Lower Beginner S2 #10 - Suffering From a Bad Case of Nerves in Japan
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! The meeting you’ve been dreading all week is finally about to start, and you couldn’t be more nervous. You have to give your first presentation in Japanese, and you don’t feel ready at all. You tell yourself that you just have to do your best, and then you’ll be going on [...]
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11/13/08: Author and Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen
Literary icon Peter Matthiessen is a novelist, a non-fiction writer, an environmental activist and a Zen master. He co-founded The Paris Review and his books include "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse," "At Play in the Fields of
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12.103 Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy (MIT)
12.103 explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives. The course will use case studies of science-intensive environmental controversies to study how science was used and abused in the policymaking process. Case studies include: global warming, biodiversity loss, and nuclear waste disposal siting. Subject includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of "position statements" on
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Air strike hits Houthi office in Yemeni capital
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition strike an office of Yemen's Houthi rebels near the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in central Sanaa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) 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, nationa
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Environmental Regulation of Federal Lands and Activities: Uncle Sam as a Regulated Entity
Ray Swenson examines the environmental impacts of federal land use policy.
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Recent findings show that volunteers report higher ratings on the measures of life satisfaction, happiness, and feeling that the things they do in life are worthwhile. Last year the number of people volunteering at least once a month rose to 29%, which may be thanks in part to the high profile volunteering received
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The philosophy of time using art history
A short video of Jonathan Tallant discussing his recent work looking at the philosophy of time using art history.
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Calculate Height of Building guide
Guide to calculating the height of a building
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“Afghanistan and the Future of Peace Operations” (video)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen photoA speech by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO. In his first visit to Chicago as Secretary General, Anders Rasmussen discusses Afghanistan, the lessons learned after eight years, and implications for future operations.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the bold terms

  • give definitions of the terms ‘hibernation’, ‘torpor’ and ‘adaptive hypothermia’, and the three physiological processes that underlie them

  • give examples of the diversity of the major groups of mammals and birds that contain hibernating species

  • describe the physiological changes occurring d
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17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT)
This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century, it explores the politicization of the natural environment, the role of science in this process, and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate "nature". Two general thrusts of climate-politics connections are pursued, namely those related to (a) conflict – focusing on threats to security due to envir
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Elizabeth Norton, Ph.D.: Using simultaneous EEG-fMRI to characterize human face processing in space
A key feature of the human social brain is its specialized ability to process faces. EEG and fMRI brain imaging studies have yielded conflicting results about whether the brain's response to faces is qualitatively or quantitatively different in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Here, I present data from a study using simultaneous EEG-fMRI to relate the EEG/ERP time course of face processing to the associated fMRI activation in adults with and without ASD. This approach is novel
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3.080 Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection (MIT)
Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.
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Bob Ross - Evening's Glow (Season 30 Episode 12)
Enjoy the golden radiance of a setting sun with Bob Ross as night hastens over a softly blended knoll – you’ll be home at last, just down the trail’s end. (24:53)
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INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
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2.4.2 Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium is also present in bone in the body and in the soft tissues, although in much lower quantities than calcium. It is important in the activity of more than 300 enzyme systems, in particular those using ATP. It is involved in the synthesis of proteins and in many other reactions in the body. In plants, magnesium is part of the chlorophyll molecule, so it is present in green vegetables and is found widely elsewhere in the diet, so intake is normally adequate. In some areas, there are lo
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Why Mega-Projects Seem to Fail
Mega-projects come with big expectations. But a project’s success is often in the eye of the beholder. Can managers avoid the conflict – and cost – when competing stakeholders seek to influence large scale development?
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Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership
The United Kingdom Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) aims to coordinate research, evidence and policy advice on the impact of climate change on the marine environment. Its website lists partner organisations, scientists and government agencies, provides news, monitoring reports and climate projections. An ecosystems linkages page gives a basic outline of the links between climate change and impacts on the oceans.
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Augmented Urban Experiences: Technologically Enhanced Design Research Methods for Revealing Hidden Q
The built environment is a complex juxtaposition of static matter and dynamic flows, tangible objects and human experiences, physical realities and digital spaces. This paper offers an alternative understanding of those dichotomies by applying experimental design research strategies that combine objective quantification and subjective perception of urban contexts. The assumption is that layers of measurable datasets can be afforded with personal feedback to reveal "hidden" characteristics of cit
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