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An Oxford professor gives 3 reasons why eating alone at restaurants is becoming more acceptable

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about why it's becoming more acceptable to eat alone at restaurants. He...Show More Summary

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1. Eitan Hersch on political hobbyism and its dangers (pdf). 2. What customers steal from Toronto restaurants. 3. Oxford University sorry for eye contact racism claim. 4. Do Tinder users have a higher tolerance for disgust? 5. 12-year-old girl banned from chess tournament for provocative dress. Show More Summary

Why you shouldn't watch TV while you eat

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” who shared tips on what you can do to control your portion sizes...Show More Summary

Top restaurants use these simple techniques to leave you thinking about their food

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about what techniques restaurants use to make sure customersShow More Summary

Oxford reflects fondly on Cassini as the end draws near

A spacecraft that scientists from the University of Oxford played a key role in building, has come closer to the planet of Saturn than ever before.

Cleveland Clinic discovers opportunities to overcome cancer treatment resistance

(Cleveland Clinic) A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.

Student who sent ‘sorry for raping you’ text will likely walk free

5 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

An Oxford University PhD student accused of raping a woman is set to walk free after a second jury failed to reach a verdict. Statistician Sherman Ip, 25, allegedly forced the woman down onto his bed and pulled off her clothes before launching the attack on 14 May 2013. But Ip told jurors “she consented”...

Don’t Be a Racist Who Makes Me Crazy: Look Into My Eyes When I Speak!

[guest post by Dana] On the heels of President Trump sticking his finger in the eye of Big Media, let’s talk about eye contact: Oxford University has taken the position that students who don’t make eye contact might be racist. And you thought you had seen everything… The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised […]

An Oxford University professor explains why the colour of a plate can make you eat less food

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about how the colour of a plate can affect how much food we eat. He...Show More Summary

Oxford University Professor Commits Suicide By Cyanide After Coming Out As Trans

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Erin Shepherd had recently started teaching in the esteemed school's chemistry department.

MORE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM: Students who avoid making eye contact could be …

MORE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM: Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism, Oxford University says. “The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised students that “not speaking directly to people” could be deemed a ‘racial microaggression’ which can lead to ‘mental ill-health’.” Oh, there’s some “mental ill-health” there, all […]

OH, WELL DONE, LET’S MAKE INTROVERSION INTO A SIN: Students who avoid making eye contact could be gu…

OH, WELL DONE, LET’S MAKE INTROVERSION INTO A SIN: Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism, Oxford University says

Using Baby Talk With Seniors Is Insulting, Not Cute

When the nurse calls your elderly parent “sweetie,” she may be doing it to be kind, but using “elderspeak” like this actually can be quite harmful, according to research published in Oxford University’s The Gerontologist. ElderspeakShow More Summary

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years

(University of Oxford) After extensive research scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.

More Americans being hospitalized for a hypertensive emergency, but fewer are dying

(Oxford University Press USA) A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds a rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in hospital mortality during the last decade. The presence...Show More Summary

Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals

(University of Oxford) A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study minuscule materials, may have dramatic unintended consequences -- altering their structural identity, new Oxford University research reveals.

Widely used engineering technique has unintended consequences new research reveals

A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals.

Homing pigeons share our human ability to build knowledge across generations

(University of Oxford) Homing pigeons may share the human capacity to build on the knowledge of others, improving their navigational efficiency over time, a new Oxford University study has found.The ability to gather, pass on and improve on knowledge over generations is known as cumulative culture. Show More Summary

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