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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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Pioneering research-based app aims to support people not able to have the children they wish for

26 January 2021

Cardiff University researchers hope self-help app will offer crucial support during COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Adrian Edwards

Cardiff University professor appointed as Director of new Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre

20 January 2021

New £3m Centre will use research to address key questions about the pandemic

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Melting icebergs key to sequence of an ice age, scientists find

13 January 2021

New study unravels long-standing climate mystery and provides insight into how our planet may change in the future

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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