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History of Boston Transportation
Fred Salvucci ponders the role of contingency in history, and in the evolution of Boston and its transportation system. He starts from the time the glaciers pulled back from Boston, leaving a soggy near-island and a river for the first white settlers to contend with. “The reason the city is here because
Reflections on an MIT Education
In a neat series of time capsules tagged to his MIT experience, Neil Pappalardo shares his story with MIT graduates in the hope that it will give them “an idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.”
His story begins in 1964, when as a senior majoring in Physics, he decided to pursue a thesis on a
Scots in Argentina
The Scots in Argentina web page, which includes Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, gives an introduction to the research topic of Scots in Argentina as well as providing official lists of Scots in the area, drawn from many different publications. It encompasses records from 1800-1932. Divided into several sections, the website provides brief historical overviews of the time and the people. It then provides statistics for marriages, burials, births, civil records, including members of the St Andr
Weavolution : a gathering place for handweavers
This is the website of weavolution, an online social network for hand weavers. The website was launched in June 2009 and its currently on its beta format. The aim of the network is to bring together hand weavers from around the world, whether professionals or people doing it as a hobby, so they can meet, discuss and participate in moderated groups and forums and provide a one-stop resource. Members can post photographs and descriptions of their projects, looms, yarns, books and accessories. Sect
Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM)
The website of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) provides information about this organisation, which exists under the umbrella of the Center for the Research of Early Christian Documents (CRECD). One of the Center's main projects is the photographing of Greek New Testament manuscripts, with the aim of making these available as widely as possible. The website offers free access to dozens of high-quality digital images of manuscripts and fragments from museums and archi
Corporate social responsibility
The Corporate Social Responsibility website, created by Mallen Baker, offers a range of resources for those interested in this growing area. The site offers a wide range of articles (including links to material on sister site Business Respect) on various aspects of the subject, including the environmental, social, and financial impact of various business practices. Other features of the site include: discussion of exactly what corporate social responsibility (CSR) is; some arguments for and agai
Understanding Animal Research
Understanding Animal Research is a member organisation, founded in 2008 by bringing together two UK organisations, Research Defence Society and the Coalition for Medical Progress.‘Understanding Animal Research’ aims to “achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research.” This site provides information on the member organisations,
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
Exploring the ideas of Darwin and their impact on culture.
In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust held interviews with people on the street to get their views about Darwin, his ideas and their impact on the world. A series of videos vox pops were produced and these have been made available via these webpages.
Safety reporting portal (SRP)
The Safety Reporting Portal (SRP) is an online tool launched in May 2010 by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The aim of the SRP is to create greater harmonization among federal agencies for adverse event and product problem reporting and anyone with access to the Internet can report a safety concern about a medical product as well as foods, cosmetics, animal feed and veterinary products. Information is provided on how to report
Education research news
Education research news is an occasional update from the US Institute of Education Studies. It provides information on the latest research from the various research centres at the Institute, details of upcoming events, reports on specific research findings and information about grants, training and conferences. Users can sign up to receive the update by email or view the articles online.
PHENex journal The journal's subject focus is on "pedagogical, social, cultural, philosophical, psy
PHENex journal (Physical and Health Education Nexus) or Revue phénEPS (phénix Éducation Physique et à la Santé) is an online, open access, peer reviewed journal focusing on research in physical and health education, produced by PHE Canada. It "publishes empirical, theoretical, and methodological research, and position papers, as well as reviews and critical essays by Canadian and International authors".
The journal's subject focus is on "pedagogical, social, cultural, philosophical, psy
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Listening Quiz #10
Improve English listening skills with a short story called
"A College Football Player is Caught Cheating."There is a blank screen during the reading of the story. After the short story is read the presenter asks five questions to test listening skills. Questions and answers can be found at: www.eslmastery.wordpress.com