Early Portuguese Slave trade
This short video introduces the way in which Portuguese exploration of Africa lead to slave trade.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

John lithgow
He's played heroes, villains, saints, sinners, a ballet-dancing elephant, and a space alien, now actor and children's author John lithgow - best known as Dick Solomon from NBC's hit show 3rd Rock from the Sun - reveals a new side of himself... poetry lover. The award-winning stage and screen star lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting, and thoughts on the enduring power of art. lithgow currently stars in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. He has penned severa
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Architectural Composition in Digital Space
In this paper the possibilities of using the computers at course of architectural compositions are considered. As the start point of the new teaching method of architectural composition we used the course of tradition architectural composition, elaborated at our Faculty. The course of Digital Architectural Composition was finished in 2002. The main goal of using the new digital media for modelling architectural forms was checking the new possibilities of form creation. Traditionally, searching o
Author(s): Asanowicz, Alexander

License information
Related content

Rights not set

4 Billion Years in Under 10 Minutes
Have you ever wondered how our earth was created? Here is a brief history about the Earth. (09:31)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The World in 2016: What can we expect?
We discuss the possible outcomes of a British referendum on EU membership, the perils of the American presidential election and how future trends will mould the English language
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

UPDATE: "Houston, we have a problem!" Moving feeds in Feedburner.
UPDATE: to cut the long story short iTunes /Mac app support basically told me I was 'out of luck'. I did a bit more thinking. My head must have been exceptionally clear today, because I came up with a solution! Now all 'A Spoonful of Russian' media should show up in your podcatcher app. Now I got my podcast tied to the right gmail address, all the dear old subscribers are kept, and iTunes Store reviews/ratings are intact. That reminds me - I can always use a review or two;)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Dambisa Moyo on Innovating Away from Aid
In her best-selling book, Dead Aid, economist Dambisa Moyo, argues that aid to Africa breeds corruption and dependence and should be replaced with more innovative ways of financing, including capital markets and microfinance. Her lecture, Innovating Away from Aid, was delivered at the University of Waterloo.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Steven Pinker on Thinking About Our Society
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, delivers a lecture entitled Thinking About Our Society: Why Violence Has Declined. Pinker (Psychology - Harvard University) explores the essence of human nature and what lies behind the statistically unmistakable reduction in violence over the past few centuries.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Japanese Words of the Week with Risa for Beginners #24 - Food
In this Beginner lesson, you’ll learn Japanese words about Food. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! How would you react if someone put you on the spot with a Japanese [...]
Author(s): JapanesePod101.com

License information
Related content

Rights not set

The Historical Background to the Science - Religion Debate
Talk given by Dr Denis Alexander as part of summer course 1
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Conclusion

When we read about genetics and the future of medicine, we should also think about genetics and the future of health services that have to deliver medical care. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than loo
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

“I will see that all children are attending school in my lifetime” Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi says he will definitely experience improvements concerning human rights for children during his lifetime. Interview at the Nobel Foundation 12 December 2014. Kailash Satyarthi is awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

1.4.3 It's all down to connections

For Iris Marion Young, the responsibility of those in North America and Europe towards distant others does indeed rest with their connections to injustices elsewhere, but it would be a mistake to stretch this line of reasoning too far. Although these connections, whether as a consumer, boardroom executive or shop manager, can establish a line of responsibility, as was claimed in Section 3.1, for Young this is only the starting point and not the end point of our involvement. We do not have to
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Once I caught a fish alive
A song and animation of the classical nursery rhyme. The lyrics appear on the screen as the children's chorus sing the song.  Counting from 1-10 is a feature of this rhyme. (1:28)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

2.2.3 Cystic fibrosis

A different model for the genetic tests of the future is screening for cystic fibrosis (CF). This is a DNA-based test, which became possible after the gene involved in CF was identified in 1989. CF is a recessive disease, and it should be easy to test to see if prospective parents carry a mutated allele. A simple mouthwash yields enough cells for DNA extraction. If both partners are carriers, they can consider further counselling before conception, and/or pre-natal testing of any potentially
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

3 Silences and concealment

Anthropologists and psychoanalysts use the term ‘taboo’ to describe forbidden activities, feelings or relationships. All societies seem to have particular rules and rituals to deal with bodily functions, sexuality and death, sometimes expressed in terms of hygiene or religion, and these keep them separated off from everyday life. When social rules function well they are invisible. We only notice them when we have committed a faux pas and caused embarrassment.

Marie very quick
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the April 2nd 2016 edition
This week: some self-help for white-collar workers, signs of happier times for Baghdad’s restaurant scene and a lucrative trade in souvenirs from America’s presidential campaign
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Why Jupiter Has a Giant Red Spot | How the Universe Works
Jupiter's weather doesn't come from the sun; it comes from deep within the planet, itself. This heat and the planet's incredible rotation speed create the mega storms on Jupiter's surface--including the great red spot. (02:18)

Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Building a Business: Evaluating a Venture Idea
Pegram Harrison, Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, presents the 2nd lecture of the 2011/12 Building a Business lecture series.
Author(s): Pegram Harrison

License information
Related content

Rights not set

2.2.4 Longer-term considerations

Something else to ponder is the effect that screening might have on the longer-term incidence of disease and (not the same thing) on the incidence of gene variants linked to disease. Sometimes, the impact on a disease can be dramatic. Take thalassaemia, a haemoglobin disorder similar to sickle cell disease, in which premature destruction of haemoglobin-containing red blood cells leads to anaemia. It is relatively common in some Mediterranean countries. Like sickle cell disease, it is understo
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University