Forecasting future famines
Today at the Sustainable Development UK 09 conference in London, the UK government's chief scientific advisor, Professor John Beddington, predicts a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030.
Ice cores and disused mines
In the first instalment of our new and improved Planet Earth podcast, science writer and broadcaster Sue Nelson talks to Professor David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) about the changes seen around the continent.
Satellites and acid oceans
With climate change and the talks in Copenhagen dominating the news right now, we find out how satellites have revolutionised our understanding of climate change.
Climate change special
As the world talks global warming, we go to one of the chilliest places in Europe - the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) ice core store - to find out what evidence there is for manmade climate change.
Nottingham Talent Roadshow 2010 - Professor Bob Webb
Highlights of the recent Nottingham Talent Roadshow held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery featuring a welcome by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Webb and taster lectures from Professors Tony Avery and Steve Benford. The event was attended by more than 60 Nottingham alumni.
Kantan Kana #21: Katakana ヤ, ユ, ヨ
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Welcome to JapanesePod101.com’s Kantan Kana. Japanese has three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. In this series of twenty-five lessons, you will learn [...]
If the World is Flat, What are We Still Doing in Cambridge?
At the very moment when “we have to confront the opportunity or challenge of globalization,” says Allan Goodman, higher education appears woefully unprepared. The world is not ‘flat’ for the vast majority of college students.
Only 30 of 192 U.N. member states boast enrollments of international st
Catholic Mass - 4/13/14 - Palm Sunday
Streamed live on Apr 13, 2014 Catholic Mass - 4/13/14 - Palm Sunday
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
Fernando Botero's "Abu Ghraib" - A Conversation with the Artist
Fernando Botero, Artist in conversation with Robert Hass, Professor of English, UC Berkeley Poet Laureate of the United States (1995-1997) Fernando Botero, the most famous living Latin American artist, will display his Abu Ghraib paintings at the University of California, Berkeley. These 47 paintings and drawings belong to a long tradition of artistic statements against war and violence that include Goya's Caprichos and Picasso's Guernica. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, th
National Geographic-Terra Cotta Warriors
Louis Mazzatenta describes being the first photographer to capture an artifact being unearthed. Nice visuals of artifacts (Running Time 1:11).
George Washington in a Nutshell
A brief animated video summarizing the life and major achievements of George Washington.
Body Systems Rap
A rap about the human body. Eleven systems are covered in one clean rap: circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, reproductive, urinary, integumentary systems.
How To Create A Podcast
This video will show you how to create and edit a podcast, the tools you will need, how to download Audacity(a free application to create your podcasts), downloading the MP3 encoder, exporting as an MP3 file, how to upload a podcast and submit it to a search engine. A very good and thorough video.
The World of Plants (2/3)
In this film, you will be looking at seeds and pollens, which are a miracle that most people are not even aware of. Flowers that guide insects. This video contains views from the Quran
Okrent on Prohibition and His Book, Last Call
Daniel Okent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. They discuss how the 18th Amendment banning the manufacture, sale, and transport of intoxicating beverages came to pass in 1920, what life was like while it was in force, and how the Amendment came to be repealed in 1934. Okrent discusses how Prohibition became entangled with the suffrage movement, the establishment of the income tax, and anti-immigration sentiment. They als
Seizing the initiative of the MTL - Keynote at the TTRB Seminar at the University of Wolverhampton
At our recent refresh seminar at the Walsall Campus of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Kit Field, Dean of the School of Education, presented a keynote address on 'Seizing the initiative of the MTL'. Attached to this article is the presentation used and an audio recording of Kit's talk.
Islam: An interview with John Voll
Islamic history professor John Voll discusses Islam and how we may better understand the religion.
3.1 Why jute? Why Dundee?
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.