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Professor Derek Smith on global pandemics

Radio 4 'Frontiers' programme available now

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Dr Denholm doesn't just study flies...

Seven of the more unusual areas of scientific research

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Why Museum of Zoology in Cambridge dismantled 70ft whale skeleton

Why Museum of Zoology in Cambridge dismantled 70ft whale skeleton

Cambridge News slideshow of the whale being dismantled

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Part II Zoology student wins first round of University Challenge

Students representing Trinity College did battle with Christ Church Oxford on University Challenge last night, winning a place in the second round.

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Cuckoo named after Professor Nick Davies

Professor Nick Davies has had a cuckoo named after him as part of the British Trust for Ornithology's cuckoo tracking project.

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John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

The Department is delighted to congratulate Sir John Gurdon on the award of this year's Nobel prize for medicine, announced on 8th October 2012.

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Solving the riddle of horse domestication

Solving the riddle of horse domestication

Domestic horses likely arose from the western Eurasian steppe-the area of present day Ukraine and West Kazakhstan-and repeatedly interbred with wild horses as the herds spread, a study suggests.

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Aboriginal Australians were first explorers

An old lock of hair has enabled researchers to sequence the genome of an Aboriginal Australian, and show that modern Aboriginal Australians are direct descendants of the first people to arrive there.

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A Closer Look at Counterfeit Eggs

Researchers in the Department of Zoology have a long history of studying the common cuckoo, the well-known brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of other species.

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Meerkat groups have 'traditions'

Just as afternoon tea is traditional in England but not in France, different groups of meerkats have different ways of doing things, Cambridge zoologists have found.

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