University of Oxford

Malaysian student awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian student at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue his master’s degree …

Education

Common shoulder surgery may not actually reduce shoulder pain for some patients

Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio<p>Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio<p>DECOMPRESSION SURGERY DIDN’T reduce shoulder pain any more than placebo surgery for …

Pain

Medieval graphic design celebrated in new Bodleian show

That the manuscripts and other objects created by Anglo-Saxon and medieval scribes, painters and engravers are some of the most beautiful examples of …

Graphic Design

4 Colleges Have First Rhodes Scholar Winners

Thirty-two Americans were named Saturday winners of Rhodes Scholarships, which cover all expenses for programs at the University of Oxford. As is …

Education

'Good' cholesterol not so good at preventing heart disease

It is a widely held belief that we should keep levels of the "bad" cholesterol in check, while "good" cholesterol should be high in order to protect …

Diabetes

Is This Creepy 19th-Century Guitar Cursed?

England's Bodleian Library—the main research library at the University of Oxford and one of the oldest libraries in Europe—is home to a rather unique …

Literature

We could power the world with volcanoes

William Hutchison, <i>University of St Andrews</i>; Juliet Biggs, <i>University of Bristol</i>, and Tamsin Mather, <i>University of Oxford</i><p>Ethiopia tends to conjure …

Addis Ababa

Mail carriers accuse USPS of faking Amazon delivery records so customers don't get free stuff

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Thursday, November 16 2017 10:27 AM EST2017-11-16 15:27:34 GMT<p>If you order a package through …

Charles Manson

Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory – Pavlo Shopin

To make sense of human voices, we rely on senses beyond hearing. The songs of Taylor Swift can be sweet and soft. Lady Gaga’s singing feels dark. …

Emotions

Weatherwatch: volcanoes and their effect on winds and global weather

Meteorologists are studying historical records to try to understand the behaviour of the equatorial jet<p>Our weather is strongly influenced by what’s happening in the upper atmosphere. For example, high-level equatorial winds, known as the “equatorial jet”, swing between easterlies and westerlies …

Climate Change

Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution

Chimpanzee brains may be more different from those of humans than was previously thought, according to new research that sheds light on our evolution.<p>…

Evolution

Opportunity for journalists – Fellowship Programme applications now open

Are you a mid-career journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience? Would you like to deepen your understanding of the global media industry at …

UK Universities

8 Ways Spiders Are Creepily Clever

There are so many different types of spiders in the world, it's no wonder that they evolved different ways to do their spider-things. Some of them …

Mental Floss

New Study Explores Public Reactions To AI

As with so many new technologies, AI has struggled to contain the hype surrounding it in recent years, with stories of the upcoming job apocalypse abound. Understanding the true state of affairs has been muddied by the fact that seemingly venerable institutions such as the University of Oxford have …

Intelligence

Cambridge University officials threatened to cancel BDS event on ‘health and safety’ grounds

University of Cambridge officials told students that a panel event on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign would be cancelled on …

Middle East

Graduates from Hong Kong university top Oxford and Singapore peers in employability rankings

Graduates from a Hong Kong university beat their peers from more established institutions like the University of Oxford and Peking University in …

Education

Lauren Schorr, Jeffrey Potter

Lauren Brooke Schorr and Jeffrey Scott Potter were married Nov. 11 at the William Vale, a hotel in Brooklyn. Rabbi Michael A. White officiated.<p>Mrs. Potter, 32, works in Manhattan as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York. She graduated summa cum laude from the …

Ernst & Young

Exhibition turns stories of women’s abortions into art

<b>Usually when we talk about abortions, it’s with an agenda. It’s either pro-choice, or pro-life.</b><p>The exhibition My Body My Life is different. It’s not …

What Drives Religious Belief? It's Not Intuition

Is religious belief driven by the heart or the head — that is, is it intuition or reason that explains why people believe in god or gods? The answer …

Science

Unique architecture of thermophilic archaeal virus APBV1 and its genome packaging

Article |<p>Open<p>Denis Ptchelkine,<br>• Ashley Gillum ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8132-2308,<br>• Tomohiro Mochizuki,<br>• Soizick Lucas-Staat,<br>• Ying Liu,<br>• Mart Krupovic ORCID: …

Biology

uOttawa prof appointed to federal court

A University of Ottawa law professor has been appointed to the Federal Court, the minister of justice announced Thursday.<p>Sébastien Grammond, a …

Canadian News

Breast cancer can lay dormant for 15 years, researchers find

Patients can appear cancer-free but the disease may return many years later with tumours spreading through the body, according to the analysis of …

Cancer

Coming soon: (with subtitles) The Critics Who Humbled Angry Disney

The corporation’s attempt to ban LA Times critics from its screenings after the paper looked into its tax affairs was unsettling. And it soon backfired<p>People not involved in the business we call show may be unaware of this – but it’s a victory for journalism and even for film criticism itself. …

Opinion

Artistic Licence: What's in a (Greek) name? | University of Oxford

<i>This is the latest in the</i> Artistic Licence <i>series.</i><p>Everyone knows a Dave. But how many of us know an Apollonios?<p>Apollonios, Ἀπολλώνιος in its original …

Ancient Greece

T levels could 'enshrine' low esteem for FE, warns Oxford academic

A lot of time in FE is spent “remediating” past failures in the schools sytem, a leading educational academic has said.<p>Professor Ewart Keep, chair in …

Education

WIRED Live 2017 Evernote Transcriptions

More than 800 people gathered this past week at WIRED Live, the annual two-day innovation festival held in London's Tobacco Dock. With more than 60 …

Evernote

Oh great, this four-legged robot can use an elevator

Welcome to the future. See a quadrapedal robot use its skills to call up an elevator and get on board.<p>You're being chased by a four-legged robot creature. You run into the lobby of a high-rise building, summon an elevator and leap in, confident the robot won't be able to follow you. You're wrong.<p>A …

Robotics

Oxford academic Tariq Ramadan takes leave over sex abuse probes

LONDON: Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct …

Islam

AI Trend: Companies investing in Artificial Intelligence to boost sales growth

Businesses that want to set themselves apart from the competition have been investing heavily in this technology. One area where it is exceedingly …

Boston Consulting Group

Top Islamic scholar takes leave from Oxford over sex abuse probes

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan took a leave of absence on Tuesday from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct …

Damian Green