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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

Urban greening ‘not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather, study finds

26 January 2022

New research suggests strategies such as green roofs and vegetated parks will not be able to mitigate heat waves and flooding at the same time

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in otters across England and Wales – new research

25 January 2022

Study led by Cardiff University Otter Project suggests ‘widespread pollution’ of British freshwaters

Top award for catalysis researcher

17 January 2022

Medal honours Sir John Meurig Thomas

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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