Distant origin of cobbles at Cambridge’s Trinity College cobbles revealed

As well as admiring Cambridge historic buildings and beautiful views, we should also look down at what lies beneath our feet, according to Trinity College fellow in Earth sciences, Professor Marian Holness. She became tired of tourists only looking up at the statue of the University of Cambridge college’s founder, Henry VIII above the Trinity’s … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Deep Inside Museum Of Science’s Change Climate Change Takeover

BY DIGBOSTON X MUSEUM OF SCIENCE PHOTOS BY DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN A spoonful of sugar (and science) to help medicine go down and the earth go ’round One major difference between a newspaper and a major museum is that the former does not typically consider the fun factor. While not everything in the pages of DigBoston … Read more

True to Nature open-air painting in Europe exhibition to be held at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

A new exhibition titled True to Nature will run at the Fitzwilliam Museum from Tuesday, May 3, to Monday, August 29. Rough Sea Beside a Jetty by Carl Frederik Sorensen (1818-1879) The display unites, for the first time, more than 120 luminous open-air paintings from the remarkable collections of the Fondation Custodia in Paris, the … Read more

Russia-Ukraine “Off-Ramp” – Potential Settlement Plan Drafted by Cambridge Peace Negotiator

A Ukrainian soldier near the front lines in the Donbas region in 2015. Credit: Noah Brooks / Ministry of Defense of Ukraine An international law expert outlines terms for a possible agreement on Ukraine, including proposals for the Donbas and Crimea regions, and a “Cooperative European Security Architecture.” A “finely balanced formula” in which the … Read more

Archaeologists Figured Out How to Tell if One of These Roman Pots Was Used For Poop

Earthenware vessels can often be windows to the activities of long lost cultures. Traces of their contents can be clues to what we once snacked on, how we fed our children, and even how we cursed our enemies. For decades, a number of conical vessels unearthed near Roman latrines were presumed to be recently emptied … Read more