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Watch: IFC's Full Trailer for 'The Riot Club' Set at Oxford University

Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten. IFC Films has recently unveiled the official US trailer for Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club, which will be getting released in March after initially premiering at TIFF 2014 last year. This debaucherous drama...Show More Summary

Oxford Commentary on the DSS

ANNOUNCEMENT: Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The General Editor is Timothy H. Lim (University of Edinburgh).The series is intended for a broad readership of scholars and students who work in the fields of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament Studies, or in other areas of Early Judaism. Show More Summary

Nick Jonas Covers Kanye West's 'Only One' - Listen Now!

Nick Jonas poses for a photo outside Oxford University after talking with students on Monday evening (February 23) in Oxford, England. “I spoke at Oxford University tonight. For the Oxford Union. Wow. What an amazing experience.” the 22-year-old entertainer tweeted at his fans. The day before, Nick released a special cover of Kanye West‘s song [...]

DACe, Disintermediation and the Death of Wall Street

“47% of all jobs will be automated by 2034, and no government is prepared.” - Economist “In the next 10-20 years, 58% of financial advisors will be replaced by robots and AI.”-Frey and Osborne, Oxford University. This article's goal is to demonstrate how true those statements are. Show More Summary

Energy Quote of the Day: On 'No Regret' Negative Emissions Technologies

A new report from Oxford University says that the most promising “Negative Emissions Technologies” (NETs) for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the near term are also among the simplest: afforestation, soil carbon improvements and biochar. read more

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, BenBella

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior book jacket designer, while BenBella Books needs a publishing associate. Penguin Random House is seeking a marketing manager for Random House Children’s Books, and Cambridge University Press is on the hunt for an editorial assistant. Show More Summary

OH: Oxford Considers Federal Grant for Amtrak Stop

The proposed Amtrak stop in Oxford continues to gain momentum as city and Miami University leaders intend to pursue a federal grant to fund the operation. City Manager Douglas Elliott told city council this month that he met with university,...Show More Summary

New Alzheimer's Research in the UK

Oxford University's new Drug Discovery Institute is making a big push in dementia and Alzheimer's. One one level, that's good news, because this is a tough area that needs all the well-placed shots that can be aimed at it. The folksShow More Summary

Crossroads Project: Climate Science & Performance Art (VIDEOS)

Physicist Robert Davies started out his science career working on quantum optics at the University of Oxford in England. His interest in climate change began when he noticed the Environmental Change Institute, right down the road from his lab. Show More Summary

What Women Need

This book review is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.   What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement By Deborah L. Rhode 256 pp. Oxford University Press $29.95 I n 2012, the young singer Taylor Swift was asked if she was a feminist. Show More Summary

Light-based wireless network delivers speeds up to 224 Gbps, says Oxford researchers

Researchers at Oxford University are working on a system that uses light fidelity (LiFi) to transmit data to a device across a room at speeds up to 224 gigabits per second (Gbps). LiFi is an experimental and faster alternative to … Continue reading ?

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last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From British Airways: We teamed up with Out of the Blue, Oxford University's all male a capella group, for a very special version of Wham’s classic hit ‘Club Tropicana’ The 14-strong group flew to Malta with the airline to recreate the...Show More Summary

Flu on a CPU

By combining experimental data from X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryoelectron microscopy and lipidomics (the study of cellular lipid networks), researchers at the University of Oxford have built a complete model of the outer envelope of an influenza A virion for the first time. read more

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Assouline

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a publicity manager/senior publicity manager, while Assouline needs an associate editor. Oxford University Press is seeking an acquisitions editor, and Gallaudet University Press is on the hunt for a marketing and fulfillment coordinator. Show More Summary

Miami University student killed in apparent murder-suicide

A Miami University student was killed in a suspected murder-suicide at an apartment near the Oxford, Ohio, campus Sunday morning.

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Once again links are piling up faster than I can post ‘em, so here are several: 1) U-M helps open more than 25,000 early English books to public: The U-M Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473-1700 — the first 200 years […]

The Oxford Electric Bell, An Electric Bell That Has Been Running on the Same Battery for 175 Years

4 weeks agoHumor : Laughing Squid

The Oxford Electric Bell is an electric bell housed at the Oxford University Claredon Laboratory that has been quietly running on the same dry pile electric battery for 175 years, for a total of around 10 billion rings. Contrary to some reports, the long-running battery does not constitute perpetual motion. Some published reports of the […]

Swedish And US Universities Divest From Coal, Oxford ‘Meets To Discuss’

Several universities have almost simultaneously announced that they will be divesting their fossil fuel investments, in a trend that will hopefully spread across large and small tertiary institutions worldwide. I have come across a number...Show More Summary

This Battery Has Been Running for 175 Years

last monthHumor : Neatorama

(Image: Leo Panthera) This is the Clarendon Dry Pile, a device so old that documentation about its origins is a bit spotty. It was set up at the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University in 1840. It’s a dry pile, which means that it’s made of alternating layers of sulfur, silver, and zinc that generate electrical current. Show More Summary

Weird Battery Still Runs 175 Years Later

Like scientific mysteries? Then check out the Oxford Electric Bell, a battery-powered device that's still ringing 175 years after it was made, the Smithsonian reports. Sitting in the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, it makes a little metal ball move swiftly back and forth between two bells. How its early...

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