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Fashion Sense: How Manchester's Industrial Legacy Has Shaped The Digital Economy

As the economy changes, digital tech hubs are springing up in cities such as Leeds, and Edinburgh as well as around universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and Bristol.

World's Scientists: "Human Consciousness Will Remain a Mystery"

Sir Roger Penrose, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University, has asked "what right do we have to claim, as some might, that human beings are the only inhabitants of our planet blessed with an actual ability to be "aware"? It...

The Battery That's Lasted 176 Years

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In a laboratory at Oxford University sits the Oxford Electric Bell, which has spent 176 years constantly ringing. And no-one's quite sure what the battery that powers it is made of. YouTube link The Presurfer

Traumatic brain injury associated with long-term psychosocial outcomes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Seena Fazel of the University of Oxford,...Show More Summary

Why Leaders Need A Touch Of The Psychopath

An academic from Oxford University has this week attracted a certain amount of publicity for a study that suggests that U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump displays more psychopathic traits than Adolf Hitler, while his rival, Hillary Clinton, has a scoring that puts her between Napoleon and Nero. This is great, [...]

The Battery That Has Kept a Bell Ringing Continuously for 176 Years

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Guest presenter Sally Le Page took over Tom Scott’s YouTube channel to visit a battery that has kept a bell ringing continuously for 176 years. The battery, known as the Clarendon Dry Pile, is on display at the University of Oxford Department of Physics where it powers the Oxford Electric Bell, which has been ringing […]

Trump ranks higher than Hitler in psychopath test

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A research psychologist at the University of Oxford who studies psychopathic personalities conducted the test.

Trump outscores Hitler on psychopath test — guess how Clinton stacked up

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Trump often gets compared to Hitler, but there are actually quite a few differences. For one, Hitler actually wrote Mein Kampf himself. Two, Hitler had his own hair. And three, Dr. Kevin Dutton, a psychologist at Oxford University, found that Trump is a bigger psychopath. This article was...

Study suggests ways to improved immunity in older people

A study from Oxford and Basel universities may point the way to maintaining our immune systems as we get older. In a paper in the journal Nature Immunology, scientists explain how they uncovered the effects of a protein called Foxn1, which is a critical factor in the development of an effective immune system. read more

Genetic regulation of the thymus function identified

Researchers at the universities of Basel and Oxford have for the first time identified all genes regulated by the protein Foxn1. The results show that Foxn1 not only plays a crucial role in development of the thymus in the embryo, but it also regulates vital functions in the developed, postnatal organ. Show More Summary

Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens

Scientists at the UK's Bangor and Oxford universities have achieved a world first: using spider-silk as a superlens to increase the microscope's potential. Extending the limit of classical microscope's resolution has been the 'El Dorado' or 'Holy Grail' of microscopy for over a century. Show More Summary

High-tech imaging reveals precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view for 500 years

OXFORD, 16 August 2016 - Researchers from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and from universities in the Netherlands have used high-tech imaging to uncover the details of a rare Mexican codex dating from before the colonization of the Americas. Show More Summary

One Of London’s Top Dance Critics Gives Up Her Gig

“This is my last column as The Spectator‘s dance spectator. It’s been the deepest pleasure to wander on your behalf around the fertile landscape of dance, but I’m off to Oxford University to do some research. Thank you for bearing with my thoughts and I hope you bought a few tickets as a result.”

Emoji habits laid bare in new real-time graph that charts top 50

Remember when the Oxford English Dictionary declared "???? " Word of the Year 2015? It seemed novel at the time but it's only grown in legitimacy since and with it, real-time trackers that log emoji use universally.   But enough universality. Show More Summary

Tree-rings reveal secret clocks that could reset key dates across the ancient world

Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have 'time-markers' in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago. In a new paper, the authors...Show More Summary

Scientists find the brain's generosity center

Scientists from Oxford University and UCL have identified part of our brain that helps us learn to be good to other people. The discovery could help understanding of conditions like psychopathy where people's behaviour is extremely antisocial. The...Show More Summary

Radiation and Reason

Dr. Wade Allison taught and studied at the University of Oxford for over 40 years, where he is now an Emeritus Professor of Physics. His two books, Radiation and Reason and Nuclear is for Life, provide great introductions and references...Show More Summary

Here’s Proof That The World Is Pretty Great Already

The world is much better than it has ever been, as evidenced by the following economic data visualized by Max Roser at University of Oxford.

Getting it 'just right' in the immune system

Two Oxford University scientists have proposed a solution to a puzzle of the human immune system: how our immune system scales its response in proportion to any threat to our health to make it 'just right'. Their ideas, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, could support a range of medical research. read more

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