Let them eat cake!
Jan. 5 - Thousands eat massive King Cake in Mexico City ahead of the religious Feast of the Epiphany. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
Point of View
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to help explain an author's point of view? Key vocabulary words include: first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient. Written examples are also provided within the video. Run time 04:15.
History of Mathematics : Who Invented Math?
To learn who invented math, first one must define what math is exactly. Learn who invented math from a mathematics instructor. He discusses whether or not the neandarthal man did know about mathematics. Speech of narrarator is shown as text on the bottom of the screen.
Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a collaborative project between the Wellcome Trust, BBC and Open University to celebrate the work of Darwin as part of Darwin 200 and to produce a more current version of his Tree of Life which he and his contemporaries used to explain the evolutionary connections between living organisms. The project comprises an interactive and video presented by David Attenborough which was aired on the BBC. The project website provides access to both as well as information about Darwin and ev
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
7.346 Synaptic Plasticity and Memory, from Molecules to Behavior (MIT)
In this course we will discover how innovative technologies combined with profound hypotheses have given rise to our current understanding of neuroscience. We will study both new and classical primary research papers with a focus on the plasticity between synapses in a brain structure called the hippocampus, which is believed to underlie the ability to create and retrieve certain classes of memories. We will discuss the basic electrical properties of neurons and how they fire. We will see how fi
Future media trends and changing audience behaviour
Nic Newman, former Future Media Controller, BBC and RISJ Research Asscociate, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Seminar series.
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
The Concept of Dignity among Palestinian Youth: An Exploratory Pilot Study [Audio]
Speaker(s): Rita Giacaman | How do young Palestinians define dignity? What is the importance of dignity in their lives? What would increase or decrease their sense of dignity? Following a pilot project which included 102 interviews with young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old in Ramallah, Professor Rita Giacaman's presentation will outline the main findings of the research which focused on young Palestinian's reflections on dignity. Rita Giacaman is a professor of public health at t
9.916-A Probability and Causality in Human Cognition (MIT)
Probability theory captures a number of essential characteristics of human cognition, including aspects of perception, reasoning, belief revision, and learning. Expressions of degree of belief were used in language long before people began codifying the laws of probability theory. This course explores the history and debates over codifying the laws of probability, how probability theory applies to specific cognitive processes, how it relates to the human understanding of causality, and how new c