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Britain a 'deeply elitist' society, report says

Britain is still a "deeply elitist" society where top jobs are dominated by people educated at fee-paying schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities, a report found Thursday. Many politicians, military chiefs, judges and journalists...Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Oxford University You May Not Have Known

Oxford. That other university. Right in the middle between London and Gloucester, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world as well as the second-oldest continually running university, right after the University of Bologna. Show More Summary

Gaza: A History

That is the new book by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Oxford University Press.  It would not have come right now unless I were supposed to read it on the plane, so I will.

Paper justifying AR4’s use of a uniform prior for estimating climate sensitivity shown to be faulty

This is a guest post by Nic Lewis.   In July 2004 the IPCC held a Working Group 1 (WG1) Workshop on climate sensitivity, as part of the work plan leading up to AR4. In one session, Myles Allen of Oxford university and a researcher in his group, David Frame, jointly gave a presentation entitled […]

Why radiation is safe and why all nations should embrace nuclear energy

Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently...Show More Summary

Future Mind-Altering Drugs Could Make Prisoners Think They're In Jail For 1,000 Years

As science and medicine advance, here's a thought experiment about how we could treat our criminals differently from Oxford University's Rebecca Roache. Roache envisions a future where we can use chemicals to manipulate an inmates sense of time. Show More Summary

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

Oxford, August 17, 2014 - A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. Show More Summary

Review of Law, When God Spoke Greek

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary

‘Data mining’ with more variables than observations

A typical Oxford University econometrics exam question might take the form: “Data mining is bad, so mining with more candidate variables than observations must be pernicious. Discuss.” Similar questions may well be asked at other academic...Show More Summary

Even Mississippi Has Sold Out to the Liberal Conspiracy That the Civil War Was About Slavery

And they say the South won’t rise again. Pshaw: About 35 demonstrators carried Confederate battle flags Saturday morning through parts of Oxford, where university officials have decided to rename some campus streets and cut back on using the “Ole Miss” nickname. Some say the nickname originated as a term used by slaves to refer to […]

'Vape' Is Added to Oxford Dictionaries…Finally

Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries to include very important words that we use basically every day, like "vape" and "binge-watch." Read more...

Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The scientific findings of...Show More Summary

History Video: Oxford – The University City – A Fascinating Look at the Facilities and Character of Oxford University in the 1940?s

The University City – For more than seven hundred years Oxford has existed as a centre of learning and culture. But it is not only a city of the past, loving and caring for its great traditions; it is also a city of the present and the future. Show More Summary

Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016

by Darren Allan In June of this year, Oxford University unvelied the invention. The specs have won $750,000 of funding through the Google Impact Challenge, which could speed up delivery of the devices to stores. Read more about Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness”

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness” Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans  (Media, Coventry University, UK) and  Sarah Riley (Psychology, University...Show More Summary

Book Review: Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America

Samira K. Mehta Leslie Dorrough Smith. Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) Leslie Dorrough Smith’s Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics...Show More Summary

Study Says It’s Good for Kids to Play Video Games

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If your kid is playing video games, don’t stop him. A recent study conducted by Oxford University suggests that young …

Study: Playing video games a little bit each day can actually be good for kids

Don't tell your kids, but playing video games might actually be good for them. The University of Oxford published a new study Monday that revealed that in children 10 to 15 years old, playing video games daily — albeit for less thanShow More Summary

Joosten becomes Regius Professor of Hebrew

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAN JOOSTEN: Press releaseRegius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University: Jan Joosten From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing StreetHistory: Published 24 July 2014 Part of: Higher education The Queen has approved that Professor Jan Joosten be appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford. Show More Summary

Key adjustment enables parasite shape-shifting

When researchers from the University of Oxford reduced the expression of a protein called ClpGM6 in T. brucei trypomastigotes, the cells switched to an epimastigote-like morphology. The kinetoplast was close to the nucleus or anterior to it, and a long section of the flagellum extended beyond the cell. Show More Summary

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