Striking a Solar Balance by NASA
A short video by NASA discussing how the solar and thermal energy balance effects climate change and global warming. for more information see: http://www.nasa.gov
The Big Thaw
A thick chunk of Arctic sea ice the size of two states has disappeared. Is it global warming or normal causes? For more information visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/earth/earth20071001/
PLoS Medicine is an international, multidisciplinary medical journal that publishes outstanding human studies that substantially enhance the understanding of human health and disease. PLoS Medicine aims to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice. PLoS Medicine encourages papers that cross disciplines.
Wiggle -- Predicting Functionally Flexible Regions from Primary Sequence
The Wiggle series are support vector machine-based predictors that identify regions of functional flexibility using only protein sequence information. Functionally flexible regions are defined as regions that can adopt different conformational states and are assumed to be necessary for bioactivity. Many advances have been made in understanding the relationship between protein sequence and structure. This work contributes to those efforts by making strides to understand the relationship between p
The Open Movement and Libraries
"Openness" which has become a hallmark of the new Web has long been a mission in libraries. The philosophy of free and open access to information and technology has become a critical subject for information and technology leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the role and participation of library science and librarians in this movement. This course will give an overview of open-source technologies (such as content management systems and ILS programs) which are being used by librari
Chemicals, the Environment, and You
provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health. Topics include the science of toxicology, dose-response relationships, individual susceptibility, risk assessment, and environmental hazards. Students are introduced to the ever-changing nature of our understanding of how chemicals influence the health of living organisms.
NASA KSNN How can objects be sorted?
Sorting things into categories is the first step in understanding nature. To sort items, you need to carefully observe them. This often leads to new insights into nature.
NASA KSNN What does a scientist do?
Scientists share certain methods and approaches to understanding the nature of the world around them. They use a systematic approach to observing and studying the world. They ask questions, look for patterns, and try to find general rules for the way life works.
Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco
A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru entitled Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Highlands
Nutrition, Inequality and Agriculture: Contested Models of Degenerative Disease in Chiapas, Mexico
The industrial agro-food system has had two significant impacts on world public health: deteriorating human and animal nutrition due to poor food quality and the emergence of new infectious diseases arising from industrial animal production facilities and centralized food processing facilities. This situation is widely misrepresented in media coverage of public health issues. The corporate food system promotes the consumption of high levels of animal protein and processed foods
"Labor Has To Be International:" David Abdulah Describes Workers Strategies for Organizing Transnati
The power, global reach, and flexibility of multi-national corporations increased dramatically during the 1980's and 1990's as a revolution in communications technology and the increasing adoption of free trade agreements between countries allowed companies to shift production easily from one part of the globe to another. Many companies could now pressure labor unions by negotiating favorable contracts wherever labor costs and local tax laws suited them. However, the increasingly interwoven glob
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: Promote international and intercultural understanding; Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and be
Global education as good pedagogy
A wide variety of teaching strategies and resources pass under the name of global education. This article provides strategies for evaluating global education and ensuring that it focuses on students' academic success.
The learning cycle
A three-part model of scientific inquiry that encourages students to develop their own understanding of a scientific concept, explore and deepen that understanding, and then apply the concept to new situations.
World Images Digital Art Library
The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings.
PEACH simulates the annual carbon supply and demand in peach trees. Calculations represent the amount of carbon produced in photosynthesis and the amount of carbon used for growth and respiration. The program simulates tree growth on a daily basis for one growing season. Students may use PEACH to test their understanding of integrated plant growth. It models typical horticultural operations such as thinning and pruning. Fruit, leaf, current-year stem, branch, trunk, and root weight are the st
Sampling is a computer tool designed to help biology students obtain a qualitative understanding of basic concepts related to estimation and statistics. Sampling presents the user with a group of hypothetical populations distributed throughout an area, and with tools for sampling these populations to estimate characteristics such as population size and density, the nature of each population's spatial patterning, and spatial correlations in abundance between populations. By manipulating the numb
SequenceIt! is a simulation program that allows you to experience the art and logic of protein sequencing through experimentation. Your objective is to deduce the sequence of this polypeptide using many of the tools available to a practicing protein chemist. You specify the operations and the order of their application. Success in determining the protein sequence depends on your understanding of the experimental procedures and on the logic you use in executing those procedures. Operations avai
Hitler's Germany, or from here on out referred to as 'The Third Reich', is a course that will familiarize the student with key themes in the current historical literature involving the subject. The course breaks down to several weeks of discussion held on the main page and a paper that each student will complete on a topic of their choosing, which will then be critiqued by the class for its merit and historical content. The student taking this class will hopefully walk away with a greater unders
Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra