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Business, Begbroke & spin-outs

Turning new discoveries into new businesses is one way many people think that the UK can haul itself out of the economic downturn.

The synaesthete in all of us

Ducks, water & distorted science

Last week you'll probably have read some of these stories about ducks.

Unfortunately, whilst these reports were a gift for pun-writers, they failed to reflect the serious nature of this research into improving the welfare of farm animals.

Swine flu, antivirals & proteins

With 14 more cases of swine flu announced at the weekend, the number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached over 100. With another 155 possible cases still under investigation, this is likely to continue to rise steadily in the next days and weeks.

Drought threatens desert elephants

WCSJ 2009: Coming to Oxford

It’s the summer event that’s got it all: an evening spent chatting to top Oxford University scientists and enjoying drinks and food at Magdalen College in a picturesque venue beside the river.

Programs, poker & Stockholm

A team of Oxford computer scientists recently won a silver medal at the ICPC event in Stockholm where contestants from around the world battled it out to solve tough programming challenges against the clock.

Swine flu and the 'if... factor'

Like everyone we've been watching hour-by-hour as the swine flu situation changes, as new cases are confirmed and the WHO delivers the sort of warnings usually seen at the beginning of a disaster movie.