Authors@Google: Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw chats with Stuart Feldman at Google's New York office about his new book, "The Time of Our Lives: Past, Present, Promise" Tom Brokaw's mother grew up on a farm in South Dakota during the Great Depression. Now ninety-three years old, she remembers horse-and-buggy trips into town to buy blocks of ice. Like many of their generation, by the 1950s, the Brokaws had an easier life. They valued family, hard work, faith, thrift, moderation, and community. The generation of Tom's grandchildren
ISS Update - Nov. 16, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Nov. 16, 2011.
Another Mexican blogger beheaded
Nov. 10 - Mexican social media boom draws drug cartel attacks, as fourth victim is found dead with threatening message. Nick Rowlands reports.
Why Is There a Euro Crisis? On Thursday, October 28, 2011, prices of European stocks soared. Big banks like Société Générale (+22.54%), BNP Paribas (+19.92%), Commerzbank (+16.49%) or Deutsche Bank (+15.35%) experienced fantastic one-day gains. What happened? Today's banks are not free-market institutions. They live in a symbiosis with governments that they are Author(s):
On Thursday, October 28, 2011, prices of European stocks soared. Big banks like Société Générale (+22.54%), BNP Paribas (+19.92%), Commerzbank (+16.49%) or Deutsche Bank (+15.35%) experienced fantastic one-day gains. What happened?
Today's banks are not free-market institutions. They live in a symbiosis with governments that they are Author(s):
Inside the News: Investors seen scrambling for safe havens
Nov. 10 - Investors are struggling to find a safe haven in the commodities markets to protect from problems in Greece or Italy, after considerable outflows from gold and silver, says Nic Brown from Natixis.
Get away from it all in...Libya
Nov. 10 - Libya emerges as an unlikely summer holiday destination at this year's World Travel Market event in London as industry professionals pull out all the stops to attract business. Hayley Platt reports.
The Frog Prince - Compare and Contrast
This lesson can be used with numerous pieces of literature, videos or cassette material to develop viewing and listening skills and the students ability to compare and contrast. One of the richest sources is in the area of fairytales and folktales. This an especially good source if you can find a modernized version in video or cassette form to contrast with the more traditional written form. I have used the "Frog Prince" because of this factor and because it was part of the 4th grade language ar
Film Animation: 2011 Trailer
Trailer of student work completed in 2010-11 in Concordia University's Film Animation program. Admissions info: http://www.concordia.ca/programs-and-courses/undergraduate-programs/a-z-subject-list/bfa_filmanimation.php Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema: http://cinema.concordia.ca
Auburn's Museum of Natural History is a hidden gem
Scientists don't have to travel far to immerse themselves in our region's natural history. Auburn University is home to the Museum of Natural History and Biodiversity Learning Center, featuring one of the largest collections of natural specimens in the state.
What Is Equilibrium? (101 Video Dictionary Series)
In this short video, students will learn about the vocabulary word "equilibrium". Equilibrium is defined as a state of balance due either to a lack of changes (static equilibrium) or a balance between opposing forces (dynamic equilibrium). Mechanical equilibrium, social equilibrium, and internal equilibrium are explained and examples are given. This is a great resource when introducing this important concept into the elementary classroom. (1:49)
Galeries Lafayette rocks for Christmas
Nov. 9 - Paris department store Galeries Lafayette turns on its "rocking" Christmas displays. Tara Cleary reports.
Targeted Drug Melts Fat in Obese Monkeys
An anti-obesity drug that homes in on and destroys blood vessels that support fat reduced the weight of obese rhesus monkeys by 11 percent in one month. It also trimmed their waistlines by eradicating 27 percent of their abdominal fat. Obesity raises a person's risk for developing breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and other cancers and also hinders treatment for cancer patients. Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who developed the drug discuss results of the study
White Fawn's Devotion
This is a very early silent film (1910) and possibly the first film produced by a Native American - writer and director James Young Deer. (11min)
Craig Venter on Genomics: From humans to the environment
In the second of the Distinguished Public Lecture Series run by the James Martin 21st Century School, Dr Craig Venter will discuss his work at the J Craig Venter Institute and its implications for the future of our culture, society and science. The Institute's projects include developing new understanding of human disease at the DNA level, running the Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition to understand microbial diversity in the world's oceans, and finding new ways of tackling environment
Kidnapped Africans caught in the slave trade during the 1840s seized their ship (Amistad) travelling near Cuba. The ship drifted into U.S. waters and was taken into custody. This resulted in an early Supreme Court case where the Africans, wanting their freedom, were defended by none other than former president John Quincy Adams. (5min)
Spanish Empire in the New World (en español)
This documentary traces the history of the Spanish Empire in North America from Columbus through the 1800s. Although not available in english, the visuals are intriguing enough to keep interest and it's not too hard to follow along. (español - Spanish Language version) (22min)
You Can't Take It Back: Internet Dangers
A teen regrets his participation on a website created to rate others at his school. This 1:37 video shows the dangers of placing materials online that can hurt everyone.
Joan Acocella: Ballet and Sex
Joan Acocella presented her lecture as the 2004-2005 Avenali Chair in the Humanities at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley. Acocella is a dance and book critic for The New Yorker. She has served as the senior critic and reviews editor for Dance Magazine and New York dance critic for London's Financial Times. Acocella's writing conveys an enthusiasm for dance as an art form that taps human instincts and emotions at a visceral level. Her reviews have a wide appeal both for their s
eConference 2011 - Innovate
The Darden School of Business and its Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held it's annual Entrepreneurship Conference on November 3rd & 4th, 20011in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year's conference theme: "Innovate. Effectuate." unraveled the mysteries behind successful entrepreneurs and innovators and provided the framework for applying their strategies to build a viable business. The second panel of Friday morning on Innovation was moderated by Sean Carr, Director of Corpo