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We looked upon evil and we blinked

<i>“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”</i><p><i>-Martin Luther King, Jr.</i><p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered the closure of the State …

News (U.S.)

Want to change the media? Don’t get mad — get even

A decade ago, Cass Sunstein, an American legal scholar, co-authored a book, <i>Nudge</i>, with the economist Richard Thaler. In it, they argued that subtle …

Journalism

How To Make A Supernova In The Palm Of Your Hands

Supernovae are one of the most violent and powerful events in the Universe. They are dying massive stars that go with a bang before they turn into a neutron star or black hole. Supernova explosions eject matter in all directions at speeds close to 10% the speed of light. They are extremely bright …

Universe

Data Feed for July 21, 2017

Millennial Habits: Research from Bankrate.com finds that millennials spend their money differently than older generations. For example, millennials …

Business

Facebook Explores a News Subscription Product

Facebook is in early talks with several news publishers to begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories in October.<p>Campbell Brown, …

Digital Media

The cub of Cecil the lion has been killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe

A trophy hunter has killed one of Cecil the lion's cubs, who was killed by a different hunter two years ago in Zimbabwe.<p>The 6-year-old cub Xanda was …

Wildlife

Where to See Some of the World's Oldest and Most Interesting Maps

Back when mapmaking was still a fledgling profession in the U.S., cartographers had a trick up their sleeves: they would insert fake towns into the …

Maps

12 Mindfulness Hacks That Will Kill Your Stress

Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from …

Mindfulness

Long After Humanity is Gone and the Sun Dies, the Water Bears Will be There

Like all living creatures, stars have a natural lifespan. After going through their main sequence phase, they eventually exhaust their nuclear fuel …

Universe

Government 'cyber troops' manipulate Facebook, Twitter, study says

Governments around the world are enlisting "cyber troops" who manipulate Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to steer public opinion, …

Propaganda

Bac-for good: Bacteria passed between generations benefits you more than others

Bacteria passed straight to children have more healthcare benefits than if they are transmitted via the surrounding environment, new Oxford …

Biology

Commentary: Europe’s Brexit envy

Britain’s intention to leave the European Union - Brexit - will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make.<p>There’s more than a little …

Brexit

Mass Extinction: What Does It Take To Wipe Out Life On A Planet?

The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around …

Planets

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. Water bears are hard to kill, we got a peek at Disney's <i>Star Wars</i> theme parks and it's time for EVO.<p>The closest you'll ever get to a '3DS XL Lite.'Nintendo New 2DS XL review<p>The latest addition to Nintendo's handheld gaming lineup hits …

Gaming

Why The Deadly Measles Outbreak In Europe Is Killing So Many People

Deaths from measles have risen to new heights in Europe in the past year. The rapid spread of the measles virus has led to more than 3,300 cases and …

Public Health

Modi's govt drop Indira Gandhi’s name from Oxford centre

A centre established by Somerville college in the University of Oxford in 2013 with a £3 million grant from India and named after Indira Gandhi has …

India

Water bears may be the last species alive when the sun dies

We often talk about whether human beings can survive a cataclysmic space event, such as a large asteroid hitting the Earth. But even if we're wiped out, other life will go on. Scientists have discovered that the tardigrade, also called the water bear, is the world's most indestructible living …

Biology

Game of Thrones Is Even Changing How Scholars Study the Real Middle Ages

When the next season of the hit HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> starts on Sunday, it will be a short one, with the last episode of this batch scheduled to …

Celebrity News

8-Legged Extremophile Freaks Will Outlive Humanity (& Maybe the Sun)

The eight-legged micro-animal called a tardigrade could survive nearly all the way until the death of the sun, a new study suggests — long after …

Physics

This is what it would take to kill all life on Earth

A giant asteroid crashing into our planet would instantly kill off millions of animals. But the aftermath of such an impact would be even more …

Universe

Forget cockroaches — these little guys will live until the sun begins to die

More<p>It's often believed that cockroaches — nature's ultimate survivalist — will live until the end of time. But new research suggests they've met …

Canadian News

What is the role of patients in healthcare? Live discussion

Join us on Thursday 20 July from 12.30pm to 2pm to talk about how patients can work with healthcare staff to improve care<p>The role of the patient is changing. Gone are the days when they were a passive recipient of care. Doctors are now expected to engage patients in their own health, care and …

Health Care

The last survivors on Earth

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the sun dies, …

Biology

Scan finds heart's ticking time bombs

<b>Scientists have developed a new way of scanning the heart that could predict who will have a heart attack.</b><p>It has the potential to revolutionise treatment for one of the biggest killers in the world, says the team at the University of Oxford.<p>It works by analysing the fat and inflammation around …

Medicine

Body size and prostate cancer risk | University of Oxford

A new study led by researchers in the Nuffield Department of Population Health Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) investigated the associations of height …

Cancer

A gentle introduction to functional programming for web programmers using F#

Guest post by Thomas Denny Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford<p>About Me<p>Hi I am currently studying Computer Science at the University …

Programming

New way of reading scans can predict heart attack risk, research finds

Researchers says colour of fat surrounding a heart’s arteries can predict risk, meaning expensive drugs can be given to those most likely to benefit<p>Heart attacks may soon be easier to predict thanks to a method of reading routine heart scans that can pinpoint those most at risk, research …

Medicine

Blood vessel scan identifies heart attack risk

Medical researchers at Oxford university have developed a sensitive test to identify people at high risk of a heart attack or stroke by scanning …

Medicine

How patterns in the brain mirror what you see

Scientists are a step closer to unravelling the mystery of sight now that they have revealed part of the process by which the the brains of mice …

The Brain

While a Long Way Away, Quantum Checks Could Be Forgery-Proof

Quantum Checks<p>Checks might not sound like a very high-tech option for sending money safely, but thanks to quantum computing, they may one day be …

Quantum Mechanics