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Leeches, earthquakes and weird sea-life
It seems that hardly a week goes by without a major earthquake striking somewhere in the world, which may be why many people have been asking scientists at the British Geological Survey if earthquakes are getting more frequent.
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Arctic expedition special
This week Richard Hollingham reports from an unusual and somewhat cold location - onboard the British Antarctic Survey's RRS {i:James Clark Ross} which was stuck in the ice for two weeks 1000 kilometres from the North Pole.
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Enhanced secondary mathematics teaching: gesture and the interactive whiteboard
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 6-9 September 2006. The paper is a report on ‘work in progress’ which explores the use of gesture by teachers using the interactive whiteboard in secondary mathematics lessons. This research forms part of a body of work being carried out by the Interactive Whiteboard (IAW) research group within the School of Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work at Keele University.
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5 Summary
The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications have attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to understand the physics that underlies the properties of superconductors, and to develop new applications for these materials. In this unit you will read about the history of superconductors, taking a brief look at their properties. You will also learn about modelling the propertie
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Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
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Mapping Margery Kempe
Margery Kempe's spiritual biography is often called the first autobiography in English. A married woman who attempted to live a life devoted to Christ, Margery sought official Church recognition for her status as a spiritual woman and mystic, while continuing to live and travel in the secular world. She experienced intense emotional visionary encounters with Christ, which have at times a strikingly homely quality. Her Book, dictated by her to a scribe, records these visions as well as her travel
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A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
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Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
Lecture 16
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Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
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Belongia on the Fed
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
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#263: Sequencing seizures: Discovering new genetic mutations behind epilepsy

Neurologist Prof Sam Berkovic and molecular geneticist Prof David Goldstein describe their work uncovering chance mutations that cause childhood epilepsy. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.