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Oxford sparks launch new podcast: why should we cuddle?

Oxford sparks launch new podcast: why should we cuddle?

Oxford Sparks Zoology

In this episode of the Oxford Sparks 'Big Questions' podcast they visited the Department of Zoology to find out about Lemurs and why they cuddle....

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

Award Engineering

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has bestowed one of their highest honours, the SLAS Innovation Award 2019, on Cristian Soitu, a DPhil student at the University of Oxford (Harris Manchester College).

Galaxy Zoo wins the RAS Group Achievement Award

Galaxy Zoo wins the RAS Group Achievement Award

Award Citizen science

The Royal Astronomical Society has given the Galaxy Zoo team – including the volunteers who have made the project the success it is – their Group Achievement Award for 2019.

Science Blog: Asking sensitive questions in the field of conservation

Science Blog: Asking sensitive questions in the field of conservation

Research Zoology

Amy Hinsley from the Department of Zoology writes about a new way of looking at conservation and human behaviour.

Oxford Sparks launch new podcast asking: Should I be Vegan?

Oxford Sparks launch new podcast asking: Should I be Vegan?

Oxford Sparks Public Engagement

If you have been in a supermarket recently you will have noticed it, all of a sudden all of the shelves have become more vegan friendly.

Science blog: New Optical Memory Cell Achieves Record Data-Storage Density

Science blog: New Optical Memory Cell Achieves Record Data-Storage Density

Materials science

A new device could enable computers that use optics and electrical signals to interact with data

SCIENCE BLOG: Tuning into the sounds of Mars

SCIENCE BLOG: Tuning into the sounds of Mars

Physics Research

A UK instrument, co-designed by the University of Oxford, has captured the first sounds ever recorded directly from Mars.

Oxford Sparks Animation Competition Winners Announced

Oxford Sparks Animation Competition Winners Announced

Oxford Sparks

This year Oxford Sparks repeated a competition for a research group to be in with a chance of winning an opportunity to make an animation, for free.

Geckos walk on water – we filmed them to find out how

Geckos walk on water – we filmed them to find out how

Physics

Jasmine Nirody, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biophysics, University of Oxford writes in the Conversation...

Quantum Technologies Showcase 2018: Turning science into technology and products

Quantum Technologies Showcase 2018: Turning science into technology and products

Physics

Earlier this month the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) UK National Quantum Technology Hubs successfully delivered the third annual Quantum Technologies Showcase, demonstrating the technological progress emerging from the national research programme.

Oxford Sparks new podcast episode: Can you hack an aeroplane?

Oxford Sparks new podcast episode: Can you hack an aeroplane?

Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks visited Computer Scientist Martin Strohmeier to find out this episodes big question...

For the first time we’ve looked at every threatened bird in Australia side-by-side

For the first time we’ve looked at every threatened bird in Australia side-by-side

The Conversation Zoology

Molly K Grace, Postdoctoral Fellow in Zoology, University of Oxford, writes in The Conversation...

Influencing European research data policies

Influencing European research data policies

Over the last decade, the availability and scale of scholarly digital products -such as datasets, algorithms, software and scholarly articles- has grown considerably. To meet the expectations of governments, funders and publishers, new mechanisms are needed to ensure greater transparency and reuse of research data, as well as greater access to and preservation of the data that supports research findings. New policies and practices are being discussed and developed at national and European levels.

Oxford Sparks new podcast episode: Why does my phone battery suck?

Oxford Sparks new podcast episode: Why does my phone battery suck?

Engineering Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks visited Dr David Howey, associated professor in the department of Engineering, University of Oxford to find out the answer to this week's Big Question...

Oxford Sparks animation: Bacteria Safari: The Forest on your Fingernail

Oxford Sparks animation: Bacteria Safari: The Forest on your Fingernail

Oxford Sparks

A new animation by Oxford Sparks has been launched as part of the latest exhibition at the Oxford Museum of Natural History called Bacterial World

Dorothy Hodgkin: Britain’s only female Nobel scientist deserves to be on the new £50 note

Dorothy Hodgkin: Britain’s only female Nobel scientist deserves to be on the new £50 note

Chemistry Medical science The Conversation

In an article originally published on the Conversation, Professor Elspeth Garman, Professor of Molecular Biophysics in the Department of Biochemistry, argues the case for Dorothy Hodkin to be the face of the new £50 note.

SCIENCE BLOG: Shifting desires for forbidden goods

SCIENCE BLOG: Shifting desires for forbidden goods

MPLS Zoology

Ahead of a symposium organised by the Oxford Martin School on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, and international IWT conference hosted in London this week, Diogo Veríssimo, from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, reveals how campaigns have attempted to influence harmful consumer habits.

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