Afghan bombing as NATO meets
Two suicide bicycle bombs kill four people in Afghanistan, as NATO leaders meet in Portugal to discuss the country's future.
3.1 History of the spectrum concept Many individuals have autistic-like symptoms that do not meet the requisite number or profile of features for a diagnosis of classic autism. In Section 3 we will consider the background to the spectrum concept and some different interpretations of the variations that it includes. The section concludes by setting these ideas in a developmental context: different patterns of symptoms in infancy may result in qualitatively different outcomes for individuals later. An intriguing fact in the
Many individuals have autistic-like symptoms that do not meet the requisite number or profile of features for a diagnosis of classic autism. In Section 3 we will consider the background to the spectrum concept and some different interpretations of the variations that it includes. The section concludes by setting these ideas in a developmental context: different patterns of symptoms in infancy may result in qualitatively different outcomes for individuals later.
An intriguing fact in the
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Lunar New Year in Myanmar
Ethnic Chinese and people in Myanmar celebrate the lunar new year in Yangon.
1.2 What is an essay?
Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This unit will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
This RLO is based around an interaction between a healthcare professional and a client with learning disabilities. It shows how important even small aspects of communication are in formulating a positive interaction.
Working the Media - David Bailey & Simon Chadwick
David Bailey has written extensively on globilisation, economic restructuring and policy responses, with special reference to the auto industry. He has an extensive media profile, having undertaken over a thousand media interviews in recent years. Simon Chadwick’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of sponsorship, sports marketing and commercial strategy in sport.
Dean Shapiro - How the gift will make SFU Business Better
Ryan and Keith Beedie have donated $22 million to Ryan's alma mater—SFU Business, which will now be named the Beedie School of Business. This is the largest gift that Simon Fraser University has ever received. SFU will use the gift to create an endowment supporting students, professorships and research chairs. More info at: http://at.sfu.ca/mhYPBl
Probing the Plume
It’s a good thing for oil spill science that Richard Camilli was not yet on a flight to Australia when the Coast Guard called last May. An hour later and Camilli might have missed the urgent request to get a team together to measure the month-old leak from the Deepwater Horizon pipe. In a richly detailed and highly accessible
Oyez. Oyez. Oyez.: Supreme Court Resource
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
Putting DNA to Work
This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals. The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to this exhibit (physical and virtual) that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies' National Scien
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
Going around in circles!: around and about a geometric figure
Geometry can be an exercise arena for strengthening those logic muscles that middle school students need to flex. When we work with a geometric figure—a circle, for instance—and apply the ancient tools of compass and straightedge, geometry can become a rich ground for developing design. And a circle has size, so a unit on this topic necessarily brings in the mathematics of its measurement. Circles, then, is a geometric topic that can provide mental challenge, opportunity for artistic develop
Aerosols over Borneo from Earth Probe TOMS: February 1, 1998 to March 1, 1998
Aerosol concentrations over Borneo from February 1, 1998 to March 1, 1998 as measured by Earth Probe TOMS
California Fires MODIS imagery and TOMS Aerosols from October 2003
This animation sequences through the MODIS imagery of the devastating Californian fires from October 23, 2003 through October 29, 2003. Then the animation resets to October 23, 2003 and zooms out to see the TOMS aerosol sequence. It clearly shows that the California fires had an impact on air quality as far east as Maine.
Lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take virtual field trips to eight observatories -- Arecibo, where astrobiologists search for signs of life beyond the solar system; Las Cuevas, a research station in Central America's largest remaining rainforest; and others. See interviews, photos, and broadcasts that explore the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
Kids Next Door
This site lets kids know how they can help the homeless, presents personal stories on what young people are doing to help their communities, and provides a place for kids to submit their own stories. Children can also take a virtual field trip to the library, learn how to go on a scavenger hunt, and more.
Gotham Gazette Games and Quizzes
These games will let you--the reader--make policy. What problems would you like to take on as a virtual policy-maker? The fate of the city's garbage? The right way to balance civil liberties and security in an Emergency? Developing a balanced land use plan for a neighborhood? Gotham Gazette is a Web site about the issues facing New York City.
Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives
Millions of prisoners suffered the brutal assault on human dignity that was the Gulag. Many Days, Many Lives presents the history of this system through a browseable archive of video, art, artifacts, photographs, and the life stories of former Gulag prisoners. Online exhibitions take visitors on a thematic exploration of Gulag life, including a virtual tour of the reconstructed camp and museum made possible by the Gulag Museum at Perm-36. Teaching resources for introducing the Gulag's history in
Introduction to Stoichiometry
Our on-line Chemistry course covers stoichiometry and demonstrates our scenario based approach to teaching chemistry. Traditional courses tend to follow a bottom-up approach to learning chemistry. This traditional approach teaches abstract concepts and tools before discussing their practical application, which results in students learning bits of unconnected knowledge that are rarely usable let alone memorable. In our approach, scenarios are used both to motivate the material and provide a frame