Iran: The Next War in the Middle East? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hamid Dabashi | Will the dispute over Iran's potential nuclear proliferation lead to war? Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
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2.2.1 Long-term rhythms in the climate

The instrumental record referred to above is based on direct temperature measurements (using thermometers), and extends back only 150 years or so. Temperatures further back in time are reconstructed from a variety of proxy data. These include historical documents, together with natural archives of climate-sensitive phenomena, such as the growth or retreat of glaciers, tree rings, corals, sediments and ice cores (see Author(s): The Open University

The Exchange: IP-Overhaul
Rob Cox and Business Insider's Henry Blodget discuss how rules in the underwriting process disadvantage investors in IPOs.
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The Physical World
This series of tracks introduces the basics of helicopter flight, quantum theory, special relativity, wave mechanics and particle physics, providing practical applications of physics and historical footage of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Material is taken from The Open University course S207 The physical world. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open U
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Filmmakers at Google: Tiffany Shlain | "Connected"
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Datos sobre Tenochtitlan - video en español
Tenochtitlan fue una ciudad fundada por los aztecas en un islote del lago de Texcoco en el año de 1325. La ciudad de Tenochtitlan llegó a ser una de las maravillas del Nuevo Mundo y se calcula que llegó a tener entre 150 y 200.000 habitantes. 1:23
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Situación política antes de 1500 - video en español
Los mexicas son conocidos históricamente como aztecas. Vivieron su esplendor en la ciudad de México, Tenochtitlan y constituyen junto a sus aliados Texcoco y Tlacopan la potencia hegemónica más importante de Mesoamérica hacia el 1500. 2:03
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Careers support for International Students at The University of Nottingham [Subtitled]
The Careers and Employability Service and International Office explain the support available to international students thinking about their future career and an overseas student talks about her experience of using the Careers and Employability Service.
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2.6 The portrayal of traditional symbols of power
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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Glancing ahead
This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I
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Colin Harrop receives an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University
Colin Harrop has been awarded an honorary degree for his significant contribution to the chartered surveying industry and to the region. For more information please visit http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk
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U.S. Morning Call: IBM CFO confident; eBay posts profit beat
July 19 - IBM sees a strong June, raising its full-year earnings target, and eBay posts a better profit than anticipated for the quarter.
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Vídeo promocional de 2011 de Plátano de Canarias - español
Este es un anuncio de Plátano de Canarias. Los estudiantes podrán escuchar el anuncio y después contestar las tres preguntas sobre el video. El abuelo da un buen mensaje al final del anuncio. 1:10
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Muscles, Muscles Everywhere
This activity helps students learn about the three different types of muscles and how outer space affects astronauts' muscles. They will discover how important it is for astronauts to get adequate exercise both on Earth and in outer space. Also, through the design of their own microgravity exercise machine, students learn about the exercise machines that engineers design specifically for astronaut use.
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Re-Thinking Progress: The Circular Economy
There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff.  'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in
perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing
products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system
with renewable energy. It questions, whether with creativity and
innovation, we can build a restorative economy.

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Transition of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)
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La novela El Asedio de Arturo Pérez Reverte - entrevista
Aquí tienen una entrevista de Arturo Pérez Reverte sobre su libro El Asedio. Este video es un fragmento de un programa de la serie Página 2. 2:49
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GSF 2011 – Questions, réponses

Les naissances mondiales
• 135 millions en 2005
• dont 16 millions d’une mère de moins de 20 ans
• Où ont lieu ces naissances précoces ?
• Quelles sont les tendances ?
• Quels sont les facteurs ?
Remarque : en comptant les IVG, le bilan des grossesses mondiales serait :
• 175 millions en 2005
• dont plus de 20 millions chez une jeune fille ou une jeune femme de moins de 20 ans
• mais ces estimations sont incertaines<
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References

Ashcroft, S. and Timms, N. (1992) What Europe Thinks, Aldershot, Dartmouth.
Baker, S. (2001) ‘Environmental governance in the EU’ in Thompson, G. (ed.) Governing the European Economy, London, Sage/The Open University.
Bauer, M. and Bertin-Mourot, B. (1999) ‘National models for making and legitimating elites’, European Societies, vol.1,
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Learn About the Persian Empire
This short video gives a brief overview of the Persian Empire. Among other things the Persian empire is known for its artistic heritage, such as the poet Rumi. At best this is a brief overview of some of the accomplishments done in the Persian Empire such as a post office.  Persia is now known is Iran.
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