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By Samar Khatiwala

The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere at the last ice age, some 19,000 years ago, was about a third lower than just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Where this carbon was stored during that frozen time is a mystery scientists have long sought to solve.

Mon, 17-06-2019 12:31
What does a glass of Prosecco and the Ice Age ocean have in common?
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By Kevin Grecksch

Whenever I start a presentation about water governance, I ask the audience if they know what the price of a litre of tap water is. Usually the room goes quiet, shoulders shrug and only a few make a guess, usually an overestimation. My next question is about the price of a litre of petrol. Within a split second, I get the right answer from the audience.

Fri, 31-05-2019 11:01
Water governance: flexibility, uncertainty and participation
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A study published today by Dr Beth Mortimer and colleagues at the Department of Zoology and University Carlos III of Madrid reveals that orb weaving spiders can compare 3D vibrational inputs into their 8 legs from the web to locate prey.

Watch a spider catch its prey:

Wed, 22-05-2019 10:00
Good vibrations: how can spiders locate their prey?
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Until September BBC Gardeners’ World magazine is running a monthly feature ‘Grow Yourself Healthy’.

Tue, 21-05-2019 14:37
Having trouble sleeping? Try gardening
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For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are exploring how the University of Oxford has been researching the potential of online psychological treatments to support better mental health care.

Fri, 17-05-2019 16:18
The online psychologist - Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
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In a series of videos launching The Mathematical Observer, a new YouTube channel showcasing the research performed in the Oxford Mathematics Observatory, Oxford Mathematician Michael Gomez (in collaborat

Wed, 15-05-2019 13:01
How do jumping popper toys work?
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By Shamit Shrivastava and Robin Cleveland

Fri, 10-05-2019 14:26
How to pop open soft nanoparticles using sound waves
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The 25 of April is World Malaria Day - a good time to take stock of progress towards dealing with one of the great historical global scourges.

Thu, 25-04-2019 09:04
World Malaria Day 2019
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By Penny Mealey, Thom Wetzer and Matthew Ives

Wed, 24-04-2019 16:42
Could 'sensitive interventions’ get us over the tipping point for action on climate change?
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