#402: Silent killer: Coming to grips with an emerging epidemic of viral hepatitis

Infectious diseases expert and epidemiologist Dr Ben Cowie explains why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences. Most people with chronic hepatitis types B and C aren't even aware they have the diseases as they show no obvious symptoms or signs, yet they risk severe illness or liver damage.
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Why Can I See the Moon During the Day?
Have you ever noticed the moon hanging out in the daytime sky and wondered why? (03:51)
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How Unconscious Biases Block Effective Interactions
Nearly everyone has unconscious biases when interacting, notes a new book. But learning how to shift filters can boost effectiveness in dealing with others.
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 28th 2017 edition

This week: Armando Iannucci on the farce in the White House; the bad side of driving in Myanmar; and a cultural history of hauntings for Halloween


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Money talks: A healthy deal?

Is Amazon’s rumoured entry into the pharma market the real impetus behind the CVS Health and Aetna deal? And Barry Eichengreen, Economist from the University of California, questions how long the dollar can stay dominant. Also, how is France coping with a butter shortage? Simon Long hosts.


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Physical Infinities - A Substitute for God
Talk given by Dr Peter Bussey as part of short course 6
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Introduction

Contributions from leading academics, voluntary sector campaigners and practitioners, highlight the distinctive features of Scotland's experience of poverty and the extent to which devolved and reserved policies have contributed to progress in tackling it.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in People, Politics & Law
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The week ahead: Gunning for change

As America's Congress dithers on gun control, some states move forward with reforms. But will these laws save lives? Also, a new Russian generation speaks out. And, the hygiene revolution in Bangladesh. Christopher Lockwood hosts


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Lesson 01 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 01 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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How Europe’s Banking Revolution Will Boost Fintech
In a move that will give fintech companies the wind at their back, Europe is requiring banks to release account records to third-parties when customers request it.
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The week ahead: Russia's disinformation machine

What is being done to stop Russia interfering in western politics? The state of South Africa after Jacob Zuma. And: discovering the fortune-telling boom in South Korea. Christopher Lockwood hosts


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Curious George Helps to Teach about Backyard Bugs
The children head to the back yard in search of bugs.  They turn over rocks and find a centipede, slug, and pill bug. By looking at the critters, they learn how they live and what they do.
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Modelli e sistemi per l'e-Learning
Questo articolo propone una tassonomia dei modelli di e-learning adottabili all’interno di progetti di formazione integrata. Qui le diverse classi si differenziano per due elementi fondamentali riconducibili al processo (modalità d’apprendimento) e al modello del sistema che lo realizza. La scelta di un approccio rispetto ad un altro è determinata dalle realtà organizzative, formative, pratiche e tecnologiche dei diversi contesti di formazione. La tassonomia si articola in tre classi fond
Author(s): Banzato, Monica,Midoro, Vittorio

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Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
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Chrystee Cheng: Super Street | New High-Density "Hutong" Housing in Beijing
Architecture Final Reviews were presented by students in the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. The rapid urbanism in Beijing is subjecting the 700-year-old city to the extreme condition of "total erasure." This thesis argues that the current crisis in Beijing lies not in "erasure" itself, but in "total erasure." Both total preservation and total erasure of the urban fabric have failed to respond to the
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Filmic Development of Architectural Animations
This paper proposes a general method to make animated presentations of architectural designs, based on cinematographic techniques. Particularly, it reviews theoretical documenttion about filmmaking as well as several productions that exhibit remarkable locations. The proposed method first comprises of a planning stage, with the narrative and graphic formulation of the presentation. Next is an elaboration or adjustment stage for the digital modelling of the design, and finally, there is an animat
Author(s): Alvarado, Rodrigo Garcia; Castillo, Gino Alvarez;

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Mentoring, Metacognition and Music: Interaction Analyses and Implications for Intelligent Learning E
This paper reports on an empirical study of the interactive means by which a human teacher supported higher-order, musical thinking in learners. The aim of the work presented here was to create guidelines on how to make practical use of empirical research in teaching agent development. The research overview given in the introduction is followed by an illustrative example of mentoring interactions in musical learning. An elaboration of a musical education problem is then given and a description o
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Internet Scout Project
A great offering from the nonprofit technical and educational organization Water Environment Federation is the Be in the Know...Get With the Flow activity. Using Flash technology, users get to experience an interactive and graphically interesting Web site that shows how water moves from homes and businesses to water treatment facilities and finally back to rivers and lakes. When various parts of the system are clicked, a new page is brought up that contains an animation such as the sewer system
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Woman and young girl reading
A woman and a young girl are seated at a table in front of a window looking at a paper held by the woman. There is a potted plant on the table.
Author(s): Taylor, Mary Lyon, 1872-1956

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Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
This site contains nearly 300,000 slides and photos of Asian art and architecture. Materials are predominantly Buddhist but include Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works (dating back to 2500 BC). This archive is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. It includes the largest photo archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records Nepali's artistic heritage.
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