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5.2 Social and ecological factors

Researchers think that the increase in creative thinking capacity was driven by group living because, in primates, increasing neocortex size is linked to increasing group size. We know that, even if there is not a strict hierarchy, monkeys are aware of the rank and kinship of each individual in their group, both in relation to themselves and in relation to each other. So as group size increases, each individual needs to keep track of a rapidly increasing number of relationships, which may be
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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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Polynomial... or NOT?!
The instructor explains how to recognize polynomials.  The definition of a polynomial is given with a step by step approach to deciding whether or not a given expression is a polynomial.  The instructor uses a pad and paper for demonstration.

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Hard Truths: global leadership challenges [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ellen Barry, Khalid Janahi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Professor Lord Stern, Professor Andres Velasco | Global challenges discussions around the Hard Truths exhibition (democracy, disinformation, migration, drug trafficking, climate change, global extremism). What global leadership and governance reforms are needed? Ellen Barry (@EllenBarryNYT) is a London-based international correspondent for The New York Times, covering immigration, security, demographics and culture across Europe. Khali
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8.3.3 Explore problems

Recognising and framing problems so that you can tackle them effectively is a central part of a problem-solving strategy. Often, problems are not presented in a well-defined way, and it is up to you to define exactly why a problem exists and what its boundaries are.

Recognising a problem means identifying that there is a gap between the present situation and what is desirable, and establishing that no immediate solution is at hand. This exploratory stage is about finding out more about
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7.3 Disposal requirements

Figure 9
Figure 8 Disposal canister

When carrying out a risk a
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Egyptian military carry out air strikes on IS
Video from the Egyptian army purports to show planes taking off to bomb Islamic State targets in Libya after the group released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians there. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe a
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7.3 Review the whole process

Before you file away your assignment and return to your current study, spend a little time reviewing the whole process of preparing, exploring, implementing and reviewing your assignment. Review what you did and how you did it in each of the four phases. Trying to identify just one thing that went well and one thing that you could have done differently can help you in your future study. Remember that your review should focus on the process of the preparation
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UT News - National Walking Day
UT Health employees participated in National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
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2.7 Further exercises

Example 31

Let p = 2i − 3j + k and q = −i −2j −4k be two vectors in Author(s): The Open University

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Vêtements et Accessoires Pour Femme (Accessories for Women)
In this video the instructor recites various words that are associated with feminine accessories.  For beginning learners. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are recited.
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Rumpelstiltskin
This Fractured Fairy Tale, narrated by Edward Everett Horton, is from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Saturday morning cartoons in the 1960s. Rumpelstiltskin is a PR man who does not succeed in his scheme to take the firstborn child of the queen and king.  (05:35)
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Army War College unveils Class of 2012 plaque
Members of the Class of '12 joined Army War College leadership, current students and staff and faculty for the offical unveiling of their class plaque Oct. 24.
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Weight-Loss Interventions for Hispanic Populations: The Role of Culture
The importance of culture when implementing treatment interventions for overweight Hispanic populations.
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12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks (MIT)
12.524 is a survey of the mechanical behavior of rocks in natural geologic situations. Topics will include a brief survey of field evidence of rock deformation, physics of plastic deformation in minerals, brittle fracture and sliding, and pressure-solution processes. We will compare results of field petrologic and structural studies to data from experimental structural geology.
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Signature Course: Democracy--Ancient and Modern
CLST 275, HISTORY 234, POLSCI 211. Democracy: Ancient and Modern. (Instructor: Jed Atkins) The ancient Greeks invented democracy, and it remains their most famous legacy. How can understanding democracy as it was conceived and practiced in ancient Greece contribute to our own understanding and practice of democracy? Does modern democracy fulfill the promise of ancient democracy, or betray its fundamental tenets? In this class, we will explore these questions through a comparative study of Ath
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Fiona Sullivan - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation during recession and the Eco-Age - Gradua
Entrepreneurship can emerge in anyone, at any stage and involves elements such as creativity and necessity, to get started; qualities that can become most common in times of recession. After graduating from RMIT Fine Art Ceramics, at the start of the 1990’s recession, Fiona Sullivan launched 'ChalkArt', a low cost start up supplying commercial art, Interior Design and Project Management for Major Construction Projects. Among the many aspects of building a successful business, the greatest foc
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Introduction

This unit provides an overview of John Napier and his work on logarithms. It discusses his approach to this lasting invention and looks at the key players who worked with him, including Briggs, Wright and Kepler.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Topics in the history of mathematics (MA290) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in Author(s): The Open University

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Darwin's finches
Charles Darwin is most famous for proposing the concept of evolution through natural selection. He observed finches on the Galapagos Islands and noted that each finch had evolved a beak to suit its dietary needs.
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Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
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