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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

University expertise backs UK’s first ‘hydrogen ecosystem’

5 August 2022

Researchers help in quest to reach climate change goals

Scientists pour cold water on claims British rivers are ‘cleanest since Industrial Revolution’

11 July 2022

Water quality still ‘unacceptably poor’ in many Welsh – and UK rivers – research shows

Exoplanet mission given £30m boost

27 June 2022

New funding will help Cardiff University scientists explore how 1,000 known planets outside our solar system were formed and evolved.

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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