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Microstructure MRI scan of a human brain

The beauty of your brain and how to see it

“Your existence, your personality, everything you do, everything you think, everything you’ve done—it’s all there in that few litres of stuff.”

The truth about in-work poverty

The causes of in-work poverty, and how changes in policy can make a difference.

Risso's dolphin entangled in a fishing line and plastic bag.

Turning the tide on plastic pollution

How plastic gets to the sea, and what we can do to stop it.

Latest news

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Scientists peer into the 3D structure of the Milky Way

3 December 2020

Survey of the sky pushes the boundaries of what we know about the structure of our galaxy

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Small and large birth weight linked to genetics of mother and baby – except in tiniest babies, study suggests

2 December 2020

New research by Cardiff University and the University of Exeter suggests genetics is ‘key’ to birth weight of newborn babies

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New study highlights ‘exceptional challenges’ of bereavement during COVID-19 pandemic

27 November 2020

UK-wide survey of bereaved people carried out by Cardiff and Bristol universities

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Challenge Cardiff

Challenge Cardiff magazine gives the users and beneficiaries of our research a chance to push us towards our next challenge. It tackles many of the most pressing issues for Wales, the UK and the wider world.

Challenge Cardiff 2019

The ninth issue of our research magazine, providing insight into the impact of our research.

Previous editions