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Professor Sarah Whatmore is appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

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http://www.ox.ac.uk — Former Head of School, Sarah Whatmore has been announced as the next PVC Education at the University of Oxford. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson commented: "Sarah has a truly impressive record of achievement in research, in teaching, and in contributions to the Social Sciences Division at Oxford." Professor Whatmore will formally take up her duties in January 2017. 21/07/16 21 Jul Read More
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Mind the gap: the impacts of 'Dieselgate', and beyond

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http://www.tsu.ox.ac.uk — New research by Christian Brand applied a bespoke disaggregated model of the transport-energy-environment system (the UK Transport Carbon Model) to explore the impacts of retrospective and future policy scenarios on the UK car market, trade-offs between greenhouse gas and air quality emissions, and changes in future fuel use and associated tax revenues. 14/07/16 14 July 2016 - read more + Read More
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SoGE ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide's Top 10 UK Universities for Geography and Environmental Science 2017

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http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk — The Complete University Guide's 2017 subject league tables rank institutions by Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality and Intensity and Graduate Prospects. 19/07/16 19 July 2016 - Read More
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Special Energy Drink May Alter Metabolism and Boost Performance

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A specially-designed energy drink that contains ketones may help people exercise at a higher level, a new study finds. Read More
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'Game of Thrones' Ant Has Dragon-Like Spikes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — New ant species' dragon-like appearance inspired scientists to name it for the fire-breathing┬ástar of Game of Thrones. Read More
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Brain Cells Call for Help: Discovery May Aid Stroke Treatment

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http://feedproxy.google.com — After an organism has a stroke, damaged neurons appear to send out a distress signal to prompt nearby cells to donate their mitochondria to help the damaged cells rebuild. Read More
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Sun Blasts Out 2016's Strongest Flare (Video)

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The sun fired off its strongest solar flare of 2016 during an active weekend that saw three eruptions from star's surface. Read More
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Childhood Migraines: When Are They More Than Just Headaches?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Research has found a link between experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood and experiencing emotional abuse in childhood. So how strong is the link? Read More
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Scientists simulated a nuclear explosion of an asteroid

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Scientists are developing measures to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous celestial bodies. With the help of supercomputer SKIF Cyberia, the scientists simulated the nuclear explosion of an asteroid 200 meters in diameter in such a way that its irradiated fragments do not fall to the Earth. Read More
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Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The ongoing fraud investigation into the nearly $7 billion Mississippi clean coal plant has sparked debate on whether carbon capture is a viable technology. But to lesser fanfare, other industrial efforts to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere are moving forward successfully. Now scientists report a new approach to accomplishing this while also cleaning up waste from the marble industry. Read More
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Exploring one of the largest salt flats in the world

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A recent research report about one of the largest lithium brine and salt deposits in the world in Chile's Atacama Desert is the first to show that water and solutes flowing into the basin originate from a much larger than expected portion of the Andean Plateau. The massive evaporite deposit, 1,200 meters thick, appears to be draining an area far larger than a map-based or topographic watershed wo Read More
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