The Declaration of Independence
This is the second part of "A Powerful Performance." Here, the
Declaration is read by many popular actors, including Mel Gibson,
Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, and others. To hear it
read with such zeal is very inspiring. Think of this document whenever
you think of the role of government.

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This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon.'This e-book has been written to enable you to find an additional hour in your day. By providing you with the skills and techniques to manage your time more efficiently and effectively, you can easily discover an additional hour in your day for spending with your family, or just sleeping in that bit later!Throughout this manual, you will find practical tips and instructions to help you understand time management. You will discover how to utilise the te
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21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)
This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of t
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Producing antibodies in plants
Dr. Lorenzo Frigerio from Warwick's Biological Sciences Department talks about the Wellcome Trust Translation Award he has received to enable him to validate his lab based work on increased yield of antibody production within plant cells using complete plants in order to show industrial scale manufacture is possible. Length: 19 minutes
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Dr Adam Giangreco views stem cell research as the best promise for medical breakthroughs over the next few decades. Dr Giangreco, a recent recipient of a major European Research Council grant, explains how he is exploring new treatments for lung damage and why funding stem cell research is so vital. 6 October is International Stem Cell Awareness Day. UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/stemcells/ For UCL lectures on stem cell research (link to iTunesU): http
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Prayers for protesters in Yemen
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Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures: Happy Earth Day
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setting to a school environment by generating interest and excitement
about the kindergarten experience in young viewers.  This episode is about waste and where it ends up.  (13:07)

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Understanding cancer: News from the frontline
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