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The world needs to rethink the value of water

(University of Oxford) Research led by Oxford University, published today in Science, highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better policy and practice.

The world needs to rethink the value of water

Research led by Oxford University highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better policy and practice.

Finding their inner bird: Using modern genomics to turn alligator scales into birdlike feathers

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) In a new study published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Chuong has led an international team to identify a plethora of new genes involved in scale and feather development. Show More Summary

Military Medicine is now published by Oxford University Press

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish Military Medicine, the AMSUS bi-monthly scientific journal.

Who is Philip May? Theresa May's husband and closest advisor

Philip May is Theresa May's closest advisor and political ally but gets little media attention. The prime minister has been married to her husband since 1980, after they met at the University of Oxford. The one-time Oxford Union president...Show More Summary

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. Show More Summary

It's (not) complicated: 'Friends of friends' relationships may be simpler than they seem

Not only are immediate friendships an important aspect of our life, but so are our extended acquaintances and friends' of friends connections, according to new Oxford University research. The findings shed light on how social networks can evolve, by showing that complex social patterns observed across the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear.

From southeast Asia to the sewers: Study determines new geographical origins of brown rats

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) an international research team of more than 20 institutions has performed the largest, whole genome DNA sequencing of 110 wild brown rats from across the world. The new study,...Show More Summary

HPV testing is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone.

New Chairperson Appointed

Today we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chairman, Mr. Anthony Fry. Anthony studied History at Oxford University and embarked on a career in banking with Rothschilds where he advised businesses and governments around the world. Show More Summary

Why the Majority of White Women Voted for Trump

The ways women think that motivated them to vote for a misogynist candidate. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Oxford University Press, November 2017), available for...Show More Summary

Clues to Young George’s Education

A couple of months back, the Oxford University Press blog ran an extract from Kevin J. Hayes’s George Washington: A Life in Books discussing the first President’s school days and early reading.Here’s an extract from that extract:Further evidence shows that at one point in his education Washington did attend school with other boys. Show More Summary

Scientists believe they have discovered new super-fuel to enhance human performance

Scientists at the University of Oxford believe they have found the fourth type of fuel for humans. Read more...

Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'

(Coventry University) Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.

Leading Islamic Scholar Accused of Raping 2 Women

One of the world's leading Islamic scholars is on a leave of absence from the University of Oxford amid allegations that he raped two women. Tariq Ramadan, Swiss-born grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, has denied the allegations made by two women in France and filed a slander complaint,...

Oxford University places Tariq Ramadan on leave amid rape claims

Islamic scholar to take leave of absence by mutual agreement after multiple sexual assault allegations made against him Oxford University has agreed to place the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan on a leave of absence after multiple allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassment were made against him. Show More Summary

PMRA launches new journal: Perspectives on Public Management and Governance

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, published on behalf of the Public Management Research Association (PMRA). The journal will be led by incoming editor Kirk Emerson.

Amazing Black and White Photographs Captured Daily Life of Oxford University Students in the 1970s

Between 1968 to 1978, Paddy Summerfield photographed Oxford students in the summer terms. No older than his subjects, he shared their uncertainties: “I was young and unsure and found a way to show this. I felt like an outsider, and lonely, that there was always something going on, parties and drinking, but elsewhere. Show More Summary

What Darwin’s theories tell us about the shape alien life will take

All aliens must evolve, says a new study from scientists at the University of Oxford – and that gives us something to look for “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.” How many times did we hear Mr Spock say this back in the day when...Show More Summary

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