MSU 360.24 Documentary: A Day in the Lives of Spartans
On November 6, 2013, hundreds of Michigan State University Spartans around the world captured their world in videos and photos. For 24 hours, they recorded ordinary and extraordinary moments. Together, these moments tell the story of a single day in the lives of Spartans. Original music: The Bard Owls -- "No Tracks." For more about this production, go to: http://msu.edu/24.
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17.504 Ethnic Politics I (MIT)
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the major theories on the relationship between ethnicity and politics. The course is divided into three sections. The first covers general theory and discusses the social construction of ethnicity as well as the limits of construction. The second section discusses ethnicity as a dependent variable. This section studies the forces that shape the development of ethnic identities and their motivating power. The third section addre
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1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
Author(s): Salvucci, Frederick,Coughlin, Joseph

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Uranus
This video shows Uranus as a  huge, icy giant, Uranus is one of the system's great mysteries. Frigid temperatures, powerful ice storms and a wobbly and upside down ring system make up just a few things that puzzle scientists today. A very good overview that uses graphics and NASA photos. (05:22)
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Through the Network (of Networks): The Fifth Estate
The Internet and web are creating a new space for networking people, information and other resources: this has the potential to become an important 'fifth estate' to support greater accountability in politics, the media and other institutional arenas.
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Budding weed industry rolling in profits
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Colorado's leagalized marijuana industry set to make millions in profits. Julie Noce reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, acc
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Britain's election: Spin doctors
The three main parties have imported exotic international advisors to help spice up their campaigns. But has the hype been good value for money?
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2.1 ‘Roman empire’

First of all there are some fundamental questions to settle about what is involved in the term ‘Roman empire’: what is meant by ‘Roman’, and what by ‘empire’?

What ‘Roman’ signifies is the key question of this unit, and the quest to define Roman-ness, or romanitas, will recur as a central topic. To begin, let us reflect on the various meanings we attach to the word ‘Roman’. We use it in connection with the city, the empire and the people, and each usage involv
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
  Steven Fielding

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

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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Lewis and Clark Animated Movie
In this animated video, students will learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark. The narrator tells of their expedition as they discover animals, rivers. Good illustrations of maps, forts, rivers, etc. are shown. Lewis and Clark had discovered important information about the new United States territory and the people who lived in it, as well as its rivers and mountains, plants and animals. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on United States History. Content is appropri
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By: JGI Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Creating a Blue Sky
A nice blue sky in an image can really make that image bright. Learn how to enhance the color of a blue sky and control the intensity of the color.
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On Responsibility and Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan | Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the currently impoverished conception of responsibility within theories of justice. Emily McTernan is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
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ISS Update: Flight Surgeon Keeps Astronauts Healthy
NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer talks with NASA Medical Flight Officer Steve Gilmore about the role of a flight surgeon in tracking astronaut health and coordinating crew medical experiments before, during and after spaceflight. Flight surgeons are involved in all phases of a human spaceflight mission, including walking the crew members through the process of becoming medically cleared for flight, coordinating the medical experiments the astronauts perform aboard the station, mainta
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Researching Bacteria's Virulence in Space
NASA is partnering with Universities and other businesses in scientific research aboard the International Space Station. A scientist from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has partnered with NASA to investigate the effect of spaceflight on the genetic responses and disease-causing potential of microbial pathogens. Explore this research in this NASA episode of Spark 101.
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Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 3 of 9)
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