The Evolution of God
In his new book, THE EVOlUTION OF GOD, bestselling author Robert Wright examines how the idea of God has changed through history. Wright sits down with Bill Moyers to discuss why he thinks the notion of God - real or not - is imperative to a moral society. And, Bill Moyers talks with two environmental activists who are disappointed in Obama's progress on climate change. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay on health care.
We all encounter symmetry in our everyday lives, in both natural and man-made structures. The mathematical concepts surrounding symmetry can be a bit more difficult to grasp. This unit explains such concepts as direct and indirect symmetries, Cayley table
The Bible: A Brief History
A brief history of the bible. This video contains scriptural references and how the bible came to be in existence and how it's history is important to clearly understanding it.
Nuclear Power Explained : Climate of Hope : Part 1
This partly-animated documentary takes viewers on a tour through the science of climate change, the nuclear fuel chain, and the remarkable energy revolution that is under way. Some of the images may be disturbing to younger viewers. (09:16)
Practical guide to good practice, A : managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations
This guide to good practice in managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations sector was produced by the Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI). It "provides an overview of ten key environmental and social issues that are critical to the long-term success of the accommodations sector", including examples of what hotels are doing around the world. Links to further information are provided throughout. The 28 page guide can be downloaded as a PDF file i
Richard Doll: his revolutionary life
Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, lectures on the life of the cancer epidemiologist and lifelong socialist who contributed much to our understanding of the effects of smoking and changed the way we regard smoking and public health.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 15
Elizabeth decides not to marry the Duke of Anjou. She ended up paying him a lot of money before he left England. In the Netherlands, in 1584, Elizabeth ally, William of Orange, was killed. She prepared her army. Robert Dudly led the army and did no obey Elizabeth's orders. In England, Mary of Scots was jailed in a more serious way, isolated. Walsingham plotted a conspiracy to find proof against Mary. She sent letters to Babingtom to organize a plot against Elizabeth and Walsingham had access to
Endometrial Cancer Risks and Treatments
This is a self-assessment of knowledge around the epidemiology and late effects of cancer survival. Themes emphasized in this module are: epidemiology of survival; late effects; psychosocial concerns; secondary prevention; and strategies for behavior change. This assessment is based on the self-study tutorial of the same name.
1.725J Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport (MIT)
This core class in the Environmental M.Eng. program is for all students interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment. The emphasis is on man-made chemicals; their movement through water, air, and soil; and their eventual fate. Physical transport, as well as chemical and biological sources and sinks, are discussed. Linkages to health effects, sources and control, and policy aspects are discussed and debated.
Horseshoe Crab Eggs on Shore and Being Eaten by Gulls
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of Horseshoe Crab eggs floating in water on the shore and being eaten by seagulls. Despite their common name, horseshoe crabs are not crabs but are related to arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites), and are the closest living relatives of the now extinct trilobites . Horseshoe crabs have three main parts to the body: the head region, known as the ‘prosoma’, the abdominal region or ‘opisthosoma’ and
Fresh Off Its IPO, Can GM Stage a Comeback?
After years of declining market share and unprofitability -- and a multi-million dollar bailout by the United States government -- General Motors is once again a publicly held company. The automaker, which raised some $20 billion through last week's initial public offering, is on sounder footing than it has been in years. Yet the new GM still must compete in a tough global market. So the question remains: Can the new GM perform better than the old GM? Knowledge@Wharton posed this question and ot
Is policy damaging the Arts in the UK?
Munira Mirza argues that current arts policy in the UK may be damaging to the long term health of the arts. Munira Mirza is a writer and researcher on issues related to cultural policy and identity
1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 8
This part of the documantary begins describing Elizabeth I 's relationship with Lord Robert Dudly and how Cecil and other advisors opposed it. After Dudly's wife was found dead he was sent out of court. In 1562 Elizabeth is terribly ill. There is no successor. In Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots had returned from exile. She had grown up in France as a Catholic. She aimed at the throne of England. As Elizabeth recovered she decided to name a Protector in the case of her death. She named Robert Dudly
HST.512 Genomic Medicine (MIT)
This course reviews the key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment. Throughout the semester, emphasis will return to issues surrounding the context of genomics in medicine including: what does a physician need to know? what sorts of questions will s/he likely encounter from patients? how should s/he respond? Lecturers will guide the student through real world patient-doctor interactions. Outcome considerations and so
UIR 2008 Summit - Part 5 - Health Care System Vision for the Future
Representative David Clark comments on Health System Reform
UIR 2008 Summit - Part 2 - The Need for Health Care System Reform
Gregory Poulsen of Intermountain Healthcare talks about Health Care Reform