Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
The Journey of the Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Kim Polese discusses her experiences from 25 years in Silicon Valley, founding and leading groundbreaking technology projects and software companies. Polese shares stories from the trenches, lessons learned and insights about what it takes for a promising technology to become an innovation that changes the world.
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
This is a really good video that explains Stephen Hawking's theory on Black Holes. The video provides several relateable examples of concepts discussed in the the theory. The video also provides viewpoints from other experts as well.
Learning outcomes By the end of this unit you should be able to: understand more of the scientific factors that relate to the dispute about the safety of the MMR vaccine in the UK; assess the strength of arguments for and against the use of the MMR vaccine; show how issues of risk, trust, communication and media representation of science and medicine have a strong bearing on public perception of the MMR vaccine; explain why there is such a strong conse
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
understand more of the scientific factors that relate to the dispute about the safety of the MMR vaccine in the UK;
assess the strength of arguments for and against the use of the MMR vaccine;
show how issues of risk, trust, communication and media representation of science and medicine have a strong bearing on public perception of the MMR vaccine;
explain why there is such a strong conse
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
This seminar meets six times during the semester. Students work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. An initial Outward Bound experience builds trust, teamwork and communications. Readings and assignments emphasize the characteristics of great leadership. Global leaders participate in the "Leadership Lunch" series to share their experiences and recommendations. Discussions explore leadership development. The learning experience culminates in a personal leadership plan.
Breakout Session Space - Maria Zuber
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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny | Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of Fine Gael since June 2002 and has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 - 1997. He was also Vice-President of the European People’s Party from 2006-2012.
Allied Advances in Japanese Occupied Asia in Late 1944
Towards the end of World War II, Japanese power was gradually decreasing due to pressuring American forces. American troops were wiping out the dwindling Japanese navy as Americans advanced inland towards more Japanese territory. In this video clip, from Indigo Film, learn how the Allied forces were finally bringing the battles of World War II to the Axis Powers Heartland. (5:17)
Drew Lanham Bird Identification
Drew Lanham, a distinguished Alumni professor of wildlife ecology in the School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University identifies birds of the wild just by listening to their songs.
The fate of the Jews of Stanislawow During the Holocaust
This video depicts the lives of Jews in the town of Radun before and during the War, until the destruction of community. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
18.03 Differential Equations (MIT)
Differential Equations are the language in which the laws of nature are expressed. Understanding properties of solutions of differential equations is fundamental to much of contemporary science and engineering. Ordinary differential equations (ODE's) deal with functions of one variable, which can often be thought of as time. Topics include: Solution of first-order ODE's by analytical, graphical and numerical methods; Linear ODE's, especially second order with constant coefficients; Undetermined
Chapter 04 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chapter 4: Lottie. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Karen Savage. (16:32)
Lecture 17 - 5/9/2007
A Common Word: Panel Four: Where Do We Go from Here?
A summary and wrap-up discussion of the previous four panels, the moderators invite participants to reflect on the issues explored and the future of inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Charter for Compassion Launch: (with Karen Armstrong)
On November 12, 2009, the 'Charter for Compassion' was unveiled to the world, and the Berkley Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Karen Armstrong as part of the Charter's global launch. The 'Charter for Compassion' is an interfaith initiative that seeks to apply shared moral principles to foster global interreligious understanding.
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
Create Your Personal Mission Statement
Create Your Personal Mission Statement is a Franklin Covey exercise to help you create your own personal mission statement.
Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation
Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common. Examples discussed include fisheries, roads, rivers and the air. Yandle talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical use of norms, cooperative ventures such as incorporating a river, the common law, and top-down command-and-control regulation to reduce air and water pollut