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Ancient Eugenics: Much more than just selective infanticide

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Recently, I received a review copy of a new release from Oxford University Press entitled "A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome by J. Show More Summary

An Online Catalogue for All 25,000 of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford launched the first complete, digital catalogue for 19th-century photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot. The post An Online Catalogue for All 25,000 of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought

Scientists from MIPT, the University of Oxford, and the Russian Academy of Sciences have estimated the number of stars disrupted by solitary supermassive black holes in galactic centers that formed via mergers of galaxies containing supermassive black holes. Show More Summary

Lone hacker Rasputin breaches 60 universities, federal agencies

Rasputin has danced around the defenses of organizations from NYU and Oxford to the Oklahoma state government.

Deadly spider's unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

(University of Oxford) New research from an Oxford University, collaborative study suggests that the unique spinning technique used by the venomous American brown recluse spider, could inspire scientific developments and improve materials used in space travel.

Looking at Sardinian DNA for genetic clues to an island's -- and Europe's -- past

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) In a new study, an international team led by geneticist Anna Olivieri from the University of Pavia tackles a highly interesting question: what were the origins of the Sardinian...Show More Summary

Four Crises of American Democracy review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Alasdair Roberts' Four Crises of American Democracy: Representation, Mastery, Discipline, Anticipation, just out from Oxford University Press.

Study finds that people are attracted to outward signs of health, not actual health

(Oxford University Press USA) Findings published in the journal Behavioral Ecology reveal that skin with yellow and red pigments is perceived as more attractive in Caucasian males, but this skin coloring does not necessarily signal actual good health.

Virus Evolution awarded Best New Journal in Science category at the 2017 PROSE Awards

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that one of its journals, Virus Evolution, has won the 2017 PROSE Award for the Best New Journal in the Science, Technology, and Medicine category. The PROSE...Show More Summary

Some animals are more equal than others—new study shows some animal welfare issues get more media than others

Animal welfare issues receive varying levels of UK media attention, with some species being more widely reported than others, a new University of Oxford study has found.

New Oxford University study shows some animal welfare issues get more media

(University of Oxford) Researchers from Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection have published the first review of how wild animal welfare is reported in the UK media. The research suggestsShow More Summary

Oxford Seeks To Hire A Tax Prof

University of Oxford, Associate Professorship of Taxation Law: The University proposes to appoint an Associate Professor of Taxation Law. The MSc Taxation is a Law Faculty degree that is organised and taught jointly with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, based in the Saïd Business School (the Tax Centre)....

Did This University Campus Cheat Itself Out Of A Massive New Shakespeare Center?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The story of the New Oxford Shakespeare, the one that's shaking the Bard world with data-driven literary analysis and more, intertwines painfully (and in a way Shakespeare might have appreciated) with a tale of academic backstabbing, disappeared budgets and institutional support gone missing - if it was ever promised in the first place.

Weekend reading: Food Sociology

John Germov & Lauren Williams, eds. A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, 4th ed.  Oxford University Press, 2017. I know about this book mainly because my NYU colleague Marie Bragg and I have a chapter in it, “The politics of government dietary advice: the influence of Big Food.” The book is meant […]

Oxford University Press to publish Biology of Reproduction

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Society for the Study of Reproduction to publish Biology of Reproduction.

Scientists identify two brain networks influencing how we make decisions

(eLife ) Scientists at the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford have pinpointed two distinct mechanisms in the human brain that control the balance between speed and accuracy when making decisions.

Immigration raids are linked to low birth weights among Latina mothers

(Oxford University Press USA) Some types of Immigration policy and enforcement can negatively affect the well-being of Latino immigrants, but few studies have examined the repercussions to the health of Latino newborns. New findings,...Show More Summary

Biographical notes on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

NAME: Neil Gorsuch. BIRTHDATE: August 29, 1967. BIRTHPLACE: Denver, Colorado. EDUCATION: B.A., Columbia University, 1988; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991; D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2004. CURRENT JOB: 2006-present: Judge, United … Click to Continue »

Find elusive particles from your phone with Oxford's new neutrino viewer app

(University of Oxford) Not so long ago, observing fundamental particles was reserved for scientists with complex equipment. Now, technological progress mean anyone can explore the world of particles from their phone.VENu is a new, free...Show More Summary

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