#402: Silent killer: Coming to grips with an emerging epidemic of viral hepatitis

Infectious diseases expert and epidemiologist Dr Ben Cowie explains why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences. Most people with chronic hepatitis types B and C aren't even aware they have the diseases as they show no obvious symptoms or signs, yet they risk severe illness or liver damage.
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Why Can I See the Moon During the Day?
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Nearly everyone has unconscious biases when interacting, notes a new book. But learning how to shift filters can boost effectiveness in dealing with others.
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 28th 2017 edition

This week: Armando Iannucci on the farce in the White House; the bad side of driving in Myanmar; and a cultural history of hauntings for Halloween


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Money talks: A healthy deal?

Is Amazon’s rumoured entry into the pharma market the real impetus behind the CVS Health and Aetna deal? And Barry Eichengreen, Economist from the University of California, questions how long the dollar can stay dominant. Also, how is France coping with a butter shortage? Simon Long hosts.


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Curious George Helps to Teach about Backyard Bugs
The children head to the back yard in search of bugs.  They turn over rocks and find a centipede, slug, and pill bug. By looking at the critters, they learn how they live and what they do.
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Modelli e sistemi per l'e-Learning
Questo articolo propone una tassonomia dei modelli di e-learning adottabili all’interno di progetti di formazione integrata. Qui le diverse classi si differenziano per due elementi fondamentali riconducibili al processo (modalità d’apprendimento) e al modello del sistema che lo realizza. La scelta di un approccio rispetto ad un altro è determinata dalle realtà organizzative, formative, pratiche e tecnologiche dei diversi contesti di formazione. La tassonomia si articola in tre classi fond
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Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
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Filmic Development of Architectural Animations
This paper proposes a general method to make animated presentations of architectural designs, based on cinematographic techniques. Particularly, it reviews theoretical documenttion about filmmaking as well as several productions that exhibit remarkable locations. The proposed method first comprises of a planning stage, with the narrative and graphic formulation of the presentation. Next is an elaboration or adjustment stage for the digital modelling of the design, and finally, there is an animat
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Mentoring, Metacognition and Music: Interaction Analyses and Implications for Intelligent Learning E
This paper reports on an empirical study of the interactive means by which a human teacher supported higher-order, musical thinking in learners. The aim of the work presented here was to create guidelines on how to make practical use of empirical research in teaching agent development. The research overview given in the introduction is followed by an illustrative example of mentoring interactions in musical learning. An elaboration of a musical education problem is then given and a description o
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Internet Scout Project
A great offering from the nonprofit technical and educational organization Water Environment Federation is the Be in the Know...Get With the Flow activity. Using Flash technology, users get to experience an interactive and graphically interesting Web site that shows how water moves from homes and businesses to water treatment facilities and finally back to rivers and lakes. When various parts of the system are clicked, a new page is brought up that contains an animation such as the sewer system
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Woman and young girl reading
A woman and a young girl are seated at a table in front of a window looking at a paper held by the woman. There is a potted plant on the table.
Author(s): Taylor, Mary Lyon, 1872-1956

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Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
This site contains nearly 300,000 slides and photos of Asian art and architecture. Materials are predominantly Buddhist but include Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works (dating back to 2500 BC). This archive is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. It includes the largest photo archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records Nepali's artistic heritage.
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Jack Miles: America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque', at ANU
Professor Jack Miles of the University of California at Irvine gives this lecture entitled 'America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque'' at The Australian National University on 9 September 2010. Plans to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 bombing have become a flashpoint for debate over the nature of America's relations with Islam. Eminent American religion scholar and journalist Professor Jack Miles argues that the conservative critics of the "ground zero mosque" are Osama bin
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Auburn vs. Alabama (1953)
"The two best teams in the SEC met for their annual intrastate battle in Birmingham with a "Winner Take All" situation facing them. Both teams had strong offenses and stout defenses. The defenses played the major role in the game however, as neither team could muster more than one touchdown drive. The X and Y teams played outstanding ball and deserved to win this, the most important game of the season. Dooley's x unit was probably the more effective that afternoon, but Vince was injured in the t
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This image is a color photograph of the Municipal Building in Huntsville, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The new City of Huntsville Municipal Building, one of the many in "Space City's" Civic Center. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Preiss, Montgomery, Ala., postmarked June 11, 1974.
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Goliath at Cathedral Caverns, Grant, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of the Cathedral Caverns, which are caves near Grant, Ala. Postcard text: (back) "Goliath" -- World's largest stalagmite stands majestically reflected in the "Lake of the Caverns" in the world's largest cavern room. Cathedral Caverns, Grant, Alabama featuring the 7 greatest wonders in the world.
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Lee County High School, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph showing Lee County High Schoo, Auburn, Ala. Postcard folder text: (back) Souvenir folder of Auburn, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.
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Muscle Shoals Bridge, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of the Muscle Shoals Bridge which connects the city of Florence with the cities of Sheffield and Tuscumbia in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama.
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Kappa Sigma Chapter House, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of an early Kappa Sigma (K.S.) fraternity house, Auburn University Chapter, located in Auburn, Alabama. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss V.C. Hale, Birmingham, Ala., postmarked May 16, 1922.
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