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Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech

16 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery. Show More Summary

Scientists discover the secret behind the power of bacterial sex

Migration between different communities of bacteria is the key to the type of gene transfer that can lead to the spread of traits such as antibiotic resistance, according to researchers at Oxford University. While horizontal gene transfer...Show More Summary

What Is Consciousness? Neuroscientist May Have Answer to the Big Question

Science has failed to pinpoint the actual brain processes behind our awareness. The following is an excerpt from the new bookConsciousness and the Social Brain by Michael S. A. Graziano (Oxford University Press, 2015):  I was in the audience watching a magic show. Show More Summary

The Simple Habit That Could Help You Live Longer, According To Science

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Everyone knows it's a good idea to step up the stairs rather than take the elevator, but a new study says you might also want to ditch the car keys and put on your walking shoes. New research from Oxford University says you could live...Show More Summary

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year…

6 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2015 isn’t even a word. It’s an emoji, specifically the crying emoji you see here. It’s a whole new language. This year Oxford University Press have partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of the most popular emoji across the world, and quarterly update: new words added today include hangry, Grexit, and wine o’clock

Topic: Books Today Oxford University Press announces the latest quarterly update to, its free online dictionary of current English. Words from a wide variety of topics are included in this update, so whatever your...Show More Summary

Oxford's 2015 Word Of The Year Isn't Even A Word — It's THIS Symbol!

We're speechless… The Oxford University Press — you know, the people who make the dictionaries and ask you to use an extra comma at the end of lists — have decided on their Word of the Year for 2015! Can you guess what it is?? Related: These Two Zebras Made West Philadelphia Their Playground! No, it's not "fleek," and [...]

Half the World's Natural History Specimens Might Have the Wrong Name

The next time you visit a natural history museum, don’t believe everything you see. At least that’s according to Oxford University researchers, whose new study suggests that half of the specimens held in their collections may have the wrong name. Read more...

WOTY 2015

According to a press release sent out earlier today, Today Oxford Dictionaries announces the emoji, commonly known as “Face with Tears of Joy,” as its “Word” of the Year for 2015. They explain that This year Oxford University Press partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of […]

Half the world's natural history specimens may have the wrong name

As many as 50% of all natural history specimens held in the world's museums could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. read more

A Debate on Free Speech at Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Here, from the interesting Quadrapheme site, is the first account (quite brief) of a discussion on free speech (and the growing movement to ban speakers from universities) in which I took part, on Thursday 12th November. I believe a...

Yale’s Unsafe Spaces

When I arrived at Yale University in the nineteen-nineties, I and all the other “frosh people” (the P.C. term of the day) were assigned to residential colleges. The colleges were ersatz versions of Oxford and Cambridge’s famed colleges—to...Show More Summary

This New Study Says Synchronized Dancing Relieves Pain

Experiments Conducted At The University Of Oxford Show The Scientific Basis Behind Why We Like To Dance.

Isle of Skye fossil makes three species one

The discovery of a tiny, 170-million-year-old fossil on the Isle of Skye, off the north-west coast of the UK, has led Oxford University researchers to conclude that three previously recognised species are in fact just one. read more

Brain structure may be root of apathy

When brain scientists at Oxford University studied apathy, they didn't expect to see less motivated people making more effort. Their results suggest that for some people traditionally perceived as lazy, it's biology - not attitude -Show More Summary

hismarmorealcalm: Edward Onslow Ford (1852 – 1901) Plaster...

hismarmorealcalm: Edward Onslow Ford (1852 – 1901) Plaster model for The Shelley Memorial  University College Oxford 1893 Decorative plinth designed by Basil Champneys  detail

Wild birds choose love over food

Wild birds will sacrifice access to food in order to stay close to their partner over the winter, according to a study by Oxford University researchers. Scientists from the Department of Zoology found that mated pairs of great tits chose...Show More Summary

Less effective antimalarial therapies can help fight malaria better

Oxford University scientists have found that the more effective way to beat malaria is to use less effective drugs some of the time. read more

Marion Nestle's Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

Marion Nestle's new book is Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) (Oxford University Press, 2015). The book is thorough, balanced, hard-hitting, and motivating. It covers health effects, industry structure, marketing to adults, marketing to children, marketing overseas, policy responses, and advocacy movements. Show More Summary

ExxonMobil Gave 15 Top UK Universities More Than £2.36m

ExxonMobil has invested more than £2.36 million in 15 top UK universities over the last five years, figures show. The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Oxford University are the top three recipients of Exxon’s fossil fuel funding. Show More Summary

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