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2009-06-29 15:19:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press is proud to present the launch of the first online version of the international best-selling AMA Manual of Style, the "bible" for authors, editors, students, researchers, the media, and anyone else involved in medical or scientific publishing. Because scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical innovation progresses through clear written communication, the success of a new treatment hinges on how well the evidence to support its...

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2009-05-28 11:13:49

Researchers have discovered that all people are capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, BBC News reported. Experts say synaesthesia, the blending of sensory experiences, can influence our perception and aid us in the ability to make sense of a jumble of simultaneous sensations. People associate lower-pitched sounds with larger and more rounded shapes, according to Oxford University scientists. And now one member of that Oxford team is collaborating with chef...

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2009-04-29 14:50:00

Two new studies have found a need for even greater cuts in carbon dioxide emissions than proposed by world leaders. Many governments have set the goal of limiting temperature rise to less than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But researchers from Oxford University and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research, found that the world would have to emit less than 1.1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide during the next 40 years. In Thursday's edition of the journal Nature, researchers said the first nine...

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...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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