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This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Tilapia aquaculture in Honduras.

An educational project in Honduras trained local people on the aquaculture of Tilapia. Local residents made their own aquacultures and improved their diet and income.
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As the Earth rotates, light from the sun hits different parts, giving us day and night.  During its orbit, the Earth's tilt on its axis also causes two hemispheres to be different distances from the sun, and that gives us seasons.  Learn more about the Earth's rotation with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe the nature of personality disorders and how they differ from other disorders List and distinguish between the […]

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1.2 2 The chromosomes that constitute the human genome

Laboratory techniques are available to aid in the preparation and staining of the chromosomes from a single cell, so that they are readily distinguished and can be photographed under the microscope. During mitosis, the chromosomes become visible (because they have condensed) and it is during mitosis that chromosome number, size and shape can be most easily studied. Every species has a particular number of chromosomes, each with a characteristic size and shape. For example, chimpanzee c
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A Variety of Hummingbirds
The featherweights of the bird world, hummingbirds are native to South America, where flowers are abundant and in bloom year round. There are over 300 species of hummingbirds with varying tails, beaks, head plumes, and colorations. This video segment from Nature introduces viewers to several species of hummingbirds. Run time 02:45.
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Coming up in this episode: In Lesson 20 we visit a Spanish restaurant and order some food.  Please note that lesson 20 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 120 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners. Accessing […]
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Introduction

This unit aims to provide an understanding of invention, design, innovation and diffusion as ongoing processes with a range of factors affecting success at each stage. You will gain an understanding of the factors that motivate individuals and organisations to invent, and the creative process by which individuals come up with ideas for new inventions and designs, and you will gain an understanding of the obstacles that have to be overcome to bring an invention to market and the factors that i
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24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World (MIT)
This course is a seminar on the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature. Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love that occur in works of literature and lend themselves to philosophical analysis.
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The sociologist Allan Kellehear (1995) observes that most studies have had a medical focus, investigating whether near-death experiences could be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or another medical or psychological cause. Kellehear suggests that the search for psycho-medical explanations has focused on psycho-neurological and defensive mechanisms emphasising altered status of consciousness or physical functioning and not taken into account the meaning of these experiences. Kellehea
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3.1 Water distribution and usage issues

People in many parts of the world currently face a chronic shortage of water. This is a developing crisis that is expected to get worse. As you read in Section 1, several factors underlie this dire prediction. In addition, climate change is expected to cause major changes in the distribution of freshwater. The uneven distribution of freshwate
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