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Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research

Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research

Zoology Research

Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research from a team from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, shows there is an exception to this rule: professional STEM events, which could be indicative of the wider problem of gender inequality in the field.

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Zoology Research Medical science

A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flatworms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer.

Study measures light's radical impact on bird behaviour

Study measures light's radical impact on bird behaviour

Zoology Research

Migratory birds are both attracted to and influenced by light. As a result, their behaviours alter drastically in the presence of artificial light at night, according to a new Oxford University collaboration, that was conducted at a unique landmark: the 'Tribute in Light' in New York.

Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Zoology Research

Low-level radiation exposure poses less of a health risk than other modern lifestyle threats, such as smoking, obesity and air pollution, according to Oxford University research.

Shocking gaps in basic knowledge of deep sea life

Shocking gaps in basic knowledge of deep sea life

Zoology Research

Human interference in the deep sea could already be outpacing our basic understanding of how it functions, University scientists have warned. As a result, without increased research and an immediate review of deep ocean conservation measures, the creatures that live there face an uncertain future.

Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive after sex

Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive after sex

Zoology Research

Female fruit flies start headbutting each other after mating, becoming significantly more aggressive and intolerant, research from the Department of Zoology has revealed.

Wildlife summit gives reasons to be cheerful about conservation

Wildlife summit gives reasons to be cheerful about conservation

Zoology Event

An international wildlife event, organised by the University of Oxford and partners, has highlighted the wide progress being made in conservation.

Some animals are more equal than others

Some animals are more equal than others

Research Zoology

Animal welfare issues receive varying levels of UK media attention, with some species being more widely reported than others, a new University of Oxford study has found.

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