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Modern humans, Neanderthals co-existed for up to 5000 years

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 09:17

A new study has suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years after the researchers collected more than 400 samples from the most important sites in Europe.

Oxford Union president escapes rape charges

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 18:31

The president of Oxford University`s leading students` group has been cleared of rape charges as police did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute him.

Spiders harness the power of music`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:10

Spider silk, when plucked like a guitar string, transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that its sound carries information about prey, mates, and the structural integrity of a web, scientists say.

Scientists recreate supernova in lab

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 10:31

Researchers used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory as a way of investigating one of the most energetic events in the Universe.

Cambridge trumps Oxford to be named best UK varsity

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 23:09

Britain`s prestigious Cambridge University today pipped arch-rival Oxford for the fourth year in a row to be named the best varsity in the country by an education guide.

Snowden warns `overclassification` is danger to democracy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 07:43

Former US security contractor Edward Snowden on Wednesday spoke out about the use of state secrecy privileges as he presented an Oxford University award to fellow intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning.

Canine walks can help reveal who`s the top dog

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:14

Dogs` paths during group walks can be used to determine leadership roles and through that their social ranks and personality traits, a new research has published.

Males living with brothers are gentler lovers for females during sex

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:56

Oxford University scientists have found that flies living with their brothers cause less harm to females during courting than those living with unrelated flies.

Emma Watson not worried about Janney`s past

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 04:04

Actress Emma Watson, who is currently dating Oxford University rugby player Matthew Janney, is not worried about the latter`s past relationships at all.

Nature`s glue tells spider webs to snatch prey

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 19:04

It is the electrically-conductive glue that pushes spider webs to snatch prey and pollutants, shows research.

Oxford University email gaffe names worst-performing pupils

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 18:10

UK`s prestigious Oxford University made a rare blunder after the institution accidentally leaked a list of worst-performing students` marks in an email to hundreds of fellow pupils.

Human ancestor `Nutcracker Man` lived on tiger nuts 2 mln yrs ago

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:42

An Oxford University study has found that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts, which are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today.