Human Embryology and Bioethics
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Kazu Kibuishi: 2011 National Book Festival
Kazu Kibuishi appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the "Flight Anthologies,"a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Kibuishi moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from film school and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
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In this short video clip, the Kamchatka brown bear charges through a rushing river in to grab slippery Pacific salmon, and high-speed cameras capture the action. Each summer, the brown bears wait for the moment where the rivers team with salmon during the annual salmon spawn. A bear may catch and eat a salmon every 20 minutes, 90 lbs of fish in a single day. Shows predator/prey relationships.  Run time (02:11)
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Slide show of spelling words of animals in the barnyard. Student see a picture of the animal and the narrators says and spells the word.(2:00)
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Introduced in 1936, Social Security numbers have become increasingly vital. But the nine-digit number can tell you about the person as well. This video shows how each number means something. This is a good video to show students when teaching them about identity theft.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum and how it is used to infer properties of sources of radiation

  • demonstrate knowledge of the range of sizes, distances and motions of objects in the Universe and how they can be measured

  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure of, and the main processes operating in, the Sun

  • comprehend concepts lying well outside everyday experience,
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain how and why the optical spectrum of an active or starburst galaxy differs from that of a normal galaxy

  • explain how and why the broadband spectrum of an active or starburst galaxy differs from that of a normal galaxy

  • describe briefly the observed features of starburst galaxies and the four main classes of active galaxies (quasars, radio galaxies, Seyfert galaxies and blazars)

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5.1 Pollution and loss of biodiversity

Unfortunately, halting the disappearance of species cannot be achieved simply by measures such as putting fences around special habitats and asking people not to pick the flowers or disturb the breeding birds. Many species are vanishing because of pollution. You probably have a good understanding of the meaning of this term, but it is variously defined. The Open University has a course on environmental control and public health, in which pollution is defined as the introduction into th
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The Perfect Machine
The author takes a semi-serious look at the world of computers, robots and androids in an attempt to find a recipe for the perfect machine. Described in this article are the possible attributes of the perfect machine and some of the problems it might raise
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This video discusses all the things you can do on your iPod and by using iTunes.  You don't need an iPod to use iTunes, iTunes are completely free.
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This two-minute video which is accompanied by upbeat music shows a series of different cloud types including Cirrus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus, and Stratus clouds. This was a Featured Video on YouTube. (01:58)
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17.484 Comparative Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine (MIT)
This course will conduct a comparative study of the grand strategies of the great powers (Britain, France, Germany and Russia) competing for mastery of Europe from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Grand strategy is the collection of political and military means and ends with which a state attempts to achieve security. We will examine strategic developments in the years preceding World Wars I and II, and how those developments played themselves out in these wars. The following qu
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A Brief History of the Catholic Church
A brief history of the Catholic Church from Pentecost till today in the style of "The History Channel" or "The Discovery Channel." 
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2.2 The inventive drive

What events and ideas spurred people to come up with thousands of inventions in the last 100 years?

Ron Hickman was a do-it-yourself enthusiast who damaged a chair being used to support a piece of wood he was sawing. Instead of merely being annoyed at the accident he set about designing and building a prototype of a combined workbench and sawhorse to prevent further damage to his furniture. This became the Workmate (Author(s): The Open University

Time-based computer aided architectural research for mapping techniques in multicultural space re-de
This paper shall explore the process of research for the development of time-based computer aided applications as an alternative for mapping techniques. As part of an on going research, it was determined the necessity of implementing computer design strategies for time-based mapping due to the complexity and real-time variability of multicultural societies within its chrono-geo-ghraphical constrains for architectural space re-definitions.
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