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2009-04-23 10:37:00

DAYTON, Ohio, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Brenner doesn't fret about the lone hacker creating a little havoc. In the post-9/11 world, she worries about nontraditional warfare waged by terrorists using computers as weapons. Brenner, who's conducted cybercrimes training for the U.S. Secret Service and spoken at numerous national and international conferences, predicts cyberspace will become the new battlefield in her newly published book, Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault...

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2009-04-17 15:28:44

Suicide rates are more common during the Spring, especially amidst tough economic times, according to a new report issued on Friday. A survey conducted by Keith Hawton of Oxford University and Kees van Heeringen of University Hospital in Gent, Belgium, showed that about 1 million people commit suicide each year. That figure accounts for about 1.5 percent of deaths globally each year. Researchers found the global average to be 15 suicides per 100,000 people. They noted higher rates of suicide...

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2009-04-01 08:10:00

Oxford University scientists have identified remains of giant lions in parts of Britain, Europe and North America, from as long as 13,000 years ago, BBC News reported.  Upon early discovery of the remains, it has been believed the species is that of jaguar or tiger, however DNA analysis proves the remains are that of lions.  These lions were 25% larger and had longer legs to chase their prey than the species of African lion inhabiting the world today, Scientific evidence...

2009-01-28 16:30:00

CONTOOCOOK, N.H., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- YBP Library Services, Inc. today announced the availability of fully customizable MARC records for all titles included in Oxford Scholarship Online eBook Collections. Oxford University Press initially launched Oxford Scholarship Online, a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which now offers quick and easy access to the full text of 2,556 Oxford books, in a subscription database in 2003, and added the perpetual purchase option in...

2008-10-11 00:00:24

I n HIS youth Paul Jones shot to national consciousness as the clean-cut, blond and blue-eyed lead singer of Manfred Mann who proceeded to take the 1960s pop charts by storm. But the history of rock 'n' roll might have been rather different had Brian Jones enticed him to be lead singer in his band instead. "Brian and I were good mates; he lived in Cheltenham and I in Oxford but we got together to hear Alexis Korner and his wonderful musicians, on a regular basis," explains Paul, ahead of his...

2008-10-11 00:00:24

By CLARE ROBINSON Music Writer IN HIS youth, Paul Jones shot into the national consciousness as the clean-cut, blonde and blue-eyed, lead singer of Manfred Mann who proceeded to take the 60s pop charts by storm. But the history of rock'n'roll might have been rather different had Brian Jones enticed him to be lead singer in his band instead, as Paul explains: "Brian and I were good mates, he lived in Cheltenham and I in Oxford, but we got together to hear Alexis Korner and his wonderful...

2008-09-03 03:00:06

By Petrini, Carlo Gainotti, Sabina Abstract First we give an overview of the historical development of public health. Then we present some public-health deontology codes and some ethical principles. We highlight difficulties in defining ethics for public health, with specific reference to three of them that concern: (i) the adaptability to public health of the classical principles of bioethics; (ii) the duty to respect and safeguard the individual while acting within the community...

2008-08-03 03:00:07

By McElwain, Jennifer PALEOBIOLOGY Plants as a Force of Nature THE EMERALD PLANET: How Plants Changed Earth's History. David Beerling. xvi + 288 pp. Oxford University Press, 2007. $30. Plants, according to paleoclimatologist David Beerling, have shaped the atmosphere (and thus the climate) of the Earth to an amazing extent. In The Emerald Planet, Beerling guides readers through geological time from the earliest record of life through the greening of the planet to the present day, describing...

2008-07-25 06:00:18

By Steve Sternberg A study that unexpectedly linked the heart drug Vytorin to excess cancer deaths has provoked controversy among heart specialists worried that the drug's risks may outweigh its benefits. The study, called SEAS, was designed to test whether Vytorin could prevent severe, age-related heart valve problems by sharply reducing cholesterol. But lead investigator Terje Pedersen of Ulleval University Hospital in Oslo reported Monday that the study turned up a "disturbing" link...

2008-07-23 00:00:46

The University of Oxford and Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today that they have formed a joint venture, The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium Ltd. (the "Consortium"), to further develop MVA85A, the world's most clinically advanced vaccine candidate for the prevention of tuberculosis. The University of Oxford, through its technology transfer office, Isis Innovation Limited, has exclusively licensed the MVA85A tuberculosis vaccine candidate and related technology to the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.