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Malala Yousafzai trolled for wearing jeans, heels at Oxford

Malala Yousafzai trolled for wearing jeans, heels at Oxford

Women rights activist Malala Yousafzai is the latest victim of trolls. 

Oct 18, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
Oxford University student 'too clever for prison', spared jail sentence despite stabbing boyfriend

Oxford University student 'too clever for prison', spared jail sentence despite stabbing boyfriend

Can someone be too intelligent to be jailed?

Apparently, yes.

Sep 26, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
'Revolutionary Zero': This ancient Indian manuscript has the first known use of 'Sunya'

'Revolutionary Zero': This ancient Indian manuscript has the first known use of 'Sunya'

The origin of the concept of zero or sunya has been traced an ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript.

Sep 14, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
New AI system can create fake videos from audio clips, images

New AI system can create fake videos from audio clips, images

Although the results are not absolutely perfect, researchers believe that the software could soon make realistically fake videos only a single click away.

May 23, 2017, 00:48 AM IST

Oxford University says sorry for eye contact racism claim

The Oxford University was criticised for being "insensitive" to autistic people who can struggle to make eye contact.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Challenging a standard cosmological concept, a team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that the universe may not actually be expanding at an accelerating pace as was previously believed.

Oct 29, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

US warns Russia against interfering with Western politics

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned Russia against interfering with Western "democratic processes" and accused Moscow of aggressive behaviour aimed at eroding the international order.

Sep 08, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
Scientists show how bacteria can power micro-machines

Scientists show how bacteria can power micro-machines

A team of scientists has demonstrated how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms' - or other man-made micro-machines such as smartphone components.

Jul 09, 2016, 16:57 PM IST
Merely 8 tweets can disclose your identity, office and home address!

Merely 8 tweets can disclose your identity, office and home address!

Reserachers from Oxford University and MIT have showcased that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts, as few as eight over the course of a single day, can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace to a relatively low-tech snooper.

May 18, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

Punjab to get Oxford University modeled ''Educity''

Punjab is coming up with Educity, the most ambitious education project of Punjab Government at new Chandigarh, Mullanpur.

Feb 02, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

Most natural history specimens wrongly named?

The team studied 4,500 specimens of the African ginger genus Aframomum, a detailed monographic study which had been completed in 2014, providing an accurate account of all the species and their specimens.

Nov 17, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Competition between 'good bacteria' important

 Competition between "good bacteria" in our gut is important for our health, say researchers from Oxford University.

Nov 07, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

New treatment found for certain cancers

The team found that this was the case for cancer cells with mutations in a key cancer gene called SETD2.

Nov 02, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

New way to cut off tumour's food supply and stop its growth

A team from Oxford University's Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics led by Dr Deborah Goberdhan studied the effects of the protein called PAT4 on cancerous cells.

Oct 06, 2015, 23:21 PM IST
Now, store data permanently in this first light-based memory chip

Now, store data permanently in this first light-based memory chip

Scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have developed the world's first entirely light-based memory chip that stores data permanently, an advance that could dramatically improve the speed of modern computing.

Oct 05, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt due back in court

The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, is due to start Monday but his lawyers say they will attempt to have the case thrown

Sep 28, 2015, 07:09 AM IST
Did David Cameron have sex with a dead pig?

Did David Cameron have sex with a dead pig?

A new biography of David Cameron by a former ally-turned-political enemy contains claims of youthful debauchery by the future British leader, according to extracts published by the Daily Mail on Monday.

Sep 22, 2015, 09:54 AM IST
David Cameron used marijuana, indulged in debauchery during his Oxford University days: Book

David Cameron used marijuana, indulged in debauchery during his Oxford University days: Book

An unofficial biography of Prime Minister David Cameron penned by former Conservative treasurer -turned-foe has caused a stir in the UK with revelations of alleged marijuana use and debauchery by him during his student days in Oxford University.

Sep 21, 2015, 21:20 PM IST

Children falling ill due to lack of sleep

00 am and for those children aged 16 years, schools should open at 10:00 am.

Sep 20, 2015, 16:40 PM IST