The Emergence of Human Persons: Between the Scylla of Dualism and the Charybdis of Reductionism
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The Open University's researcher in volcanoes, Hazel Rymer explains why the Poás volcano in Costa Rica is her favourite, and how evidence form previous experiments there has lead her to believe there may be an environmental crisis - similar to one in the 1990's - on it's way. There have been changes in gravity above Poás, and Hazel talks us through some experiments she will be undertaking in the future.
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Autisme en boosheid, een combinatie die vaak voorkomt en wat kan zorgen voor lastige situaties. Als ouder of begeleider voel je je vaak machteloos en zou je het liefste willen dat je in de huid van het kind kon kruipen om hem of haar te helpen. …


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11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT)
This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental governance. We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development, social movement mobilization, and the relations that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have with governments and corporations. During the course of the semester, particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs. Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues
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2.2 Major minerals

The major mineral elements, defined here as those where 25 g or more is present in the body, are listed in Table 4.

Table 4 The major mineral elements required by the body. The recomme
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1.1.2 Activity 1

You have already glanced at Figure 1 and some of the worki
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1.3.4 Databases

At a basic level, a database is a collection of information which can be searched. It is a way of storing, indexing, organising and retrieving information. You may have created one yourself to keep track of your references – or your friends' names and addresses. They are useful for finding articles on a topic, and can be used to search for many different types of information.

You may find some of the following databases useful for your topic. They contain different types of informati
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Bibliography

Ahmed, A. (1987) Better Mathematics, London, HMSO.

DfEE (2001) Key Stage 3 National Strategy: Framework for Teaching Mathematics: Years 7, 8 and 9, London, DfEE.

NCTM (1989) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics Reston VA, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


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Introduction

This unit extends the ideas introduced in the unit on first-order differential equations to a particular type of second-order differential equation which has a variety of applications. The unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in calculus, know something about first-order differential equations and have some familiarity with complex numbers.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is
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Few signs of relief in Haiti
The mounting cholera epidemic in Haiti will likely get worse according to Oxfam. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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5.5 Indoor pollutants

Before leaving air pollution you might reflect that many of us spend most of our time indoors where the air quality can differ from that outside the building.

Question 30

In what ways will the air be different inside a building?


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A solar eclipse can hurt your eyesight without you knowing it – here’s why.
While agreeing that viewing a total solar eclipse is a chance of a lifetime, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Research Director David Calkins urges us to not look at the sun without special eclipse glasses. Catkins explains how certain spectrums of sunlight can damage your eyesight without you knowing it, until it is too late. Follow Vanderbilt...
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1.5.1 Try some yourself

1 Which is greater, 1.2 minutes or 70 seconds?

Answer

There are at least three ways of answering this:

  • (a) 70 seconds is
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Industry Trends: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality is a technology that has threatened to be vaporware since the 1990s. Now that it’s here, what are we using it for? What should we be using it for? Industry professionals and visionaries at the forefront of using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will chat about current and future projects in a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Director of Creative Interventions, Arts and Rehabilitative Technology Lab. This promises to be a special event that
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Alex McCulloch from The Arts Show chats with Creative Producers and RMIT alumni Jodi Newcombe and Kim de Kretser to discuss their latest project, Empire of Dirt presented by Wonderment Walk Victoria. Also on the show is artist Tom Vincent to talk about his upcoming solo exhibition with NKN Gallery. This interview originally aired on The Arts Show.
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3.3 Summary of Section 3

  1. For the first week after fertilization, the conceptus (early embryo) foats freely in the female reproductive tract, obtaining some of its nutrients from the fuid in which it is bathed.

  2. The fertilized egg begins a series of divisions to give 2, then 4, then 8 undifferentiated cells. There is no net cell growth, so each generation of cells is smaller than the last.

  3. The 8- to 16-cell division is different, and important. Each cell
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Societies in Transition: The End of Roman Civilization
Dr Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford) examines the Roman-made ecological disasters and examines how far the environmental pollution contributed to the fall of Rome and why this matters in today's world.
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Part 1 - Emma by Jane Austen (Vol 1: Chs 01-09)
Part 1. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Moira Fogerty.


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This computer-generated video uses humor to help teach about hyperboles. As two luchadors prepare to fight, one quickly discovers that his opponent, Burly Hyperbole, likes to talk trash and in doing so exaggerates, a lot.  Can you spot all of the hyperboles? The
trash-talking may not be appropriate for younger students unless a discussion is also included on bullying.  (03:28)

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1.3 Using ratios

Time conversions are also ratios. The ratio of time measured in minutes to time measured in seconds is one to sixty (1:60), as there are sixty seconds in a minute.

Example 2

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