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Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM
Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM

If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.

Cambridge retains top spot in UK university ranking

Cambridge University has retained its reputation as Britain's best university while its rival Oxford slipped to number 2 from the joint first spot in the 'University Guide 2015' released here today.

Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think
Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think

Google Thursday announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people.

Oxford University VC attacks UK's student visa policy

The head of Oxford University has criticised the UK government's "hostile" student visa policy which is putting off foreign students, especially from India.

Mobile technology may improve India's health care

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to health care and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic said.

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

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

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.

Scientists recreate supernova in lab

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

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

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.

Unique brain area that makes us human identified

Oxford University researchers have identified an area of the human brain that is known to be intimately involved in some of the most advanced planning and decision-making processes that we think of as being especially human.

Canine walks can help reveal who`s the top dog

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

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

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

Comics have psychotic personality traits: Study

Comedians have high levels of psychotic traits and an unusual personality structure which may explain why they are so entertaining, scientists say.

Nature`s glue tells spider webs to snatch prey

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

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

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.

Key to healthy heart: Apples

A new research has found that apart from keeping the doctor away, apples can also be effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people over 50s.

Oxford University and JGU sign MoU for higher studies

With an aim to underscore global collaborative initiative in higher education, UK`s University of Oxford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with O P Jindal University.