20 March 2018
The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford.
2 March 2018
A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined by 72% during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina – a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
2 March 2018
Scientists have discovered a thriving colony of more than 1.5 million penguins on the Danger Islands in the Weddell Sea, East Antarctic Peninsula, where the impacts of climate change have not yet been felt and there is little human activity.
1 March 2018
Researchers at Oxford University have set a new speed record for the 'logic gates' that form the building blocks of quantum computing – a technology that could transform the way we process information.
28 February 2018
Research carried out by the Department of Engineering Science, Queen Mary University of London and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), published recently in Advanced Functional Materials, aims to integrate the benefits of self-assembly with nanoscale precision - building structures by assembling molecules like Lego pieces - with novel bio-ink printing techniques.
21 February 2018
The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national centre for interdisciplinary science, announces its first capital investment today.
2 February 2018
The first-ever global assessment, involving researchers from the Department of Zoology, reveals the full scale of the practice and calls for collaborative solutions.
18 January 2018
The effects of repeat concussion injuries on athletes, particularly American football and rugby players, is one of the biggest concerns in competitive sports today. However, a new Oxford University collaboration suggests that blows to the head can cause lasting trauma - even in the absence of signs of concussion.
10 January 2018
Crime, terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics and food safety, are just a few of the far-reaching areas where a new chemical sensor could revolutionise progress.
19 December 2017
International Business Machine Corp (IBM) has announced the University of Oxford as one of the first clients to use their early-access, commercial quantum computing network.
5 December 2017
Scientists have found a direct link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs. Likely passed through ‘huddling’ behaviour and touch, the findings suggest implications for human health.
4 December 2017
An international collaboration has for the first time revealed the key drivers of seabird migration. The new study suggests that puffin colonies that travel great distances during the winter often find it more difficult to breed than others, and that escaping your habitat with far-flung migration therefore carries a cost.
23 November 2017
Scientists working with the world’s largest particle detector have for the first time demonstrated the Earth’s ability to stop highly energetic neutrino particles.
21 November 2017
New Oxford University research has shed light on the complexities involved in forming social bonds, and suggests that the process is much simpler than first thought.