The Ideas that are Changing Politics
There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour. David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for wor
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Evaluating cardiac gene expression in maternal phenylketonuria offspring
Maternal phenylketonuria (MPKU) is a teratogenic syndrome, caused by development of offspring in a uterine environment made toxic by the metabolic imbalance of PKU. The birth defects resulting from untreated MPKU include microcephaly with concomitant mental retardation, growth retardation, and congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects have been identified and characterized in MPKU offspring, using the BTBR-PAHenu2 mouse MPKU model. Subsequently, this mouse model was used to start invest
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The effects of phonotactic and orthotactic probabilities on orthographic fast-mapping in kindergarte
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the linguistic components of phonotactic and orthotactic probability affected children’s ability to fast-map orthographic information and whether orthographic processing explained unique variance on children’s literacy skills above and beyond that of phonological processing. Moreover, the current study examined whether kindergarten children with and without typical language abilities were differentially affected by linguistic processes on read
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Where the two kingdoms merge: the struggle for balance between national and religious identity among
When the German Reich was created in 1871, it was an artificial construct born of Hohenzollern power projection and not of nationalism. Otto von Bismarck’s Realpolitik used the power of nationalism to unite Germans behind the Kaiser, but also divisively to keep liberals and potential opponents of the Kaiser firmly divided. The Kulturkampf was one such set of policies that attempted to suppress Catholic political authority while dividing Germany’s religious groups against one another. The Kul
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Force and Strategy
This course examines the political, economic,military, and ethical factors affecting the use and utility of military force in international relations. Students will study the political and decision-making process by which nations decide to use military force as well as the major arms control agreements of the post-World War II period, including negotiations currently under way.
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CSSA Spring Festival Gala 2004
This film depicts a new-year celebration typical of Chinese people who study and work abroad.,This is a 1 hour 37 minutes film recording exacts of Chinese Spring Festival Gala held in Corn Exchange Theatre in Cambridge on 16th January 2004. The occasion organiser was CSSA and audience were about 1000 people coming from all over UK in that evening.
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Chinese Exclusion Act
Starting with the Gold Rush, Chinese migrated to California and other regions of the United States in search of work. As several photographs show, many Chinese found work in the gold mines and on the railroads. They accepted $32.50 a month to work on the Union Pacific in Wyoming in 1870 for the same job that paid white workers $52 a month. This led to deep resentment by the whites, who felt the Chinese were competing unfairly for jobs. White labor unions blamed the Chinese for lower wages and la
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Use Science to Improve Food Safety & Nutrition, Study Food Science & Technology
Text-only Transcript: http://www.caes.uga.edu/global/media/texttranscript.cfm?vid=yN9_NhBv07Y Study Food Science & Technology: http://students.caes.uga.edu/undergraduate/majors/food-science.cfm Dr. Manan Sharma discusses how his degree in Food Science has prepared him for a career as a research scientist. Graduates from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA have many job opportunities in the state of Georgia. ----- Dr. Manan Sharma Descriptive Text for Video The scene
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La gestion des personnes et le pouvoir dans l'entreprise, la loyauté dans l'entreprise (audio)

"À "nouvelle économie", nouveaux modes de relations et de gestion interpersonnelles. Le pouvoir dans l'entreprise.

- Les représentations du pouvoir La hiérarchie / l'autorité ; La prise de décision / la responsabilité ; La carrière

- Les attributs du pouvoir : Symboles du pouvoir ; Rémunérations ; Stock options

- Les variations culturelles Individualisme et ""power distance"", Modèles anglo-saxon, latin et communa
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Democratic Reason : The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (video)

La sagesse collective : principes et mécanismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.
Intervention de Hélène Landemore.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel “democratic reason,” or the distributed intelligence of the many—a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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Disappearing Red Shrimp
These legendary creatures may have something to teach us about survival, even as the clock is ticking on their habitats "As a child in Hawaii, I grew up exploring. Those experiences shaped my direction and interest in science," recalls molecular biologist Scott Santos. He remembers playing along the shore and swimming in the ponds imbedded in lava rocks. http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp
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Cheat Sheet to Mastering Japanese #1 - 365 Days of Japanese is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Your boss is breathing down your back about that missed deadline. Your mom’s birthday is tomorrow and you still don’t have a present! Doctor’s appointments! Late-night meetings! Hitting the gym to get ready for bikini season! It’s not that you don’t want to study Japanese everyday but as every self-studier [...]
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Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 24.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. TRIPOLIS: In Libyen versucht Staatschef Gaddafi verzweifelt seine Machtposition zu retten. Regimetreue Truppen sollen die Stadt Sawija südwestlich der Hauptstadt Tripolis angegriffen haben. Das meldet der Nachrichtensender Al-Arabija unter Berufung auf Augenzeugen. Im staatlichen Fernsehen wurden die Regimegegne
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Yochai Benkler: "From Free Software and Wikipedia to a Field of Cooperative Human Systems Design"

YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and f
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International Relations, Spring 2007
This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will
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Bomb Squad
This seven minute video is about bombs and explosives. It deals with both bombs and how they are dealt with by authorities. Students should be reminded that they should never touch something that has been left and to call the authorities. Good instructions about not touching blasting caps as well. Teachers should always remind students of the dangers involved.
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Wildlife Management Activity Guide for Teachers
Whether your school has a 40 acre school forest or a 40 square foot school yard lawn, we urge you to get your students involved in some hands-on wildlife management. It is a relevant real world issue that will also expose them to disciplines other than science as they learn all the complexities of land management. A few teachers are teaching about a variety of game species and habitats. Others are developing small native plant gardens which provide basic needs for native butterflies and birds. P
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Teacher's Guide to Craters of the Moon
provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.
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