Tag: Oxford University

Mystery Death Of Oxford Dodo Revealed: How Scientists Use The Specimen To Rewrite Extinct Bird’s History

Scientists discovered the cause of death of the Oxford Dodo that had evolved in Mauritius Island in the 1600s. Dodo models were made and distributed in a number of museums in Europe and other countries to celebrate the extinct animal.

Animals April 21, 2018

Sibling Rivalry: Birds Begging For Food Found To Be Less Honest When Competing With Siblings

New research has revealed that sibling rivalry is a big factor in the food hunting habits of birds and chicks. The latter showed more dishonesty when they faced competition from siblings.

Animals November 11, 2016

Google Does Not Want A Robot Apocalypse To Happen, So It's Building A Button To Turn Off AI

Google, one of the companies at the forefront of artificial intelligence development, was involved in a study that looks to build an off button for the technology. The switch would allow humans to take control over misbehaving robots.

Google June 4, 2016

Oxford Researchers Use Body Maps To Show Areas Where People Like To Be Touched

Researchers from Oxford University in collaboration with Finland's Aalto University developed a way to determine which body parts men and women allow people to touch them. It turns out that the closer or intimate the relationship is, the less restrictions or limitations people impose in terms of touching their body parts.

Life October 30, 2015

Smoking Will Kill 1 In 3 Young Men In China: Study

A team of researchers conducted two national studies 15 years apart to track smoking’s health effects in a large group of Chinese people. It found that one in three of China's young men is set to get killed by tobacco.

Life October 9, 2015

Endometrial Cancer On The Rise In US Among Black Women And Birth Control Pills Might Help Protect Them

With more and more women being diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the United States, researchers have examined the potency of oral contraceptives in providing protection against developing such malignancies.

Life August 21, 2015

Men With High Levels Of Estrogen At Risk For Breast Cancer

Research has found that higher levels of estrogen in males can increase their chances of developing breast cancer. Staying fit and healthy can reduce the level of estrogen in men.

Life May 12, 2015

Google, Oxford University partner for artificial intelligence research

Google has forged a partnership with Oxford University for conducting research on artificial intelligence. The alliance aims to advance knowledge in image recognition and natural language understanding.

Deals October 25, 2014

Google nabs best brains from Oxford University to work on DeepMind AI

Google hires seven of Oxford University’s most prominent artificial intelligence experts in an effort to accelerate its push into its vision of the future.

October 24, 2014

Less than an hour of video games a day equals well-adjusted kids. Who Knew?

A recent study found that children who indulge in playing video games for an hour or less were better-adjusted as compared to those who never played video games or those who played for three hours a day or more.

Life August 4, 2014

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