Congress Avenue Bridge Bats, Austin, Texas
This spectator's video captures the unique nightly ritual of the Congress Avenue Bridge bats in Austin, Texas. The video shows the bats emerging from under the Congress Avenue Bridge for their nightly feeding run. These bats consume over 20,000 pounds of insects per night and are the largest urban bat colony in North America. ( 4:53)
Venture capital firms focus on Berlin
Oct. 28 - The German capital has gained a reputation as Europe's newest start-up hub, and now venture capital firm Earlybird is setting up an office in Berlin to be closer to the firms it wants to invest in. Joanna Partridge reports
Total gets lift from higher oil prices
Oct. 28 - French oil major Total posted higher quarterly earnings on Friday as stronger crude prices and improved profitability in its refining business helped make up for a fall in its worldwide oil and gas production. Hayley Platt reports
Asia Week Ahead: Major PMI figures coming up next week
Oct. 28 - Major economies from Japan to India will release PMI figures next week; Australia's RBA is expected to slash rates by 25 basis points after softer-than-expected inflation last quarter. Kei Okamura reports.
Spain's jobless rate at 15-year high
Oct. 28 - Spain's unemployment rate rose to the highest level since the end of 1996 in the third quarter with little hope of job creation. Investors are watching Madrid closely as it remains at the forefront of their concerns about Europe's debt commitments. Joanna Partridge reports
Scuffles at Greek "No" protest
Oct. 28 - Scuffles between anti-austerity demonstrators and police break out in Athens as national Oxi Day parades are disrupted by protesters. Conway G. Gittens reports.
End of the attack in Kandahar..
Oct. 28 - Afghan security forces kill four Taliban insurgents who attacked a U.S military base in Kandahar. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable cruise missile.
Oct. 28 - Pakistan test fires locally developed cruise missile with a range of 700 kilometers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Italian debt hits new high
Oct. 28 - Italy's 10 year borrowing costs top 6 percent for the first time since the launch of the euro more than a decade ago, suggesting the EU rescue deal didn't go far enough in restoring investor confidence in Italy. Kirsty Basset reports.
The world reaches 7 billion
Oct. 28 - According to U.N. projections, the world's population is on the verge of reaching 7 billion. Here's an exploration of this milestone. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.
Prayers in Mecca
Oct. 28 - Muslims undertaking the Haj pilgrimage arrive and pray in the holy city of Mecca. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Breakingviews: Occupy Wall Street still lacks lucid message
Oct. 28 - Unlike Coxey's Army in 1890s, these protesters don't have a list of demands and aren't presenting a unified front, says Reuters Breakingviews Edward Hadas.
The Story of Leonardo's Horse
Every corner of western civilization has been touched by Leonardo da Vinci's genius and creativity. (3:45)
This video explains the use of mnemonics as techniques for memorization. The teacher uses an acronym and a physical method to demonstrate memorizing which months have thirty-one days. ( 1:50)
Phonics with The Funnies-Learn About the Letter /i/
In this cute, animated video, the Funnies family teach about the short sound /i/ by using the Funny Bubble Maker. The letter /i/ appears in one bubble while pictures of words that begin with short /i/ appear in the other bubble. Pictures named include igloo, iguana, insect, internet, instruments, and Iggy. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom with mastery of this important skill. (2:07)
Phonics with The Funnies-/short a sound/
In this cute, animated video, the Funnies Family teach about the short a sound using the Funny Bubble Maker. The short /a/ appears in one bubble while pictures that begin with the short a appear in the 2nd bubble. Some of the pictures include apple, alligator, ant, ambulance, anchor, etc. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom to teach and or re-teach this important skill. (2:08)
Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety: Safety Smart Goes Green
When Timon and Pumbaa discover their favorite vacation spot has been polluted, they learn how to make sure the land, water and air around them is clean and safe.
Definitions, Proofs and Examples 1
Discussion of questions relating to: set inclusions and set equalities; sums of subsets of the real line; examples showing the difference between sum and union. Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com Dr Joel Feinstein is an Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics at the University of Nottingham.
Multi-Dimensional Recruiting: Electronic Evidence Breaking Traditions
Paul Watkins, Ruth Ann Roberts
An electronic performance portfolio can lift a candidate off the resume page and on to a virtual stage. A principal can literally watch as the teacher candidate performs on the classroom stage. […]