At least 16 killed by tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Arkansas Governor says tornadoes that killed at least 16 "may be the strongest we've seen". Amateur video captured a massive twister as it covered the sky in darkness. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the glo
4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT)
Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be made at a distinction between descriptive and normative theory, by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. The class will concentrate on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. It analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city making, social structure, and
Texas Tech Researcher Discovers "Missing Link" Sauropod
Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech University, talks about the discovery in China of the first complete skeleton of an early sauropod, Yizhousaurus sunae. These prey animals measured 30 feet long and probably lived in herds to protect themselves from other predatory dinosaurs that lived at that time. This discovery of this first complete skeleton is considered the prototype for what would become some of the largest animals
Listen: “Sixties at 50″ draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures
“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “Thekeep reading »
RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices: Panel 3 – Refugees from Burma/Myanmar
RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices. Lectures by Matthew Wilch; Zo Tum Hmung; Victoria Jack. Recorded on 24 March 2014 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. This recording begins with a talk from Matthew Wilch (Refugee Policy Advisor, US Conference of Catholic Bishops) and Zo Tum Hmung (Chin community activist) on 'The Chin seeking refuge in Mizoram State, India: a roundtable approach to refugee protection'. Victoria Jack (University of Newcastle, Australia) follows with a talk on 'Commun
21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social, economic and cultural history. We will examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are
Closing Closing of 11th Annual Symposium
Closing of 11th Annual Symposium
17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future (MIT)
The mission for this course is to explain and evaluate past and present United States policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? Would other policies have better served the U.S. and/or the wider world? Were the beliefs that guided U.S. policy true or false? If false, what explains these misperceptions? General theories that bear on the causes and consequences of American policy will be applied to exp
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
21H.968J Nature, Environment, and Empire (MIT)
This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domestic and exotic, by Europeans and Americans, and concrete exploitation of the natural world, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
Windows on War
A short film on the Windows on War project. Listen to project participants and how they built the online exhibition. For more information visit: http://windowsonwar.nottingham.ac.uk/
21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)
A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sou
The Gold Standard in Cancer Research
Phil Gold, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Oncology, discovered the first and most widely used blood test for cancer, CEA, making early detection and better treatment possible. Meet a McGill legend.
Die Nacht, die kein Ende nahm
Sample from the exam practice section in Authentik auf deutsch. Text describes an incident between two young foreigners and a skinhead, and is accompanied by reading comprehension questions in German and English and an "Ã„uÃŸerung zum Thema" question.
7.2.1 Trap 1: representing the problem and not the situation This trap is one of the most fundamental mistakes you can make in systems thinking. There are lots of metaphorical phrases in English that can entice you into the trap. We can talk about ‘the nub of the problem’, ‘the key issue’, ‘the basic problem’, ‘the real difficulty’ and so on. Like all traps, once it has sprung, it can be very difficult to get out. The trap seriously limits one's ability to think about the situation in its full complexity. This is precisely because
This trap is one of the most fundamental mistakes you can make in systems thinking. There are lots of metaphorical phrases in English that can entice you into the trap. We can talk about ‘the nub of the problem’, ‘the key issue’, ‘the basic problem’, ‘the real difficulty’ and so on.
Like all traps, once it has sprung, it can be very difficult to get out. The trap seriously limits one's ability to think about the situation in its full complexity. This is precisely because
The Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium Presents: Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is a founder and former chief marketing officer of KIVA, the world's first peer to peer microlending website. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, and praised by Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, and countless others, KIVA is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in media's history. Jackley was recently praised by Forbes as one of five rising stars in healthcare, education, and the environment.
Introduction This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. In Section 1, a reading by Ronald Moore introduces the notion of 'framing' nature, raising the perceived paradox of inevitably devaluing an aesthetically pleasing unframed entity. Three further readings, two from Fritjof Capra and one from Werner Ulrick (all of which are quite short and markedly reduced from their original courses), provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly frami
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. In Section 1, a reading by Ronald Moore introduces the notion of 'framing' nature, raising the perceived paradox of inevitably devaluing an aesthetically pleasing unframed entity. Three further readings, two from Fritjof Capra and one from Werner Ulrick (all of which are quite short and markedly reduced from their original courses), provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly frami