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Vincent Carretta on John Peters

One of the many notable achievements of Vincent Carretta’s Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage is its picture of the man Wheatley married, John Peters. As Carretta writes in a recent blog post at the Oxford UniversityShow More Summary

Trump Favorite for EU Post Falsified His Credentials

Oxford University has distanced itself from Ted Malloch, “the political scientist who wants to be Donald Trump’s ambassador in Brussels, accusing him of falsely claiming to be a fellow at two of its colleges,” the Financial Times reports. “This week [...]

Computer bots are more like humans than you might think, having fights lasting years

(University of Oxford) Bots appear to behave differently in culturally distinct online environments. The paper says the findings are a warning to those using artificial intelligence for building autonomous vehicles, cyber security systems or for managing social media.

PPE: the Oxford degree with a lot to answer for | Letters

I began studying economics at night school in Leeds in the 1950s and continued, at various institutions, as an external student of London University. Our courses were broadly, but not uncritically, Keynesian. We abjured fancy equations...Show More Summary

AOSpine North America provides a glimpse into the future of spine care

(Oxford University Press USA) AOSpine North America has brought together experts to provide a glimpse into the next generation of spine care leading to a supplement in Neurosurgery on the 'Future Advances in Spine Surgery.'

Dating the undatables

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) New research recently published in the scientific journal, Molecular Biology and Evolution, by a team of scientists from Ireland and India resolved a 195-year old confusionShow More Summary

Blood ties fuel cooperation among species, not survival instinct

(University of Oxford) A new Oxford University study has found that survival instinct does not influence species cooperative breeding decisions. Instead, it has found communal living and helping behavior, to be a natural result of monogamous relationships reinforcing stronger genetic bonds in family groups. Show More Summary

Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment

(University of Manchester) The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London.

Successful insomnia treatment may require nothing more than a placebo

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who simply believe they're getting neurofeedback training appear to get the same benefits.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Partners with Oxford University Press to Publish the 4th Edition of Guidelines for Severe TB I in Neurosurgery Journal

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons announces the publication of the 4th Edition of the Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (Guidelines) in the January issue of Neurosurgery.

Book Review: Dystopia: a Natural History (Oxford, 2017)

A new book from Oxford University Press takes a lively and engaging look at that bleakest of topics.

Washington, D.C. March 2: Book forum on business and the Roberts Court

At 4 p.m. on March 2 — that’s Thursday of next week — I’m hosting a Cato book forum for Jonathan Adler to discuss his new book, Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University Press, 2016). Details and registration here: Is the Supreme Court “pro-business?” That’s a claim often heard from critics of the Roberts […] Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Oxford University is in talks to set up a Paris campus to keep EU links post-Brexit

Oxford University is in talks to open its first foreign campus to keep a foot in the European Union after Brexit. The Telegraph reported that the 700-year old university is considering opening a base in Paris to maintain EU funding links...Show More Summary

Ancient Eugenics: Much more than just selective infanticide

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Recently, I received a review copy of a new release from Oxford University Press entitled "A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome by J. Show More Summary

An Online Catalogue for All 25,000 of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs

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The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford launched the first complete, digital catalogue for 19th-century photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot. The post An Online Catalogue for All 25,000 of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought

Scientists from MIPT, the University of Oxford, and the Russian Academy of Sciences have estimated the number of stars disrupted by solitary supermassive black holes in galactic centers that formed via mergers of galaxies containing supermassive black holes. Show More Summary

Lone hacker Rasputin breaches 60 universities, federal agencies

Rasputin has danced around the defenses of organizations from NYU and Oxford to the Oklahoma state government.

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