Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health
Supercourse is a global, continuously updated repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 32000 scientists in 151 countries who are sharing for free a library of over 2500 lectures. Originally funded three times by NASA, and now by the National Library of Medicine, this "Library of Lectures" has been developed from passionate scientific lectures from across the world. The result is a technology for inexpensive, su
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Mating preference in the commercially imported bumblebee species Bombus terrestris in Britain (Hymen
Commercial trade of bumblebees in Europe results in different subspecies of Bombus terrestris being shipped into regions where they are not native. Although previous studies have shown that these subspecies will interbreed, none have assessed mating preference of the different populations. This study examines the mating preferences between two geographically isolated populations of B. terrestris which have unnaturally been brought together through the commercial trade in bumblebees. Under contr
Author(s): Ings, Thomas,Raine, Nigel,Chittka, Lars

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The Botanical Garden - A Tool to Teach systematics, Physiology and a Lot More
The UBC Botanical Garden will be used to demonstrate the wide range of possibilities for teaching using materials that are available in situ or freshly collected. An exercise in general systematics will use materials from the British Columbia Native Garden; the uses of plants as chemical sources will ...
Author(s): Gerald Straley,Iain Taylor

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Busting Innovation Myths
Sitting under an apple tree may have played a part in Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation but it takes more than an epiphany to innovate.
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Money talks: April 7th 2014


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Centennial of murder that triggered World War One
Sarajevo marks the centennial of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that triggered World War One. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters ha
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • understand more about the science that underlies the development of genetically modified organisms and in particular how gene transfer is brought about;

  • know something of the potential benefits and uncertainties associated with gene transfer and the high levels of technical ingenuity involved;

  • be better able to understand the science that underpins the development of Golden Rice and understand why the u
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
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066 New Acquisition: Messerschmidt's A Hypocrite and Slanderer
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts chairman Ian Wardropper comments on the powerful new acquisition A Hypocrite and Slanderer. This bust was created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) for his series of character heads, depicting different states of mind and pointing the way toward a modern sensibility.
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James T. Demetrion Lecture: Simon Schama on The Beast in Contemporary Art
If all figurative art approaches taxidermy in its crafty fixing of vitality, British contemporary artists have taken on board the conceit with striking compulsiveness. From Damien Hirst's sharks and sheep to Mark Wallinger's pedigree racehorses, sleekness and slaughter seem to be their thing. So what are they getting at and why should we care? Simon Schama, professor of art history and history at Columbia Univers
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The Future of Sport in Small Nations Symposium: The Value of Sports Monitor by Fred Coalter
The International Symposium on the Future of Sport in Small Nations was held on the 21st November 2012. In this talk Professor Fred Coalter discusses the value of the Sports Monitor in evaluating the impact of sport - particularly in developing countries.
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Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting?
Several of the UK's most influential environment correspondents from the BBC, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University, and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK's most influential e
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Documents Related to Churchill and FDR
This site examines the friendship and working relations that developed between U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill beginning in 1940. Their relationship was crucial in the establishment of a unified effort to deal with the Axis powers.
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Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War was America the start of America's
struggle for independence from British Rule. This three minute video presents this event. For older students. Has a read along script running on the bottom of the screen. A word wall is needed with this video as there are many difficult words.  Best for elementary students as an overview.

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George Washington and the Continental Army
In 1775 the Continental Army was born.  This video explains the group of farmers and shop keepers who grew into army that defeated the British under the leadership of George Washington.

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The "XYZ Affair" that Adams had to Face
This video is accompanied by text. "The signing of Jay’s Treaty, which settled violations of the Treaty of Paris and averted the threat of war with England, induced angry reactions from both American and European politicians. Democratic-Republicans believed the treaty was a humiliating surrender to the British. French leaders, meanwhile, viewed it as a step toward forming a union with their enemy, a flagrant breach of the Franco-American Treaty of 1778. However, an unexpected consequence of th
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Biography: John And Abagail Adams: Love And Liberty
John Adams was the driving force at the first pivotal meetings of the American Continental Congress in Philadelphia. His passion and eloquence convinced the Colonists to fight for their independence from the British, and a new nation was born.
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Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.

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War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
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