Baby chicks hatch from the eggs laid by adult hens. They are various different colors, are covered entirely by soft feathers, and have small wings and two feet.
Course Threads: About the Sciences & Society Course Thread
The Course Thread Program allows UC Berkeley undergraduates to explore intellectual themes that connect courses across departments and disciplines. Without creating new majors or minors, the program instead highlights connections between existing courses. Course Threads help students see the value in educational breadth while also pursuing a more in-depth and well-rounded knowledge on one particular topic. Course Thread topics include: Human Rights, Cultural Forms in Transit, The Historical & Mo
Nokia CEO Elop talks about new Windows smartphone
Oct. 26 - Insider speaks to Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop about the mobile manufacturer's battle to win back U.S. customers from Apple and other rivals.
Gregory Maguire: 2011 National Book Festival
Author Gregory Maguire appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Gregory Maguire is the author of more than a dozen novels for children and many novels for adults, including "Wicked," the basis of the smash Broadway musical of the same name. Formerly a professor of children's literature at Simmons College, he is a co-founder of the Foundation for Children's Books and of Children's Literature New England Inc. Maguire is also one of the writers of "The Exquisite Corpse Advent
English conference: Sports Writing in the Internet Age
Mary Ullmer, the Sports Editor for the Grand Rapids Press, explains the difficulties of sports writing in today's world.
The Exchange: Eviscerating the Middle Class
Nov. 3 - Rob Cox is joined by New Yorker writer George Packer, who recently authored "The Broken Contract," an article published in Foreign Affairs to discuss economic inequality in America.
Professor Karl Spracklen - 60 seconds research
Professor Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, describes his research interests in just sixty seconds. http://mediacentre.leedsmet.ac.uk/author/karl-spracklen/ http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-karl-spracklen.htm
9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation (MIT)
Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.
Reuters Summit: Josten on restructuring entitlement programs
Nov. 7 - Bruce Josten, the Chief Lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says the "Super Committee" on deficit reduction will have to fundamentally set a new course on restructuring entitlement programs.
A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver
This video includes text, narration, and images from the story A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver written by Aliki. The book is listed on the corestandards.org website as part of the text exemplar list for grades K-1. (11:16)
Dancing with Geometry
A professional dancer and an orthopedic surgeon demonstrate the
fundamental role geometry and technology play in keeping dancers
performing at the highest level.
Running time 1:59 minutes
Summary of the PE Curriculum
Brief summary of the content and aims of the physical education curriculum. It also offers guidance on planning a physical education programme outlining some of the issues to be considered.
Electronic Configurations of the First 30 Elements
Exercises on the electronic configurations of the first 30 elements in the periodic table (and some of their ions).
Video Tip of the Week: The New Database of Genomic Variants – DGV2
For more information about this resource, please see our blog post at URL http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=10185. In today’s tip I will briefly introduce you to the beta version of the updated Database of Genomic Variants, or DGV.
China imports surge sign of strong domestic demand: RBC
Nov. 10 - China's imports jumped in October as exports slowed, suggesting efforts to tilt the economy towards domestic demand may be offsetting weakness abroad.
If you wanted to know what kids looked like while playing in the snow during the 1940s - this is your chance. If you live in a warm climate, you can learn how to build a snowman. (10min)
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the Department of Anthropology. A key concern of anthropology is to understand the human species -- its origins, evolution, differentiation, and the structures that reflect forms of social life defining in their various ways persons, families, societies and nations.
The Rise of Modern Science, Fall 2010
This subject introduces the history of science from antiquity to the present. Students consider the impact of philosophy, art, magic, social structure, and folk knowledge on the development of what has come to be called "science" in the Western tradition, including those fields today designated as physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy and the mind sciences. Topics include concepts of matter, nature, motion, body, heavens, and mind as these have been shaped over the course of history.
Visitors to this site can follow the life cycle of a star, beginning with its formation from matter exploded outward by the Big Bang, followed by its expansion into a red giant as nuclear "fuel" is consumed, and ending with its "death" in a supernova, after which it becomes a neutron star or black hole.