"In Praise of a Contented Mind" by Edward De Vere (poetry reading)
In Elizabethan times, this poem was all the rage. They thought it portrayed an exemplary attitude to life. It was set to music by William Byrd. At one time it was thought that Sir Edward Dyer wrote it, who was a chum of Sir Philip Sidney. Now it's thought to be by Edward de Vere. It bears a marked similarity to John Byrom's poem that starts "I am content, I do not care". Byrom lived a few decades later but he would have been aware of this poem and it probably influenced him. Edward de Ve
Reading comprehension, vocabulary: The art of reading (aloud)
You practice your reading comprehension and vocabulary by means of a text about reading to small children. You learn to extract the main ideas from a text and to understand the meaning of words from the context.
Life in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Take Control
While the debate in Washington is focused on how soon and to which extent to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, insurgents are rapidly gaining ground in the country's north. This audio slideshow, the product of Anna Badkhen's second month-long journey through northern Afghanistan this spring, offers a glimpse into the life of Afghans as the Taliban take over their villages—swiftly, unchallenged, and barely noticed by the rest of the world.
Robot turns into a helicopter
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/05/born-to-be-viral-transformer-turns-into-a-helicopter.html
Examines the issue of childhood obesity from the perspectives of the biomedical, behavioural and socio-economic models of health
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/05/climbing-robot-feels-its-way-up-a-tree.html
Felix Zandman reciting the Kaddish (memorial) prayer at the Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony, 1996
Felix Zandman reciting the Kaddish (memorial) prayer at the Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony, 1996 Felix Zandman was born in 1927 in Grodno to Aaron and Genia. In 1941 he, his parents and grandparents were sent to the Grodno ghetto. In January 1943 the Germans surrounded the ghetto to round up the Jews for transportation and the Zandman family decided to go into hiding. In 1946, Zandman emigrated to France. Dr. Felix Zandman had been the recipient of many awards, including the Franklin Insti
Prokaryotes and eukaryotes
This RLO describes the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
3.4 School Improvement Partners
School governors are responsible for establishing the performance management policy of the school and for reviewing the performance of the headteacher. This unit will guide you through these processes, including the appeals procedure should the headteacher have any concerns. You will also learn the importance of linking performance review to pay review.
Miley Cyrus attends press conference in Manila
June 16 - The "Hannah Montana" star speaks to reporters in Philippines ahead of her first gig in Manila. Kathi Urban reports.
Souder Trust in Science SLA 2011
Lawrence Souder from Drexel University presented on June 14, 2011 at a panel on "International Year of Chemistry: Perils and Promises of Modern Communication in the Sciences" at the Special Libraries Association meeting. His talk covered Trust in Science and Science by Blogging, using as an example the NASA press release on arsenic in bacteria and subsequent controversy taking place in the blogosphere.
Hagen NTIS talk at SLA 2011
Don Hagen presented at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011 as part of a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communications in the Sciences. His talk was entitled "NTIS Focus on Science and Data: Open and Sustainable Models for Science Information Discovery"
The HoloGlobe Project
These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth. The exhibit shows that Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. The exhibit has
"Learning and Memory: Activity-Controlled Gene Expression in the Nervous System, Fall 2009"
"The mammalian brain easily outperforms any computer. It adapts and changes constantly. Most importantly, the brain enables us to continuously learn and remember. What are the molecular mechanisms that lead to learning and memory? What are the cellular roles that activity-regulated gene products play to implement changes in the brain?How do nerve cells, their connections (synapses), and brain circuits change over time to store information? We will discuss the molecular mechanisms of neuronal pla
Les vacances en France - Quiz
Students can test themselves on travel, tourism and holidays in France.
Upper Body Workout Routine
http://upperbodyworkoutroutine.org an upper body workout routine is a very exciting task especially if it's your first time at the gym, but you should always keep in mind that findings the right workout is a tricky task, and his article will show you exactly what to look for
University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Le film Podium: begrijpend lezen, uitnodiging opstellen voor filmavond met vrienden
Op het einde van deze les kun je iemand per e-mail uitnodigen voor een filmavond.
20.320 Biomolecular Kinetics and Cell Dynamics (MIT)
This class covers analysis of kinetics and dynamics of molecular and cellular processes across a hierarchy of scales, including intracellular, extracellular, and cell population levels; a spectrum of biotechnology applications are also taken into consideration. Topics include gene regulation networks; nucleic acid hybridization; signal transduction pathways; and cell populations in tissues and bioreactors. Emphasis is placed on experimental methods, quantitative analysis, and computational model