Simile or Metaphor?
What is the difference between a simile and metaphor? Answering that question is the goal of this student-created video. Metaphors are direct comparisons; similes use like or as to make the comparison. Shakespeare's famous metaphor," All the world is a stage," is used as an example. (01:24)
Germs and Proper Hand-Washing
This student-created video shows how germs can be spread after one student does not wash his hands after a visit to the restroom. Then, proper hand-washing is demonstrated with the directions appearing in print on the screen. ( 1:46)
The Role of Red Blood Cells in Anemia
Watch this one-minute video to learn about how the body makes red blood cells, which contain hemoglobin and carry oxygen throughout the body. Anemia occurs when there are too few red blood cells or not enough hemoglobin.
Polish Ottoman War Overview
The Polish Ottoman war was fought for the Commonwealth of Lithuania and Poland. It lasted from 1672 to 1676. This very short video is an overview.
War of 1812 from the Canadian Viewpoint
This is an eight-minute student-created video that explains the importance of the War of 1812 using a Canadian aspect, quotes, and images from that time. Good content, but could use better maps so that the students could understand the vast number of battles in different locations. (08:06)
The Panda: An Endangered Species
This selection contains a slide show set to music which provides background information on the plight of the panda, characteristics of pandas, a map of their natural habitat, and efforts being made to help them. Many photos of pandas are also shown. ( 2:20)
Stocks fall over Greek default fears
Sept. 19 - European markets tumble after EU finance ministers meeting in Poland at the weekend, failed to reach an agreement on how to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. Hayley Platt reports.
NTC readies to take Sirte
Sept 19 - Hundreds of families flee city of Sirte in Libya as National Transitional Council forces prepare another offensive. Jessica Gray reports.
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
London Design Festival's 3D 'revolution'
Sept.19 - As part of the ninth London Design Festival, the 154-year-old Victoria & Albert Museum is staging an exhibition of items created using a cutting-edge 3D printing process which curator Murray Moss says will spark a new 'revolution' in creativity. Matt Cowan reports
Obama deficit proposal a "non-starter," says GOP deputy whip
Sept. 19 - Representative Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, says there is room for compromise in reducing the deficit, but Obama's deficit reduction plan is a "non-starter" with Congress and the American public.
Political, budget costs to figure in U.S. deficit deal talks
Sept. 19 - Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston says Obama and GOP leaders have moved away from compromise on deficit reduction as both sides weigh the political and economic costs of a stalemate.
Guinness boasts 3,000 new records
Sept. 19 - New entrants in the 2012 Guinness World Records book show off their natural assets and talents in London. Tara Cleary reports.
Felix TV: You are not a hedge fund manager!
Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon tells us the best way to plan for retirement. Hint: it's also the most stress-free method.
Ladies in red rule the red carpet
Sept. 19 - Television stars rock the red carpet at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Alicia Powell reports.
Julien Macdonald unveils his "taste of the Orient"
Sept. 19 - British designer Julien Macdonald shows his Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week. Alicia Powell reports.
Breakingviews: Tyco breakup heeds creditor lessons from '07
Sept. 19 - When Tyco last broke into three in 2007, an ugly fight with creditors ensued, but Reuters Breakingviews columnists say this time the industrial group is setting a new example for conglomerate bondholders and paying lenders more heed.
China yuan convertibility will take 10 years or longer: CLSA
Sept. 19 - The yuan should rise 3-4% during 2012 but full convertibility will take a decade or more, says CLSA China macro strategist Andy Rothman.
Conjoined twins separated
Sept. 19 - British surgeons have separated twins joined at the head after an elaborate and risky set of operations that took place over four months. Deborah Gembara reports.
U.S. Day Ahead: Fed may offer new spin on "Operation Twist"
Sept. 19 - Along with delivering a new version of "Operation Twist," the Fed is likely to stay "ultra accommodative" until unemployment or inflation reach a certain level, says Reuters Correspondent Mark Felsenthal.