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Oxford University to help disadvantaged gain admission

LONDON (AP) — The University of Oxford is launching two new programs aimed at helping disadvantaged students gain a coveted place at the institution. Oxford’s vice chancellor, Louise Richardson, says the programs outlined Tuesday represent “a sea change” in admissions and that there is now a commitment “to accelerate the pace at which we are […]
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General Atlantic taps Spence as special adviser

General Atlantic has named Michael Spence as a special adviser. Spence is a Nobel Laureate who is currently a professor of economics at New York University. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that world-renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. A recognized expert in macro and micro economic growth, Dr. Spence serves a co-chair with Joseph Stiglitz of the Commission on ...
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Spence joins General Atlantic

Michael Spence, a renowned economist and Nobel Laureate, has joined General Atlantic as a special adviser. Dr. Spence, currently a professor of economics at New York University, is an expert in macro and micro economic growth. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that world-renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. A recognized expert in macro and micro economic growth, D...
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Social Media May Not Be Destroying Teenager’s Brains After All

While many people (particular those of an older generation) have been assuming for years that teens' hefty consumption of social media has been negatively altering their brains, a new study suggests there is may actually be very little impact. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 We all assume that teenagers and people under the age of 25 in general are doing massive harm to themselves due to all the screen time they give to social media. That may n...
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I'm speaking on "Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers" at Oxford University on Monday, June 17, 2019. The list is maintained on this page. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
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Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
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Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
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North Korea launches two ballistic missiles amid stalled talks with US

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, in its second weapons test in less than a week, South Korea’s military said.  One missile travelled 260 miles and the other 170 miles in an easterly direction after being launched from a site northwest of the North’s capital, Pyongyang, the South’s joint chiefs of staff confirmed in a statement.  The launch marks an escalation from a test just five days ago of long-range multiple rocket launchers and another short-range ballistic ...
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Book Review: Protestants; The Faith That Made the Mordern World

by Carlo Uchello Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie Published by Penguin Random House   Other religious groups might take exception to the subtitle of Alec Ryrie’s magisterial history of the Protestant Reformation and its aftermath, but they would be hard pressed to prove that any other faith group has had the worldwide impact as have the various threads that make up the Protestant world.  And one hesitates to refer to the phenomenon known as Protestantism by anythin...
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Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 3: Biology’s Molecular Constraints

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 3: Biology’s Molecular Constraints We are reviewing the book: Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander.  Chapter 3: Biology’s Molecular Constraints.  Alexander begins the chapter with a quote by Paul Davies, well known physicist, atheist, and author of such books as; God and the New Physics, The Cosmic Blueprint, The Mind of God, The Last Three ...
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Training parents to be stricter could reverse obesity epidemic among children, Oxford University study finds

Teaching parents to be stricter could reverse the obesity epidemic among young children, a groundbreaking scheme has shown. After offering parenting classes, Leeds is the first English city to report a fall in the number of youngsters developing weight problems. Research involving ­Oxford University found that the eight-week programme showing parents how to "take charge" has been linked to a significant drop in obesity levels. The scheme, which costs councils £50 per family, is aimed particularl...
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Training parents to be stricter cuts child obesity, Oxford University study finds

Teaching parents to be stricter could reverse the obesity epidemic among young children, a groundbreaking scheme has shown. After offering parenting classes, Leeds is the first English city to report a fall in the number of youngsters developing weight problems. Research involving ­Oxford University found that the eight-week programme showing parents how to "take charge" has been linked to a significant drop in obesity levels. The scheme, which costs councils £50 per family, is aimed particularl...
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Facebook accused of blocking wider efforts to study its ad platform

Facebook has been accused of blocking the ability of independent researchers to effectively study how political disinformation flows across its ad platform. Adverts that the social network’s business is designed to monetize have — at very least — the potential to influence people and push voters’ buttons, as the Cambridge Anaytica Facebook data misuse scandal highlighted last year. Since that story exploded into a major global scandal for Facebook the company has faced a chorus of calls for i...
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Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar Dead At 87

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. Lugar died at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia from complications related to chronic inflammatory demylinating polyneuropathy, or CIPD, a rare neurological disorder, the ...
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Jo Vellacott obituary

My friend Jo Vellacott, who has died aged 96, was a pioneer in the study of women’s history, drawing particular attention to the intersection between the non-militant suffrage movement and resistance to the first world war.Born in Plymouth, Devon, Jo was the youngest of the three children of Harold Vellacott, a surgeon, and Josephine (nee Semphill), a nurse. She boarded at Downe House school in Berkshire and, after graduating from Oxford University in 1943, worked as a mechanic in the Women’s Ro...
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UK gives Huawei an amber light to supply 5G

The UK government will allow Huawei to be a supplier for some non-core parts of the country’s 5G networks, despite concerns that the involvement of the Chinese telecoms vendor could pose a risk to national security. But it will be excluded from core parts of the networks, according to reports in national press. The news of prime minister Theresa May’s decision made during a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday was reported earlier by The Telegraph. The newspaper said multiple mi...
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Presidential candidate Cory Booker to tour Hyperion water treatment plant with LA mayor

PLAYA DEL REY — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is scheduled to mark Earth Day by touring the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa Del Rey Monday with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The visit is part of Booker’s “Justice for All Tour,” in which the candidate running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination speaks to communities about the injustices they face. Booker will discuss his plans to address key environmental issues during the Los Angeles visit and ones later this week in South...
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Eating red meat just once a day increases bowel cancer risk by a fifth

Eating red meat just once a day increases your risk of bowel cancer by a fifth, a study by Oxford University suggests. The research based on almost half a million British men and women found that even moderate consumption of ham and bacon was linked to an increased chance of developing the disease. Scientists recommended cutting intake of red and processed meat to no more than twice a week, in light of the findings. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK, with around 23,0...
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Dosabhoy Framji Karaka

Karaka, Dosabhoy Framji [Dosoo] (1911–1974), journalist and writer, was born on 14 April 1911 in Bombay, British India, into a middle-class Parsi family, the eldest of three children of Framji Jehangir Karaka, imperial customs official, and his wife, Homai (d. 1952). He grew up in a house on Malabar Hill called The Cloisters, in a fashionable quarter of Bombay. His great-grandfather, Dosabhai Framji Karaka, was the author of the History of the Parsis published in Britain by Macmillan in 1884. Af...
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Obese women 'unfairly denied IVF on NHS for cost-cutting measures,' says expert

Dr Rebecca Brown from Oxford University fears obese ladies are being shunned and stigmatised - but have just as much a right as slimmer females [Author: Amber Hicks]
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David Deutsch – Can Science Provide Ultimate Answers?

David Deutsch of Oxford University is my favorite physicist. He’s sharp as a tack, and sensible to boot. It’s always a pleasure to watch his videos on Robert Kuhn’s “Closer to Truth” youtube channel. Here’s one that I particularly like where he addresses the question “what are the limits of science?”  
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See the Oldest Printed Advertisement in English: An Ad for a Book from 1476

Nobody pays much mind to advertising, at least the haphazard kind of advertising that clutters the space around us. But here in the 21st century, when both that space and the ads that appear throughout it are as likely to be digital as physical, we might take a moment to look back at how the practice of putting up notices to sell things began. In the English language, it goes back to at least to the mid-fifteenth century — specifically, to the year 1476, when Britain’s first printer William Cax...
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Teens 'not damaged by screen time', new Oxford study finds

Research by Oxford University scientists finds “little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents.” Based on data from over 17,000 teenagers, the study “casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health.” This isn't the first time a scientific study has disproven the notion of a direct link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their we...
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Teens 'not damaged by screen time', study finds

Oxford University study finds no evidence of link between adolescent wellbeing and screen time.
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Screen time has little effect on teenagers' wellbeing, says study

Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problemsScreen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, ...
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Bid to find Oxford University student who helped man with Parkinson's disease

The search for a medical student who helped a man with Parkinson's disease has been shared 27,000 times.
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Study finds screen time -- even before bed -- has little impact on teen well-being

Research by Oxford University academics has found little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. Based on data from more than 17,000 teenagers, the study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.
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MIT cuts working relationship with Huawei and ZTE over alleged sanction violations

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today it will suspend collaborations, including research projects and funding, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE, two Chinese tech companies fighting with the U.S. government over alleged sanction violations. In a public letter titled “New review process for ‘elevated-risk’ international proposals,” MIT vice president for research Maria T. Zuber wrote that the school recently “determined that engagements with certain countries—currently China...
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How and Why You Should Integrate SEO With Content Marketing

By James Gill Assuming that your site traffic has a value, such as newsletter sign-ups, e-commerce transactions and leads, there are great gains to be made by SEO and content aligning their objectives and strategies and collaborating on tactical delivery. This is because your search team can define which keyword queries drive commercial traffic, whether your brand/client get any of that action and what you or they might have to do to improve rankings. That might include links, high-quality conte...
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Tech and your child: The genie is out of the bottle — now what?

Tech is now as much a part of growing up as skinned knees and getting traumatized by the movie “Bambi” were when we grew up. For parents of young kids, there’s plenty of great stuff that goes along with it — soothing a fussy toddler on a plane with a favorite movie, being able to get in touch quickly with plan changes and a face-saving path to answering questions like “Why is the sky blue?” But there’s bad stuff too. How bad (or not) we don’t actually know. A 2017 study by Oxford University foun...
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