12 August 2019
Karen Patricia Heath (Rothermere American Institute), Sarah Griffin (formerly Oxford Internet Institute), Neil Bowles (Department of Physics), Jon Wade and Isobel Walker (Department of Earth Sciences) and Stuart Ackland (Maps curator at the Bodleian), share the treasures they assembled for an exhibition inspired by the Apollo 11 Moon landings.
15 July 2019
Oxford University’s Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be its new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
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.
11 June 2019
Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.
10 June 2019
Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles.
14 May 2019
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Leeds and UCL have found that extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion.
25 April 2019
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find out if microbes can affect the cycle of carbon moving from Earth’s surface into the deep interior. According to their new study in Nature, the answer is yes.
1 February 2019
A new international study finds that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a deep- ocean process that plays a key role in regulating Earth’s climate, is primarily driven by cooling waters west of Europe.
8 January 2019
Due to a scarcity of data, most global estimates of ocean warming start only in the 1950s. However, a team of scientists at the University of Oxford has now succeeded in reconstructing ocean temperature change from 1871 to 2017.
13 December 2018
Three researchers in MPLS departments have been awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants.
12 September 2018
A joint report chaired by an Oxford University academic, presents an ambitious plan for how the UK can lead the way in deploying greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
12 August 2018
It took over a billion years for life to transition from simple eukaryotic cells, like primitive algae, to simple animals like sponges or jellyfish. But, why did it take such a long time?
8 August 2018
Scientists have discovered a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms, in 430 million-years-old Silurian rocks in Herefordshire, UK.