The University of Oxford or Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking institution of higher learning world-wide. Oxford University traces its roots to the 12th Century, but traces of it go back to the end of the 11th Century. Oxford University does not have a campus. It is located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and is comprised of 38 independent and self-governing colleges and 6 permanent private halls speckled about the Oxford area. Oxford has more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and program students. Oxford is the home of the Rhodes Scholar offered to students around the world. Oxford is a member of the Russell Group o British Universities, the Coimbra Group, and other prestigious groups. Oxford University is rated at in the Top 10 of all universities world-wide. Their news sources and research is readily available on-line.
Learning from nature's silky skills
Why have we never been able to manufacture fibers as strong and tough as the silks spun by silkworms and spiders?
Shape-shifting gels get smarter
Gels are useful: we shave, brush our teeth, and fix our hair with them; in the form of soft contact lenses they can even improve our eyesight.
For faster, larger graphene add a liquid layer
Millimetre-sized crystals of high-quality graphene can be made in minutes instead of hours using a new scalable technique, Oxford University researchers have demonstrated.
Closing the attainment gaps
Research by the Department of Education at Oxford University shows gaps in educational achievement at age 16 have decreased substantially over the last 25 years, particularly in the attainment of different ethnic groups.
Exploring the Higgs boson's dark side
In 2012 CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) discovered the Higgs boson, the 'missing piece' in the jigsaw of particles predicted by the Standard Model.
Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE.
Pigeon 'chain of command' aids navigation
Having a hierarchical social structure with just a few well-connected leaders enables pigeon flocks to navigate more accurately on the wing, new research shows.
Jurassic saw fastest mammal evolution
Mammals were evolving up to ten times faster in the middle of the Jurassic than they were at the end of the period, coinciding with an explosion of new adaptations, new research shows.
Roots of aggression
Why are men more aggressive than women? There are two competing theories. However, a study by Oxford University researchers has found that both may actually be right.
Birds time breeding to hit 'peak caterpillar'
When oaks burst into life in spring populations of oak-leaf-eating caterpillars boom: this offers a food bonanza for caterpillar-munching birds looking to raise a family.