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Human Rights and Politics in Israel-Palestine
Human rights are central to the fraught politics between Israelis and Palestinians, these two panelists argue. Any conceivable solution to such an endless conflict must begin by acknowledging the current bleak realities of Palestinian life under Israeli rule, they say.

Anat Biletzki and the group B'T

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Beyond the Bench: Preparing MIT Students for the Challenges of Global Leadership
MIT produces students who are “deep, entrepreneurial, passionate, diverse and active,” says Phillip Clay, the kind of talented individuals who should play major parts on the world stage. MIT has begun a drive to ensure that its students fulfill their promise. Central to this mission, Richard Samuels says, is
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The Future of Government-Citizen Engagement
As the U.S. moves toward universal broadband access, look for increased government openness, new opportunities for civic engagement, and some dangers along the way, say these panelists.

While Chris Csikszentmihalyi acknowledges the civic potential of broadband, he does not believe it will be a simple matter for geog

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Student Remarks
Nicholas Pearce is a proud advocate of programs that help young people from urban areas transition into higher education. He has not only benefited from such programs, but has given back through his participation as a volunteer, mentor, and speaker. As a high schooljunior, he attended MIT's six-week summer program, Minority Introduction t
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Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind
In trying financial times, Susan Hockfield remains optimistic and committed to pursuing MIT’s massive, multi-year initiatives in energy and life sciences. She prefaces her “whirlwind” tour of MIT for an alumni audience by referencing the campus-wide relief at the change in presidential administrations, which promises
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The State of Drupal
Dries Buytaert relates a synopsis of his life with Drupal. From its inception during Buytaert's "typical geek" undergraduate days in Antwerp in 1999, to the upcoming release of Drupal 7, Buytaert places a particular emphasis on the community that has been created by the nature of an open source product. Drupal is "softwar
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2.2.7 Samples and populations
Observation, measurement and the recording of data are central activities in science. Speculation and the development of new theories are crucial as well, but ultimately the predictions resulting from those theories have to be tested against what actually happens and this can only be done by making further measurements. Whether measurements are made using simple instruments such as rulers and thermometers, or involve sophisticated devices such as electron microscopes or lasers, there are decisio
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When Science and Farming Combine
An interesting “day in the life” of a dairy farm family that uses technology to make its operation more efficient and productive. This family has farming down to a science.
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Village Works
From 1992 to 1993, women in villages of rural north west China were given cameras to record a year of their daily life, as pat of a women's reproductive health programme supported by the Ford Foundation. The resulting pictures not only formed an exhibition, but were used as prompts to discussions with officials on improving conditions in the areas involved. From the main page of the website, users can view a textual introduction to the project, and link to selected photographs, covering: work; f
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3.3 Spider silk

The presence of regions of helical and sheet-like structures within a protein will affect its properties in different ways: a particularly striking example of this is provided by spider silk.

Imagine a polymer that forms fibres stronger, by mass, than steel and can be processed from water at ambient temperature and low pressure. As a consequence of its biological origin, it is extremely environmentally friendly and totally recyclable. It may sound like science fiction, but this i
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24.08J Philosophical Issues in Brain Science (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate or are they acquired by experience? And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'? Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course includes guest lectures by
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4.2 Social dynamics

Yet another type of diagram is given in this section. Take a preliminary look at Figure 7, which is a way of illustrating the relationship
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12 illegal miners rescued in South Africa, others stay underground
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Feb. 16 - Twelve illegal miners have been rescued from an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Others remain underground and are believed to fear arrest. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and in
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Money Central - Times Online
Money Central is a money and finance blog from the Times Newspaper or timesonline.co.uk. It features interesting news reports on topical money issues, such online products, tax, energy and investments. One of the best features is possibly the many quick surveys it runs, which could be useful for business students doing market research. It is worth noting though, that some are quite subjective. There are links to other blogs and sources of business information, too.
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World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
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5.5 Copyright – what you need to know

An original piece of work, whether it is text, music, pictures, sound recordings, web pages, etc., is protected by copyright law and may often have an accompanying symbol (©) and/or legal statement. In the UK it is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which regulates this.

In most circumstances, works protected by copyright can be used in whole or in part only with the permission of the owner. In some cases this permission results in a fee.

However, the UK legislation incl
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Berry Residence Hall -- Dorm Tour
Berry is a six-story dorm that offers four-, six-, and seven-person suites; bedrooms accommodate either two or three students. Students share a common living area and bathroom. Each suite has a furnished living area with microwave and compact refrigerator, and all rooms are vinyl tiled. City Bistro, and all-you-care-to-eat dining facility is located on the first floor of Berry. There are common kitchens, computer rooms, laundry rooms, and TV lounge and study rooms on every floor.
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Sound Vibration
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
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Fractions: difficult but crucial in mathematics learning
This resource highlights and discusses children’s common difficulties when learning about fractions. It provides details of the results of surveys which suggested that children have an intuitive understanding of fractions when they relate to division situations. This understanding was explored and used as a basis for a teaching programme which was found to support children’s further learning.
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Review of learning outcomes
The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to have clear meanings. This unit from the College of Law gives a basic introduction to the legal concepts of companies, partnerships, assets and liabilities.
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