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Paypal refuses to deliver online purchases to UK addresses containing "Isis"

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Isis River, which flows through the English university city of Oxford, has inspired many place names that include "Isis," including "Isis Close." (more…)

Forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy: Review of W. E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality

Review William F. Vallicella William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2015), ix + 369 pp. This is a book philosophers of religion will want on their shelves. It collects sixteen of William E. Mann's previously published...

Hormone may offer new approach to type 2 diabetes

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Oxford University have found a hormone that may offer an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, has skyrocketed over the last few decades, according to a report from the World Health Organization. Show More Summary

Twitter location data can reveal users' home, work addresses

Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts -- as few as eight over the course of a single day -- can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace...Show More Summary

Vintage Photos of Tree Worship at Western College for Women

The freshmen class gives a Pierrot and Pierrette dance in homemade costumes, 1915. (All Photos: Courtesy Miami University Libraries) On May 13, 1891 in Oxford, Ohio, a group of spade-wielding young women in long, black robes encircled a poplar sapling and sang to it in unison. They were not, as it may sound, engaged in some act of witchcraft. Show More Summary

The Defining Challenges and Opportunities of Our Generation

During my trip to the United Kingdom this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Oxford University and addressing members of the Oxford Union?—?one of the world’s most famous debating societies.

University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum opens new Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries

last weekArts : Artdaily

On 13 May the Ashmolean opens to the public its newly refurbished and redisplayed galleries of Nineteenth-Century Art in the Museum?s historic Cockerell Building. The project has been made possible by a major gift from US collectors Barrie and Deedee Wigmore. Show More Summary

Can You Guess What Prince George's Favourite Book Is?

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

On Wednesday, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visited Oxford, where he unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of Longwall Library at Oxford University’s Magdalen College. The Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VIII, first opened...Show More Summary

US Wants to Maintain Partnership With ‘Strong’ UK as Part of United Europe

The United States believes that a strong United Kingdom is important to the international community and that its position is enhanced by EU membership, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Oxford University students on Wednesday.

Mutuality, Redefined?

José Vázquez, a master's student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses mutuality in the context of Mars' new partnership with Oxford University's Saïd Business School.

Counting cheetahs: a new approach yields results in the Maasai Mara

Femke Broekhuis, University of Oxford Being a cheetah researcher in Kenya's Maasai Mara, I'm often asked how many cheetahs there are in the region. It's an important question, especially for conservation as it is crucial to accurately...Show More Summary

Photographer Creates Giant Images of Tiny Insects With Thousands of Photos Taken With a Microscope

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

British photographer Levon Bliss, who’s well known for his commercial and sports photography, has created “Microsculpture“, a unique project in which he shoots aesthetically interesting insects from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History archive with a modified microscope in order to capture every aspect of the insect’s body. This process results in thousands of […]

Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.

Watch: Virtual Reality Helps Cure Paranoia

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Virtual reality headsets could provide the setting for mental health clinics of the future, at least according to a new study coming out of Oxford University. For the first time, researchers have used VR to treat paranoia by allowing...Show More Summary

VR headsets can be used to help cure paranoia, study shows - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

We're just now learning about the wonders of virtual reality, and a new study from Oxford University is showing a medicinal side to the tech platform.

Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford acquires rare map of Middle-earth annotated by Tolkien

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Bodleian Libraries has acquired a recently-discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien, which reveals his remarkable vision of the creatures, topography and heraldry of his imagined world where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. Show More Summary

New Study Warns of Apocalypse Within Five Years

A team of researchers at Oxford University, the Global Challenges Foundation and the Global Priorities Project recently issued a report, “Global Catastrophic Risks.” In it, they discuss and issue rankings for events than can eliminate ten-percent or more of the human population within the next five years....

The ABS and the Art of History Writing

In April we began a series of reviews on John Fea's recent book, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). The series contained two reviews, one review by Elesha Coffman and the other by Candy Gunther Brown. Show More Summary

Large Friend Network Kills Pain Better Than Morphine, Oxford Study Suggests

A friend in need is a friend indeed and when you're in pain they're even better - and the more friends you have, the more physical pain you can tolerate, new research from the University of Oxford suggests.

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