Latest Oxford University Stories

2011-07-27 10:50:00

Researchers from Oxford University studying the eye sockets and brain capacity of 55 human skulls from 12 different populations across the world found people from northern parts of the world evolved bigger brains and larger eyes, aiding in coping with long, dark winters and dim skies.

2011-07-21 11:10:00

A new study led by Oxford University has concluded that some of the most common and deadly cancers are more prevalent for taller women than they are for shorter females.

2011-07-13 13:14:42

Training teenagers to look at social situations positively could help those with anxiety and may help prevent problems persisting into adult life, new research from Oxford University is beginning to suggest.

2011-07-07 07:49:48

An Oxford University researcher is developing a pair of eyeglasses that will allow people with poor or limited vision to see again.

2011-06-15 13:40:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's uncertain economic climate, one thing is definite - anyone can get fired.

2011-05-11 00:00:28

The Medical Sciences Division Learning Technologies Department of The University of Oxford ranks ZK, the leading Java web framework in the industry, as the best Ajax framework to build high performance Student Record Systems.

2011-03-30 12:35:00

Unicorn Media Technology Platform Provides Syndication and Analytics Across any Platform TEMPE, Ariz., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unicorn Media, Inc., a leading digital media management provider, today announced that its patented technology platform and robust API now support leading mobile app company, Handmark to syndicate video content to thousands of mobile devices including BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, webOS and others. With more than 10 years of experience, Handmark has a...

2011-03-26 08:35:00

The Oxford English Dictionary has added a new list of words and expressions.

2011-03-02 13:57:40

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease.

2011-02-28 12:00:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iris L.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.