Tip of the Week: DAnCER for disease-annotated epigenetics data
DAnCER allows exploration of chromatin modifications and disease relationships; see http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7245 for links and references.
31 Jan 2011: Comprehensive Tax Reform in 2011
Two distinguished economists at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy discuss their report calling for comprehensive reform of the nation's corporate and personal income tax system. John Diamond, the Baker Institute's Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, and George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics at Rice University and a Baker Institute Rice Scholar, argue that the time is right to undertake such an overhaul. The discussion is mo
Making a Shoebox Budget
This video is a detailed tutorial on creating a budget. An enthusiastic presenter explains the steps of tracking spending for one month, grouping spending into categories, adding up amounts in categories, finding ways to reduce spending, writing categories, and assigning dollar amounts to each category. This video may appeal to students because she mentions budgeting for video games, movies, etc. (6:22)
21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distribute
5.4 Application: deaf-blind education Vygotsky's ideas have been applied to the remediation of the developmental barriers encountered by a wide variety of children, most notably deaf-blind children, and those with learning difficulties. As mentioned previously, for Vygotsky, cognition is actively developed by language. Therefore the social constructivist approach sets out to develop the language abilities of these children (often through using sign language or alternative communication systems) and through this they are enabled t
Vygotsky's ideas have been applied to the remediation of the developmental barriers encountered by a wide variety of children, most notably deaf-blind children, and those with learning difficulties. As mentioned previously, for Vygotsky, cognition is actively developed by language. Therefore the social constructivist approach sets out to develop the language abilities of these children (often through using sign language or alternative communication systems) and through this they are enabled t
Learn Equivalent Fractions
We can test if two fractions are equivalent by cross-multiplying their numerators and denominators. The cartoon animation in this video uses very simple pictures and examples to help explain equivalent fractions. The problems become more difficult towards the end of the video. (03:47)
Doing business in New York
New York is a vibrant city, teeming with people at all hours. Enjoy the restaurants and the sights, but be wary of its brutal winters
P4 Klartext 20110302
Klartext handlar i dag om att Sverige har fått en guldmedalj i skidåkning och om att oroligheterna i landet Libyen fortsätter.
Survival Phrases #34 - Learn to Write in Spanish without Lifting a Pen
Learn Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Spanish phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Spain. One of the best [...]
Sectarian clashes erupt in Bahrain
Clashes break out between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in Hamad in Bahrain while protesters in the capital marched through the city pressing the Sunni-led government for swift democratic change.
Suicide bomb attack in northwest Pakistan
A lone suicide bomber drove his vehicle packed with 1,300 pounds of explosives into a security checkpoint in northwest Pakistan killing at least nine people. Jon Decker reports.
MIT Energy Conference 2011
Promotional Video Highlighting the MIT Energy Conference
TED402 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED402 Educational Psychology Session Six 03/02/11 Jeff Miller
Conversations With History - Richard H. Solomon
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Rebels gear up for Gaddafi's airstrikes
Rebels in cities across eastern Libya prepare for the possibility of more air attacks by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
iPad 2 spurs familiar buzz
Tablet, take 2, will help Apple avoid headaches in an increasingly crowded market for touchscreen computers, agree analysts at a London event marking the launch of iPad 2.
Egypt's prime minister resigns
Amid protests and calls for his resignation prime minister Ahmed Shafiq steps down.