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Fleischer Presents How Is The Opera Like The Soup Kitchen? Today At Melbourne

Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) presents How is the Opera Like the Soup Kitchen? in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) today at the Australian Society Of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference at Melbourne Law School: The charitable tax subsidies are, at heart, redistributive. Some individuals...

When I Travel, Please Stop Treating Me Like a Spokesperson for Black Americans

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

A few weeks ago, I boarded a flight to London from Boston. At the end of April, I'd been accepted into a weeklong creative writing workshop for Black writers at the University of Oxford. For months I've struggled with not feeling like my fullest creative self, and I looked forward to this writing... Continue reading

Britain's 13 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites

The U.K (and especially London) is full of magical spots that featured heavily in the Harry Potter books and films. From the rocky shores of Scotland to Oxford University, here are 13 places in Britain where Harry Potter comes to life.—Ellin Stein

Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

An international collaboration between the University of Oxford and other European institutions has uncovered a correlation between a rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis, raising the possibility that patients with such tumours may not require chemotherapy after surgery. read more

Mysteries Of Ancient Human Languages Solved

Historians and linguists have long wondered how ancient human languages might have sounded, but have had no conclusive data on which to base estimates. Now, linguistics researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford have developed a method to recreate through statistical analysis the sounds of languages...

Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression

The same genes that make us prone to depression could also make us prone to positivity, two psychology researchers have suggested. Professors Elaine Fox, from Oxford University, and Chris Beevers from the University of Texas at Austin reviewed a number of studies for their paper in Molecular Psychiatry. Show More Summary

New Study Reveals Shocking Truths about Obesity; Being Overweight and Obese Can Cost Three Years of Your Life

According to a study by Oxford University, obesity and being overweight can drastically reduce mortality by up to three years. The study also revealed that men are at greater risk than women.

Britain's best buildings vie for UK architecture's top spot

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six finalists taking part in this year's annual Stirling Prize competition. Outstanding projects include a luxury concrete house, an Oxford University building with a...Show More Summary

Oxford Hosts Workshop Today On U.S. And U.K. Trends In Tax Exceptionalism And Tax Litigation

The Journal of Tax Administration and University of Cambridge Centre of Tax Law are hosting a workshop today on Trends in Tax Exceptionalism and Tax Litigation (program): In the United States, the Supreme Court's 2011 decision in the Mayo Foundation case has fundamentally changed tax litigation and tax administration. Previously,...

Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

Primate archaeology is a new and unusual-sounding field, but it has revealed ancient evidence of some clever and dextrous monkey culture. Researchers from Oxford University, working in Brazil, found ancient "nut-cracking tools" - 700-year-old stone hammers that capuchin monkeys used to open cashew nuts. Show More Summary

It's official: the Olympics result in the worst budget overruns of any megaproject

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In "The Oxford Olympics Study 2016: Cost and Cost Overrun at the Games," three researchers from the University of Oxford's Said Business School examine the cost estimates and actual costs of every Olympic games since 1960, and findsShow More Summary

UC-Berkeley, Oxford & Tax Policy Center Host Program Today On Corporate Tax For The 21st Century:

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at UC-Berkeley and Tax Policy Center are hosting a program today on Corporate Tax for the 21st Century: Welcome and Introduction: Michael Devereux (Oxford) Panel: The Need for Reform and Current Policy Proposals...

Tiny bacteria 'wind farms' could power your smartphone

Bacteria are often associated with disease - but in the future they could serve as a potent power source. University of Oxford researchers recently used bacteria to spin rotors in tiny 'wind farms' - and they think these microscopicShow More Summary

Gene sequencing offers way to beat global spread of gonorrhea

With drug-resistant strains of sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoeae increasing, scientists from Brighton, Oxford University and Public Health England have found that genetic sequencing can track the spread of infection. They show coordinated national and international strategies are required to stop drug-resistance spreading further. read more

Bacteria could build and power microscopic "wind farms"

Wind farms are well-established alternative power sources, but they do have their detractors who say they are an eyesore. But a new type of wind farm proposed by researchers at Oxford University is unlikely to attract such criticism....Show More Summary

Clinton And Trump, Least Trusted Candidates In Modern History, Compete to See Who’s Less Terrible

WASHINGTON ? As an expert on American politics, 63-year-old Larry J. Sabato is as credentialed as they come: The University of Virginia, Princeton, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford doctorate, professor at UVA, author of 20 books and astute prognosticator. A...Show More Summary

LEGAL EXPERTS: There should be a second Brexit referendum — but there probably won't be

Legal and constitutional experts from Oxford University and the University of Westminster say the government must hold a second referendum before the UK can officially leave the European Union. However, constitutional expert Dr. Peter...Show More Summary

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered 'windfarm'

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered 'windfarm' A team of scientists from Oxford University has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms' - or other man-made micromachines...Show More Summary

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