Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 13th 2015 edition
This week: how to mix comedy and economics, why repetitive pop music is a high art form and some notes from a festival of beards
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Yemen's Unknown Treasure: Traditional Silver Jewelry of Bedouin & Tribal Women
Marjorie Ransom discussed traditional silver jewelry of Bedouin and tribal women in Yemen. Her book, "Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba" documents her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty and personal identity. This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with over 300 photographs. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec
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4.4 Where does gender come from?

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Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall and Shot Tower. The Festival Hall was designed by Leslie Martin, Peter Moro and Robert Matthews from London County Council's Architecture Department to mark the Festival of Britain in 1951. Photographed by Eric de Mare before 1962.
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7.2 Operating systems

You have already seen that operating systems organise the sharing of resources. But they do much more than this; they ensure the efficient running of a computer by:

  • loading application programs from secondary memory into main memory and managing their execution;

  • supporting application programs by managing their use of the computer's resources;

  • managing the storage of programs and data in secondary memory;

  • ac
    Author(s): The Open University

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Social Cohesion Design
Course Contents A product designer according to the definition of Industrial Design Institutes is a person or a team that develops a product from initial idea to the full set of specifications needed for production. Designers are typically not educated to include social cultural values such as, property, trust, social cohesion, safety, environment awareness. The Social Cohesion Design Foundation (SCDF) in Delft,The Netherlands has initiated the 'Social Cohesion Design' course, aiming at provid
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Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Author(s): Xavier Font,Leeds Metropolitan University

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When Our Brains Trade Places
When Our Brains Trade Places

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Lecture 12 - 4/27/2007
Lecture 12
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Special report: Britain and the EU
Britain's Eurosceptics are beginning to rally, yet the potential consequences of voting to leave the European Union will convince voters to remain, says John Peet
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Sr Jordan sings "¡Feliz Navidad!"
This video features Senor Jordan singing and playing "Feliz Navidad" on the guitar.  The words to the song appear on the bottom of the screen. This video would be helpful in a Spanish class or for "Christmas Around the World" lessons. ( 2:18)
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Mas'ud Ahmed Khan's home page
The Mas’ud Ahmed Khan website has evolved substantially from its early origins as a newsgroup run in the 1990s by the administrator. Its resources mainly reflect the interests and concerns of an increasingly vocal and articulate section of British Muslim society interested in reviving a traditionalist Sunni version of Islam, Sufi orientated, and keen on maintaining a strong British identity (one section is dedicated to British Muslim Heritage). Leading figures of this community (US born Nu
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Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video.  It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
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Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds.  The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech.  The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly. (05:06)

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2.2.4 Getting about

Saying how to get about

Earlier (Session 1) you met the expression:

  • à pied on foot

Other ways of saying how people get about include:

  • à bicyclette by bicycle

  • en voit
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5.7 Referencing

We mentioned above that we need to reference sources to ensure we abide by copyright legislation. But there is another reason we need to give accurate references to items we use - so we can share it.

Consider this scenario. A friend says they've just read an interesting article where Joshua Schachter, founder of Delicious has spoken about why it isn't a faceted search system, and you should read it. How would you go about finding it? Would you start looking in a news database, a search
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Waterloo directory of English newspapers and periodicals, 1800-1900
The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals is a significant subscription-based bibliography of nineteenth-century British newspapers and periodicals. Searches of the bibliography may be conducted by title keyword, person, place, subject, or issuing body, and the metadata associated with each record is rich, including information about such matters as editors, contributors, illustrators, dates, political and religious orientations, and locations of holdings. There are over 50,00
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NASA launch boosts magnetosphere mission
NASA launches an unmanned rocket carrying satellites to boost its mission to better understand the magnetosphere. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and innovations news: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
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Cracking the Maya Code
The story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs. This is a 52 minute video that goes into detail on how researchers worked to decode these writings.

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Ellis Island (pt. 2)
Pictures and brief history of the people who came to Ellis Island. Awesome pictures. 
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