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8.6 Moving the goalposts
A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this unit, we’ll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine.
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US soldier gets 24 years for murder
One of five US soldiers is sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of three civilians in Afghanistan.
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"After Ronsard" by Charles Willams (poetry reading)
Not a translation, but a great sonnet inspired by Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Ronsard Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise auprès du feu, dévidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous émerveillant : Ronsard me célébrait du temps que j'étais belle. Lors, vous n'aurez servante oyant telle nouvelle, Déjà sous le labeur à demi sommeillant, Qui au bruit de mon nom ne s'aille réveillant, Bénissant votre nom de lou
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Outstanding Advisor Award: Academic Spotlight
Faculty and staff at Missouri State University are dedicated to assisting students throughout their college careers, and one essential role is that of the Academic Advisor. In 2010, two Missouri State University academic advisors were selected for national recognition by the National Academic Advising Association. The Outstanding Advisor Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with an outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advisin
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The week ahead: March 24th 2011
The conflict continues in Libya, a government shutdown looms in America and the 157th Oxford-Cambridge boat race takes place in London
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Beaufort 5, contact 13-16 : Woordkaarten
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Met deze woordkaartjes kunnen de leerlingen makkelijk de nieuwe woordenschat voor vermelde hoofdstukken inoefenen. Zowel Nederlands/Frans als omgekeerd.

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4.5 Section summary
This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds – these are also examined.
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2. Calculating a Nonparametric Pearson Chi-Square
John R. Slate, Ana Rojas-LeBouef
Calculating a Nonparametric Pearson Chi-Square is Chapter 2 of Calculating Basic Statistical Procedures in SPSS: A Self-Help and Practical Guide to Preparing Theses, Dissertations, and […]
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Innovation Requires Economic Freedom

[Excerpted from chapter 16 of Theory and History (1957). An audio version of this article, excerpted from the forthcoming audiobook version, read by John Pruden, is available as a free MP3 download.]

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Energy Education Showcase: How MIT is Preparing Students for New Challenges
In 2009, MIT launched an unusual academic venture, an interdisciplinary minor devoted to energy studies. A panel of MIT professors discuss their aspirations and work to date shepherding this new program into existence.

Vladimir Bulovic gives full credit to students for jumpstarting the energy minor. They wanted sch

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1 Children's rights: general issues

The audio file in this unit considers the general issues of children's rights, and the possibilities and implications of imagining children as citizens. Within the discussion, ideas about childhood and children's needs are explored. Although the programme focuses specifically on children it is possible to link to the wider issue of social construction of difference and power. Some examples are given in these notes.

This audio file was recorded in 1998 and related to a TV programme on ch
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Introducing the Maths Toolbox

Below is a presentation that introduces that 12 concepts of the maths problem solving toolkit.  These tools are essential for students to become effective maths problem solvers.

Be sure to download the A3 and A4 posters associated with this also to put up around your classroom.  This resource is suitable for students of all
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Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival: Intro/Sean Gallagher
Part 1 of 5 Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer welcomes audience to the Pulitzer Center's special film screening on water and population for the 19th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. Sawyer introduced photojournalist Sean Gallagher's piece: DONGTING HU: A LAKE IN FLUX (China, 2011, 5 min.) The surface area of Dongting Lake has fallen by half in the last 70 years. Lying off of the great Yangtze River, it is one of China's most important lakes. Land reclama
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EMOIS Nancy 2011 - Alimentation d’un registre épidémiologique de pédiatrie (video)

Alimentation d’un registre épidémiologique de pédiatrie. Comparaison d’une recherche plein texte sur le dossier médical versus PMSI.
Résumé : L’alimentation des registres épidémiologiques repose sur un recueil manuel de l’information. Avec le développement des SIH apparaît la possibilité d’alimenter semi automatiquement ces registres à partir des dossiers patients informatisés. Cependant, les données médicales numériques sont encore largement en plein texte. N
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4.4 Functions returning true or false
This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data. These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and illustrate how simple data sets can be manipulated.
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Problem Solving
Problem solving is the thought processes involved in solving a problem. It is both a means of developing students' knowledge of mathematics and a critical outcome of a good mathematics education. A mathematical problem, as distinct from an exercise, requires the solver to search for a method for solving the problem rather than following a set procedure. Mathematical problem solving, therefore, requires an understanding of relevant concepts, procedures, and strategies. To become good problem solv
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A global view of mobile trends
The custom research firm TNS is launching its Mobile Life 2011 study which shows the mobile web is becoming an increasingly important factor in the way people use their devices.
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Institute for Systems Biology: T1DBase
T1DBase was created jointly by the Institute for Systems Biology, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory to support the work of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) researchers. T1DBase currently "includes annotated genomic sequences for suspected T1D susceptibility regions; microarray data; functional annotation of genes active in beta cells; and 'global' datasets, generally from the literature,
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Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution
This Web site from Talk.Origins, a "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins," aims to "provide an overview of the study of human evolution, and of the currently accepted fossil evidence." Recognized for excellence by a number of science and education organizations, this site has been updated to include new material concerning Homo habilus and two newly discovered fossil hominid skulls. As before, the site also offers an overview of the latest deve
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