A scorpion typical of the Mojave desert
Scorpions are common in the desert and hunt other arthropods at night. They use their stinging tail to stun prey and also to protect themselves from predators. Scorpions glow under bright light in the dark.
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight
Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies. Bjørn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Copenhagen Business School. Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) w
Keynes and the Crisis of Capitalism
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the Br
Tensions at financial reform hearing
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and America's other top financial regulators went to Capitol Hill to answer lawmakers' questions about landmark Wall Street reform put in place after the financial crisis.
Pro and anti Libyan protests
Lack of communications in Libya hampers acurate information.
6.1 Task 1: Structure and organisation
Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.
The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.
CERI at the University of Memphis is working to discover the cause of this week's earthquakes in Arkansas.
Paul Bunyan, Part 1 of 2
Actor James Earl Jones introduced Disney's 1958 animated film. At "sixty-three ax-handles high" and with a big blue ox for a sidekick, our next hero, Paul Bunyan was a perfect subject for a Disney animated featurette. From his early days as a giant baby washed up on the shores of a seaside town, to his fame as the greatest lumberjack that ever lived, everything about him was bigger then life. Legend has it that he formed the Grand Titons, built Pike's Peak, and is responsible for the
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Agriculture and Climate Change
A lecture by Univ. Prof. Josef Eitzinger, Institute of Meteorology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
Climate Change - Global Context
A lecture by Univ. Prof. Dr. Helga Kolb Kromp, Department of Meteorology, at the seminar "Humus - the Missed Opportunity for Global Climate?
Kid's Character Builder-Confidence-Part 1 of 2
In part one of this video confidence is defined as the courage to try. Smuggles was excited about the upcoming duck dash race. Smuggles finds a small, sad duck hiding in a bush named Weatherby. Smuggles tries to help build confidence in Weatherby so he will participate in race. Cute song played. Some lyrics include "When you're feeling so small you can't see past the wall. Confidence will make you 10 feet tall". This is a great teaching resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroo
Frederick Douglas: Mini Biography
This 3:30 minute long video explains the life of Douglas and how he attempted to end slavery and create a more just society. Provides insights into how he came to be a mover in the anti-slavery movement.
Richard Wilkinson on The Age of Unequals
One of Britain's leading social epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson, looks at what it means to live in a new age of inequality. Wilkinson is the co-author of the groundbreaking, international bestseller The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone.
Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #7 - Getting Around Using Japanese
Commuting in Japan has its perks and tolls. There are many modes of transportation: taxis, the subway, and cars, but which one is fastest? You’ll need all of your Japanese skills to find out. And you need to find out fast because you’ve been late to work two days in a row. You’ll have to [...]
På fredagen berättade Klartext att det återigen går att dricka vattnet i Östersund. Vi berättade också att de politiska oroligheterna i Afrika har spridit sig till Libyen och Uganda.
Behavior and Policy #11-1 Help People Help Themselves
MIT class 11.S942 Behavior and Policy: Transportation Research Seminar, Spring 2014 4/23/2014 Class 11-1: Help people help themselves Prof. Jinhua Zhao
Kennedy Speaks at Paris Press Conference
President John F. Kennedy notes the extraordinary impression his wife made on the French people when he introduces himself at a press luncheon on June 2, 1961, as the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris. (2:29)