Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out entirely. Show More Summary
Photo: The Lyceum, oldest building on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Though the Mississippi house's Judiciary B Civil Subcommittee advanced their "religious freedom" bill yesterday, an exciting bit of news out of the Magnolia State this week indicates...
posted with permission: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Edited by Christina Riggs. Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xxi + 791. $150.00. ISBN 978-01995-714-51. Reviewed by John Bauschatz, University of Arizona Stretching to more than 800 pages in length, the Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt seeks to provide a one-stop […]
Image Courtesy: Flickr/ Hey Paul Studios Will deep learning take us where we want to go? It’s one of the questions that Oxford University professor of Computational Linguistics Stephen Pulman will be delving into at this week’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium. Show More Summary
People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists.The researchers found that levels of racial prejudice among white people drop significantly when they live in ethnically mixed communities, even when they do not have direct contact with minorities. Show More Summary
posted with permission: The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire. By Susan P. Mattern. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xx + 334. Hardcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-0-19-976767-0. Reviewed by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University It has been a while since I have read a scholarly book from cover to cover in almost one […]
One month after Microsoft announced Satya Nadella as its new CEO, predecessor Steve Ballmer made an appearance at the Saïd Business School, part of England’s Oxford University, where he discussed... Keep reading ?
Speaking to students at the University of Oxford, the former Microsoft chief executive tempered his usual theatrics with a discussion of what Microsoft did right and wrong during his tenure.
People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists. The researchers found that levels of racial prejudice among white people drop significantly when they live in ethnically mixed communities, even when they do not have direct contact with minorities. Show More Summary
Douglas Boin has penned a useful OpEd in the New York Times … some excerpts: Last year, Dirk Obbink, an Oxford University papyrologist, received a call from a private collector who possessed a piece of papyrus, extracted from an Egyptian mummy casing, which had writing on it. Examining the markings, Mr. Obbink determined they were […]
Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014) at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Seminar hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Part 1, consisting of chapters 2 and 3, first reviews the basic U.S. international tax rules, and then addresses in greater detail the...
Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have discovered the molecular switch in the brain that sends us to sleep. Although the researchers worked on fruit flies for their study, they believe a similar mechanism exists in human brains.The discovery took place in the laboratory of senior author Prof. Show More Summary
I got an e-mail from Christian Purdy, Director of Publicity at Oxford University Press USA, with an appeal for the public to help find cites for an iinteresting class of words: To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, the OED is revising a set of vocabulary related to, or coined […]
In this speech, Chris Hedges framed his team’s argument in a debate at Oxford University on how we should view the man who exposed the massive surveillance of Americans.
(OXFORD, Miss.) — A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college. Show More Summary
The switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep has been identified by researchers at Oxford University's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in a study in fruit flies. The switch works by regulating the activity of a handful of sleep-promoting nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Show More Summary
Heath CarterThe American Society of Church History will hold its spring meeting jointly this year with Britain's Ecclesiastical History Society. Oxford University will host the conference, which is set for April 3rd-5th. The Harcourt...Show More Summary
The following is a guest post by Ammon Shea, a consulting editor for American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Hendrik Hertzberg has made a series of claims recently on the New Yorker web site ("Nobody Said That Then!") about the ostensible inaccuracy of the language used in the television show Masters of Sex. His main […]
Electrical stimulation may help neurons, like these, fire faster. (Credit: neurollero, Flickr) In a room at Oxford University in England, children between the ages of 8 and 10 are working on math problems on computers while being administered electric shocks by senior research fellow Roi Cohen Kadosh. Show More Summary
The interactive map, produced by researchers from Oxford University and UCL (University College London), details the histories of genetic mixing between each of the 95 populations across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America spanning the last four millennia. read more