Science Bulletins: Fire Ants Raise Brazilian Butterflies
When researchers in Brazil studied the early larval stages of the butterfly Aricoris propitia, they discovered that the larvae had solicitous caretakers—fire ants. Fire ants are a notorious invasive species and are frequently seen as pests, but A. propitia butterflies actively seek them out when choosing a location for egg-laying. The ants attend the larvae, transporting them to shelter during the day and carrying them out again at night to feed on the host plant. The ants appear to benefit fr
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CDI Annual Address: Indonesian foreign policy and global democracy - Dr Marty Natalegawa
Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia gives The Centre for Democratic Institutions annual address at The Australian National University on Wednesday 14 March. Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa was appointed as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia on 22 October 2009. Prior to his appointment as Foreign Minister, he served as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York (2007 -- 2009). Among his recent
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Photo Slideshow: UA Archaeologist's Final Pottery Sale
UA School of Anthropology archaeologist Michael Brian Schiffer has, for years, made pottery that he has sold in honor of his late parents toward the benefit of student scholarships. Schiffer, the Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology who is retiring from UA, is hosting his final sale on March 30-31.
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Greg Marshall inventor of "Critter Cam"
Watch Greg Marshall, inventor of "Critter Cam", speaking at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Savannah, Georgia about his invention. (01:43)
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Patterns of Failure: Why Campaign Finance Laws and Regulations Undermine Disclosure and Transparency
Session on Studies in History and Policy. Recorded 9 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:13]

ESP Opening: Learning Day 2012
To kick off the first Educational Support Professionals' Learning Day, Provost Gilda Gely honors Candy Norder and Former President Anne Mulder talks about resilience.
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Breakingviews: Chance of meaningful reform in China: 'slim'
Mar. 20 - Reform in China can mean almost anything. A lack of external accountability to creditors or voters means the chances for meaningful reform without a major crisis are slim say Breakingviews.
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Mechanical effects of strong measurement: back-action noise and cooling
By: icamvid Keith Shwab gives a talk at the ICAMET 07 conference about producing entangled states, and studies of thermal and electrical trasmport through nanostructures.
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Czech Writers and Politics 1945 - 1989
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Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, was not only a war hero but also a celebrity of his day. Grant was also a West Point graduate in addition to being the youngest president ever elected at the time. This video paints an interesting picture of Grant that students might like to know such as his need for speed.
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Apartheid in South Africa
Apartheid is the political system of racial segregation. In South Africa, apartheid gave privileges white people and discriminated against people of color. Nelson Mandela gave South African people of color new found hope. In this Brain Pop video clip, learn more about Apartheid. (3:52)

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Brand Share in the Life Science Instrumentation Market
By: prothenberg From the perspective of scientific consumers who use, recommend and/or buy instruments, this study analyzes how brands are perceived throughout the industry. Attributes such as brand recognition, popularity, relevance and differentiation are measured, along with the degree of loyalty scientists have toward specific brands of instruments—and why. Purchasing criteria is established, likelihood of recommending a brand to colleagues is explored and brands are compared side-by-side
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2008.02.05-Memory, Identity and Nationalism: Armenian Genocide Claims
A discussion on Armenian genocide and nationalism. Co-sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Sam Rich Program in International Politics.
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Ralph Raico on Authentic Liberalism

[Foreword to Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School by Ralph Raico (2012)]

Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

Ralph Raico in this brilliant book calls to our attention the dictum of Augustin Thierr
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21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT)
This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions
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Book Launch: The Politics of Business in the Middle East After the Arab Spring [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog, Professor Giacomo Luciani, Dr Marc Valeri, Dr Khalid AlMezaini | Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations. Lower and middle class interest groups have lost ground, while big business has benefited in terms of its integration into policy-making and the opening-up of economic sectors that used to be state-dominated. Arab businesses have also started taking on aspects of public service provision
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BOTTICELLI: The Birth of Venus - ArtSleuth - S01 E03
Liberating the body and beauty of the female nude or surrendering to a new cliché? More on http://www.artsleuth.net
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