The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century (MIT)
This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development of modern physics within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts, such as physics in Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany, U.S. efforts during World War II, and physicists' roles during the Cold War.
Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.
Little-Known Aspects of Human Migration: An interview with Susan Martin
A daughter of immigrants, Dr. Susan Martin sees historical patterns in the strong feelings surrounding immigration that can make our own era sound much like the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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How to control nerves when speaking in public Many people say that speaking in public is one of the most nerve-racking things they have to do. Here are a few techniques to help you control your nerves. First, be prepared; the more prepared you are the less nervous you will be. Next, stretch on your neck and arms. Third, do lips and jaw exercises; these will help you relax. And lastly, focus on the audience. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. Thi
Many people say that speaking in public is one of the most nerve-racking things they have to do. Here are a few techniques to help you control your nerves. First, be prepared; the more prepared you are the less nervous you will be. Next, stretch on your neck and arms. Third, do lips and jaw exercises; these will help you relax. And lastly, focus on the audience. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. Thi
Health Assessment and Promotion
This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease in clients across the life span. This course introduces processes of health assessment: interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment. Dominant models, theories and perspectives are used to explain health behavior are considered in relation to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies. Students are also expected to identif
Proselytism and Religious Freedom: The Political Implications of Proselytism (with Al-Marayati, Daug
In the context of a globalizing world marked by the freer flow of people and ideas, proselytism has become increasingly controversial. On March 3, 2010, the Berkley Center sponsored a day-long symposium on proselytism and religious freedom in the 21st century. Experts from a variety of scholarly and policy fields investigated the theological, legal, and political implications of the missionary impulse.
Ellis on American Creation and the Founding
Joseph Ellis, of Mt. Holyoke College and author of American Creation, talks about the triumphs and tragedies of the founding of the United States. His goal in the book and in this podcast is to tell a story for grownups rather than for children, where the Founders are neither saints nor evil white, patriarchal slave-holding demons. It is a nuanced story of triumph--a military victory over a seemingly unbeatable vastly more experienced army, the creation of the first geographically large republic
Higgs on the Great Depression
Robert Higgs, of the Independent Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the effect of World War II on the American economy. Using survey results, financial data, and the pattern of investment in the 1930s, Higgs argues that New Deal policies created a climate of uncertainty that prolonged the Great Depression. Using consumption data, he argues that prosperity did not return during wartime, but rather after the war when government interventi
Pyramus and Thisbe - Performed by the Beatles
The complete Pyramus and Thisbe skit - with Shakespeare's words - from the Grenada television program Around the World With The Beatles. Black and white film footage with audience laughter (7:03)
17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT)
This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, pr
Food security Mosses and Liverworts-First Land Plants What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio] "Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia" (video) How To Color & Ink Manga Illustrations, Pt. 1 Re-inventing Entertainment on 4 - Channel 4 Day - Kevin Lygo Handbook for Scenario Implementation at School Level UMB: Agroecology and Food Systems (Course code PAE303)
This section of the Defra website outlines the UK government's assessment of national food security issues. Two basic documents are also accessible from this page: the government approach and a detailed analysis of the national and global issues. These define food security,
Non-vascular plants have no true roots, leaves, stems, or flowers. They also have no internal circulatory system for bringing water to the various parts of their bodies. Therefore, non-vascular plants are typically found in very wet places. This video gives a brief overview of two non-vascular plants, mosses and liverworts. (00:50)
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
Lecture by Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Eur
This is part one of a two-parter showing Mark Crilley's approach to using watercolors in order to color and ink Manga illustrations. In the second part he'll show how he uses ink and colored pencils to finish things up once the watercolor steps are done. Crilley shares some great techniques in this pair of videos.
Kevin Lygo was Channel 4’s head of entertainment between 1998 and 2001 where he commissioned programs such as TFI Friday, Smack the Pony and Spaced. He has also worked for Channel Five as Controller of Programs, and then he returned to Channel Four as Controller in 2003. He is now the Director of Television and Content for the channel. Hear Kevin about Channel 4's vision for re-inventing entertainment.
The School handbook may be used as a scaffold by school teachers for creating, adapting and sharing simple and composite scenarios for environmental education in a school context.
Autumn parallel. This course has been emerged with the PAE302 Agroecology and Farming Systems. This link is to the official course information site on the UMB web page. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosses and Liverworts-First Land Plants
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
"Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia" (video)
How To Color & Ink Manga Illustrations, Pt. 1
Re-inventing Entertainment on 4 - Channel 4 Day - Kevin Lygo
Handbook for Scenario Implementation at School Level UMB: Agroecology and Food Systems (Course code PAE303)
UMB: Agroecology and Food Systems (Course code PAE303)