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Computers may be given 'human' rights, says professor - CNET

Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings.

Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts in football

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations. The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in January. The NCAA’s long-running...Show More Summary

'Refugee' Among Most Used Word In British Children's Writing Contest

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Oxford University Press has named the word “refugee” its annual Children’s Word of the Year, after the term appeared in hundreds of short stories written by children in the U.K. Since 2011, kids ages 13 and under have entered anShow More Summary

Genes that increase children's risk of blood infection identified

A team led by Oxford University has identified genes that make certain children more susceptible to invasive bacterial infections by performing a large genome-wide association study in African children. read more

9 British universities that produce the most CEOs

It takes grit and determination to run a business, not a degree from Oxford University or the London School of Economics., the crowdsourced pay-data website, analysed data from 26,000 former students to find the universities...Show More Summary

Paypal refuses to deliver online purchases to UK addresses containing "Isis"

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Isis River, which flows through the English university city of Oxford, has inspired many place names that include "Isis," including "Isis Close." (more…)

Google's AI gurus ran tests to try and understand how the human brain works on a subway (GOOG)

Neuroscientists at DeepMind, a Google-owned AI lab in London, have teamed up with academics at Oxford University and UCL to try and determine how the human brain navigates an underground train network. The group — whose work was published in the journal Neuron this week — asked humans to plan a journey in a virtual subway network. Show More Summary

Forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy: Review of W. E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality

Review William F. Vallicella William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2015), ix + 369 pp. This is a book philosophers of religion will want on their shelves. It collects sixteen of William E. Mann's previously published...

Hormone may offer new approach to type 2 diabetes

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Oxford University have found a hormone that may offer an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, has skyrocketed over the last few decades, according to a report from the World Health Organization. Show More Summary

Combination Therapy Better Than Leading Drug for Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests

People with bipolar disorder are less likely to suffer a relapse if they are taking both lithium and sodium valproate rather than the drug valproate alone, an Oxford University study has shown.Sodium valproate (available as Depakote)...Show More Summary

Twitter location data can reveal users' home, work addresses

Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts -- as few as eight over the course of a single day -- can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace...Show More Summary

Vintage Photos of Tree Worship at Western College for Women

The freshmen class gives a Pierrot and Pierrette dance in homemade costumes, 1915. (All Photos: Courtesy Miami University Libraries) On May 13, 1891 in Oxford, Ohio, a group of spade-wielding young women in long, black robes encircled a poplar sapling and sang to it in unison. They were not, as it may sound, engaged in some act of witchcraft. Show More Summary

The Defining Challenges and Opportunities of Our Generation

During my trip to the United Kingdom this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Oxford University and addressing members of the Oxford Union?—?one of the world’s most famous debating societies.

University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum opens new Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On 13 May the Ashmolean opens to the public its newly refurbished and redisplayed galleries of Nineteenth-Century Art in the Museum?s historic Cockerell Building. The project has been made possible by a major gift from US collectors Barrie and Deedee Wigmore. Show More Summary

Can You Guess What Prince George's Favourite Book Is?

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Wednesday, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visited Oxford, where he unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of Longwall Library at Oxford University’s Magdalen College. The Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VIII, first opened...Show More Summary

US Wants to Maintain Partnership With ‘Strong’ UK as Part of United Europe

The United States believes that a strong United Kingdom is important to the international community and that its position is enhanced by EU membership, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Oxford University students on Wednesday.

Mutuality, Redefined?

José Vázquez, a master's student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses mutuality in the context of Mars' new partnership with Oxford University's Saïd Business School.

Counting cheetahs: a new approach yields results in the Maasai Mara

Femke Broekhuis, University of Oxford Being a cheetah researcher in Kenya's Maasai Mara, I'm often asked how many cheetahs there are in the region. It's an important question, especially for conservation as it is crucial to accurately...Show More Summary

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