18 June 2019
The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere at the last ice age, some 19,000 years ago, was about a third lower than just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Where this carbon was stored during that frozen time is a mystery scientists have long sought to solve.
28 May 2019
A study published today by Dr Beth Mortimer and colleagues at the Department of Zoology and University Carlos III of Madrid reveals that orb weaving spiders can compare 3D vibrational inputs into their 8 legs from the web to locate prey.
17 May 2019
In a series of videos launching The Mathematical Observer, a new YouTube channel showcasing the research performed in the Oxford Mathematics Observatory, Oxford Mathematician Michael Gomez (in collaboration with Derek Moulton and Dominic Vella) investigates the science behind the jumping popper toy.
10 May 2019
Felix Leach, Associate Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford writes in The Conversation...
24 April 2019
Researchers from WildCRU in the Department of Zoology have been investigating the habitat use of the understudied ocelot, using the species’ largest known dataset.
23 April 2019
An article first published in The Conversation by Professor Myles Allen of the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and the Department of Physics.
13 March 2019
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have designed and created a simple, chemical system which displays some of the emergent properties of lifelike systems. This work could contribute towards the design of new materials and machines with lifelike properties: those which replicate, adapt and evolve.
Science Blog: Mathematical models developed for the oil industry may transform the way we bring stroke drugs to market
11 March 2019
11-17 March 2019 is Brain Awareness Week. Here, Dr Wahbi El-Bouri from the Department of Engineering Science discusses how his group's research into modelling blood flow in the brain could speed up the development of stroke drugs.
27 February 2019
The 2019 Novozymes Prize of DKK 3 million is being awarded to Professor Dame Carol Robinson at the Department of Chemistry for her scientific breakthroughs in use of mass spectrometry for proteome analysis. Her methods are widely used in the biotech industry and have contributed to identifying both new protein drugs and new drug targets.
14 February 2019
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....
14 February 2019
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).
9 January 2019
Amy Hinsley from the Department of Zoology writes about a new way of looking at conservation and human behaviour.
2 January 2019
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.
21 December 2018
A new device could enable computers that use optics and electrical signals to interact with data