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Having a Polar Christmas

With Christmas upon us, Cambridge historian Dr Shane McCorristine and geographer and psychologist Dr Jane S.P. Mocellin take us back to the heroic age of Polar exploration, when festive celebrations served ...

Dec 27, 2012
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Vampires and Zombies: No mere pop culture trend

(PhysOrg.com) -- Vampires and zombies, both of which became a popular phenomenon in Victorian Britain, are all the rage. Temple English Professor Peter Logan believes this is no mere pop culture trend, but ...

Aug 06, 2009
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3Q: Fiction's role in emotional development

Research published last week in the journal Science found that subjects who read literary fiction, compared to popular fiction or nonfiction, performed better on tests measuring their ability to determine what ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Bovril: a very beefy (and British) love affair

The makers of the beef extract called Bovril were pioneers in the dark arts of marketing.  Speaking tomorrow at the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, Cambridge University historian Lesley Steinitz will ...

Jul 05, 2013
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Conserving the endangered pygmy-possum

The Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) is one of five living species of pygmy-possum, all of which are classified within a single family. It is the largest of the pygmy-possums, and can be easily distinguished ...

Apr 30, 2013
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