Health Education Course
The United Nations Cyber Schoolbus tells us about essential issues surrounding health.
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Statistics
Importance of statistics
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Hurricanes: the greatest storms on earth
This website, provided by NASA's Earth Observatory, describes the science behind hurricanes. Sections include hurricane formation and decay, hurricane anatomy, information regarding storm surges, hurricane climatology, a description of the Saffir-Simpson scale and NASA study missions. Users will also find a list of references regarding hurricanes and hurricane science.
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Memory
This site dissects a sheep brain to show us the anatomy of memory. See works of an artist who paints entirely from memory. (Compare his paintings to photos of places.) Play interactive games that test your memory -- learn ways to improve it. Discover why some things are easier to remember than others (droodles game). Which facial features help us remember a face? Which image of the penny is correct? Try a mnemonic device called elaborative encoding.
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Billionaires and mud huts: Can Asia solve its real sustainability issues?
Asia may be today’s economic miracle but too little water and too much poverty could derail the growth engine of the world. Zoe McKay talked with global strategist, Ravi Fernando.
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How a Nuclear Reactor Works
In this short video you will learn how a nuclear reactor works. The narrator tells the sequence of events that are involved. (00:50)
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How far did Edward IV restore law & order upon his accession in 1461?
How far did Edward IV restore law & order upon his accession in 1461? A presentation by Dr. David Grummitt, Senior Research Fellow, The History of Parliament Project, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.
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Reasons why the Yorkists had won the English Crown by 1461
Reasons why the Yorkists had won the English Crown by 1461: A presentation by Dr. David Grummitt, Senior Research Fellow, The History of Parliament Project, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.
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EMOIS Nancy 2011 – Indicateurs HAS généralisés : évolution des résultats entre 2008 et 2009.

EMOIS Nancy 2011 – Indicateurs HAS généralisés : évolution des résultats entre 2008 et 2009.
Auteurs : Sandrine Morin, Marie-Hélène Toupin, Frédéric Capuano, Christine Gardel
Service Ipaqss / HAS, 2 av du stade de France, 93218 St Denis La Plaine cedex
Résumé : Introduction : Depuis 2008, la HAS coordonne le recueil d’indicateurs qualités dans les établissements MCO, servant notamment à la procédure de certification V2010. La DGOS a fixé un objectif-cib
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World War II Did Not End the Great Depression

[This article originally appeared in the June 2009 issue of the Freeman as "The Great Depression and World War II." An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.]

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Ocean World: Coral Reefs
Texas A&M University presents Ocean World, a Web-based educational resource for oceanography. The feature on coral reefs has the most direct life sciences application, with easy-to-navigate sections about the coral animal, coral reefs as the rainforests of the sea, symbiosis, ecosystem services, and coral reef threats and conservation. The Web site also includes a handy hypertext glossary, an interactive quiz, and annotated links to interesting Web sites, including sites that provide real-time r
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Desert Plants and Wildflowers
For those interested in the types of plants found in the desert ecosystem, this Web page from the online magazine DesertUSA.com will be a useful guide. Photos and descriptive features of several desert plants are provided in an alphabetical index or can be found through the online field guide organized by flower color. An interesting section also focuses on the types of adaptations that allow plant species to survive in harsh desert conditions. The Desert Plants and Wildflowers section is just o
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Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias
The San Diego Natural History Museum's Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias (BRCC) works to "understand and interpret--through research and collecting--the uniqueness of the biodiversity of Southern California and the peninsula of Baja California while maintaining a global scientific perspective." The BRCC links to information about its various departments including Botany, Birds and Mammals, Entomology, Herpetology, Marine Invertebrates, and Paleontology. The BRCC also offers online
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Physics and Star Trek
Created and maintained by physicist Jason Hinson, the Physics and Star Trek Web site investigates faster than light travel and subspace physics. Each topic is presented as a mix of factual information along with speculation on the author's part on how these phenomena could or could not work. Although the site consists of much text and few graphics, which may turn away some potential readers, the interesting subject will definitely appeal to hard core Star Trek or physics junkies.
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Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct
A new offering from the National Academies Press has been made available entitled "Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct." The freely viewable and printable publication has chapter headings that include The Research Environment and Its Impact on Integrity in Research, Institutional Approaches to Fostering Integrity in Research, and Promoting Integrity in Research Through Education, as well as several informative appendixes. As science evolves
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History of Energy
This latest Topic in Depth delves in the Web�s offerings on the history of energy. The first site is maintained by the US Department of Energy, which is called Milestones in the History of Energy and Its Uses (1). From fire to the discovery of nuclear energy, the site gives short descriptions on significant events in the history of energy for each century, events by particular fuel type, events by energy uses, how energy uses have changed, energy consumption changes, and more. The next site
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The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas "brings together the considerable expertise of a network of researchers with a long-standing history of GIS development at the University." Visitors of the site will find links to geo-data delivery systems, interactive mapping programs, reports and publications, and a wide array of other geographical information related to the state. One highlight is the newly released GeoStor version 2.0, which allows users "seamless acc
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Conservation International: Biodiversity Hotspots
From Conservation International, this Biodiversity Hotspots site (first reported on in the October 18, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for Life Sciences) "was re-launched in 2005 with completely updated information as presented in the new book _Hotspots Revisited_." The updated Hotspots website features profiles of more than 30 ecologically important areas of the world. Hotspots are categorized under five world regions including South America, Africa, North and Central America, Europe and Central Asia, a
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Units and Cylinder Volume
Find the volume and surface area of a cylindical storage tank with a radius of 15 feet and a height of 30 feet.
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