Small Regulatory RNAs May Sharpen Spatial Expression Patterns
The precise establishment of gene expression patterns is a crucial step in development. Formation of a sharp boundary between high and low spatial expression domains requires a genetic mechanism that exhibits sensitivity, yet is robust to fluctuations, a demand that may not be easily achieved by morphogens alone. Recently, it has been demonstrated that small RNAs (and, in particular, microRNAs) play many roles in embryonic development. Whereas some RNAs are essential for embryogenesis, others ar
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Greeks protest austerity measures
June 18 - Greeks protest a new belt tightening measure that they say will mean financial ruin for the average citizen. Deborah Gembara reports.
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The case for embryo research
Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains why his proposed work into using very early stage hybrid human-animal embryos for research is necessary. For more details see www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/csri/reproductive_biology/
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INTERACTIVE LOOK AT THE AMERICAN GOTHIC WITH A WHITEBOARD
THIS IS A BRIEF LOOK AT A FEW INTERACTIVE SLIDES MADE WITH MIMIO STUDIO SOFTWARE FOR USE WITH AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD. THE VIDEO LASTS THREE MINUTES AND DISPLAYS VARIOUS WAYS TO USE THE PAINTING TO CREATE INTEGRATED UNITS OF STUDY. A GOOD WAY TO GET STUDENTS TO THINK ABOUT ART IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
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Autour de l'ouvrage de Pierre Manent : Montaigne, la vie sans loi (audio)

Il va de soi aujourd’hui que Montaigne est notre ami. Il nous captive, nous émeut, nous persuade. Mais Montaigne nous trompe. Il nous conduit par le bout du nez. Nous devons donc faire un effort vigoureux pour échapper à son charme et saisir ce qu’il a vraiment voulu dire.

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ScienceCasts: Don't Let This Happen to Your Planet
Life as we know it doesn't thrive on planets without ozone layers. A new instrument slated for launch to the ISS will monitor Earth's protective ozone shell with greater depth and precision than ever before. (04:18)

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The Formation of the Solar System
Seems to me Mr. Bighead is as much an actor as he is a scientist in this animated video. Here he plays two roles in which he debates with himself how our solar system was formed.  You will learn about the nebular theory and planetesimal theory of formation.
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Days of the Week Song
Sing-a-long to this familiar classroom days of the week song!   Slide show with days of the week sung to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine.  (:21)

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The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Reading a Book
In this video Huckle and Lowly Worm go on an adventure by reading a book. You can be anyone and go anywhere in a book. Grab your library card and go to the library. This is a good teaching resource for a thematic unit on community helpers. It would also work well at the beginning of the school year when students are learning procedures for special classes. Elementary students will enjoy this video (1:02).
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Projeto Design Condensado: Defini??o de ?Modelo Sociocultural? para Sistemas de Visualiza??o Din?mic
The ?Condensed Design Project? aims to discuss and reflect on how the definition of an ?activity inducer?, by describing and characterizing ?social-cultural models?, can be used in the development of dynamic data visualization systems. The aim is to discuss and try to understand how the profile of the ?activity inducer?, routines, scenario and context impact the navigation, interaction, research and learning processes in design history. Thus, the knowledge building process is strictly conditione
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Online Instructor Training

Training materials for online instructors, including instructions on using Moodle. (Click "Start Course" then "Guest Login" to begin.)

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Back to School/Back Outside Report
In this 2:30 report,the importance of spending time outside for children is emphasised and how it impoves school performance. A good video to show to parents and to students in the Spring. Especially important is the relationship between being outside and better learning abilitiies.
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The Deepest Place On Earth
The Deepest Place On Earth is the Marianas Trench in the Atlantic Ocean. (44:54)
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Georgie Smith - Acupuncturist
By: My name is Georgie Smith and I am an acupuncturist in Brisbane. I provide solutions like Natural Fertility Support, Natural Induction Methods, Labour induction Acupuncture, IVF support etc…
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21W.730-4 Expository Writing: Analyzing Mass Media (MIT)
This course focuses on developing and refining the skills that will you need to express your voice more effectively as an academic writer. As a focus for our writing this semester, this course explores what it means to live in the age of mass media. We will debate the power of popular American media in shaping our ideas of self, family and community and in defining social issues. Throughout the semester, students will focus on writing as a process of drafting and revising to create essays that a
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21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive (MIT)
This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works of one or more authors (poems, short stories or novellas), or short films and other visual media. Additionally, we will focus on formal issues and thematic meditations around the title of the course "Staying Alive." Content varies from semester to semester.
Author(s): Hildebidle, John

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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Find the angle quiz
Interactive simulation quiz, 8 questions, Find the Angle using the simulation and enter the answers
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Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil.  Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
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