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Ørsted & University Of Oxford Team Up To Optimize Wind Turbine Foundations

Danish wind power company Ørsted has teamed up with the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford to investigate ways in which to optimize wind turbine foundations which could result in significant cost reductions for wind projects overall. 

Social media and internet not cause of political polarization, (new research suggests)

(University of Oxford) New Oxford University research suggests that social media and the internet are not the root of today's fragmented society, and echo chambers may not be the threat they are perceived to be. In fact most people use...Show More Summary

Brancaster Rings tell the story of life in Britain during the twilight of the Roman Empire

Researchers from Newcastle and Oxford Universities have for the first time catalogued in detail each of the 54 Brancaster-type rings known to exist in the UK today and say that they can be dated with confidence due to their design and...Show More Summary

Team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Oxford University, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Insilico...Show More Summary

Why a politician's character is more important than their capability, according to a reputation expert

Business Insider UK spoke to Rupert Younger, the director of Oxford University's centre for corporate reputation. Younger told us that character plays a much larger role than capability when it comes to politics. He believes that this...Show More Summary

The far-right sharing fake news — or conservatives sharing conservative journalism?

Who shares the most “junk news”? (But “junk news” ? fake news.) Trump supporters and the far right: That’s according to a report out this week from the Computational Propaganda Project at the University of Oxford. But be careful of definitions here! Over three months leading up to Trump’s State of the Union Address this...

New research highlights how cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapy

(University of Liverpool) Collaborative research conducted in Liverpool and Oxford, published in The Red Journal, identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves.

Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

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See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger's photo (full image below) won this year's Engineering and Physical Sciences...Show More Summary

Highlights Out Of The Oxford Film Festival

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I wasn't sure what to expect as I packed my bags to head to Oxford, Mississippi. All I knew about Oxford was that it's known for its university (Ole Miss) and for being Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner's adopted hometown....

Morality and Moral Justification

I do not have time to read the whole of Derek Parfit’s on What Matters. So, in answer to a suggestion to compare and contrast my views with his, I have been looking for more convenient sources. I found a podcast at Oxford UniversityShow More Summary

Cockroach ancient geographic and genomic history traced back to last supercontinent

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Armed with a vast amount of genomic information, a team of researchers led by Dr. Thomas Bourguignon, now professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, has performed the first molecular dating to gain the clearest picture yet of the biogeographical history of cockroaches. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Supporters Biggest Consumers Of Fake News, Says Oxford Study

Donald Trump’s supporters are the biggest consumers of fake news, or news articles which spread misinformation, according to a study conducted by Oxford University. The Guardian published the results of the massive study, which monitored close to 48,000 public Facebook pages and 13,500 politically-active U.S. Show More Summary

Oxford University names new organist

Steven Grahl is the new Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, succeeding Stephen Darlington, who has served for 32 years. Grahl also joins the Faculty of Music in the University in ‘significant roles’. Steven Grahl has been Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral since 2014. He is also Conductor of Schola Cantorum of Oxford, and President of the […]

Trump Supporters Spread the Majority of Phony News on Social Media

Trump supporters are among the most prolific social media users spreading fake news and conspiracy content, according to new research out from Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, which has been studying disinformation campaigns globally since 2014. Show More Summary

There are more mammal species than we thought

(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, at Oxford University Press, highlights that over 1,000 new species of mammals have been described globally during the last dozen years, a finding that contradicts the notion that our mammalian relatives are well known. Show More Summary

A Potter Expert’s Account of the ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ British Library Exhibition

Dr Beatrice Groves – Research Fellow in Renaissance English at the University of Oxford – possesses all necessary traits of what one might call a complete and utter Potter expert. Focusing her research on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), Groves recently published Literary Allusion In Harry Potter: a book exploring J.K. Show More Summary

How To Maintain Joy In Your Work As A Lawyer (Or Law Professor)

ABA Journal, Loving Life as a Lawyer: How to Maintain Joy in Your Work: [Nancy Levit (Missouri-Kansas City), co-author of The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law (Oxford University Press 2010) and The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality in the Practice of Law (Oxford University Press 2014)] shares...

Oxford professor of Islamic studies charged with raping two women

Tariq Ramadan, adviser to the UK government, held in custody over French hotel attack claims The prominent Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been charged with rape and ordered to remain in custody in France. Show More Summary

We view ourselves and those we care about through 'rose-tinted glasses', study says

(City University London) New research from City, University of London, University of Oxford and Yale University has shown that we see our own lives, and also those we care about, through 'rose-tinted glasses'.

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