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Smoking Will Kill 1 in 3 Chinese Men

Smoking will kill one in three young men in China unless rates of tobacco use drop dramatically, according to a new study in the medical journal The Lancet. The study, led by Oxford University epidemiologist Zhengming Chen, is full of eye-opening stats: In 2010 alone, smoking accounted for 1 million Chinese deaths, primarily of men. Show More Summary

Study at Oxford for a week

Unleash your inner geek next summer during the Oxford University Experience, a weeklong program of study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The one-week Christ Church residential program, which has no requirements, exams or papers,  offers the choice of more than 60 courses,...

Dean Presents Social Enterprise And The Law Today at McGill

Steven Dean (Brooklyn) presents Social Enterprise and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Dana Brakman Reiser (Brooklyn)) at McGill today as part of its Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium Series: Social Enterprise and the Law explores how public and private law could be deployed to allow double bottom line...

Oxford U. Press, U. of Utah Library Collaborate on Study of Suicide Ethics

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library have joined forces on The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources, a hybrid print book and interactive digital archive. Compiled over nearly four decades...Show More Summary

Here are 6 easy ways to debunk the next ‘Kim Davis Peru prayer rally’ hoax

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Pete Brown, University of Oxford “And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked picture, everything seems confirmed”. The image in question purported to show a group of Syrian refugees holding ISIS...

Charles Fountain’s colorful new take on the 1919 Black Sox

By Bill Kirtz Print the legend? Charles Fountain doesn’t. Meticulously researched and colorfully written, his new book, “The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball” (Oxford University Press, 290 pages, $27.95), offers a host of new information about the often-told 1919 Chicago Black Sox saga. He’s unearthed a ton of fresh material, […]

All-optical permanent on-chip memory paves the way for faster, more efficient computers

A new non-volatile optical memory has been created by researchers working at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the universities of Münster, Oxford, and Exeter. Utilizing innovative phase-change materials to store information,...Show More Summary

A Rationalist’s Irrationality

Richard Dawkins is not your garden-variety Internet troll. He’s a retired professor at Oxford University and the author of a number of well-received, best-selling books on science and atheism. His book The Selfish Gene is one of theShow More Summary

Professor of philosophy addresses complex emotion in new book

On Romantic Love Photo: Oxford University Press Love is an emotion and as such may be rational or irrational. It may be experienced in degrees; it may be conscious and unconscious; and it may be controlled so that we may fall in and out of love. Show More Summary

Study: Average Photojournalist Male, Self-Employed, Earning Less Than $30K

2 weeks agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

A new study released by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in association with World Press Photo offers a conflicting view of the lives of today’s photojournalists. On the one hand, the majority of theShow More Summary

The Horrible Things Oxford Men Do

David Cameron’s office has declined to comment on the allegation, from a new biography, that the British prime minister once inserted his member into the mouth of a dead pig at an initiation ceremony for Oxford University’s secretive Piers Gaveston Society. Show More Summary

These playlists will help you make sweet music in the kitchen

If you like to crank up the radio while you cook, you're not alone. But are you listening to music that will really enhance your meal? A University of Oxford study not only found associations between taste and pitch (high notes are sweet...Show More Summary

New Biography Claims British Prime Minister David Cameron Performed A Sexual Act With A Pig!

Hashtag WHAT?! Twitter — and really, all of Britain — exploded late Sunday night amid allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron had engaged in some type of sexual act with a pig when he was a student at Oxford University. Related: Worse Than Alleged Pig Sex, Cameron Claims He's Distantly Related To Kim Kardashian West! The allegations, which [...]

Forget #Emmys. #PigGate is on. The UK Prime Minister put his genitals in a dead pig. Yep.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, apparently once placed his "private part" in a the mouth of a dead pig while a student at Oxford university, according to a new biography. What...Show More Summary

Education, Not Wealth or Class, Matters Most When It Comes to Making Art

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

According to findings at the University of Oxford, wealth has absolutely nothing to do with whether people pick up a paintbrush or attend a dance class.

Simple Tech Has Stopped 660m Cases of Malaria in Africa Since 2000

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new report from Oxford University describes that the overall rate of malaria infections in Africa has fallen by 50 percent since 2000. The researchers claim that’s largely the result of a very simple technology indeed: bed nets. Read more...

Study: Participation In The Arts Driven By Education, Not Class

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Sociologist Aaron Reeves of the University of Oxford reports most forms of arts participation are strongly correlated not with class, but rather with education. To his surprise, he found that in a large sample of the English population, those with higher incomes were actually less likely to be active participants in the arts.”

Will A Robot Take Your Job?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Lots of current jobs are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte. Type your job title into the search box to find out the likelihood that it could...Show More Summary

What History Can Teach Us About The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Alexander Betts, Director of the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. The thousands of men, women and...Show More Summary

Think A Robot Can’t Replace Your Job? Here Are The Odds

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte.”

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