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2013-01-28 08:34:40

BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL" or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that the Company is extending its cooperation with Eleutian Technology, Inc. ("Eleutian"), a leading provider of online, interactive English training solutions with US-certified teachers. As part of the agreement, Eleutian will provide CDEL's students access to...

2012-12-17 16:23:30

Former Director of the LBJ Presidential Library delivers illuminating biography of Lady Bird Johnson NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been five years since Lady Bird Johnson's death and this Saturday, December 22(nd), would have been her 100(th) birthday. Michael Gillette, the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library's Oral History program, conducted more than forty interviews with Lady Bird spanning 20 years, covering the complete personal story of a shy...

2012-12-14 16:21:17

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Oxford University Press: Despite their passion and fury, contemporary Americans are remarkably clueless about how their tax system works. "In a recent poll, a majority of Americans either think that Social Security tax and Medicare taxes are part of the federal income system or don't know whether they are or not. More than six out of ten think that low-income or middle-income people pay the highest...

2012-12-03 08:20:25

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a city! It's a state! It's a country! No - it's a planet! Breaking with tradition, Oxford University Press has selected Mars as the Place of the Year 2012. Mars, visible to the naked eye, has fascinated and intrigued for centuries but only in the past 50 years has space exploration allowed scientists to better understand the red planet. On August 6, 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars' Gale Crater; by transmitting its research...

2012-11-13 16:24:15

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press is excited to announce Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) relaunched, expanding coverage from four to fourteen disciplines, on a new platform that will enable articles to publish immediately upon passing peer review, delivering new scholarship quickly, efficiently, and easily to scholars and researchers, providing them with the most current, authoritative coverage available anywhere. Subject Areas Available Fall 2012...

Oxford University Highlights 2012 "Words Of The Year"
2012-11-13 13:13:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year the Oxford University Press attempts to take a snapshot in time of English-speaking culture by selecting the “words of the year.” For 2012, the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have chosen ℠omnishambles´ as their word of the year for the United Kingdom. The word of the year should not be confused with new entrants into the Oxford dictionary. Those words are selected because they are...

2012-11-12 20:21:40

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford American Dictionaries announced today that it chose the verb GIF as its 2012 Word of the Year. According to Oxford Dictionaries Online GIF is defined as: GIF, verb; to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event). "The GIF, a compressed file format for images that can be used to create simple, looping animations, turned 25 this year, but like so many other relics of the 80s, it has never been...

Metamaterial Aims To Redefine Printed Circuit Boards
2012-10-20 08:05:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It's probably a safe bet that you have never been in a big electronics retailer like Best Buy or Comp USA and seen a sign boasting the percentage of recycled electronic components that a laptop or smart TV uses. This suits the electronics industry, as many of the leading companies make their money selling more and more new components. A new technology from Oxford University, however, may just change this paradigm forever....

2012-08-10 06:21:47

NEW YORK, August 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Oxford University Press: Can certain foods hijack the brain in ways similar to drugs and alcohol, and is this effect sufficiently strong to contribute to major diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and hence constitute a public health menace? Terms like "chocoholic" and "food addict" are part of popular lore, some popular diet books discuss the concept of addiction, and there are food...

New Yet Research Project To Look For DNA
2012-05-23 05:27:14

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Wolfson College is taking a giant leap forward by attempting to discover the legendary Yeti through analyzing samples of teeth and hair. The college, which is part of Oxford University, is asking for Yeti samples so it can use the latest DNA technology to analyze the fabled beast's genome against other species in the world. "As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite...