Science Bulletins: Chernobyl's Birds Adapt to Radiation
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on plants and animals. A recent study showed that many bird species are surprisingly adaptable to life in highly radioactive areas. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Te
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"Kana, Spring 2010"
"Learning hiragana and katakana is an important part of reading and speaking Japanese. The following pages contain: Hiragana - stroke order videos, pronunciation, and vocabulary for each character; reading and listening audio exercises; handouts on how to construct words and sentences; interactive quizzes testing character recognition; and printable worksheets to practice writing characters. Katakana - pronunciation and vocabulary for each character; reading and listening audio exercises; inte
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Galbraith Was Right About Advertising

Now that I have your attention, rest assured that even when John Kenneth Galbraith got something right, he got it wrong. One of the signature ideas for which Galbraith is known is the Dependence Effect, which states that advertising convinces people that they need things that they don’t really need. In Galbraith’s own words, “If the individual’s wants are urgent, they must b
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US History Overview 1 of 3: Jamestown to the Civil War
Mr. Khan of Khan Academy focuses on the beginning of colonial history. This is very brief; instructor needs to supplement with more information. Mr. Khan admittedly skips over a large block of years. This segment is Jamestown to the Civil War (18:28)
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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron
My name is Cameron, and I live in Indiana. I have my own Mac, and I just love making movies and stuff like that. I'm a very visual learner. If our teacher describes something that maybe I don't understand, I go back and look at it. Then I picture it, and I think, "Now, what would that look like if I put it on film or on the green screen?" At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen
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A Place for Students to track their sporting performance

A space for students to track and develop their sporting performance, at whatever level they play and whichever sport. Ask students to key in statistics from each match and generate a graph and analyse the
data - great for numeracy activities.  Students can also keep a diary t
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Ergonomie : Gezond computeren
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Uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding (groepswerk, presentatie) over ergonomie. Aan de hand van een stripverhaal worden de problemen rond gezond computeren aangekaart.


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Moynihan's window for action is 6-12 months: BofA shareholder
Aug. 24 - Bank of America shareholder and CEO of Finger Interest Jonathan Finger says CEO Brian Moynihan has six to 12 months to turn the bank's fortunes around before the board takes action.
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Does Ethics Stop Us From Cloning?
This medical video looks into the ethical argument behind cloning. It provides an overview of what the process is about and how some people consider it a moral problem. The video is a good start for a debate, but the video is dated in terms of research and government restrictions. (03:20)
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Dagmar Sternad on the Brain's Control of Human Movement
Prof. Dagmar Sternad is researching how the brain controls functional movement - data that can then be used to help those with neurological disorders.
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Hurricane Florence with Inset of VR Operator
An interactive exploration of a computational model of Hurricane Florence using an immersive environment controlled by a boom, with an inset of the boom operator.
Author(s): Ed Rodgers,Fritz Hasler,G. Lai,Kannappan Palaniapp

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Top 10 Ways to Raise Funds
This has some tips on how to raise money for good causes. The video shows each one, but does not provide a list of ideas. The video is well worth watching before trying a campaign. (03:22)
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The Very Incredible Vending Machine

"The moral is that the market is all around you, constantly making your life more convenient."

A few days ago I was sitting in the break room at work enjoying my lunch when I realized just how incredible the simple, everyday, run-of-the-mill vending machine truly is. For days I have watched people pour money into these simple machines without ever really payin
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Muscles, Oh My!
Students are introduced to the field of biomechanics and how the muscular system produces human movement. They learn the importance of the muscular system in our daily lives, why it is important to be able to repair muscular system injuries and how engineering can help.
Author(s): Denise W. Carlson,Jake Lewis,Jonathan MacNeil,Mali

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Homelessness in America
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Nan Perkins thanks the Elon community during the Elon Medallion ceremony
Elon University retired vice president Nan Perkins received an Elon Medallion on Aug. 22, 2011, in an annual ceremony that celebrates the highest honor the university bestows on individuals for their meritorious service to the institution.
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Lesson 319: Politics vocab
It’s election time in Brazil and BPP will start a series of lessons about Brazil’s politics history and how elections work here. As a warm up this lesson will serve as a vocabulary reference for the...

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Gutenberg Literature App for iOS
'Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free ebooks, download them or read them online.'This is a free app
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Welcome Back Wildcats
As the new school year commences, students re-emerge, eager to make this year the best the University of Arizona has seen. Our returning students and faculty welcome a new freshman class as they begin to find their place here at the University.
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Genre paintings that could have influenced key hearth scenes in Fort Apache
William Howze
This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American […]

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