Oxford University

How the daffodil got its trumpet

The daffodil is one of the few plants with a 'corona', a crown-like structure also referred to as the 'trumpet'. New research suggests that the corona is not an extension of the petals as previously thought, ...

Feb 20, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Models move from brain to rain

(Phys.org)—One of climate scientists' key ambitions is to predict future climate change more accurately. They create incredibly detailed computer models, but even these cannot calculate all the infinite ...

Feb 07, 2013 3 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Routes towards defect-free graphene

A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large-scale manufacturing of graphene-based devices with applications ...

Feb 01, 2013 4.9 / 5 (12) 12 | with audio podcast

Target 'super-spreaders' to stop hepatitis C

Each intravenous drug user contracting Hepatitis C is likely to infect around 20 other people with the virus, half of these transmissions occurring in the first two years after the user is first infected, a new study estimates.

Jan 31, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0