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SCIENCE BLOG: How can we balance people's needs with conserving biodiversity?

SCIENCE BLOG: How can we balance people's needs with conserving biodiversity?

Zoology

Is it possible to use natural resources effectively and protect the Earth's wildlife and biodiversity? Oxford University scientists have proposed a new framework that could achieve exactly that. William Arlidge, a doctoral student and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity; Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science; Fellow of Merton College, discuss their new research as featured in BioScience.

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work

Chemistry The Conversation

Emily Flashman, Research Fellow in Enzymology in the Department of Chemistry, discusses the recent discovery of bacteria that can break down PET in an article first written for the Conversation.

Impact beyond academia: leaping into the unknown

Impact beyond academia: leaping into the unknown

Funding Innovation and Enterprise Maths Physics Women in science

Caoimhe Rooney, a postgraduate researcher in the Mathematical Institute, applied for an award from the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund managed by MPLS Division. It enabled her to take part in the 2018 International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program in Australia, aimed at those hoping to enter the space industry. Here Caoimhe writes about that experience and what she hopes to do next.

Redesigning complex networks with artificial intelligence

Redesigning complex networks with artificial intelligence

Computer science Research Women in science

Professor Marta Kwiatkowska from the Department of Computer Science discusses her research specialism in developing modelling and analysis methods for complex systems in an interview for the University's Science Blog. This work includes those arising in computational networks (which are applicable to autonomous technology), electronic devices and biological organisms.

Making artificial intelligence ethical

Making artificial intelligence ethical

Computer science Research Women in science

Dr Paula Boddington is a research associate in the Department of Computer Science, specialising in developing codes of ethics for artificial intelligence. She was interviewed for the University's Science Blog.

Further, faster, deeper: the UK needs a more ambitious Climate Change Act

Further, faster, deeper: the UK needs a more ambitious Climate Change Act

The Conversation Zoology

John Krebs, Emeritus Professor of Zoology at Oxford, and Joanna Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change & Environment at Imperial College London, write about the UK Climate Change Act in an article first published on the Conversation.

The environmental case for keeping the clocks on summer time – all the time

The environmental case for keeping the clocks on summer time – all the time

The Conversation

Philipp Grünewald considers the energy efficiency reasons for not putting the clocks back, in an article first published on The Conversation.

Why computer simulations should replace animal testing for heart drugs

Why computer simulations should replace animal testing for heart drugs

Computer science MPLS The Conversation

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science look at why computer simulations should replace animal testing for heart drugs in an article first published on the Conversation...

A List for the Optimist: The IUCN Green List of Species

A List for the Optimist: The IUCN Green List of Species

MPLS Zoology

Dr Molly Grace from the Department of Zoology writes about celebrating conservation successes with the IUCN Green List of species...

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather

Physics The Conversation

Hannah Christensen from the Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford writes for The Conversation...

The other side of the Big Bang

The other side of the Big Bang

Physics Research

The Big Bang has long been taken to be our universe’s beginning. However, recent Oxford University research, published in Physics Letters B, has revealed that Earth’s universe actually existed before the point known as the Big Bang. David Sloan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physics, discusses the thought provoking findings.

Making a career change later in life isn’t easy, but it is worth it

Making a career change later in life isn’t easy, but it is worth it

Research Women in science Zoology

Carlyn Samuel from the Department of Zoology is interviewed by Lanisha Butterfield in an article written for the University of Oxford Science Blog.

NaturalMotion: from neural research to Grand Theft Auto

NaturalMotion: from neural research to Grand Theft Auto

Spin out Zoology

NaturalMotion is the most successful company ever to emerge from the Department of Zoology, and a prime example of how ‘pure’ research can lead in unexpected directions.

DNA: A Rich Tapestry

DNA: A Rich Tapestry

Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks launch latest animation...

Competition winners announced…

Competition winners announced…

Earth sciences Medical science Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks announces animation competition winners...

Strava storm: why everyone should check their smart gear security settings before going for a jog

Strava storm: why everyone should check their smart gear security settings before going for a jog

Computer science Research The Conversation

Jason Nurse, Senior Researcher in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science, looks at the risks associated with fitness trackers and 'Internet of Things' devices, in an article first published on the Conversation.

ALIGNED: successfully bringing new big data technologies from research into industry

ALIGNED: successfully bringing new big data technologies from research into industry

Computer science Research

After three years of collaboration between industry and academia and €4 million of funding from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program, the ALIGNED project has successfully rolled out five trial platforms showcasing its success in applying the latest big-data research findings to solving the problems of industry.

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