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Can a machine pick a perfect Christmas gift?

It is that time a year again where our relationships are tested to find that perfect Christmas gift! Wouldn’t it be nice if...

Can you hack an aeroplane?

35 million flights will take off and land this year. Each flight is tracked on the ground by air traffic control and there’...

Why does my phone battery suck?

Most people use their phones every single day for communicating with others, using the Internet, playing games via apps....

Where are all the Mangarahara cichlid hiding?

In the early 2000s, Brian Zimmerman and his team at London Zoo received a donation from a private fish-breeder of some...

How do you grow rice faster?

Currently over three billion people depend on rice for survival, and, owing to predicted population increases and a general...

Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) has influenced history. The disease was for centuries associated with poetic and artistic qualities in...

How do you teach a robot social cues?

Robots already perform many traditionally human tasks, from vacuuming to surgery—and they could soon help care for the sick...

Facebook LIVE: What is a virus?

Can you stop Alzheimer’s before it even starts?

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life changing for the person with the disease, as well as their family and friends. The...

Materials for nuclear fusion: how do you confine a sun to a box?

Nuclear fusion – energy of the future?

What is antimatter?

Antimatter has fuelled many a supernatural tale, but it's also fascinating all by itself. Many people think of it as an "...

Can you cure HIV?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that weakens the immune system and hinders the body’s ability to fight...

What do water striders have in common with Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones, the world created by author George RR Martin, has gone from beloved book series to much watched box set;...

Facebook LIVE - all about Mandrakes!

How does the brain identify voices?

166,000 visitors, 700 competition entries and 1 live experiment! As part of the Brain Diaries exhibition, which took place...

How do you mend a broken heart?

It’s the organ that pumps our blood around our body to keep us alive…the heart. But what happens after a heart attack? If...

How does electricity flow through small objects?

How do you become an astronaut?

How do you become an astronaut?

Within the next few decades, humans could be leaving their footprints on the Red...

What happens after a storm?

Storm Eleanor was the latest name given to the extreme weather that hit the UK at the start of January 2018. This was just...

How to read DNA

They work primarily with researcher groups at the Wellcome Centre...

Nicola Smart

Nicola has a peculiar fascination with blood vessels!  Through her research, she hopes to understand how they form in the...

Ross Gales

Ross combines his experience fighting bushfires in Australia with an expertise in computer science to create systems which...

Jane Langdale

Jane Langdale graduated from the University of Bath in 1982 with a BSc in Applied Biology specializing in microbiology. She...

Pascal Gehring

I work in the department of Quantum Nanoscience at the TU Delft and am fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. I experimentally...

OXFORD SPARKS LIVE: Sampling the Earth's interior in Costa Rica

Ever wondered how a scientist got into their field of research? Now's your chance to get up close and personel with a team...

Jen Perry

I study evolution and behaviour in insects. I’m interested in figuring out answers to questions like: why do males and...

Brooke Johnson

I've loved natural history since I was a wee lad, collecting fossils on the beach or looking for bugs on the moors. My...

Priyanka Dhopade

I was always interested in and good at Maths and Science, so was inclined towards a scientific discipline from a young age...

Marie Curious - Girls Exploring Science

A free one‐day science event for...

Jennifer Lawson

I studied Psychology as an undergraduate, and then joined Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to gain experience in mental...

Menisha Patel

My early research was as a member of the Work Interaction and Technology (WIT) Centre at King’s College London.  It was...

Philip Fowler

Sooo, I studied Physics at Cambridge University and then went to work in a bank, as you do. After 3 years I decided I...

Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton completed his PhD on Molecular Electronics in 2003 and immediately joined Merck Chemicals Ltd, where he...

Jennifer Le Roy

I first became interested in science while working for the Canadian Army as an infantry reservist.  I was 19 years old and...

Jen Lawson

I studied Psychology as an undergraduate, and then joined Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to gain experience in mental...

John Frater

I studied as a medical student in Cambridge and did my PhD in London at Imperial. I am now  a Consultant Physician in...

Susan Canney

I’ve always loved the beauty and mystery of the natural world, and fascinated by the history of our planet, with its...

Jessica Bruce (Leitch)

I studied Engineering at Oxford University. Whilst this is a general engineering course, the part that interested me the...

Jack Haley

I started out studying Physics at the University of Southampton, and followed that up by working offshore as a Geophysical...

Holly Bridge

As a neuroscientist, I am interested in how the brain works, and particularly how the human visual system can produce the...

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Can a machine pick a perfect Christmas gift?

It is that time a year again where our relationships are tested to find that perfect Christmas gift! Wouldn’t it be nice if...

Can you hack an aeroplane?

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Global Strategy for Plant Conservation lectures

Chemistry for the Future: Human Health

Download an activity on animal skeletons at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The Freshwater Blog - the science, policy and conservation of freshwater ecosystems

Astrolabes online exhibition and catalogue

Watch or listen to a talk on why scientists are trying to teach robots to play football