How a Clash between our Genes & Modern Life is Making us Sick
This address introduces the ideas in Professor Greg Gibson's new book It Takes a Genome. The last two years have seen a revolution in genome scientists' ability to find the genes that influence whether a person is likely to suffer from any one of the major common chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, depression, or dementia. The shocking result, though, is that rather than a few dozen genes in each case, there are hundreds if not thousands in play, each of which contr
Not from your pal, Wil Wheaton
I urge you, for your own safety, to NOT watch Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory on CBS Thursday night.
President William McKinley
A four minute summary of William McKinley's accomplishments and life history. A very good video to show human side of a president.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XX11, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Robinsons Back from Europe, The lAC Fall Public Lecture Series 1995: "The Nag Hammadi Discovery: Fifty Years Later," "From Jewish Apocalypticism to Gnosis," "From Son of Man to Christ of God: The Jewish and Greek Influences on the Doctrine of Christology," and "The 'House of David' at Tell Dan", New Finds at Ekron, Visitors From Helsinki, News and Notes
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIX, Summer 2001
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, New Staff, Occasional Papers, Brownlee Lecture, Late Latin Letters Project, Models of Piety Project, 2001 Fall Lecture Series, 1 Kings 22 and Iliad 1-2
Bridging the cellular divide
Since 2003, one sector in Pakistan has seen more than eight billion dollars in investment, an increase in its customer base to 52 per cent of the population from just five per cent, has contributed to some five per cent of the country’s GDP, and been responsible for the creation of up to a million jobs.
Pakistan’s telecommunications sector has, in the span of just five years, seen mobile phone subscriptions increase to 86 million from one million. In a population of 165 mi
The Empathic Civilization
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. His book is a sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, that looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development-and is likely to determine our fate as a species.
Swiss banking secrecy remains intact despite US authorities winning tax battle with UBS
Switzerland’s banking industry is firmly against “indiscriminate and unwarranted trawling” through bank accounts to uncover tax frauds, says Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Energy Resources and Systems
Several activities are included to teach and research the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources and various energy resources. The students work with a quantitative, but simple model of energy resources to show how rapidly a finite, non-renewable energy sources can be depleted, whereas renewable resources continue to be available. The students then complete a homework assignment or a longer, in-depth research project to learn about how various technologies that capture energy
Fashion Guest Speaker: Dr Kate Fletcher - Fashion For Sustainability
Dr Kate Fletcher has been exploring fashion as a positive force for change towards sustainability for the last fifteen years. She has helped develop the concept of ‘slow fashion’ and has championed innovative design-led approaches to developing sustainable fashion products and services with clients including high street retailers, small design-led companies and nonprofit organizations. Kate finished a PhD in 1999 at Chelsea College of Art and Design, investigating sustainable design opportun
Graduate Skills is one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not j
Derived copy of Principles of Economics
Basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics organized to fit in with many tutorials and readings developed by the Professor.
Reflections from Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sylvia Chant, Professor Inderpal Grewal | In this Gender Institute 20th Anniversary Conference keynote, two distinguished scholars – Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal – will reflect on the presence of gender from the unique intersection of social science and humanities perspectives. Sylvia Chant’s paper is entitled Feminisation of Poverty’: ‘Win-Win’, ‘Lose-Lose’… or Gains at the Margin? The ‘feminisation of poverty’ has enjoyed a prominent place in Gen
Cut the cake : what's a fair share?
In this activity students determine how to divide a square cake into six pieces with equal volume and surface area. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains why properties of three-dimensional objects can be determined by examining their two-dimensional faces. Students see how to use the perimeter measurement of the cake to find two possible ways to divide it. The activity page contains links to a solution hint, the solu
Which way? : oh, which way do I go?
This exploration investigates how many ways there are to travel through an array of streets. The exploration, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, examines the relationship between the number of intersections and the number of possible routes. The challenge page contains links to a solution hint, the solution, and other similar investigations. The solution describes and illustrates how a number pattern is embedded in the question. Similar investigations ask the student to a
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This first challenge in the Figure This! list of 80 math challenges addresses the question of how long a person would have to wait in a line if holding ticket number 300. The web page points out the relevance of estimating and measuring time for industries including banking and amusement parks. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, other related math questions, and an online and print resources related to queuing. The Did You Know link offers interesting facts from the Guinne
Art Meets Nature: Natalie Jeremijenko
SPARK follows conceptual artist/engineer Natalie Jeremjienko as she works on her One Tree(s) project, planting 100 pairs of cloned trees throughout the Bay Area. This Educator Guide explores conceptual art as well as the investigative and ethical issues of life science and cloning.
fxIntegrator App for iOS
'FxIntegrator is a mathematical tool that evaluates the area under a function curve for a given interval. It's extremely handy for math students or engineers who need to calculate integrals using an iPad or iPhone.Unlike other calculators, its elegant function editor makes it possible to write expressions in natural mathematical notation. It's a dream come true.FEATURES✔ Natural expression editor: write your functions just like they appear in math textbooks.✔ Three integration methods t