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.
'Shy' male birds flock together—and have fewer friends
Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behaviour are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners ...
Early bird catches the worm...for dinner
(Phys.org) —Birds, such as great and blue tits, scout for food in the morning but only return to eat it in late afternoon to maximise their chances of evading predators in the day without starving to death overnight, Oxford ...
Animal master-burglars: Cockatoos 'pick' puzzle box locks (w/ Video)
A species of Indonesian parrot can solve complex mechanical problems that involve undoing a series of locks one after another, revealing new depths to physical intelligence in birds.
Manure used by Europe's first farmers 8,000 years ago
(Phys.org) —A new study says Europe's first farmers used far more sophisticated practices than was previously thought. A research team led by the University of Oxford has found that Neolithic farmers manured and watered ...
Anatomical analysis puts insects in their place
(Phys.org) —A study by an Oxford University researcher has shed new light on the origins of modern animal groups including insects and spiders.
Flesh-eating bacteria inspire superglue
(PhysOrg.com) -- A bio-inspired superglue has been developed by Oxford University researchers that cant be matched for sticking molecules together and not letting go.
Did the universe evolve to make black holes?
(Phys.org) —The maths underpinning Darwin's theory of natural selection could explain how the universe may be 'designed' to make black holes.
British asteroid mapper sent into orbit
UK technology that can create thermal maps of asteroids, giving us vital information about how their trajectories might change, is about to undergo trials in space.
The balancing act of producing more food sustainably
A policy known as sustainable intensification could help meet the challenges of increasing demands for food from a growing global population, argues a team of scientists in an article in the journal Science.
Shortening tails gave early birds a leg up
A radical shortening of their bony tails over 100 million years ago enabled the earliest birds to develop versatile legs that gave them an evolutionary edge, a new study shows.