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2.5 Sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl) and potassium (K)

The element sodium is a soft silvery metal and the element chlorine is a greenish gas that is poisonous to humans and many other animals. Yet when these two elements are combined together in a compound called sodium chloride, the properties are quite different. Sodium chloride in its solid form is composed of white crystals and we call it salt. When salt dissolves in water, the constituent sodium ions, Na +, and chloride ions, Cl , become separated. Both of these ions
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Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-18 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hugh White | Could it all happen again? Professor White will argue that imagining a new regional order to fit the fast-changing realities in Asia will make war less likely. Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and author of The China Choice. Robin Archer is the Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and see
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Hazel Carby on the British slave trade and the question of identity for people of West Indian herita
In her lecture, Belonging to Britain, Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage. Carby is a professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University.
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2 Legal requirements of health and safety in the UK

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HSWA) 1974 states that:

  • It is the duty of every employer, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees (this includes students).

  • It is the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care of himself (herself) and of other persons who may be affected by his (her) acts or omissions at work.

  • The employees must co
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Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. There are over 30 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. The site includes information on LINK member bodies; parliamentary briefings, and information on specific topic areas such as biodiversity, climate change, and marine. The site also comprises information on the organisation and its sist
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Wildlife and Countryside Link
Wildlife and Countryside Link brings together environmental voluntary organisations in the UK united by their common interest in the conservation and enjoyment of the natural and historic environment. The site includes information on how Link operates; the member organisations; the Working Groups and Task Forces; and reports and other documents (available in .pdf format).
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European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) is an Europe-wide register that provides key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It replaces and improves upon the previous European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER). The new register contains data reported annually by approximately 24,000 industrial facilities covering 65 economic activities across Europe. The Register is compiled by the European En
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Des maths pour mieux comprendre le Monde :

Un débat scientifique autour des jeux de grattage

Une vidéo du groupe de l'IREM de Basse-Normandie : « Des mathématiques pour mieux comprendre le monde »

Vidéo 1 : Mise en place du débat :  On pose la question du débat scientifique à partir d'un ticket de grattage


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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : Pesticides
The pesticides website from the US Environmental Protection Agency provides news information and regulatory documentation on all aspects of pesticide management and use. A large number of downloadable documents is accessible from this site.
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Huisapotheek en bijsluiters : Invulbladen
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Deze invulblaadjes rond het thema EHBO bevatten:

  • een oefening over de huisapotheek (wat moet hier inzitten?);
  • een oefening bij het lezen van een bijsluiter;
  • informatie en een kruiswoordraadsel over infectieziekten.

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Frans Hemsterhuis (1721-1790)
The Frans Hemsterhuis (1721-1790) website, prepared by the philosophy reference librarian at the University of Groningen, provides information about the life and work of this 18th-century Dutch philosopher. The site gives a brief biographical sketch, and an overview of Hemsterhuis's philosophical thought, which focused on human beings and the relationships they have with their environment. The feature of the site which is likely to be of most interest to serious scholars, however, is the selecti
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2.2 Fibre types

A strand of glass (or plastic, but the best performance comes from glass) has a core surrounded by a cladding, where the refractive index of the glass in the core is higher than that of the cladding (see the box on ‘Refractive index>’).

Light is contained within the core by <
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3.2.2 Good green governance in five easy steps

It would be a serious error to imagine that ‘government’ has evaporated: it still shapes many aspects of our lives from beginning to end (welfare, taxation, transport and, of course, the recording of births and deaths). Governments are the central negotiators of environmental-change policies at international level, and of their implementation at national and local level. Nevertheless, for many areas of life, governance is undeniably a better description both of new processes that are alre
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Roze in beeld
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Website die de geschiedenis van homoseksualiteit in de Nederlandse media in beeld brengt. Je vindt op de website een tijdlijn die letterlijk per jaar aan de hand van beeldmateriaal deze geschiedenis toont. Verder vind je er ook nog de film …


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Qu'est-ce qu'un mirage ? (Vidéo)

Kezako, la série documentaire qui répond à vos questions de science, aborde cette fois-ci la question "Qu'est-ce qu'un mirage ?".N'hesitez pas à réagir ou à oser vos questions qui seront peut être abordées par la suite.


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The Problem With Steve Forbes’s New Gold Standard

Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy — and What We Can Do About It, by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, McGrawHill, 2014

Money is an odd book. Its odd character can be brought out through an analogy. Imagine that someone wrote an eloquent book about price
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Total has 32 pct raise in profit
Europe's third largest oil major saw profits and sales up in 2010 on the back of global economic growth, but a fall in refinery output due to industrial action.
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World Resources 2008 : Roots of resilience : growing the wealth of the poor
This website provides access to "Roots of resilience : growing the wealth of the poor", the World Resources Report 2008, which examines the potential to scale up environmental income to assist the global, rural poor. The report was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The report can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual chapters and is available as PDF files.
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