Researchers Look Inside Your Brain While Making Financial Decisions
Researchers at Texas Tech University are using an advanced MRI machine to look at how your brain operates when making financial decisions.
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Beginner - Cultural idiomatic expressions 3

This popular topic has become a trilogy of podcasts! We try to teach you those common cultural expressions that you will learn nowhere else. Today you will learn what to say when you get a visitor, when you greet a father or a mother who has a newborn child, and when you are invited to a meal.


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The price of civilization
Sachs argues that for the U.S. to regain sound fiscal health the country must also reform its politics. The lecture is immediately followed by a panel discussion with: Professor Valpy FitzGerald, Department of International Development Professor Ian Goldin, Oxford Martin School (chair) Professor Peter Tufano, Said Business School Professor Adrian Wood , Department of International Development Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Centre for International Studies (Please note Prof Sir
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Question and answer session for the Complexity of Global Change 2009.
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Focus on Faculty: B. Ashton Nichols
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End of the NHS?
Delivered by Professor Allyson Pollock, public health research and policy specialist at Queen Mary, University of London, this IPR lecture explored major changes and challenges to the NHS through government reform, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.
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Glyphers: Deciphering Mayan Society
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Linda Schele, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of "Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path." Professor Schele recounts her first involvement in the study of the Maya and in deciphering the Mayan glyphs. She discusses the stories and events told by the glyphs, and how they have redefined or disproved our previous conceptions of the Mayan society.
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Australian-US comparative government and political systems
Dr Hart will explore the main features of the Australian political system through comparison with the United States. He will compare and contrast the struggle of self-government in Australia and the US. He will look at how much Australian politics has been influenced by American was well as British forms of government, particularly focusing on the extent to which the Australian Prime Minister has become ‘presidentialised'. The presentation will also cover the essential differences between
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Meet Our Scientist - Meg Crofoot, Monkey Monitor
Meet Meg Crofoot, a primate researcher on Barro Colorado Island at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. Meg studies intergroup competition in white‐faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) by tracking them through radio telemetry collars and observing their behaviors.
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Meet Our Scientist: Mark Torchin, Panama Parasite P.I.
Mark Torchin, a marine ecologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, talks about how he studies the parasites of invasive marine animals such as snails.
Living and working on the Panama Canal, an epicenter of marine shipping, brings a massive influx and variety of invasive marine species that researchers like Mark can study and understand.
Much of Mark's research focuses on biological invasions and the dynamics between the host, the parasites and the surr

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27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States
The 27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States is the purpose of this this student created video. It does not offer narration and is simply images of the amendments as written. It might be useful to a teacher who is reviewing this topic.
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Morning Briefing: U.S. jobless claims up; monitoring Syria
Dec. 29 - U.S. weekly initial jobless claims climbed for the first time in 4 weeks to 381,000, and Arab League monitors fan out across protest-hit Syria.
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William Shakespeare and the Theatre
How William Shakespeare Went into Theatre - Learn how William Shakespeare became interested in the theatre in this five-minute biographical documentary.
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Je bent op zoek naar een studierichting? Een richting die goed bij je past en die je alle kansen geeft voor je toekomst? Onderwijskiezer.be helpt je in die zoektocht. Onderwijskiezer.be is bedoeld voor leerlingen, ouders, …


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The City Rocks: Exploring the Hidden World of Building Stone
The City Rocks! is an overview of rock types using building stones as examples for each type of rock. The page discusses, in detail, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks highlighting common architectural uses for each rock type.
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Scientist Uses Tombstones to Track Environmental Changes
This National Geographic News article discusses how a scientist uses tombstones to track environmental changes. Geomorphologist Tom Meierding visited more than 700 cemeteries and measured 15,000 tombstones to see what kind of environmental changes they might reveal.
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Reinforcing quantitative skills with applied research on tombstone-weathering rates.
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a tombstone weathering exercise that reinforces quantitative skills with applied research. The article describes an exercise designed and carried out by students in a surficial processes course. Students measured the rates of tombstone weathering, compiled and analyzed data. The complexity of the data involved in this exercise helps students demonstrate for themselves that mathematical analysis can give meaning to data.
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Cascades Volcano Observatory
This website is the homepage for the United States Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO). The website covers a variety of information including CVO information, volcano descriptions, menus of interest and miscellaneous information. The site also contains numerous special features ranging from educational outreach to news and current events.
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Will the Real Cinderella Please Stand Up?
Students learn that folk stories can be told in many ways and learn to write their own Cinderella story and script according to their own gender or culture. They also become aware of the steps that are necessary to make a film as they learn the various parts that go into the process.
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