Eric Schmidt says Google is a country, not a company

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Go Ogle, was in Oxford yesterday, speaking at the Sheldonian about goodness knows what. It was probably attended by ass lickers, big time.

Beware geeks bearing GIFs. Or jifs

Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF file format, caused controversy by declaring the file format should properly be pronounced 'jif' - but this has been refuted by the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

This 3D printer builds synthetic human tissue

Oxford University scientists have demonstrated that a custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues.

Solar powered trash can munches up stuff

A solar powered trash can which automatically detects when it's full and crushes the waste inside has been saving US taxpayers cash.

Who will be the next JK Rowling?

There's so many writers in the world who would love JK Rowling's level of success with Harry Potter. 

Actually, writer or not, who wouldn't love to be a billionaire?

Big Brother is now in taxis

The United States isn’t the only industrial power whose government is based around constant surveillance of their citizens. In the city of Oxford, English residents will have to deal with Big Brother every time they want to get a taxi.

Lab-grown meat could slash greenhouse emissions

Growing meat in the lab using tissue engineering techniques could cut the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 96 percent, say University of Oxford and University of Amsterdam scientists.

Black holes spinning faster and faster

Many giant black holes in the centre of galaxies are spinning faster than at any time in the history of the universe, and may have been set in motion comparatively recently, new research shows.

All viruses may be stowaways within our DNA

All viruses, including relatives of HIV and Ebola, could potentially be 'stowaways' transmitted from generation to generation for millions of years, according to new research.

Tetris cures flashbacks where other games don't

Tetris appears to have a unique ability to reduce unpleasant flashbacks, Oxford University scientists have found. While the discovery probably won't lead to teams of medics rushing to disaster scenes clutching games consoles, it could have implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.