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British student dies at French ski resort after 'drunken night out'

A British man, believed to be a 22-year-old student from Oxford University, was found dead at a French Alps ski resort on Sunday after a drunken night out, according to reports.

British man dies in French ski resort while on holiday

The 22-year-old was found by friends after first night of the Oxford and Cambridge universities’ skiing trip to Val Thorens A British man has been found dead in the French Alps following the first night of the Oxford and Cambridge universities’ ski trip. Show More Summary

Experts argue it's time to stop using bite marks in forensics

(Oxford University Press USA) Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper in Journal of Law and the Biosciences describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark...Show More Summary

Prohibiting sperm donor anonymity could reduce the number of donors

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences suggests that prohibiting anonymous sperm donation would result in a decline in the number of donors, and that those willing to donate would likely demand compensation for donation.

Miami (OH) To Host 23rd Annual Miami Invitational

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University’ swimming and diving program is back in the pool Thursday through Saturday as it hosts... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Miami (OH) To Host 23rd Annual Miami Invitational

A Clever Cockatoo Shows How to Repeatedly Solve the Same Problem Using Different Materials

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Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna along with their counterparts at the University of Oxford have found that the Goffin’s cockatoo, a non-nesting bird, is able to repeatedly solve the same problem using different materials to each time to do so. The experiment involved three captive birds, Figaro, Dolittle and Kiwi, who all […]

Google’s AI watched thousands of hours of TV to learn how to read lips better than you

Researchers from Google’s UK-based artificial intelligence division DeepMind have collaborated with scientists from the University of Oxford to develop the world’s most advanced lip-reading software – and it probably reads lips better than you. Show More Summary

Reading Now: Philippa Foot, Natural Goodness

The book arrived yesterday via Amazon and I began reading it this morning. Looks good! Oxford University Press, 2001. Foot essays "a naturalistic theory of ethics: to break really radically both with G. E. Moore's anti-naturalism and with the subjectivist...

Our Ubiquitous Surveillance Society Is Getting Closer and Closer

The MIT Technology Review updates us on the progress in computer lip reading: In one project, a team from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science has developed a new artificial-intelligence system called LipNet. AsShow More Summary

Diversity without limits

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Now, researchers at Temple and Oakland universities have completed a new tree of prokaryotic life calibrated to time, assembled from 11,784 species of bacteria. The new tree...Show More Summary

Oxford University Press Partners with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Beginning in January 2017, OUP will publish Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery (ONS).

Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off

Google DeepMind and Oxford University researchers have developed an automated lip-reader that far outperforms a human expert.

Google’s DeepMind AI can lip-read TV shows better than a pro

An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at DeepMind and the University of Oxford got so good by watching 5000 hours of BBC programmes

Shaviro Presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation Today At San Francisco

Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014) at the University of San Francisco Graduate Tax Program as part of its Tax Lecture Series: International tax rules, which determine how countries tax cross-border investment, are increasingly important with the rise of globalization, but the modern...

Stephen Hawking: Humanity Needs a New Place to Live

Humanity will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth, according to renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking told the Oxford University Union this week that climate change, artificial intelligence and other existential...Show More Summary

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

Although renowned for its prestigious university, it is almost impossible to visit Oxford without stumbling upon the city?s thriving art scene. Dubbed ?the city of dreaming spires? by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford?s art can be found on every cobbled corner ? from its breath-taking architecture to its collection of charming antiques shops. Show More Summary

Ducklings 'maintain two separate memory banks of visual information'

Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings that are shown a substitute mother object with only one eye do not recognise it when they have only the other eye available.

Out in the rural: A Mississippi health center and its war on poverty

(Oxford University Press USA) Historian and Author Thomas J. Ward Jr. will be joined by Dr. H. Jack Geiger, whose work at Mound Bayou launched the health center movement, at a book launch reading and discussion.

Stephen Hawking puts an expiry date on humanity

Stephen Hawking believes that humanity has less than thousand years on Earth before a mass extinction occurs, the leading theoretical physicist said during a speech Tuesday at Oxford University Union, U.K. According to Hawking, the only way humans can avoid the possibility of extinction was to find another planet to inhabit. At the talk, Hawking [...]

A Meat Tax Could Save Half a Million Lives

Researchers at Oxford University have suggested a 40 percent tax on beef, as well as a 20 percent levy on milk and other meat products.

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