World's Young Ballet - Mikhail Baryshnikov
This fascinating look at world of international ballet competitions features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow in 1969. The Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater attracts young dancers from around the world to compete for gold and silver medals, much like the Olympics.
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2.3.2 Inner experiences

A second kind of data is people's inner experiences, including their feelings, beliefs and motives. These cannot be directly seen from the outside; they remain private unless freely spoken about or expressed in some other way. Examples of these inner experiences include feelings, thoughts, images, representations, dreams, fantasies, beliefs and motivations or reasons. These are only accessible to others via verbal or written reports or as inferred from behaviours such as non-verbal communicat
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2 Discrimination in the labour market: introduction

Discrimination can manifest itself in all aspects of life. It may be evident in the type and location of housing available to certain groups, in their access to quality education and health care or how they are treated in the labour market. We will focus on the last of these considerations and, in particular, why the labour market status of some groups of workers is significantly worse than that for the population at large. This does not mean that discrimination in the labour market is a more
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6.2 The hypothalamus as central regulator

Research in the past 30–40 years has established that the hypothalamus, which lies below the thalamus and above the optic nerve chiasma and the pituitary gland in the brain, fulfils all of the functions listed above, at least in part. The main function of the hypothalamus is homeostasis. Factors such as blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, and body weight are held to constant values called the set-points. Although set-points can vary over time, from day to
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Sesame Street-Bowling Subtraction
Catchy little number from the good old days on Sesame Street with a bowling ball demonstrating subtraction. (0:55)
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HST.523J Cell-Matrix Mechanics (MIT)
Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell
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Critical social work practice
This series of tracks looks at social work practice around the world and compares attitudes and management techniques within the social work field. Material is taken from The Open University Course K315 Critical social work practice. The iTunes U team.
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"What Comes After" by Steve Watkins--The Pick of the Week from 60 second Recap®
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "What Comes After" by Steve Watkins. Iris Wight has it rough. Her father's dead. Her best friend's family has decided they can't keep her. Alone and hurting, Iris ends up at horrible Aunt Sue's where her only solace is the goats ... and even those, Iris discovers, can be taken from her in an instant. The first half of "What Comes After" is a particularly tough read, but Iris is a compelling protagonist whose falling-apart life still has
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Wyoming Oil Shale Deposits - Description, Origin, and Exploitation
This video describes the Wyoming oil shales, origins, and methods of exploitation. There is some discussion of coal in western Canada. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and re-broadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. (06:12)
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1 Observing the Moon

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Try to make out features on the surface of the Moon, even if you have no optical aid available. If you have the use of a pair of binoculars y
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6.006 Introduction to Algorithms (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems. It covers the common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. The course emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming, and introduces basic performance measures and analysis techniques for these problems.
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Photo Slideshow: The UA, a Local University with a Global Reach
Among other things, the University of Arizona is known for its scholarly research, the success of its athletics program and for having an active student body. But did you know that UA's community also has been praised in numerous other areas, such as community outreach, research abroad, expansive collections in the arts, the development of new technologies and methods and for its students who have gone on to become greatly successful alumni? There is so much more to know about this great institu
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Human Emotion 19.1: Happiness I (What is Happiness)
Human Emotion; Professor June Gruber, Yale University 00:00 Chapter 1. Introduction to Lecture 02:10 Chapter 2. What is Happiness? 11:19 Chapter 3. What Makes us Happy? 22:57 Chapter 4. How to Find Happiness? 28:23 Chapter 5. Take-Away Questions 29:01 Chapter 6. Expert Interview This course is part of a broader educational mission to share the study of human emotion beyond the boundaries of the classroom in order to reach students and teachers alike, both locally and globally, through the us
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Zoom into an Arbitrary Field near Des Moines, Iowa
This Landsat Thematic Mapper image uses shortwave infrared, infrared, and visible (green) channels to show the city of Des Moines, Iowa and the agricultural regions around it.
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Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia
A lawyer for one of 10 mostly foreign national drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia says seven of the inmates have received their 72-hour notice. Nathan Frandino reports. 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 and across topics including business, financial, national,
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Bob Stewart in Migration Rhapsody
See the full performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4cvzuHwjg In conjunction with the "One-Way Ticket" exhibition, Terrance McKnight, a host on New York City classical music station WQXR, curates an evening of music and performance with artists including Jim Davis, Kevin Maynor, Karen Chilton, Bill T. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Damien Sneed, Bill Sims Jr., Ricky Gordon, Bob Stewart, and others.
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Contratación y Medios de las Administraciones Públicas
La asignatura Contratación y Medios de las Administraciones Públicas pretende mostrar, por una parte, cómo satisfacen las Administraciones Públicas sus necesidades recurriendo a terceros con los que contrata, y, por otra, como asume y gestiona los medios personales (empleados públicos) y materiales (bienes públicos) necesarios para su funcionamiento.
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20.309 Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement (MIT)
This course covers sensing and measurement for quantitative molecular/cell/tissue analysis, in terms of genetic, biochemical, and biophysical properties. Methods include light and fluorescence microscopies; electro-mechanical probes such as atomic force microscopy, laser and magnetic traps, and MEMS devices; and the application of statistics, probability and noise analysis to experimental data. Enrollment preference is given to juniors and seniors.
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In Conversation Larry Kramer and Jonathan Katz
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Brooklyn Museum presented a conversation with Larry Kramer, author of Broadway hit The Normal Heart, and Jonathan Katz, co-curator of HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Kramer and Katz discussed the play, a response to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and how the issues that faced the gay community then continue to be relevant today. This event took place at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, December 1, 2011. Thursdays @ 7 is a series of
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