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Egyptian Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum
Colloquia Week 4 HT11: Egyptian Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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Islam in British stone
Developed by Asian Youth Alliance (AYA), the Islam in British Stone website promotes Britain's most significant Muslim heritage sites and Islamic-influenced buildings, and provides information about the earliest mosques, prayer halls and historically significant Muslim and Islamic heritage sites in Britain. The 'Heritage Sites' section contains a timeline of these buildings, with further information and links for each building, and a note to say whether it was the first in the area and/or whethe
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Disappearing Glass Rods
In this optics activity, learners discover how they can make glass objects "disappear." Learners submerge glass objects like stirring rods into a beaker of Wesson oil to explore how the principles of reflection and refraction affect what we see. Use this activity as a demonstration or allow learners to experiment on their own.
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Profile: Lalit Modi, Architect of Indian Premier League
Hear insights from one of India's most successful entrepreneurs - Lalit Modi, Architect of the Indian Premier League.

U.S. Week Ahead: One step closer to the edge of the cliff!
Nov 30 - Expect the rhetoric to ramp up in DC with less than a month before the U.S. tumbles off the fiscal cliff. This time it's the turn of the defense industry to make their case against spending cuts.
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Breakingviews: Fiscal cliff dividends
Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss how a wave of special dividends being paid out before year's end are indicative of how Corporate America fears higher taxes more than a recession.
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Trading at Noon: Auto sales get a jump start
Dec 3 - Sandy brings a surge of car sales & we look at trends in dealmaking.
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U.S. Day Ahead: Obama meets with state leaders on "cliff"
In round #2 of this week's "fiscal cliff" talks, President Obama meets at the White House with a bipartisan group of governors, including Delaware's Jack Markell and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.
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The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved
Polymathic and ever-curious British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection. Examining posters, playbills, letters, manuscripts and memorabilia collected by Paganini himself, he reveals how the virtuoso created his own mystique as a violinist and musical innovator. From his "Secret Red Book" containing recipes, prescriptions, tour dates, a laundry list and financial notes, to clues about the virtuoso's alleged use of a steel bow, our P
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Strengthening Capability of State Universities on Vulnerability Assessment to Enhance their Role in
By: UP Los Baños Presentation by Dr. Amparo M. Wagan, University Extension Specialist, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.
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Leerlingen vergelijken twee getallen en plaatsen er het juiste teken (>, < of =) tussen. Er wordt gewerkt met getallen tot en met vijf.


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2.4 What does relationship mean in systematics? E. Mayr

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Dr. Patterson looks at the second of his three systematists, Ernst Mayr. Mayr’s answer to the meaning of ‘relationship’ in systematics comes from the point of view o
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2.2 Darwin, Linnaeus and Simpson

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In the first clip, Dr. Colin Patterson introduces and explains Darwin’s ‘tree of life’, image, shown below (Figure 3). This was the only image included in his book,
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2.1 Introduction

The late Dr. Colin Patterson was a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum, and an authority on systematic methods. He played a prominent role in promoting cladistics, the method now most widely employed for phylogenetic analysis. He introduces the sequence of audio clips by drawing attention to the connection perceived by Darwin beteen the systematic grouping of species into higher taxa and the closeness of their evolutionary relationships (‘propinquity of descent’).

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1.5 Clades and mammals

SAQ 3

Are the mammals a clade?

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Yes, despite Simpson's earlier reservations about their possible polyphyletic origins, morphological and molecular data now st
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1.3 Relationships between species

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Using the idea of blood relationships in people as an analogy, can you think of two distinct types of relationship between species?

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One is the relation
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Introduction

This unit is from our archive. It is an adapted extract from the Science (S365) module that is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this Curriculum Area

This unit is concerned with macroevo
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4.2 Intermediate forms

In essence, the argument about intermediate forms runs as follows. If whales evolved from a terrestrial ancestor through the accumulation of small differences over time, we should expect to find the fossils of a number of ‘missing links’, i.e. creatures with a mixture of terrestrial and aquatic characteristics. In fact, we might expect to find a succession of such animals, each a little bit more whale-like and a little bit less well adapted to life on land than its predecessor.

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Rounding Decimals
Students learn to round a decimal to a given place using the following steps. First, find the digit in the rounding position.  Next, look at the digit to the right of the rounding position. If the digit to right of the rounding position is greater than or equal to five, round up.  Then change all digits to the right of the rounding place to zero.  Finally, we can drop off any zeros to the right of the decimal as long as they are als
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