Equinoxes and Solstices
Twice a year, day and night fall into perfect balance. Some claim that this astronomical phenomenon, called the equinox, inspires ancient structures to reveal hidden secrets. Run time 02:38.
Innovation: the key to future growth
Which is more innovative? The global conglomerate with revenue of $363 billion or the entrepreneur whose ground-breaking Double-Click software package revolutionised online selling and was ultimately sold to Google for more than $3 billion?
Answer: it’s a tie.
Experience nature as never before as a young coyote must learn to survive on his own. This professionally made video clip covers a year in the life of a coyote. Run time 54:35.
Not by drugs alone but by partnership
Nearly eradicated 20 years ago, tuberculosis has since re-emerged at the top of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases list.
“Drugs are not enough to combat TB,” says Patrizia Carlevaro, the head of Eli Lilly’s international aid unit speaking to INSEAD Knowledge. “We have all the tools we need to defeat the disease – the challenge rests in effectively linking private sector resources and skills to the needs of local healthcare providers.”
Other selection methods
Welcome to Other Selection Methods a workbook in the Futures series of workbooks, which help students choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a range of common selection methods used by employers to select graduates for jo
Amazing Raven Intelligence Test - Clever Critters - BBC Animals
Ravens are some of the cleverest animals to exist in the wild. Watch this amazing and complicated test of their intelligence here. Clip taken from BBC animal show Clever Critters, narrated by comedienne Dawn French. (02:52)
French for Kids by Kids; The Sound of the [-o]
The video starts with a short song in French. This is a video about the French sound [-o]. The instructor speaks and this is followed by images with the sound. (06:07)
Ladybug Pajama Part
This video segment, adapted from QUEST, explains the unique behavior of a species of ladybug that spends most of its year feeding on the California coast but then migrates by the millions inland to spend the winter. Once they reach their destination, they huddle together to maintain temperature and moisture level in order to survive. Run time 02:46.
Little Brain, Big Journey
The Rufous hummingbird is a small wonder that, with respect to body size, migrates farther than any other creature on earth. The brightly colored, feisty bird breeds from southern Alaska to northern California and then spends the winter in Mexico. Though their brains are approximately the size of a grain of rice, Rufous hummingbirds have an excellent memory for locating flowers from year to year. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the little brain and big journey of the Rufous humm
Migration of the Monarch
It is one of the most impressive displays of migratorial instinct and ability in the animal kingdom: Each year millions of monarch butterflies migrate from eastern Canada and the United States to Mexico -- a journey of more than two thousand miles for some. This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores why monarchs make such an epic journey and how they manage to do it. A nice example of migration and life cycles. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:39.
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how being able to identify trees can make a winter walk through the woods more enjoyable. First, you can classify a tree into one of two groups: a conifer that holds its leaves or needles year round, or a deciduous tree that drops leaves annually. Next, observe each tree's characteristics: the type of bark, the branching pattern of a twig, the shape of a bud,
Tale of Two Cities
When the Explore team visited New Orleans, more than a year had passed since Hurricane Katrina. Yet many of the low-lying areas of the city had still not recovered, and thousands of people were still waiting for signs of leadership and hope. "New Orleans is a tale of two cities," observed journalist Clancy DuBos of the Gambit Weekly
[University of Northumbria Cultural Policy Collection]
This Web resource offers a searchable database of the Cultural Policy Collection at the University of Northumbria. This comprises the archives of Visual Arts UK 1996 (a celebration of the Visual Arts throughout the North of England), the English Regional Arts Boards (1967-2002) and Year of the Artist (YOTA) national award (1992-1999). The database is searchable by organisation, person or subject keyword and the results provide brief information about the archives. The collection is part of the U
U of M Class of 2014 forms the M
The University of Minnesota freshman class of 2014 forms a giant "M" on the field at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Pride and Spirit pep rally is part of Welcome Week for first-year students and featured the U of M Marching Band, Golden Gopher football head coach Tim Brewster and the U of M Cheer Squad.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Gina Kiczek introduces a problem that helps her students learn the difference between permutations and combinations. Students in the Kenilworth study examine "Pascal's Triangle:" what it is, its history, and how it is linked to the Towers and Pizza problems. In the 11th grad
Lesson 16 - Useful Expressions and Phrases
Pick up some expressions that will serve you well should you travel to French West Africa.
Lesson 11 - Numbers (20 to 2000)
Count from 20 to 2000 in French.
Lesson 8 - Vocabulary (Common Objects)
Infuse your French with a rush of vocabulary words.
Lesson 6 - Dialogue
Practice your French with an authentic dialogue.
Ramlila – Part 8 – Burning of Lanka
At this time of year Indians all over the world celebrate Ramlila by re-enacting the story in the Ramayana. This tells the story of Lord Ram and his battle with [...]