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Idealism Without God: a must-read paper!

... by the brilliant Helen Yetter-Chappell [forthcoming in T. Goldschmidt & K. Pearce (eds.) Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics, Oxford University Press].PDF pre-print available here.I may be a tad biased, but I can't think of a more...Show More Summary

Young Goths Depression And Self Harming Risks Are Higher, Study Suggests

Young goths are at a higher risk to develop depression and to self harm themselves, a new study suggests. A group from Oxford University originally surveyed nearly 3,700 teenagers, age 15, 154 of whom “very strongly” identified as goths. Show More Summary

After Much Deliberation, Scholars Add ‘Butthurt’ to Dictionary

On Thursday, OxfordDictionaries.com sent out a press release that successfully tricked many news outlets into writing a headline with the word awesomesauce in it.  Oxford University Press was announcing the new spate of words that can now be looked up on its website after a quarterly update — the list includes manspreading, butthurt, microaggression,... More »

Tolkien's First Fantasy Story Published

The Story of Kullervo was written in 1915 while the author was attending Oxford University.

You Can Now Fat-Shame A Redditor And Not Feel Butt Hurt About It

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

via GIPHY Oh, the joys of living language.  Oxford Dictionaries Online, the branch of Oxford University Press that focuses on contemporary language and practical word usage, added a slew of new words and phrases in its 2015 update. Some...Show More Summary

Your smartphone can be a 3D scanner, say boffins

Oxford U and Microsoft researchers cram 25 fps scanner on a smartphone Video  Microsoft Research and Oxford University are showing off a chunk of software that turns smartphones into 3D scanners – running fast enough that if it's released, it'll be handy for 3D printing enthusiasts.…

Mindfulness Isn’t a Depression Cure-All

A new study from the University of Oxford finds that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as effective as antidepressants for preventing a relapse of depression. In MBCT, a person learns to pay closer attention to the present moment and to let go of the […]

Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. Show More Summary

The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Charles McCraryReview: Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2015) Some of the most interesting and vibrant work in American religious history/studies has analyzed the constructions and intersections of religion, politics, sectarianism, nationalism, and secularism in the early national period. Show More Summary

Microsoft Research and Oxford University demonstrate detailed 3D scanning using only a mobile phone

Both Google with Project Tango and Intel with their Realsense camera use complex and specialist hardware to create 3D models of spaces and objects. In the above video we see Microsoft Research and Oxford University Researchers collaborate on a system which can do the same job using any standard smartphone, in real time. Using only […]

Taliban Fears Thwart Yeti Expedition

An planned expedition to the remote mountains of northern Pakistan has been cancelled in fear of attacks by local Taliban fighters. The trip was an attempt to prove the Yeti's DNA theory put forth by Oxford University genetics scientist...Show More Summary

Good News For Recappers, Test-Takers And Pill-Popping List-Makers

“Modafinil is the world’s first safe ‘smart drug’, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of the drug. They concluded that the drug, which is prescribed for narcolepsy but is...Show More Summary

Oxford University Press Plagiarized Wikipedia, Now Who the Hell Should I Believe? 

It’s not only lazy students and Buzzfeed editors who steal from Wikipedia. Read more...

Words ‘Pig’ and ‘Pork’ Banned By Oxford University Press In Children’s Books Because It Offends Muslims

It seems clear that in our quest to not offend anyone, society is becoming more and more absurd. Now, according to a major book publisher, we cannot reference pork or

Instaboy of the Week: Krit McClean

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Most models don't care about the clothes that stylists put on their backs, but Krit McClean isn't most male models. The handsome Brit, who's half Thai and boasts an Oxford University education, documents his outfits and travels on his eponymous men's lifestyle blog. Show More Summary

Unfinished Story by J.R.R. Tolkien to Be Published

In 1914, as an undergraduate at Oxford University, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his first known work of serious prose fiction: a short story called “The Story of Kullervo,” based on a tragic hero from Finnish mythology.

Rhode: The Trouble With Lawyers

Deborah L. Rhode (Stanford), The Trouble with Lawyers (Oxford University Press, June 1, 2015): By any measure, the law as a profession is in serious trouble. Americans' trust in lawyers is at a low, and many members of the profession wish they had chosen a different path. Law schools, with...

Oxford Research Study Of Cecil The Lion Was Paid For By Pro-Hunting Group

Oxford University researchers, who were studying Cecil the Lion, are outraged that he was illegally killed.  Here’s the rub though, those researchers? They are funded by trophy hunters… Oxford University researchers

Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app --?created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford --?opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.

University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum acquires archive of the last Pre-Raphaelite

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Ashmolean has acquired an important record of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, the illustrated letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833?98) to Helen Mary (May) Gaskell (1853?1940). The archive, which has remained with May Gaskell?s descendants,...Show More Summary

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