Heatwave plan for England : protecting health and reducing harm from extreme heat and heatwaves
This Department of Health (DH) publication Heatwave plan for England: protecting health and reducing harm from extreme heat and heatwaves was published in March 2010. The plan aims to enhance resilience in the event of a heatwave. Additional DH documents on the topic of heatwave are also available from this site.
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
Science comics as tools for science education and communication: a brief exploratory study
A paper based on the authors dissertation research which examined the use of science comics as tools for science education, scientific literacy and communication. The paper gives an overview of the comics that already communicate science and a literature review shows that comics can be used for encouraging scientific literacy with education and communication as its basis. It also analyses why there is a lack of studies about science comics and suggests potential reasons and questions which cou
Lumpy wool : a skin disease of sheep
This publication on lumpy wool, a skin disease of sheep caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis, was published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture) in January 2010. The document covers disease transmission, conditions favouring infection, effects of the disease on older sheep and lambs, effects on fleece, available treatment, and prevention and control measures. Images are provided.
This publication on Hendra virus (a virus carried by fruit bats that inhabit Australia, Papua New Guinea, and surrounding islands) was published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture) in February 2010. This document covers Hendra virus transmission from fruit bats to horses and Hendra virus infection in humans. Topics covered include symptoms in horses, incubation period and course of illness, and prevention and control measures. Authored by Sarah Robinson (Regional Veterinary
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
Hot Docs Doc Library: celebrating Canadas rich documentary filmmaking heritage
This site is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It provides free access to a large growing collection of documentary films from Canadian film makers. These include materials from NFB. Materials can be searched or browsed by topic. There are also playlists for films by young film makers and a section designed for school and college use. A wide range of topics relating to social, political, economic and world events are covered. They include an emphasis on the history, culture and s
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
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.
TEAN (Teacher Educator Advancement Network)
TEAN (Teacher Educator Advancement Network) is a group at the University of Cumbria that seeks to support teacher education providers and associated organisations across the UK. The website includes links to relevant documents, a diary of events, links to related websites, a journal and more about the work of TEAN. Topics covered include: research in teacher education, assessment, teaching as a Masters profession and teacher qualifications.
Financial management in the European Union
This site provides access to the full text of the report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts select committee in June 2009, as HC 698 session 2009-10. The 20 page report provides an assessment of the financial management and performance of the EU. It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures in EU accounting and future reforms required.
Russia now: a new confrontation?
This site provides free access to the full text of the House of Commons Defence Committee report published in July 2009 as HC 276 session 2008-9. The 267 page report considers whether Russia constitutes a threat to international security in the future. Topics covered include: Russian foreign policy, Russian military capabilities and strategy; Russian relations with NATO; Russia and European security and European energy security policy. Also covered is the impact on security of the conflict betwe
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
Gender and land rights database
The Gender and land rights database is maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization. It offer free access to statistics and information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities and land rights worldwide. It is possible to view recent reports by country or topic. Topics covered include international conventions on land rights, national land laws, customary law, land ownership statistics. It is possible to construct some comparative graphs of dat
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
Black Experience at MIT
A short demo of the Black Experience at MIT website. This website is in its initial stages with an ambitious plan: to document and celebrate the experience of blacks at MIT since its founding in 1861. This website is a lens for all members of the MIT community to understand our shared history. The goal of the project is to uncover, record, preserve, and provide access to the history of the black experience at MIT in its full and appropriate context. For the past 150 years, MIT has been bot
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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
Dangers of Hot Work
"The CSB has identified over 60 fatalities since 1990 due to explosions and fires from hot work activities on tanks. Hot work is defined as “[w]ork involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions.”1 Hot work also includes other activities with the potential to create a source of ignition such as cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering. Workers are potentially at risk not only in the oil and gas industry, where flammables are handled regu
Global warming, sea-level rise and coastal inundation
Recent sea-level change and predictions of future sea-level rise.