Can You Taste It?
Few people are aware of how crucial the sense of smell is to identifying foods, or the adaptive value of being able to identify a food as being familiar and therefore safe to eat. In this lesson and activity, students conduct an experiment to determine whether or not the sense of smell is important to being able to recognize foods by taste. The teacher leads a discussion that allows students to explore why it might be adaptive for humans and other animals to be able to identify nutritious versus
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Engineering in Sports
Imagining themselves arriving at the Olympic gold medal soccer game in Beijing, students begin to think about how engineering is involved in sports. After a discussion of kinetic and potential energy, an associated hands-on activity gives students an opportunity to explore energy absorbing materials as they try to protect an egg from being crushed.
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Gestión y difusión de revistas académicas vía Internet
A Spanish speaking video with a 23 minutes summary of a one day workshop (Buenos Aires, June 13th., 2007) about journal management and access in the Web. Workshop for journal editors organized by the Information Center of the National Council of Research in Argentina (CONICET-CAICYT), the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and the Public Knowledge Project-Open Journal System of the Simon Fraser and
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The Milky Way Galaxy
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the Milky Way galaxy, including the following :The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, and our Sun is located in one of its spinning arms. At the speed of light, it would take you 25,000 years to reach the middle of the Milky Way. The force of gravity keeps everything in our galaxy from flying off into space. There are two other types of galaxies, elliptical and irregu
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1.3 Shift in core duties

Over the last ten years, many teaching assistants across the UK have experienced a notable change in their day-to-day involvement in schools. A student on The Open University's specialist teacher assistant (STA) course, who started working in schools in 1975, described the shift in her role as ‘from pencil sharpener to work planner’. Another student who had extensive experience of working with children with special educational needs talked of moving ‘from just caring, to learn
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Forms of Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Forms of Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature" in the Department of English. This graduate seminar will explore two central concerns in American literary studies: what is "democratic" about literature written in the United States? And how does the problem of representative politics influence literary and textual representation? Among the literary works will be Moby-Dick, Uncle Tom's Cabin, House o
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1 Expectations and administrative pressures

The medical prognoses and diagnoses of dying raise expectations of what will actually happen to the dying person. For example, someone is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, they will be given a forecast that covers the estimated length of time before death, any likely symptoms, the development of the illness, and possible treatment(s). Of course, these types of medical expectations are not unique to death and dying: they are found in all treatments of illness, and no doubt you will have had
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2.1 Introduction

A rapidly growing branch of medical science has begun to try to measure the physiological impact of grief. Incorporated into this study are the ways in which bodily functions change in response to emotional stimuli. This new area of scientific research has been called ‘psychoneuroimmunology’ and is the study of how different feelings and stresses lead to changes in hormone levels and other metabolic functions within the body. These can often be quantified through blood tests and othe
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3 Self-determination: individual and collective

The idea of a right to ‘collective self-determination’ is a difficult one – how can a group, as opposed to an individual, have a ‘right’? To argue that a nation has a right to self-determination is, some might argue, to overlook what rights are, and who can claim them.

'Self-determination’ has a positive ring about it – how could anyone oppose it? The idea of self-determination has strong resonances in political theory, dating back as far as Hobbes, at lea
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Clinton warns of Libya civil war
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is warning that Libya could descend into civil war if Muammar Gaddafi refuses to quit. Jon Decker reports.
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Aguilera arrested, Galliano fired
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Christina Aguilera arrested, John Galliano fired, and Nelly Furtado to give back Gaddafi money.
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Getting Started: 11 Saving and file formats
Save modified images from Photoshop. Use the Smart Sharpen filter and add a Color Balance layer. Choose a file format for saving images.
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Lower limb anatomy wiki

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