become the new darling of the bitcoin mining world. It is the second-biggest mining destination on the planet, accounting for nearly 17% of all the world's bitcoin miners as of April 2021. That's a 151% increase from September 2020. "For the last 18 months, we've had a se...
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Cambridge University accused of Faustian pact in planned £400m deal with UAE

Rights advocate says proposed partnership with Emirates raises ‘profound concern’ and Cambridge documents note ‘values gap’The University of Cambridge has been accused of entering “a Faustian pact” over plans for a £400m collaboration with the United Arab Emirates in what would be the biggest deal of its kind in the university’s history.According to internal documents seen by the Guardian the 10-year collaboration would help Cambridge, one of the wealthiest higher education institutions in the U...
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Bitcoin is speculative, bad for the planet, and often used for crime, the Bank for International Settlements says

Central banks are keeping a close eye on bitcoin. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Bitcoin is a speculative asset that is used for crime and is bad for the planet, the BIS has said. The international organization said bitcoin has "few redeeming public-interest attributes." Regulators and central banks are paying increasing attention to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Crypto tokens such as bitcoin are speculative assets rather than c...
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Billionaire Mike Novogratz says Xi Jinping's authoritarianism isn't good for bitcoin - and China's citizens will find a way around the system

China's President Xi Jinping and Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Thomas Peter/Getty Mike Novogratz hit out at China's crypto crackdown, saying Xi Jinping's authoritarianism isn't good for bitcoin. "$BTC is the opposite of authoritarianism," Novogratz said in a tweet on Monday. China has been aggressively doubling down on its anti-bitcoin stance, causing a decline in the digital asset's value. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Befor...
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Cambridge University seeks Stephen Hawking archivist

The professor had built up an archive of notebooks, letters and scripts for films and TV shows.
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Volcanoes to power bitcoin mining in El Salvador

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.In June 2021, El Salvador became the first nation in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. Soon after, President Nayib Bukele instructed a state-owned power company to provide bitcoin mining facilities with cheap, clean energy — harnessed from the country's volcanoes.The challenge: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a digital form of money and a payment system. Crypto has several advantages over physical dollars and cents — it's inc...
Tags: Energy, Cbs News, Earth, Innovation, Argentina, Crypto, El Salvador, North America, Cambridge University, Cryptocurrency, Greg King, NAYIB BUKELE, Bukele, Osprey Funds

Elon Musk hits back at Kraken CEO's claim that bitcoin is greener than people say - renewing his criticism of the cryptocurrency

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is hugely influential in the crypto world. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Elon Musk hit back at Kraken CEO Jesse Powell, who said bitcoin is greener than people think. Musk questioned where Powell was getting his data, reviving an argument in the bitcoin community. Tesla isn't taking bitcoin payments, but said it will resume them when mining gets greener. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Elon Musk has hit back at the chief executive...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Bank Of America, Cambridge University, Musk, Kraken, Powell, Bloomberg TV, Jesse Powell, MicroStrategy, Harry Robertson, Michael Saylor, Maja Hitij Getty, Things Before the Opening Bell Elon Musk

Early encounter of microbes and fetal immune system during second trimester of gestation

The human fetal immune system begins to develop early during gestation, however, factors responsible for fetal immune-priming remain elusive. Dr Florent Ginhoux from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network, Professor Jerry Chan from KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Professor Salvatore Albani from SingHealth Duke-NUS Translational Immunology Institute, and Cambridge University explored potential exposure to microbial agents in-utero. They identified live microbes across fetal organs that stimula...
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Elon Musk says Tesla will accept Bitcoin payments again once miners use 50% clean energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Elon Musk said Tesla would accept Bitcoin payments again once "mining" uses 50% renewable energy. Validating Bitcoin transactions requires lots of computers to use vast amounts of energy. Tesla started accepting Bitcoin in March, then stopped in May, citing environmental concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla will resume accepting bitcoin payments for its cars once miners of the cryptocurrency can show the...
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The Bitcoin Mining Council kicks off with MicroStrategy's boss at the helm - but Elon Musk isn't part of the group

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor is one of the most prominent bitcoin bulls. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Bitcoin Mining Council, led by MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, made its debut on Thursday. Its goals are to promote energy transparency, sustainable mining, and the benefits of bitcoin. Elon Musk, who suspended bitcoin payments for Tesla last month, won't be part of the forum. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The Bitcoin Mining Council form...
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How a rubber hand could treat OCD

It is easy to trick your brain into believing that a rubber hand belongs to your body.OCD is a crippling condition afflicting 1 in 50 people.The "rubber hand illusion" could offer a novel strategy to treat this condition. I feel anchored "here and now" in my body. But this sense of embodiment which we take for granted is an illusion created by the brain. In fact, in just five minutes, I can make you feel like a rubber hand is yours!I simply ask you to place both your hands flat on a table in b...
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