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The World's 10 Best Universities

Oxford overtakes Cal Tech

(Newser) - The world has a new top university. Oxford has pushed the California Institute of Technology—which held the top spot for the past five years—to second place in the 2016 World University Rankings , based on research impact, reputation, and global scholarship. This marks the first time in the list'... More »

Guy Banned From Having Dog: It's a 'Very Large Cat'

Cambridge head convinces college officials to let pooch stay on campus

(Newser) - What do you do if you work and live at Cambridge University and own an adorable basset hound, but the college has banned dogs living on campus? If you're Roger Mosey, you convince school bigwigs that your dog is actually a "very large cat." Cats are allowed... More »

Ill Stephen Hawking Misses 70th Birthday

Scientist was released from hospital on Friday

(Newser) - The University of Cambridge says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking isn't well enough to attend a conference held to celebrate his 70th birthday . Hawking's remarkable career is being honored today as part of a daylong conference on cosmology being hosted at the university. But the celebrity scientist, who suffers... More »

Earth 'Safe' From Mammoth Collider: Report

Giant experiment have already occurred naturally, say scientists

(Newser) - Fears that experiments with a giant particle accelerator could trigger a planetary-wide cataclysm have been dismissed as science fiction by the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The 17-mile-long underground Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland will smash nuclear particles together at super high speeds. Some fear collider experiments could trigger mini... More »

Mediterranean Diet Extends Lives

Menu featuring fish, fruits, veggies, nuts lowers risk of deadly diseases

(Newser) - The Mediterranean diet—rich in fish, fruits, vegetables, and nuts but low in meat and dairy—could help Americans live longer, Reuters reports. Adults whose diets were closest to the Mediterranean ideal were 21% less likely to die over a 5-year period than those whose diets were least Mediterranean-like, according... More »

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