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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.


From New Scientist
"Davies's lucid and eloquent story increases the reader's sense of wonder" Claire Ainsworth reviews Life Unfolding.
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."
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know
How much do you really know about cybersecurity? Take the quiz and test your knowledge to find out!
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.

Science Clips...

Nicholas P. Money, on the invisible rulers of our planet.

Jamie Davies, on how humans develop from an embryo to a complex body.

OUPBlog articles from the sharpest minds...

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

Articles archive on the OUPblog

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