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Science & The Natural World

From quantum physics to health issues, from computer science to the origins of life, this page brings you the widest range of accessible writing from the sharpest minds in science.

Read blog articles on current science topics and watch science videos by authors such as Frank Close and Peter Atkins. Browse some of the best science books available including bestsellers by Richard Dawkins and Philip Ball.


Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
Jack Copeland discusses Alan Turing's impact on information technology in a lecture for Stanford University.
The Improbable Primate
The Economist describes the book as putting forward "a convincing case" for water shaping human evolution.
Cancer Virus
New Scientist describes the book as "compelling and colourful, capturing the romance of scientific discovery so well that it is exciting and accessible."
Life Unfolding
Author Jamie Davies talks about ageing for the OUP Blog.
The Amoeba in the Room
Read the first chapter of Nik Money's lively exploration of microbial life.
From BBC Radio 4 'The Human Zoo'
Kathleen Taylor, author of The Brain Supremacy discusses decision-making for BBC Radio 4.
Cancer Virus
Read an article by author Dorothy Crawford about the eureka moment when the Epstein-Barr virus was first discovered.

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