Oxford University

Not just a pretty space

The magnificent plants at Oxford University's Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum are always popular with visitors, but many people don't realise that they also have great scientific value.

Nov 28, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Quantum world record smashed

A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.

Nov 14, 2013 4.6 / 5 (59) 3 | with audio podcast

Wytham Woods 'shields local plants'

A recent study has found that forests with dense canopies, including Oxford's Wytham Woods, can partially shield ground-level plants from the local effects of global warming.

Oct 31, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 0

Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult ...

Oct 29, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast