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How to submit your reference<p>As soon as an applicant registers you as a referee, you will receive a short automated email providing you with the …

Employment

Why do we fidget? Not sitting still linked to weight loss, de-stressing and living longer

The fidget spinner fad might be annoying but it's one way to keep your body moving throughout the day.<p>Harriet Dempsey-Jones, <i>University of …

Weight Loss

Grad brings fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Kennedy School

<i>This is one in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.</i><p>From the day of her birth in Uganda, Agnes Igoye confronted a world …

Kennedy School of Government

How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election

With Facebook becoming a key electoral battleground, researchers are studying how automated accounts are used to alter political debate online<p>Revealed: Facebook’s internal rules on sex, terrorism and violence<p>One of the most powerful players in the British election is also one of the most opaque. …

Social Media

EU to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months

OXFORD, England (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine.<p>The world's most popular …

Google

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?<p>The city …

Robert E. Lee

New AI system can create fake videos using audio clips, images

Oxford scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can create fake videos of a person by using their still image and an audio …

Artificial Intelligence

University researchers key ‘in 40% of top inventions since 1950s’

University researchers were leading actors in 40 per cent of the top inventions since the 1950s, despite receiving relatively low amounts of research …

Inventions

Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it?

<i>Philip N. Howard is a professor of Internet studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford. Robert Gorwa is a researcher with the Project on Computational Propaganda at the University of Oxford.</i><p>This month, one of the most important intelligence documents …

Opinion

Patients who can't speak English are given double the appointment time, GPs admit

Patients who cannot speak English are given double the appointment time at the GP because it takes so long to translate, doctors have admitted.<p>In recent years GPs’ surgeries have struggled to keep up with soaring patient numbers, fuelled by immigration, which has seen an extra two million National …

Health Care

Consider an MBA Concentration in Technology

Many of today's fastest-growing companies are in the tech sector, which is why experts say MBA hopefuls might consider specializing in the field.<p>For …

MBA

Oxford University collaboration wins ‘green Oscar’ for conservation | University of Oxford

The project, which operates in collaboration with the Bolivian NGO Prometa, was set up to support the protection of one of the world's most …

UK Universities

9 surprising things you probably didn't know about kissing

Pucker up, y'all.<p>Kissing, smooching, snogging, whatever you wanna call it (please, please don't call it necking), can be loads of fun. But it turns out it's not just something nice to do with someone you fancy. There are also some surprising benefits that come with it. Female health app Clue shares …

Pregnancy

This Quirky Activity Is the Best Way to Make Friends, According to Science

New in town? Science says this activity will help you make new friends faster.<p>You probably don't need science to tell you this, but if you need hard data, research proves that friends are one of the most powerful happiness boosters out there. Not only do strong relationships help you live a longer, …

Happiness

Fake caterpillar study reveals global pattern in predation: Tiny bite marks reveal a global pattern in caterpillar predation

Tiny bite marks reveal a global pattern in caterpillar predation<p>A new study revealing the world's prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its …

Caterpillars

What kissing can really tell you about your partner

According to science<p><b>Words by Claire McWeeney from Clue</b><p>Have you ever found somebody appealing, but after kissing them you were no longer interested? …

Lifestyle

Why Are Thousands of Clay Caterpillars Swarming the Globe?

Scientific discovery takes patience, determination, focus and perseverance. And sometimes, it also takes 2,879 bright-green, Plasticine …

Cool Stuff

Giant 'Lava Lamp' Inside Earth May Cause Magnetic Poles to Flip

If you could travel back in time 41,000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That's because for a period of a …

Earth Science

Stormzy has donated £9,000 for a student to go to Harvard University

Stormzy is no stranger to prestigious universities, having spoken at the University of Oxford last year, and he's now helped someone else get to one …

Education

Therapeutic developments: Masters of medicine

Drawing on the latest research, companies are developing more-effective therapies.<p>Antheia: Lab-made opioids<p>Synthetic biologist Christina Smolke …

Biology

Stormzy pulls a Nicki Minaj and donates £9,000 to Oxford university student's tuition fees

Grime star made anonymous donation under his real name after graduate's friend tweeted him.<p>Grime star Stormzy dug deep into his pockets and donated …

Nicki Minaj

Swirling swarms of bacteria offer insights on turbulence

In research that began with Julia Yeomans at the University of Oxford, Shendruk and his colleagues created a computer simulation of bacteria swimming …

Physics

Most Mannequins Idealize Underweight, Unhealthy Bodies, New Research Confirms

Have you ever, like just for funsies, walked up to a table and compared the circumference of its leg to that of your own human leg? If not, that's …

Commentary: The danger of resetting relations with Russia

The president of the United States, the leader of the UK Labour Party, the prime minister of Hungary and the president of the Czech Republic, among other Western leaders, think a reset of relations with Russia is necessary.<p>While their reasons vary, all believe that the world is too dangerous to …

Russia

CONFERENCE> XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, 2017, Third Circular | H-Buddhism | H-Net

<b>XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies</b><p><b>August 20th to the 25th, 2017</b><p><b>University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada</b><p>THIRD CIRCULAR<p>…

Buddhism

These are the personality traits you need to stop a robot stealing your job

Worried a robot will take your job? These characteristics are your best defence.<p>Creativity, empathy and an interest in science and the arts are some …

Robots

There’s a dark side to being a hopeless romantic

As Robert Palmer once sang, “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love.” But addiction isn’t just a metaphor for the intensity of romance: It’s …

Lifestyle

Robot makes medical history by performing first ever surgery inside the human eye

Dr Robert E MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oxford, said the robotic technique is "a vision of eye surgery in the future".<p>A …

Medicine

African lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age ancestors

The extinction trends that caused the demise of several Ice Age species, including many of the sabre-toothed family, may be a threat to wildlife …

Wildlife

8 Sleep Experts on What to Do When You Can’t Turn Off Your Thoughts at Night

Some nights, it’s like you can’t get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep. You’re mentally reviewing the day you just completed …

Wellness