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Volcanoes to blame for rise in Carbon Dioxide levels

An OU researcher is part of an international research team which suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes.

29th August 2017

OU academic awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to research “epiphanies”

An OU academic has been awarded £142,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research “epiphanies” and to write a book exploring the place of such experiences in individuals’ and society's ethical life, thought, and reasoning.

23rd August 2017
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The effect of family relations on mental health of young LGBQ

OU researchers are exploring the effects of family relationships on the mental health of young people.

17th August 2017
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Remote solar labs to teach and transfer knowledge to students and entrepreneurs

OU researchers have been awarded funding to teach and provide real time experience to students who are experimenting and troubleshooting solar cells under different lab conditions.

17th August 2017
Functional magnetic resonance imaging could reveal whether someone knows something they’re not telling.

If a brain can be caught lying, should we admit that evidence to court?

A man is charged with stealing a very distinctive blue diamond. The man claims never to have seen the diamond before. An expert is called to testify whether the brain responses exhibited by this man indicate he has seen the diamond before. The question is – should this information be used in court?

3rd August 2017

OU research celebrates continuation of Santander Universities agreement to 2020

The OU and Santander celebrated their 10 year relationship and its extension to 2020 this week (26 July) at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus.

1st August 2017

OU research gets support for first canine-friendly toolkit

The OU Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) Lab is being supported by Petplan Charitable Trust to launch its first canine-friendly toolkit by 2018.

27th July 2017

Scientists find some of Mars’ youngest volcanoes – and discover they could have supported life

It may seem that Mars was once a much more exciting planet. True, there are dust storms and possible water-seeps occurring today, but billions of years ago it was a dramatic place with huge volcanoes, a giant canyon system and branching river valleys being formed.

26th July 2017
The ALMA telescope is searching

How do you work out if a signal from space is a message from aliens?

Astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico have detected a weird radio signal, spotted when pointing their telescope at the nearby star Ross 128.

19th July 2017
Scotland’s Erin Cuthbert in action as the team beat Ireland on July 7.

Women’s Euro 2017 football preview – all you need to know

As the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup draws towards its conclusion, the summer of women’s sport takes to the football pitch with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 competition getting underway on July 16.

17th July 2017

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