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American Higher Education is in crisis -- but no one agrees why. #education #highered #highereducation  
How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.
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Calling +Massimo Marengo.
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How many of these basketball phrases do you recognise? #basketball #sport #language http://oxford.ly/1Ipi6Ux
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The rules for surrendering fortified towns, according to Napoleon Bonaparte #Napoleon #war #law
The connection between war and law
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How can we understand the relation between science and narrative? #science #culture #religion
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The first known example of the noun 'twerk' was used in a letter to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. #words #language #OED #twerk #Shelley
When the word twerk burst into the global vocabulary of English a few years ago with reference to a dance involving thrusting movements of the bottom and h
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Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary today, including twerk, FLOTUS, yarn-bombing, and crowdfund. #OED #language #words
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What happened in May and June 1989 in China? What is remembered and what is forgotten? #China #Beijing #Tiananmen
Group of students at universities in UK, US and Australia issue letter urging China’s government to stop ‘covering up’ truth of 1989 protests
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As we gear up for Wimbledon, we asked our Oxford Dictionaries team if they could tell the difference between a groundstroke and a moonball. Can you ace these tennis terms? #tennis #Wimbledon #language
In the last OxfordDictionaries.com update, we added new words like binge-watch, side-eye, and amazeballs. At the Connecticut Open, Nick McCarvel asked vari
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Students rarely think of sociologists or other social scientists as “scientists.” #sociology #research
When you think of a “scientist,” what do you think of? For many years, Royce Singleton asked his sociology methods students this question. If you're like most of Singleton's students, you associate science first and foremost with the natural sciences—chemistry, physics, and biology.
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"Hydraulic fracturing is the cracking of a rock by a pressurized fluid, and occurs naturally in when dikes and veins form." #geology #fracking
Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a controversial technology used to extract shale gas. By effectively shattering the shale around a drill hole, fracking improves the rock's permeability so that the gas trapped within the rock can be released. Used in combination with another technique, ...
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The human and ecological disaster that struck the southwestern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930s and came to be known as the “Dust Bowl” is a vivid example of desertification brought about by a combination of poor land management and sustained drought. #geology
Desertification is the spread of desert conditions into formerly fertile regions. The human and ecological disaster that struck the southwestern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930s and came to be known as the “Dust Bowl” (Fig. 16E) is a vivid example of desertification brought about ...
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"The use of twerk to describe a type of dancing which emphasizes the performer’s posterior originated in the early 1990s in the New Orleans ‘bounce’ music scene, but the word itself seems to have its origins more than 170 years before." #OED #words #language
The online Oxford English Dictionary (OED) launched on 14 March 2000, and since the OED generally does not add neologisms until they have had some time to
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