The Boundaries of the West - Endings and Beginnings
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Intrauterine Device (IUD) Accademia dei Lincei From Abacus to Circle Time: A Short History of the Primary School (BBC Radio 4 Documentary Series) Islam: An interview with John Voll Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter Working Mothers -- a modern dilemma Science in Focus: Energy Workshop 2: Force and Work Belongia on the Fed Before the Empire: New Light from Early Qin Archaeology Malaria Boldrin on Intellectual Property Episode 9- David Starkey Solving Problems Makes a Great Business - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg) NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance 4. Saturdays Are For Shopping (Listen Up & Learn) Episode 11 4. Linguistic Geography of Eastern Asia (May 1, 2007) From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
A brief biography of Federico Cesi (1585-1630) and history of the Accademia dei Lincei
In anticipation of the final publication of the Cambridge Review of Primary Education, and ministerial response to the Rose Review of the Primary curriculum, BBC Radio 4 are presenting three programmes on the history of primary education.
Islamic history professor John Voll discusses Islam and how we may better understand the religion.
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
Anthropologist Courtney Meehan discusses the theory of cooperative child rearing - using examples from her work with populations in the Congo basin. She shows how our current ideas about child rearing may be more of a "blip" in history than the evolutionary standard for humans worldwide.
Scientists define energy as the ability to do work. In this session, see how work is defined in physics and examine how energy and work are related.,Interviews with everyday people on the street and scientists explore the scientific meaning of work and its relationship to energy.
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
Li Feng is Associate Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Culltures at Columbia University. He discusses what archaeology has revealed about China before the rise of the First Emperor's empire. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
This website from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a comprehensive collection of information about malaria. Featured topics include the biology of the disease, methods of control and prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, the history of malaria in the US and abroad, and recent and archived statistics on the geographic distribution of Malaria around the world.
Michele Boldrin of Washington University in St. Louis talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about intellectual property and Boldrin's book, co-written with David Levine, Against Intellectual Property. Boldrin argues that copyright and patent are used by the politically powerful to maintain monopoly profits. He argues that the incentive effects that have been used to justify copyright and patents are exaggerated--few examples from history suggest that the temporary and not-so-temporary monopoly p
Celebrated historian Dr David Starkey CBE FSA delivers 'Making History', a fascinating lecture that celebrates the Society of Antiquaries of London and its contribution to our appreciation of the past.
In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.
In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com – Episode #4 of the all new and super-useful “Listen Up & Learn” lesson series is entitled “Saturdays Are For Shopping”. Listen to Jane talking about how she and her family spend their Saturdays going to the market for groceries in the morning, then shopping at the mall in the afternoon [...]
We learn about the treasures currently on display at the Shipley Art Gallery, as well as some interesting details of the gallery's history. An archive of important film and television footage relating to the North East becomes available to the public to access for free at Discovery Museum, and children's author Eleanor Updale tells us about her work as she tours Great North Museum: Hancock.
Globalization, cultures, languages, religion, faith, ethnic identities, map, distribution, world, international, regions, cultural diversity, coherence, contemporary transformation, history, linguistics, geopolitics, environment, settlement, economic, soc
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
Accademia dei Lincei
From Abacus to Circle Time: A Short History of the Primary School (BBC Radio 4 Documentary Series)
Islam: An interview with John Voll
Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Working Mothers -- a modern dilemma
Science in Focus: Energy Workshop 2: Force and Work
Belongia on the Fed
Before the Empire: New Light from Early Qin Archaeology
Boldrin on Intellectual Property
Episode 9- David Starkey
Solving Problems Makes a Great Business - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)
NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance
4. Saturdays Are For Shopping (Listen Up & Learn)
4. Linguistic Geography of Eastern Asia (May 1, 2007)
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam