Diet High in Vitamins and Fish May Protect Cognition and Brain Size


US scientists have found people with high levels of certain vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood do better in cognitive tests, and are less likely to have brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which is published online in the journal Neurology on 28 December, is one of … Continue reading

Wines For Christmas – December Wine of The Month


December means Christmas – and whilst the supermarkets may be vying for your attention and hard-earned pennies with special offers, it’s the independents who really specialise in the wines for special occasions.  This month, in recognition of the time of year, we have increased the budget slightly and asked Cambridge’s … Continue reading

Young Children See the Moon Illusion


Why does the full moon seem bigger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high in the sky? The moon illusion, which also applies to the perception of the size of the sun in the sky, has intrigued artists and puzzled psychologists for many years. The moon illusion refers to the … Continue reading

Winter Wordfest: 50 Years of Private Eye

Ian Hislop

Charming, educating and amusing its audience with a diverse and colourful program, Winter Wordfest descended upon the ADC theatre on Sunday 27th November in a celebration of Literature. New and established writers covered a whole range of exciting genres in one day, these included; Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair … Continue reading

Cook for Cure – Alzheimer Research UK Campaign


Alzheimer Research UK has started the Cook for a Cure dinner party fundraising campaign. This fantastic campaign raises money to help people with dementia and supports dementia research. Hosting your own Cook for a Cure dinner party is not only a good way to get together with friends and family to … Continue reading

Frustrated Magnets


Scientists sometimes take magnetism for granted. But some materials behave badly and scientists funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are trying to find out why. They are looking at the conventional wisdom of modern theories and finding it does not always stick to exotic magnets. … Continue reading