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Six museums shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

21 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The six museums shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 were announced today. They are (in alphabetical order): Dunham Massey (National Trust), Altrincham ? IWM London ? The MAC, Belfast ? Oxford University Museum...Show More Summary

Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Many doctors believe babies' brains are not developed enough to feel pain, but a surprising new study suggests this may not be the case. According to provocative new Oxford University research, days-old infants experience pain like adults do. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Chronicle

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring a senior publicist, as well as a digital manager. Meanwhile, Chronicle Books is seeking a marketing manager of children’s publishing, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a senior designer. Show More Summary

Babies feel pain just like adults: study

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In a study whose highlights indicate a need to review pain relief procedures for babies, Oxford University researchers concluded that they are just as sensitive — possibly more so — than adults. Babies’ brains exhibit the same patterns as those of adults upon experiencing physical...

Inside the US government’s Mississippi marijuana farm

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

OXFORD, Mississippi — Spend enough time in or around this city and you’re sure to hear a story of a drunken friend of a friend who dared to scale the fence at the federal government’s marijuana farm at the University of Mississippi. Mahmoud ElSohly, a pharmacologist who has run...

New Research Confirms Babies Feel Pain Just Days After Birth, So What About Before?

A first-of-its-kind study at Oxford University demonstrates not only that babies in their first week can and do feel pain, they are also far more pain-sensitive than are adults. The findings were published in the journal eLife. As Science Codex described the findings, “The researchers say that it is now possible to see pain ‘happening’ […]


4 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

There is an "i" in the middle of the word "hurricane." At the Oxford University Press blog, Phil Mackowiak reviews the evidence for the cause of Beethoven's deafness (and for his multiple other medical problems). A man who loved hisShow More Summary

Babies feel pain 'like adults'

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study looked at 10 healthy infants aged between one and six days old and 10 healthy adults aged 23-36 years. Show More Summary

PaleoArchean Apex Microfossils are Hydrothermal Minerals, NOT Biogenic Fossils

New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resolve a long running evolutionary controversy.The...Show More Summary

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…

Ask an Expert: All About Therapy and Psychology

Say hello to Dr. Ken Carter, a professor of psychology at Oxford College, Emory University. He’s a clinical psychologist who knows all about what goes into therapy as well as the common, outdated misconceptions about psychology (where are all the fainting couches?). Read more...

English boating tradition modernized a bit by adding women

The annual showdown in rowing between Oxford and Cambridge universities had long relegated the women to the side, until now

Women rowers turn tide on long-time British tradition

The Thames River in London has been home to the historic race between men's rowing teams from Cambridge and Oxford Universities for decades. But the women's teams have been kept out of the famous waters, until a new sponsor -- and some ambitious rowers -- challenged the status quo. Charlie D'Agata reports.

a visit from a famous scientist

Image Credit: Department of Physics, University of Oxford This week, our department was honored to host a visit by Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Dr. Burnell is most famous as having discovered pulsars while a graduate student at Cambridge University. Show More Summary

This year's Thames Boat Race was a historic moment for women's sport

LONDON — It's one of the oldest sporting events in England, and Saturday's Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge universities was one of the most historic See also: Gender Avenger app lets you shame SXSW panels with no women For the...Show More Summary

guest blogger Caroline W. Lee returns to discuss DIY Democracy

Good news – emerita orgtheory guest blogger Caroline W. Lee is returning! She has a new book out on deliberative democracy: Do-it-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry (Oxford University Press, 2015). For those of you have participated in deliberative democracy, here’s your chance to analyze what’s behind the scenes. In the meantime, […]

Children's literature in translation

Daniel Hahn just published the second edition of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (see the Oxford University Press publicity page or get your copy at, or pre-order it at but now reports at PEN Atlas...Show More Summary

Ohio students charged with hateful graffiti targeting everyone but straight, white, Christian men

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Police charged two students in connection with offensive graffiti discovered over the weekend on a residence hall bulletin board at Miami University. A spokeswoman for the university in Oxford, Ohio, declined to describe what the defaced bulletin board said, but she said the content was...

‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics

In addition to bringing to light stories of harassment, Crosshairs also calls for reforms in the legal system, making it an absolute must-read for anyone in media and reproductive rights advocacy. Image: Oxford University Press The post ‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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