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New study finds that politicians typically enjoy longer lives than general populations

4 days 2 hours ago

New data show politicians have a considerable survival advantage over general populations, based on information from 11 countries and over 57,500 politicians. In some countries this survival advantage is at the highest level for 150 years, and life expectancy at age 45 was found to be around seven years higher for politicians compared to general populations in certain countries.


Honorary degrees awarded at Encaenia 2022

6 days 4 hours ago

One of the world’s most highly cited ecologists, an American medievalist, and an award-winning British actor, comedian, television presenter, and philanthropist were among the nine recipients of honorary degrees at Oxford University’s Encaenia ceremony today (22 June 2022).


Expert Comment: We must break free of fossil fuel Stockholm Syndrome

1 week 1 day ago

By Brian O'Callaghan, Lead Researcher and Project Manager, Oxford Economic Recovery Project, Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

A bizarre political narrative has emerged over the last six months. Apparently, safeguarding our energy supplies and enjoying a better future requires that we…move backwards. Some governments are using public funds to grow our dependence on fossil fuels – the same fuels that have caused unfathomable environmental damage and continue to accelerate climate change. That way, say the Siren voices, in five or ten years, we will be free from the grips of energy suppliers we do not like in 2022.


Why we need philosophy and ethics of cyber warfare

1 week 5 days ago

By Professor Mariarosaria Taddeo, digital ethics and defence and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Cyber-attacks are rarely out of the headlines. We know state actors, terrorists, and criminals can leverage cyber-means to target the digital infrastructures of our societies. We have also learned that, insofar as our societies grow dependent on digital technologies, they become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 


Oxford to receive £7 million to turn bright ideas into global opportunities

1 week 5 days ago

The University of Oxford has been awarded more than £7 million, the highest amount of funding given to organisations across the UK, in the latest round of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding - aimed at fueling the best, brightest and most disruptive ideas from Uk research institutions.


Higher rate of COVID-19 death before vaccination linked to certain common inflammatory immune conditions

2 weeks 5 days ago

People with certain inflammatory immune conditions affecting the joints, bowel and skin, such as  rheumatoid arthritis, may have been more at risk of dying or needing hospital care if they got COVID-19 before vaccination compared with the general population, according to a new study published in The Lancet Rheumatology with the involvement of researchers from the University of Oxford.

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