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Oxford makes Eureka list

Researchers from Oxford University are well represented on the Eureka 100: a list of the most important contemporary figures in British science.

New insight into first life

New genome research at Oxford University could change the way scientists view our evolution.

Ig Nobel for slime networks

An experiment to test if slime moulds can design efficient railway networks has won a team, including Oxford University researchers, an Ig Nobel Prize.

Simulating the Universe

How do you accurately simulate the Universe on a computer?

Science cuts: the dangers

Scientists are expecting grim news in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review, where funding for science and research is expected to be cut significantly. This is despite arguments that science and innovation should be at the heart of future economic growth, not least in a Royal Society report from March.

Spin-outs show Oxford's impact

How can you measure the economic benefits of university research?

One way is to look at the number of spin-out firms universities create in order to exploit new scientific ideas and techniques.

Diviner reveals Moon's extremes

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter [LRO] is currently mapping the lunar surface. On board this 'robotic scout' is the Diviner, an instrument built and run by a team including Oxford University scientists.

Numbers, books & apps

When he came to write his latest book Oxford University's Marcus du Sautoy decided he wanted to go beyond the printed page.

Neutrinos show Sun's dark side

If particles of dark matter are accumulating inside the Sun then we could use neutrinos to detect them.

A short article in this week’s Science, by Joseph Silk from Oxford University’s Department of Physics and Ilidio Lopes of the Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, suggests how this might be done.

B vitamins: in depth

A study published in the journal PLoS One has found that taking daily high-dose tablets of certain B vitamins reduced the rate of brain shrinkage in people aged over 70 with mild memory problems.