4.2 Experimental domestication of foxes

In 1959, the Russian geneticist Dmitri K. Belyaev (1917–1985) launched a long-term experiment to tame captive-bred red foxes by selecting for a single behavioural trait: lack of fear and aggression towards humans. Over 40 years, more than 45 000 foxes were bred in captivity at a remote farm near Novosibirsk, Siberia. Various behavioural, physiological and morphological characters were studied in each fox. Selection for tameness was strict: each animal was assessed once a month for seven mon
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6 Correlation

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This activity demonstrates how a simple correlation analysis can be carried out. Correlations tell us about the relationship between pairs of variables. For example:
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Learn essential Mexican cultural information with SpanishPod101.com! In this 25-lesson English-language series, you’ll hear about cultural topics ranging from important economical activities and tourist destinations to history, influential figures, and traditions in Mexico. You’ll know more about Mexico than the locals in no time! In this lesson, you’ll learn about Pharmacies, while building your Spanish vocabulary. [...]
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Section 1 Superconductivity was discovered in 1911, and in the century since then there have been many developments in knowledge of the properties of superconductors and the materials that become superconducting, in the theoretical understanding of superconductivity, and in the applications of superconductors.

Section 2 A superconductor has zero resistance to flow of electric current, and can sustain a current indefinitely. The magnetic flux remains constant in a completel
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1.8.1 The experience of Hillsborough

We have explored the challenges of entering into situations which are ambiguous and open to competing interpretations. But what happens in a situation where nobody knows what is going on, where established meanings have collapsed altogether? Tom Heller gives a graphic account of such a situation in his description of his experience of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the difference between marketing as a function and the concept of being market led

  • evaluate whether an organisation is market led

  • evaluate the relevance of marketing concepts to organisations, whether commercial (for-profit) or non-profit

  • identify customers and consumers

  • list the tangible and intangible elements of products and services.


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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe how organisms acquire energy in a food web and in associated food chains Explain how the efficiency of energy […]

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Sediments have a variable but complex role in nutrient cycling in most aquatic systems, and are a potential 'internal' source of pollutants. Release of phosphorus from lake sediment is a complex function of physical, biological and chemical processes and is not easy to predict for different systems. Nitrogen is not stored and released from sediments in the same way, so its turnover time within aquatic systems is quite rapid. Nitrogen concentrations tend to fall off relatively quickly followin
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4 References and further reading

There are a wide range of perspectives on science–society relations. In part, this is reflected in the different readings listed below. They have been chosen to address issues that we feel are relevant to current debates about science–society relations.

Durodié, B. (2002, April 12). ‘Why I think a dialogue with the public will undermine science’, The Times Higher Education Supplement, p. 16.

Gibbons, M. (1999). Science’s new social contract with society, Natur
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7 Poems that don't rhyme

Are poems that don't rhyme prose? Not necessarily. Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), a novelist rather than a poet, and T.S. Eliot (1888–1965), known particularly for his poetry, both wrote descriptive pieces best described as ‘prose poems’. These look like short prose passages since there is no attention to line lengths or layout on the page, as there was, for example, in ‘Mariana’. When you study Shakespeare you will come across blank verse. ‘Blank’ here means ‘not rhymin
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Art History Questions : Famous Women Photographers
Famous women photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Karen Wisniewski, Jody Cobb, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothy Allen and Julia Margaret Cameron. Study the photographic work of women throughout history with tips from a successful artist and history teacher in this video about famous artists. Carlos Navarro is an artist and history teacher at Design and Architecture Senior High, in Miami, Fla., who was born in Havana, Cuba.

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