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Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

The World's Best Spots To Read A Book

Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and histo...

Let's Play Climate Roulette

Jeff Caldwell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Caldwell

Looking for confirmation that humans are doomed by global warming so we might as well just get our species' affairs in order, I recently googled phras...

"The Sultan Chronicles": Meeting Modern Renaissance Man Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Ever wonder how this world of ours would be if we supported and promoted artists instead of wars and arms dealers?

A Day Trip To Oxford, England

Edward Schneider | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Oxford is a wonderful place for a day trip from London. While the college and university buildings are the obvious draws, there is much more here to entertain intrepid visitors.

Banoffee Pie With Rum Bananas

Susan MacTavish Best | Posted 12.25.2012 | Taste
Susan MacTavish Best

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Social Entrepreneurship Conferences 101: The Where and What

Daniela Papi | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Daniela Papi

There seem to be more conferences targeting social entrepreneurs than there were Olympic athletes. I'm fairly certain that, if you were so inclined, you could spend every week of the year at a different conference and have "networked" your way around the world.

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

Sir Roger Bannister On The Olympics And Oxford's Runners

James M. Clash | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

If you can't wind down, your blood pressure suddenly drops. I did a momentary blackout. It was only a matter of seconds, but it was adequate proof I'd done the best I could.

Oxford University Gets HUGE Donation

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | College

LONDON — Oxford University says a Silicon Valley venture capitalist has donated 75 million pounds ($116 million) to help poor students attend th...

Oxford: Literary Legend

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Fern Siegel

Oxford is sui generis, literally "of its own kind." Poet Matthew Arnold described it as "that sweet city with her dreaming spires." It is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. To pop culture fans, Oxford is something more.

Suu Kyi To See Oxford After Nearly 25 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

LONDON — Before Aung San Suu Kyi was a prisoner of conscience and a political icon, she inhabited a world of children's birthday parties, univer...

Alice: Why July 7, 2012?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

The Cards have a simple but important job to do in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and that is to paint the roses RED! The penalty for failure is fatal, so their motivation is strong. What can we expect from Curious Company's 5-handed card game?

Donatella's Royal Crush

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 05.31.2012 | Style

The city of Oxford got a little sparklier -- and tanner -- on Wednesday when Donatella Versace took to the podium to sound off about her late brother,...

The Real Stars of Oxford

Randall Kempner | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business
Randall Kempner

For those of us in the entrepreneurship development space, the Skoll World Forum is an annual shot in the arm, an opportunity to be inspired by people who are driven by a deep desire to address the world's greatest challenges.

1.5 Million Pages Of Ancient Text To Be Transferred Online

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Oxford University and the Vatican are teaming up to make 1.5 million pages of ancient texts available for free online over the next four yea...

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The constant theme is raising money for our social enterprises. But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur.

WATCH LIVE: Arianna On Social Entrepreneurship At Skoll World Forum

skollworldforum.org | Posted 03.30.2012 | Impact

With the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship well under way, the world will now get to meet the innovators who are tackling the most pressin...

Tyler Kingkade

Transgender Student Claims Discrimination By University

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.23.2012 | College

Kaeden Kass, a Miami University of Ohio junior who was born female but identifies as a transgender male, is petitioning against his school for saying ...

Oxford Gets INSANELY LARGE Donation

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | College

LONDON -- With a little help from Led Zeppelin, the widow of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun has donated more than 26 million pounds ($41 milli...

Chelsea Clinton: Philanthropy Is Part Of Being A Good Person

AP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

KIEV, Ukraine -- Chelsea Clinton is urging young Ukrainians to engage in philanthropy and civic activism. The daughter of former U.S. President Bill ...

Anonymous and the Marlowe Conspiracy

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Hoyt Hilsman

I am partial to the Christopher Marlowe authorship school, not because of any factual basis, but because I think it makes the best story. If you're going for fictional intrigue, I say, choose the best fiction.

Elite Schools Dominate Oxbridge Admissions

Posted 09.07.2011 | College

A small coterie of historically elite prep schools are responsible for 5% of Oxbridge admissions, or 1 in 20 undergraduates, the Times Educational Sup...