Money talks: February 21st 2011
In this week's programme: geopolitics and the markets, discomfort for bank creditors and a row over the Bank of England's governor
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Dialogue avec Aki Kaurismäki (video)

A l'occasion de la rétrospective intégrale que le Festival Paris Cinéma lui a consacré du 1er au 12 juillet, une rencontre avec le cinéaste finandais pour mieux comprendre son oeuvre et ses influences. Une rencontre animée par Pascal Mérigeau (critique de cinéma) à la Cinémathèque française.


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Design it Yourself Glycolysis
This interactive exercise is intended to help you understand why glycolysis has evolved to the form that we can observe in living cells and how it is so efficient that it seems to resemble a designed process. THIS IS NOT A QUIZ - when presented with options you should choose the wrong answers to gain maximum understanding.
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"U.S. Golden Rod" at Cincinnati
The Goldenrod was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1888, at the Sweeney Yard. As a lighthouse tender it served the government lights on the Ohio River and its tributaries.
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Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud
Investigative journalist Brian Deer talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Deer's seven years of reporting and legal issues surrounding the 1998 article in The Lancet claiming that the MMR vaccine causes autism and bowel problems. Deer's dogged pursuit of the truth led to the discovery that the 1998 article was fraudulent and that the lead author had hidden payments he received from lawyers to finance the original study. In this podcast, Deer describes how he uncovered the truth and the leg
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Unisciel Select : Numero 1 (video)

Unisciel'select est une série hebdomadaire présentant 3 ressources Unisciel

Pour ce premier épisode, Unisciel présente une expérience de Physique à main levée, une animation 3D pour observer les réactions de molécules organiques et une base d’exercices de Mathématiques, notamment sur les équations différentielles.

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55. The Establishment of the New Gold Standard of the 1920s: Bullion, Not Coin
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President Bruininks testifies at the House Higher Education Committee
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks spoke to the Minnesota House of Representatives Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee on Feb. 22, 2011, testifying on the impact of proposed budget cuts on the university and its students. Learn more at supporttheu.umn.edu. To read Bruininks' remarks (PDF), visit: http://z.umn.edu/bruininksremarks . View his full testimony here: http://youtu.be/vbQuvIiRV0I
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Broke: voices from the edge
Throughout his long life Professor Peter Townsend - a great friend of the Centre, advocate of human rights, and emeritus professor at LSE - worked hard first to prove the existence of poverty in Britain and then to persuade our society not to take such deprivation for granted. Peter Townsend died in June this year and this performance of 'Broke' by Ice and Fire, Actors for Human Rights, is dedicated to his memory. Using dialogue from real-life interviews with people living in poverty in the UK,
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Capitalism, Colonialism and Regional Differentiation 6 from the course World Regions, Peoples, and S
This course will provide a framework for recognizing and analyzing the major distinctive regions of the world in comparative context. The most important interrelations between environment, economy, ethnicity, and the national identity and viability of states will be explored.
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Parkinson Disease - Mental Status Exam - Language Sub-exam - Patient 10
The patient is a 68-year-old Caucasian male admitted to the VA on February 27, 2002, because of severe tremors and inability to walk due to chronic Parkinson Disease. This gentleman had been living with Parkinson Disease for many years and apparently, in spite of prescribed medications, had not improved or was getting worse. He experiences tremors, drooling, an inability to walk, and difficulty swallowing. Recently he had been unable to take the full dose of his carbidopa/levodopa medication du
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Life in the City
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plant
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Radioactive Decay and Absolute Age Determinations
This site provides access to a number of visual resources and supporting material illustrating the concept of radioactive decay and its central role in radiometric dating. Visualizations include diagrams, graphs, static illustrations and photos. Resources found on this site are suitable for use in lectures and classes and may also be used as the basis for labs or other activities.
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Diagramming the Study Site for Others
The purpose of this resource is to develop the best possible representation of the study site as a system. Students visit a study site, where they observe and recall their existing knowledge of air, water, soil, and living things to make a list of interconnections among the four Earth system components. They make predictions about the effects of a change in a system, inferring ways these changes affect the characteristics of other related components.
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Volcanoes!
Volcanoes is an interdisciplinary set of materials for grades 4-8. Through the story of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, students will answer fundamental questions about volcanoes: "What is a volcano?" "Where do volcanoes occur and why?" "What are the effects of volcanoes on the Earth system?" "What are the risks and the benefits of living near volcanoes?" "Can scientists forecast volcanic eruptions?" This teaching packet reflects the goals of the National Science Education Standards deve
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You Be the Conservator
This web activity, recommended for grades 5 and up, is designed to teach both content and process. The content areas addressed in this activity are the science of conservation and the history of the Hispanic American tradition of making santos. Santos are painted woodcarvings of saints in the Catholic Church. Conservators use scientific tools and procedures such as xeroradiography and microscopy to analyze objects. The science behind these tools and procedures is explained in this web activity.
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The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
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Seasonal Migrations: Signs of Spring
Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study.
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A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American experience is part of this mosaic. The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.
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