No. 4482 Thursday 16 July 1998 Vol. 128

University aids region's `high-tech' boom : The University has launched its latest new company, coinciding with the publication of a new study which shows that Oxfordshire—with the University to the fore—is rapidly emerging as one of Britain's fastest growing high-technology regions.

Award for Oxonian WWW creator : Mr Tim Berners-Lee (Queen's, 1973), inventor of the World Wide Web on the Internet, has been awarded a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship.

Savannah study shows thousands of new species : A study of an African Game Reserve, led by a group of Oxford scientists, has uncovered thousands of species of insects and a number of plants and even small mammals which were previously unknown to science.

Maths used to explain benefits of co-operation : Computer simulations and mathematical models have been used by a university zoologist to explain an important characteristic of human behaviour which appears to have been vital in our evolution.

Oxford has seven new BA Fellows and Arts head : Seven Oxford academics spanning a range of disciplines, have been appointed to Fellowships of the British Academy (FBA) in this year's annual election.

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