The Transcontinental Railroad
In 1862, Congress passed and President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Bill, which granted public land and funds to build a transcontinental railroad. The Central Pacific Railroad would lay tracks from California heading east, and the Union Pacific Railroad would lay tracks from the Missouri River west. The photograph taken in Placer County, "Grading the Central Pacific Railroad," shows some of the construction. Work on the railroad was physically difficult and at times dangerous, and attrac
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Medicine Games: Malaria - Parasite
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The discovery of this parasite in mosquitoes earned the British scientist Ronald Ross the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902. In 1907, Alphonse Laveran received the prize for his findings that the parasite was present in human blood. Prize awarded discovery or work! Take control of a
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Medicine Games: Malaria - Mosquito
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The discovery of this parasite in mosquitoes earned the British scientist Ronald Ross the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902. In 1907, Alphonse Laveran received the prize for his findings that the parasite was present in human blood. Take control of a mosquito and try to find a human
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Jody Adams: Fermentation, an Ancient Trend, Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series 2014
Enroll in Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science from HarvardX at https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-haute-cuisine-soft-harvardx-spu27x-0#.VPCXBbPF-YQ Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa.
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Basic Japanese #14 - General Counters
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You have decided to take the job your friend’s father has offered you in his Japanese shop. After you and your friend helped him take inventory in his silk flower shop, he offered you the job as a clerk. And you are excited because you can certainly use some extra spending [...]
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Art a GoGo Podcast #2
In podcast #2, we talk about the King Tut exhibition at LACMA, Tim Hawkinson, art in the news, and more... Please visit us at www.artagogo.com/blog for show notes.
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Fact? or Fiction?
Highlights from the tenth annual Fact? or Fiction? event, hosted by Valerie Pringle and Howard Glassman. Fuelled by great food and beverages, guests compete for a fabulous prize in an exciting game of guess-the-artifact.
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Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings
explores Charleston's heritage by examining 42 historic places. More than 300 years of history are covered, including the Walled City of the British colony, the growth of the shipping industry and surrounding plantations, the city's role in the events leading up to the Civil War, the resurgence of the community during the late 19th century, and the establishment of one of the most complete and intact historic districts in the country.
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Iconic: Earl of Pembroke's Armour
Made in King Henry VIII’s royal workshop, this suit of armour is one of only three of its kind on display in the world. One of the ROM’s iconic objects, see the suit in the Samuel European Galleries.
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Homecoming 2010 Recap
Check out some of the great events that took place during Homecoming 2010: Rock This Town! - including footage from the homecoming parade, football game, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and BearFest Village.
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Apartheid protest at the South African Consulate, tape 2
Apartheid protesters gather in front of the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Mel King (political activist), Charles Yancey (Boston City Council) and Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) demand to see Richard Blankstein (honorary consul to South Africa). Police officers bar entry to the building. Johnson announces that the protestors will ask for Blankstein's resignation from his post. He adds that they will ask Blankstein's law firm to sever ties with South Africa. Jo
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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN APOLOGY FOR STUDY DONE IN TUSKEGEE
THE PRESIDENT: Ladies and gentlemen, on Sunday, Mr. Shaw will celebrate his 95th birthday. (Applause.) I would like to recognize the other survivors who are here today and their families: Mr. Charlie Pollard is here. (Applause.) Mr. Carter Howard. (Applause.) Mr. Fred Simmons. (Applause.) Mr. Simmons just took his first airplane ride, and he reckons he's about 110 years old, so I think it's time for him to take a chance or two. (Laughter.) I'm glad he did. And Mr. Frederick Moss, thank you, sir.
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The Ageing Society: challenges opportunities and unnecessary scares
As part of LSE's series of lectures looking at the long term challenges facing Britain and British politicians 'after Blair', Adair Turner will examine the issues of pensions, welfare reform and the challenges posed by an ageing society.
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The Winning Side of an Image
Documentary photography is problematic. Without a witness, a victim is alone and de-humanised. We also know that victims are made for, or even by, the camera. In presenting their work produced in Afghanistan, while embedded with the British Army last June, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin attempt to highlight and compensate for these blind spots. In addition to showing The Day Nobody Died, they also present extracts from The Red House, produced in Iraq and Chicago, produced in Israel.
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The Museum of the 21st Century
In this 60th anniversary year of publishers Thames & Hudson, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, and Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, will be in conversation exploring the various roles of national, and other, collections in the 21st century. This rare joint appearance by two of today's most influential figures in the international world of arts and culture promises to provide a stimulating discussion touching on topics of contemporary global significance.
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Why I Grew to Love America and You Should Too
Justin Webb will discuss America politics in the context of British media reporting, particularly in the Bush period and coverage of the recent US elections. Justin Webb is North American editor at the BBC.
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India and the US in the age of global warming
Edward Luce will explore the shared challenges and opportunities facing India and the USA in an age of globalisation. Edward Luce is Washington Bureau Chief of the Financial Times and author of In Spite of the Gods: the strange rise of modern India. Creon Butler works for HM Treasury as Senior Adviser in the International and Finance Directorate. He was the British Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi from 2006 to 2009.
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UGA Campaign for Charities, Tamica Payne
Athens resident Tamica Payne shares her personal story about how her family was assists by the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.
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21W.742J Writing About Race (MIT)
The issue of race and racial identity have preoccupied many writers throughout the history of the U.S. In this subject, students read Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Judson Mitcham, among others, as we consider the story of race in its peculiarly American dimensions. The reading, along with the writing of members of the class, is the focus of class discussions. Oral presentations on subjects of individual interest are als
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