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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.

Oxford University and JGU sign MoU for higher studies

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 16:41

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.

Mystery behind how spiders catch their prey solved

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 16:14

Spider webs reach out and grab airborne prey and particles thanks to electrostatic glue that coats their surface, a new study has revealed.

Neanderthal viruses found in modern humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 13:16

Ancient viruses from Neanderthals dating back 500,000 years have been found in modern human DNA, Oxford scientists say.

Quantum memory world record smashed

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:59

A fragile quantum memory state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.

Oxford aims to weed out `rich and thick` students this year

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 17:58

Even as its alumni includes the wealthy and famous from around the world, the Oxford University this year is looking to weed out "thick and rich" applicants and ensure that admissions are made on merit.