University of Oxford

University of Oxford  
Life Sciences - Apr 15
In an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide.áA paper published this week in theá Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences á(PNAS) reveals that fundamental pieces of information, such as fertility and survival rates - the building blocks of how populations persist - are missing from global data for more than 98 percent of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Palaeontology - Apr 10

An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers, the group that includes the sea pig and its relatives, according to a new article published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B .

Computer Science - Mar 29

A group of Oxford researchers have today announced the development of a sophisticated AI platform, capable of beating even the best human players at a game that is thought to be most challenging to machine learning platforms.

Event - Mar 12

As the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) marks 80 years since its foundation, the University of Oxford is extending its collaboration with French researchers through the Maison Franšaise d'Oxford.

Pedagogy - Mar 12

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than lessá- but not in shared activities such as watching TV and eating.

Health - Apr 5

Research by Oxford University academics has found little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents. Based on data from more than 17,000 teenagers, the study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.

Life Sciences - Mar 13
Life Sciences

Planthopper bugs may be small, but they attract mates from afar by sending vibrational calls along plant stems and leaves using fast, rhythmic motions of their abdomen.

Health - Mar 12

The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need.

Innovation - Mar 12

UK and European science-based founders will soon benefit from a proven innovative programme that helps commercialise their ideas and scale their businesses.

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