21F.061 Advanced Topics: Plotting Terror in European Culture (MIT)
This interdisciplinary course surveys modern European culture to disclose the alignment of literature, opposition, and revolution. Reaching back to the foundational representations of anarchism in nineteenth-century Europe (Kleist, Conrad) the curriculum extends through the literary and media representations of militant organizations in the 1970s and 80s (Italy's Red Brigade, Germany's Red Army Faction, and the Real Irish Republican Army). In the middle of the term students will have the opportu
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Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea

During last Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates were asked if they would support mandatory registration for women with the Selective Service System now that women are allowed combat positions in the US military. The Selective Service, of course, is the federal agency that maintains a list of potential conscripts should the US government ever decide to reinstitute the draft.

Most of the candidates applauded the idea while Ted Cruz denounced the notion. But, as is oft
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3.986 The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology (MIT)
This class introduces the multidisciplinary nature of archaeology, both in theory and practice. Lectures provide a comparative examination of the origins of agriculture and the rise of early civilizations in the ancient Near East and Mesoamerica. The laboratory sessions provide practical experience in aspects of archaeological field methods and analytical techniques including the examination of stone, ceramic, and metal artifacts and bone materials. Lab sessions have occasional problem sets whic
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Daniel Thomas: 2014 National Book Festival
Daniel W. Thomas appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and philanthropist Daniel W. Thomas serves "culinary creations to the world's most powerful appetites." He also serves as regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association. Thomas has catered events for elite politicians and celebrities, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the inaugural brunch for President Barack Obam
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3.1 Division
Number systems and the rules for combining numbers can be daunting. This unit will help you to understand the detail of rational and real numbers, complex numbers and integers. You will also be introduced to modular arithmetic and the concept of a relation between elements of a set.
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21W.756 Writing and Reading Poems (MIT)
This course is an examination of the formal structural and textual variety in poetry. Students engage in extensive practice in the making of poems and the analysis of both students' manuscripts and 20th-century poetry. The course attempts to make relevant the traditional elements of poetry and their contemporary alternatives. There are weekly writing assignments, including some exercises in prosody.
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A Look into Predictions and Trends that will drive the Future of Tech

Lex Thomas welcomes back Microsoft Services CTO Norm Judah to the show as they revisit their discussion from a year ago around the Future of Technology. Tune in as they check in to see where they stand on last yea
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10.626 Electrochemical Energy Systems (MIT)
This course introduces principles and mathematical models of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Students study equivalent circuits, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, electrostatics, porous media, and phase transformations. In addition, this course includes applications to batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and electrokinetics.
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11.953 Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning (MIT)
This course focuses on the land use-transportation "interaction space" in metropolitan settings. The course aims to develop an understanding of relevant theories and analytical techniques, through the exploration of various cases drawn from different parts of the world. The course begins with an overview of the role of transportation in patterns of urban development and metropolitan growth. It introduces the concept of accessibility and related issues of individual and firm travel demand. Later
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3.2 What does it mean for knowledge to be situated?

Scientific knowledge has been frequently portrayed as universally true. If this were the case then there would be no fundamental disagreements, for what counts as true would never change. However, what has been considered scientific in the past is now often seen as archaic or simply odd. The opposite approach would be to say that truth is relative – no one view is superior to any other. Both of these positions are simplistic. Contemporary defenders of science would argue that science is imp
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"The Oil and Glory"
levine event posterA talk by journalist and author Steven LeVine. Pipeline politics became a modern day version of the 19th Century's Great Game, in which Britain and Russia had employed cunning and bluff to gain supremacy over the lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. “The Oil and Glory” is the story of how, at the dawn of the 21st century, the game was played once more across the harsh e
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"Growth: Evidence and Sources" - Session 1 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"
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We can study the individual properties of individual stars, such as photospheric temperature, luminosity, radius, composition and mass. If we wish to understand more about stars and obtain some insight into their evolution, we need to look at the overall distribution of stellar properties. We would like to know the answers to such questions as 'Can stars have any combination of these properties?' and 'How many stars are there of each type?' We can potentially learn a lot more about the stars
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3.23 Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (MIT)
This class discusses the origin of electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials, with a focus on the acquisition of quantum mechanical tools. It begins with an analysis of the properties of materials, presentation of the postulates of quantum mechanics, and close examination of the hydrogen atom, simple molecules and bonds, and the behavior of electrons in solids and energy bands. Introducing the variation principle as a method for the calculation of wavefunctions, the course continu
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Este curso tiene como objetivo introducir a los estudiantes en el análisis formal y comprensión del funcionamiento de los mercados bajo estructuras no competitivas, profundizando en algunos de los elementos que se introdujeron someramente en la asignatura de Introducción de primer curso, como los fallos de mercado ligados a la existencia de bienes públicos o de información asimétrica. Por otro lado, se hace especial hincapié en el análisis de mercados no competitivos ligados a la presenc
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Why Study the Eucharist in Methodism with David Monkton
Dr David Monkton looks at the place of the Eucharist in Methodism from the time the Wesley’s in the eighteenth century until. He does this by taking us through one of the eucharistic hymns of Charles Wesley: ‘Jesus we thus obey.’ He draws attention to the fact that Methodism, although ‘low church’ in appearances, is ‘high church’ in its theology. Moreover, it expresses its eucharistic theology mainly through its hymns. Other videos you may wish to look at; Why Study the Eucharist
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