Goffin's cockatoos can learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other, a new study has found. The discovery, made by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, is thought to be the first controlled experimental evidence for the social transmission of tool use in any bird species. read more
Life at opposite ends of primate social hierarchies is linked to specific brain networks, a new Oxford University study has shown. read more
I recently picked up David C. Engerman’s Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (Oxford University Press, 2009) hoping that it would have some coverage of scholarship at Indiana University, Bloomington in the second half of the 20th century. Show More Summary
Ever since I wrote the biography of Clifford Brown (Oxford University Press, 2000) I've been hoping that someone would come forth with some newly discovered recording, some new photos of Brownie, or some new piece of information about his life that wasn't available at the time the book was published...
Britain is still a "deeply elitist" society where top jobs are dominated by people educated at fee-paying schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities, a report found Thursday. Many politicians, military chiefs, judges and journalists...Show More Summary
Oxford. That other university. Right in the middle between London and Gloucester, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world as well as the second-oldest continually running university, right after the University of Bologna. Show More Summary
That is the new book by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Oxford University Press. It would not have come right now unless I were supposed to read it on the plane, so I will.
This is a guest post by Nic Lewis. In July 2004 the IPCC held a Working Group 1 (WG1) Workshop on climate sensitivity, as part of the work plan leading up to AR4. In one session, Myles Allen of Oxford university and a researcher in his group, David Frame, jointly gave a presentation entitled […]
Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently...Show More Summary
As science and medicine advance, here's a thought experiment about how we could treat our criminals differently from Oxford University's Rebecca Roache. Roache envisions a future where we can use chemicals to manipulate an inmates sense of time. Show More Summary
Oxford, August 17, 2014 - A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. Show More Summary
BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary
A typical Oxford University econometrics exam question might take the form: “Data mining is bad, so mining with more candidate variables than observations must be pernicious. Discuss.” Similar questions may well be asked at other academic...Show More Summary
And they say the South won’t rise again. Pshaw: About 35 demonstrators carried Confederate battle flags Saturday morning through parts of Oxford, where university officials have decided to rename some campus streets and cut back on using the “Ole Miss” nickname. Some say the nickname originated as a term used by slaves to refer to […]
Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries to include very important words that we use basically every day, like "vape" and "binge-watch." Read more...
Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The scientific findings of...Show More Summary
The University City – For more than seven hundred years Oxford has existed as a centre of learning and culture. But it is not only a city of the past, loving and caring for its great traditions; it is also a city of the present and the future. Show More Summary
by Darren Allan In June of this year, Oxford University unvelied the invention. The specs have won $750,000 of funding through the Google Impact Challenge, which could speed up delivery of the devices to stores. Read more about Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016
New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness” Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans (Media, Coventry University, UK) and Sarah Riley (Psychology, University...Show More Summary
Samira K. Mehta Leslie Dorrough Smith. Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) Leslie Dorrough Smith’s Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics...Show More Summary