Your one-stop source for learning and teaching about evolution. This website includes information about how evolution works, how evolution impacts our lives, evidence for evolution, and the history of evolutionary thought. There's also an entire Understanding Evolution for Teachers sub-site, which includes lesson plans, a conceptual framework, and discussion of classroom situations that may arise when teaching evolution.
A Colonial Legacy in Miskito Turtle Knowledge (Nicaragua)
Over the past several decades the increasing prevalence of natural resource crises has led many ecologists to seek alternatives to Western resource use paradigms. Primary amongst these alternatives are systems guided by indigenous knowledge (IK). It is commonly presumed that these systems represent institutions uncorrupted by the exploitative hand of Western culture and state domination and therefore hold the key to rectifying the unsustainable behaviors of Western societies.
Visions and Revisions of History in the Latin American Novel of Dictatorship
The twentieth-century Latin American novel of dictatorship has had an important impact on the interpretation of Latin American history. Many novels, such as Yo el Supremo (1974) and El fiscal (1993) by Augusto Roa Bastos, and La novela de Peran (1985) and Santa Evita (1995) by Toma
Sheldon Pollock: The Great Chain of Academic Being
Professor Sheldon Pollock (Columbia): The Great Chain of Academic Being: A View from the Bottom: Reflections on the Non-Western, the Non-Modern and the Philological (CRASSH, 13 May, 2010). Professor Pollock was speaking at the Centre as part of the Mellon CDI Invited Fellows Programme.
Continents and Currents
Continents and Currents beautifully demonstrates how the position of continents affects the movements of ocean currents. It serves as an engaging introduction for discussions of plate tectonics, currents, climate, and even Earth history.
Human Brain – Facts or Fiction – Sanjoy Sanyal
A lot has been said and written about the human brain. Some are anecdotal; some are based on scientific evidence. After all, the human brain does evoke awe, wonder, mystery and even fear. Are all of them true? Dr Sanjoy Sanyal, Professor and Course Director of Neuroscience addresses some of these issues commonly circulating on the Web and tries to arrive at some answers. Stay tuned to his BRAINVIEW Channel on YouTube and Subscribe so that together we can learn more about the Human Brain.Tags: Hu
Women's Rights Curriculum
Specially put together for 8 March International Women's Day, this package of history and activities can be used year-round to inspire and inform.
Computer Science 273A: Machine Learning
The goal of this class is to familiarize you with various state-of-the-art machine learning techniques for classification, regression, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Besides this, an important aspect this class is to provide a modern statistical view of machine learning.
Automotive Drum Brakes
Do you know when the first car was built? Do you know who built the first automobile? Would you guess, Henry Ford? Try again. Do you know by what means they used to stop that car? We know the brakes on the vehicles we drive today are quite different from those back in the 1800s. While knowing the history of the automobile is interesting, knowing how they work is also interesting. The automotive brake or to be more specific, the drum brake is what this instruction is designed to review. In this i
21H.221 The Places of Migration in United States History (MIT)
This course examines the history of the United States as a "nation of immigrants" within a broader global context. It considers migration from the mid-19th century to the present through case studies of such places as New York's Lower East Side, South Texas, Florida, and San Francisco's Chinatown. It also examines the role of memory, media, and popular culture in shaping ideas about migration. The course includes optional field trip to New York City.
The Failure of Reconstruction
Despite gaining their freedom, African-Americans face struggles in the years after the Civil War includes amendments 13,14,15 and other political acts during that time. Explains problems that occured after Reconstruction ends.
A wall to protect Iraq's Diyala
Iraqi troops build wall around Diyala provice to protect it from military infiltration from ISIL fighters. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reute
Architectural Applications of Complex Adaptive Systems
This paper presents methods and case studies of approaching architectural design and fabrication utilizing Complex Adaptive Systems (CASs). The case studies and observations described here are findings from a continuing body of research investigating applications of computational systems to architectural practice. CASs are computational mechanisms from the computer science field of Artificial Life that provide frameworks for managing large numbers of elements and their inter-relationships. The a
Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: A Profile of the Seventeenth Century
Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: A Profile of the Seventeenth Century examines the culture and art of one of the world's greatest periods of creativity. The sheer volume—and outstanding quality—of the paintings produced can scarcely be paralleled. A 164-page book provides background information about the newly independent Dutch Republic and the nexus of its art and civics. Chapters look at landscape, still life, portraiture, and genre and history painting. Also included are artist biographi
Solving Two-Step Equations
Solving two-step equations will help introduce students to solving equations in multiple steps, a skill necessary in Algebra I and II. This video explains how to solve these types of equations by using additive and multiplicative inverses to isolate and solve for the variable. (00:46)
The Animal Cell
The Structure of The Animal Cell is discussed in this video. The purpose of this video is to explain the parts of the Animal Cell and give a brief overview on their function. (02:47)
Block's Building Blocks [Foreword to Building Blocks for Liberty] Murray Rothbard, in his life, was known as Mr. Libertarian. We can make a solid case that the title now belongs to Walter Block, a student of Rothbard's w
[Foreword to Building Blocks for Liberty]
Murray Rothbard, in his life, was known as Mr. Libertarian. We can make a solid case that the title now belongs to Walter Block, a student of Rothbard's w
Dog shelter works to reunite animals with owners after floods
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May 21 - A dog shelter in Serbia helps to reunite pets with their owners after being separated by the country's severe flooding, which has killed at least 40 people across the Balkan region. Vanessa Johnston reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage a
Picturing France 1830-1900
Picturing France, 1830–1900 is a learning resource intended primarily for middle and upper grade levels. It takes a multifaceted look at nineteenth-century painting in France, as well as the culture that both produced and is reflected by that art. Organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the Île-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-Comté and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence, in addition to a more in-depth examination o