The Oxford Scientist

The Oxford Scientist is the University of Oxford’s independent, student-produced science magazine.

Roman Concrete: To go forward is to look back

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but their concrete can withstand the ages: around 2 millennia to be precise. There are many intriguing stories of ancient materials with fascinating properties but long-forgotten methods of production, like Damascus steel, the supposed chromium plated blades of the terracotta army, and Roman concrete. However, more light has been shed…

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Is your coffee habit lengthening your lifespan?

Latte art-Instagrammars and stressed-out students alike will no doubt be delighted to hear that two recent studies, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, reveal a link between coffee consumption and reduced mortality from diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In the largest study to date to assess the link between coffee consumption and mortality,…

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