Authors@Google: Belva Davis
Belva Davis spoke to Googlers in May, 2011 about her book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism. About Belva Davis: Belva Davis is a history-maker, an award-winning journalist, and a pioneering feminist. She has traveled the world reporting on politics, terrorism, racial and gender issues, and the role of art and culture in increasing human understanding. From her hardscrabble beginnings in the Deep South during the Great Depression, she broke into journalism and made
If a country's Gross Domestic Product increases each year, but so does the percentage of its people deprived of basic education, health care, and other opportunities, is that country really making progress? If we rely on conventional economic indicators, can we ever grasp how the world's billions of individuals are really managing? In this video and in her new book, CREATING CAPABILITIES, Martha Nussbaum argues that our dominant theories of development have given us policies that ignore our mos
Austin Rover Factory Longbridge - Before, During & After Redevelopment.
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Bottles Up: An Ode to Medication Container Safety
This video explores three different problems with medication container safety by following the life of Ling Ling. First, child Ling Ling gets into a medication bottle, then as an adult, she takes the wrong medication and experiences an adverse reaction. Lastly, as a senior, Ling Ling is unable to read the label on the medication bottle. Three solutions to these problems are presented: child safety caps, color-coded rings and easier to read labels with flat-sided bottles. These solutions are pres
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your 21st Century Brain"
The more we learn about the human brain, the more we will have the ability to change it. Knowing how our brains work will give us exciting—and sometimes unsettling—new choices. We could repair our brains if things go wrong. We could even improve our brains, if we so chose. In fact, many of these new technologies are much farther along than you might expect. New drugs are being developed that could someday eliminate pain, reduce the need for sleep, control appetite and obesity, improve memory
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your Changing Brain"
Your brain began forming before you were born, building the intricate network of neurons that help you survive in the world. Once developed, the basic structures for sensing, feeling, and thinking last a lifetime—yet your brain continues to change. The neural connections keep making adjustments with every experience and everything that you learn. The exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History from Saturday, November 20, until August 14, 201
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your Sensing Brain"
Wherever you go, whatever you do, the world stirs your senses. It is there in the sparkle of fireworks, the flavor of watermelon, the crack of a baseball bat and the scent of summer rain. Sensations like these may seem to come to you automatically. But you only perceive them thanks to an intricate chain reaction of signals inside your brain. The exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History from Saturday, November 20, until August 14, 2011, brin
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your Emotional Brain"
Your brain gets information from two different sources: Your senses tell you what's going on in the outside world, while your emotions exist inside your body to tell you what these events and circumstances mean to you. Just as hunger motivates you to find food, emotions motivate you to take care of other needs—like safety and companionship—that ultimately promote survival and reproduction. The exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History fr
Einstein and His Times
Students look at other 1919 events to decide if Einstein should be elected "Man of the Year". Grades 8-10
A Merry-Go-Round for Dirty Air
Students observe and discuss a cup and pencil model of a cyclone to better understand how this pollutant recovery method functions in cleaning industrial air pollution.
Bats in a cave
Bats live in caves. They sleep upside down while hanging onto part of the cave's wall or ceiling.
Civil War Monuments Tell Story of Divided City
Baltimore is the only city that can claim monuments to both the Union and Confederate forces. The existence of statues memorializing both sides is symbolic of the fractured city during the American Civil War.
Pendennis Castle N900026 PENDENNIS CASTLE, Cornwall. c.1911. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan LAPPER of Half Moon Battery. Transfer of shells to No. 2 gun.
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Cornwall. c.1911. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan LAPPER of Half Moon Battery. Transfer of shells to No. 2 gun.
Space School: Pluto
This 4:30 video uses animation and other images to show how Pluto, which is 3.7 billion miles from the sun, and only half the size of the moon was discovered and what it is like on the surface.
Arthur's Christmas Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Arthur's Christmas written and illustrated by Marc Brown. Christmas is only days away and Arthur can't find the perfect gift to give Santa! Finally, he has an idea and with a little help from his sister, Christmas will be a success! There is a play button to start the story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read and the speaker changes his voice with characters. This is a wonderful resource for building a literacy rich environment in the elemen
Koury Business Center
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Learn Hindi Daily Show – India is a wonderful country. Past tense. Clever Crow.
What do you think about India? “India is a wonderful country.” This is the phrase for today. Also, learn the vowel ई. Did you get the mystery word from yesterday? ...