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British birds adapt their beaks to birdfeeders

British birds adapt their beaks to birdfeeders

Zoology Research

Certain British birds have evolved longer beaks than other species, and new research suggests that our fondness for feeding them may be the reason why.

Breakthrough in efforts to 'supercharge' rice and reduce world hunger

Breakthrough in efforts to 'supercharge' rice and reduce world hunger

Plant sciences Research

Scientists have taken an important step in a long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice to increase crop yields and help meet the food needs of billions of people around the world.

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.

Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights

Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights

MPLS Physics

Oxford scientists have provided important insights into the latest discovery of gravitational waves.

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

A new Oxford University collaboration will support understanding and action around one of the world’s biggest health threats, drug-resistant infections...

Dual project supports understanding of climate change and astronomy

Dual project supports understanding of climate change and astronomy

MPLS Physics

Scientists from the University of Oxford are to play a key role in new missions that will help to both better monitor the effects of climate change on space and understand the origin of the stars and planets.

Win an Oxford Sparks Animation

Win an Oxford Sparks Animation

MPLS Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks are offering one research group the chance to make an animation with them for free...

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.

Scientists create 'brain-like' photonic computer microchips

Scientists create 'brain-like' photonic computer microchips

Materials science Research

Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the 'holy grail' of computing – microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.

The volatile processes that shaped Earth

The volatile processes that shaped Earth

Earth sciences Research

Oxford University scientists have shed new light on how the Earth was first formed.

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

MPLS Physics

The University of Oxford’s Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe.

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