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The Father and Son Who Ate Every Animal Possible

The year is 1813. You’re an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, enrolled in a course on the science of geology. The teacher, a man clad in long black robes and grasping a large hyena skull, rushes toward you and bellows, “What rules the world?” You have no clue what this man wants you to say. Show More Summary

Making Lemonade Out of a College Rejection

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Made an artwork out of my Oxford rejection letter #oxford #Art A photo posted by Claudia Vulliamy (@flamboyant_aesthete) on Jan 12, 2017 at 4:25pm PST Eighteen-year-old Claudia Vulliamy applied to Oxford University and was rejected, which puts her into a group comprising the majority of those who apply to Oxford. Show More Summary

Student Transforms College Rejection Letter Into Viral Work Of Art

She transformed a negative into a positive. When Claudia Vulliamy found out that England’s prestigious Oxford University had turned her down for a place on its classics course on Wednesday, she was understandably disappointed. But she didn’t get downhearted. Show More Summary

Maternal blood pressure before pregnancy may be related to babies' sex

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that a woman's blood pressure before pregnancy is related to her likelihood of giving birth to a boy or girl.

New study in Neurosurgery finds overlapping surgery is safe and efficient

(Oxford University Press USA) Overlapping surgery occurs when a surgeon oversees two operations at the same time. Overlapping surgery is thought to improve efficiency as the primary surgeon performs the critical parts of the procedure while co-surgeons perform the non-critical portions of the procedure. Show More Summary

More older americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research

(Oxford University Press USA) Cannabis use among older adults in the US is on the rise, yet there is currently a lack of biomedical, clinical, and public health research to inform policy related to this trend, according to a new article published in The Gerontologist.

A research framework for tracing human migration events after 'out of Africa' origins

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) The new study, performed by geneticists at Harvard Medical School, provides an expanded framework for researchers to study human origins, drawing upon extensive DNA sampling -- 10 representative modern human populations and all archaic hominid DNA sequenced. Show More Summary

Saint John Tavener has been admitted to the pantheon

The new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, out today, contains an extensive entry on the mystic composer, Sir John Tavener, written by Dr Edward Venn of the University of Leeds. Tavener died in 2013 and the DNB, the ultimate celebrity portal, likes to let the dust settle before composing the last obit. When I asked […]

Retroviruses 'almost half a billion years old'

Retroviruses - the family of viruses that includes HIV - are almost half a billion years old, according to new research by scientists at Oxford University. That's several hundred million years older than previously thought and suggests retroviruses have ancient marine origins, having been with their animal hosts through the evolutionary transition from sea to land.

Wanting to stay in education is 'NOT main reason why women delay having children'

(University of Oxford) Researchers calculate that for every extra year of educational enrollment after the age of 12, a woman delayed motherhood by an average of six months. However, strikingly, they also find that the main influence on whether a woman postpones having children is largely associated with her family background. Education alone contributes to only 1.5 months.

Consumption of grilled meat linked to higher mortality risk among breast cancer survivors

(Oxford University Press USA) Findings published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicate that higher consumption of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors...

Oxford University Press to launch new journal, Innovation in Aging

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press is pleased to announce its partnership with the Gerontological Society of America to publish Innovation in Aging, a new peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary journal, beginning in January 2017.

Alarming levels of hypertension found in the general public

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study finds that 50 percent of the Canadian public is unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure, with most of them unaware of their condition or unwilling to address and manage their high blood pressure.

A measure of the anti-elite backlash will be when when a non-dark blue educated leader becomes a GE winner

It is not hard to spot the trend here General Election Winning party leader Alma mater 1945 Clement Attlee University of Oxford 1950 Clement Attlee University of Oxford 1951 Winston Churchill Non graduate 1955 Anthony Eden University of Oxford 1959 Harold Macmillan University of Oxford 1964 Harold Wilson University of Oxford 1966 Harold Wilson University […]

Shell game: Understanding gene patterns behind mollusk diversity

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Bernard Degnan et al. have begun to peel back the complex gene networks that control the secretions from the outer layer of cells on the mantle. In the largest study ever performed,...Show More Summary

Scientists Build Three Dimensional Future Human

Researchers Create “Trillennium Man” Interactive three-dimensional models of human joints, showing how common medical complaints have arisen and how we are likely to evolve in the future, have been created at Oxford University.  The research was led by Dr Paul Monk (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences) and it has led to the […]

Today's "Galaxy" Stream --Climate Change & Chaos (VIEW)

How well can we predict climate change? The forecast for our future may lie at the intersection of chaos theory and a new breed of supercomputing, Tim Palmer, a physicist with the University of Oxford, explains in his public lecture...        

Holiday "Galaxy" Stream --Climate Change & Chaos (VIEW)

How well can we predict climate change? The forecast for our future may lie at the intersection of chaos theory and a new breed of supercomputing, Tim Palmer, a physicist with the University of Oxford, explains in his public lecture...        

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