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Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
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Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
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Psychology is not a simple subject. This unit examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the focus for different psychologists. Using learning as an example, you will discover how many different approaches can be adopted thus illustrating that there is no single way of answering psychological questions.
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
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CSSJ: Cohen Conference: Rawls, Cohen, Mill and the Egalitarian Trilemma
Rescuing Justice and Equality: Celebrating the Career of G.A. Cohen Conference at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January 2009 On January 23-24 2009, with the generous support of Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice will be hosting a conference to celebrate the career of G.A. Cohen, who is retiring after 23 years as Chichele Professor of Soci
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The powerful and majestic carnivores are the focus of many television documentaries. In this unit we will delve into the lives of these fearsome hunters and explore their physical adaptations and social behaviour. This is the fifth unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
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The powerful and majestic carnivores are the focus of many television documentaries. In this unit we will delve into the lives of these fearsome hunters and explore their physical adaptations and social behaviour. This is the fifth unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
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The aims of section 1 are to:

  • provide you with a clear idea of what the unit is about and how it is structured

  • help you understand the importance of the word ‘skills’

  • start you thinking about your own learning.

By the time you have reached the end of section 2 you should be able to:

  • understand that valuable and important learning goes on all the time

  • appreciate that learning can involve thinking,
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U.S. Army War College celebrates birthday, honors oustanding alumni
Today the U.S. Army War College honored four Outstanding Alums and celebrated the 112h year of the founding of the College. Honored were LTG (Ret) Robert Arter, Class of 1971, LTG (Ret) Richard G. Trefry, Class of 1969, BG (Ret) Clara L. Adams-Ender, Class of 1982 and Dr. Sharon I. Richie, Class of 1988.
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Addiction and neural ageing
This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also c
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Cruel Summer? Global warming in context
 Professor Michèle Clarke

As we head into Summer, there are concerns about a possible repeat of last year's floods in the UK.

In this podcast Professor of Environmental Change, Michèle Clarke, looks at the issue of global warming and questions the wisdom of an alarmist approach to changing people's behaviour, as well as the drawbacks of long range weather forecasts.

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Addressing Europe
 Can the European Social Forum really influence policy makers?

In this podcast Professor Andreas Bieler looks ahead to the European Social Forum in Malmo, Sweden

Professor Bieler is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Love on the rocks
 How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business?

Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future.

Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.


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Welcome to Politics in 60 Seconds
You can't boil an egg in less than 60 Seconds, so how can you explain a political concept? We challenged our experts to define political concepts in a minute or less.
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South African Child Gauge 2009/2010
The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children Institute University of Cape Town to monitor government and civil society progress towards realising the rights of children This issue focuses on child health. The South African Child Gauge is divided into three parts: PART ONE Children and law reform. Part one discusses recent legislative developments affecting child health In this issue there is commentary on the Children's Act the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abus
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Behaviour of long polyethylene chains
Using lengths of spaghetti to simulate the behaviour of long polyethylene chains. (Related topic: polymers)
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A three-point bend test: deflection of a scotspine sample
A three-point bend test to measure the deflection of a scotspine sample. From TLP: The Structure and Mechanical Behaviour of Wood, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/wood/wood_stiffness.php
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