An investigation of a fossil skull of a fish that swam the waters of what is now Siberia 415 million years ago shows strong clues that the last common ancestor of all vertebrates with jaws — including us — wasn't very shark-like.
The idea of more efficient spelling appeals to any professional writer. The fact is that words have to be distinguished and clear. That’s the main rationale behind “modern” spelling. An Oxford professor has other ideas.
George Galloway, the Respect MP for Bradford West, shocked an audience at a debate in Christ Church College, Oxford, when he stormed angrily out of the venue after he discovered that his opponent at the debate was an Israeli.
The Sunday edition of Discovery Network's Curiosity series airing 28/10/12 explores the dark realm of the mind when hypnotist Tom Silver endeavors to brainwash subjects using hypnotism. Can they be programmed to kill?
Saif Gaddafi bought his way into the London School of Economics where he obtained a plagiarized doctorate. It has been revealed though, that prior to his sojourn at the LSE, the British foreign office exerted pressure on Oxford University to accept Saif.
Playing the game Tetris can reduce post-traumatic stress disorder, claim British scientists at Oxford University. Experts found that dropping the blocks positively alters the way negative thoughts are created following a trauma.
Researchers at the University of Oxford has asked for a $4 million to study why the human race embraces the belief of God. The grant will bring together anthropologists, theologians, philosophers and other academics to ponder that question.
If you've ever yearned to be an astronomer, here's your chance. The recently launched Galaxy Zoo is an online project of Oxford University. Its goal? To analyze and identify one million galaxies, a job for humans brains, not computers.