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Cambridge alumni and faculty are often asked to comment on the news of the day by prominent news media, most recently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS News, CNN and NPR.

MAY 2024

New York Post
May 22, 2024
‘Horrific’ potential early warning sign for autoimmune disease revealed in new study
Coverage of Cambridge work on nightmares and autoimmune illnesses.

The New York Times
May 20, 2024
The Painstaking Quest to Portray a Tortured Warrior
Professor Paul Fletcher talks about his role in the development of 'Hellblade'. 

MSNBC: Morning Joe
May 17, 2024
Young voters are worse at identifying misinformation, study shows
Cambridge research on how susceptible different age groups are to misinformation.

CBS News
May 10, 2024
Toddler born deaf can hear after gene therapy trial breakthrough her parents call "mind-blowing"
Coverage of a born deaf toddler who can hear after world-first gene therapy.

MARCH 2024

The New York Times
March 30, 2024
A 500-Year Old Chapel, 438 Solar Panels and an Architectural Squabble
Coverage of installing solar panels at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.

March 27, 2024
What Lies Beneath: London Boat Race Marred by Sewage Concerns
Coverage of dangerously high levels of E. coli in the River Thames ahead of the Boat Race.

March 19, 2024
This Was Village Life in Britain 3,000 Years Ago
Coverage of Cambridge research on the discovery of a Bronze Age settlement circa 850 B.C.

March 12, 2024
This 1,000-Year-Old Smartphone Just Dialed In
Coverage of Cambridge historian Federica Gigante’s research on an 11th century astrolabe.

The Washington Post
March 30, 2024
Cambridge continues Boat Race dominance with double victory over Oxford
Coverage of Cambridge's double victory over Oxford.

March 21, 2024
Scientists found an amazingly well-preserved village, dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii,’ from 3,000 years ago
Coverage of Cambridge research on the discovery of a Bronze Age settlement circa 850 B.C.

March 16, 2024
Scientists discover fossilized remnants of earliest known forest
Further coverage of Cambridge research on the oldest fossilized forest ever found.

NPR
March 29, 2024
Dangerously high levels of E. coli bacteria overshadow rowing event on the Thames
Coverage of dangerously high levels of E. coli in the River Thames ahead of the Boat Race.

March 24, 2024
Bronze Age Britain
Chris Wakefield discusses Cambridge work on the 'Must Farm' Bronze Age site circa 850 B.C.

March 16, 2024
This medieval astrolabe has both Arabic and Hebrew markings. Here's what it means
Coverage of Cambridge historian Federica Gigante’s research on an 11th century astrolabe

CBS News
March 28, 2024
Oxford-Cambridge boat racers warned of "alarmingly high" E. coli levels in London's sewage-infused Thames
Coverage of dangerously high levels of E. coli in the River Thames ahead of the Boat Race.

March 24, 2024
How "prebunking" misinformation works
Prof Sander van der Linden shows Lesley Stahl how games can teach people to identify common manipulation tactics.

March 5, 2024
Supermassive black hole is most distant ever found, as Webb telescope "unlocks secrets" of far-away galaxy
Further reporting on the Cambridge research on a Supermassive black hole.

CNN
March 28, 2024
Oxford-Cambridge boat race rowers warned to avoid water after E. coli find as Britain’s pollution crisis grows
Coverage of dangerously high levels of E. coli in the River Thames ahead of the Boat Race.

March 20, 2024
‘Britain’s Pompeii’ reveals Bronze Age village frozen in time
Further coverage of the publication of the final report on a major Bronze Age site.

Time Magazine
March 25, 2024
There’s a Reason They’re Called ‘Gut’ Feelings
Camilla Nord writes an essay on the links between the gut and mental health.

The New Yorker Magazine
March 12, 2024
Medieval Oxford Murder Problem
A feature on the digital humanities research of Professor Manuel Eisner (Criminology) investigating medieval murders.

Newsweek Magazine
March 6, 2024
Some Labradors Are 'Hungry All the Time' for a Good Reason, Scientists Warn
Genetic mutation in a quarter of all Labradors hard-wires them for obesity.

FEBRUARY 2024

The Washington Post
February 23, 2024
Whose declared existential risk is a bigger threat, Biden's or Trump’s?
SJ Beard is interviewed about existential risks and the US elections. 

Newsweek
February 19, 2024
Would You Live in a City That Forced You to Exercise?
Coverage of work from Anna Boldina on urban infrastructure for physical activity. 

CNN
February 11, 2024
Researchers reveal lost library of Charles Darwin for the first time
Charles Darwin’s impressive library has been virtually reassembled.

JANUARY 2024

The Wall Street Journal
January 29, 2024
‘The Balanced Brain’ Review: It’s All in Your Head
The WSJ reviews Dr. Camilla Nord's new book on mental health.

WIRED
January 22, 2024
AI-Generated Fake News is Coming to an Election Near You
Professor Sander van der Linden writes an op-ed about AI-generated fake news.

January 8, 2024
The New Digital Dark Age
Op-ed by Gina Neff, Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at Cambridge, about the new digital 'dark age' of disinformation.

NPR
January 17, 2024
James Webb Telescope detects earliest known black hole — it's really big for its age
Roberto Maiolino, an astrophysicist at Cambridge, is interviewed about his 'black hole' discovery.

Newsweek Magazine
January 10, 2024
MS Is More Prevalent in America Due to Ancient Sheep Farming
Further coverage of the reason for high multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s rates in Europe and North America.

CBS News
January 10, 2024
Ancient human DNA helps explain why northern Europeans have higher multiple sclerosis risk
Further coverage of the reason for high multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s rates in Europe.

The New York Times
January 10, 2024
Ancient Skeletons Give Clues to Modern Medical Mysteries
Further coverage of the reason for high multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s rates in Europe.

The Washington Post
January 10, 2024
Ancient DNA helps trace multiple sclerosis origins in European descendants
Ancient DNA reveals the reason for high multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s rates in Europe.

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