Politics in 60 seconds. Exploitation
Dr Matthew Rendall defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on exploitation as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Dr Matthew Rendall, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Matthew Rendall is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and holds a PhD in Political S
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Suicide bombers attack Yemen mosques - 46 dead
Worshippers at Friday prayers in two Yemen mosques are attacked by suicide bombers, leaving 46 dead. 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years,
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7.3 Running the models forward

What happens when the models are run forward? It depends upon the models used and the scenarios they are asked to run. It seems almost certain, however, that there will be increases in the global mean surface temperature, to the order of +1.5 to +4.5 °C (– possibly more, according to some models and scenarios.

These changes are predicted to be associated with increases in sea level, changes to weather conditions (e.g. more regular and violent winter storms in the UK) and changes to t
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The Rainbow analysed
For centuries the rainbow has been an object of wonder for scientists and mathematicians. It has taken 2000 years to discover many of its secrets. This five track album uses 3D imagery to explain exactly how light is deflected off rain droplets to form the bow like shape we see. This material forms part of The Open University course MU120 Open mathematics. The iTunes
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5 Where does transcription occur in the cell?

Up to now we have described the processes of transcription without considering where each occurs within the cell.

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Given that transcription — the production of mRNA — requires a DNA template, where do you think t
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2.5 Obesity and ageing

So, it seems that a part of the explanation for Ron's obesity, and the health problems that have led him to seek medical advice, may relate to the environment in which he is living, and more specifically the diet that he has chosen. It may also be a diet that is especially effective in activating the reward circuits in Ron's brain. However, Ron is also in his later middle age. A longitudinal study of people of this age in the USA suggests that average body weight increases by 1–2 kg per dec
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9.19J Cognitive & Behavioral Genetics (MIT)
How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientif
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Design and Sustainability
Are you aware of the environmental impacts of the stuff you buy? Is that chair you bought made from wood from a sustainable forest, or was it illegally logged ? Or perhaps your TV set's inner parts are too difficult to recycle or cause pollution when it’s dismantled at the end of its life. All this adds up to a huge amount of damage to the planet. This album looks at how designers must respond to the increasingly urgent need for sustainability in product design. Designers now need to come up
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1.1.2 A balancing act: conservation and sustainable development

All around this coast are examples of efortsf to protect or enhance the environment. There are nature reserves, country parks and protected habitats, and the whole coastal fringe is designated as an area of scientific interest requiring special protection. There is also evidence of the need to manage the environment to ensure, so far as possible, compatibility between competing interests. Built development is prevented along the shoreline and restricted to existing settlements; caravan parks
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Professor Charles Sheppard - Protecting Indian Ocean Coral Reefs
Professor Charles Sheppard from the Department of Biological Sciences talks to Peter Dunn about his research into the biogeography and biodiversity of Indo-Pacific coral reefs, including the development of wide scale reef monitoring programmes. He discusses how important these government protected areas and their wildlife are to sustaining the lives of millions of people living around the Indian Ocean rim. Part of a team of international environmental marine researchers Professor Sheppard aims t
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3 The challenge of change

…although we may be striving to turn a profession that has the inertia of a supertanker, as individuals each of us is a speed boat that can turn on a dime…

(Pate and Hohn (1994), p. 217)

The American authors of the quote above suggest that PE needs to change so that it places primary emphasis on the promotion of lifelong exercise. However, they consider that this could be slow and difficult
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1.2 Real numbers

The rational and irrational numbers together make up the real numbers. The set of real numbers is denoted by . Like rationals, irrational numbers can be represented by decimals, but unlike the decimals for rational numbers, those for irrationals are neither finite nor recurring. All such infinite non-recurr
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Sugars in human mother’s milk are non-toxic antibacterial agents
A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections.
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The Arts Show with Alex McCulloch- WWV Empire of Dirt and Tom Vincent
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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4 From DNA to RNA: transcription

In the process of transcription, the information in a gene, i.e. the DNA base sequence, is copied, or transcribed, to form an RNA molecule. RNA is therefore an intermediary in the flow of information from DNA to protein. Before we consider the details of transcription, we will first look at the structure of RNA.

The name ribonucleic acid suggests that RNA is chemically related to DNA. Like DNA, RNA is a chain of nucleotides.

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12.2 Dealing with vCJD

Although the UK's BSE epidemic had been brought under control by 2004, relatively small numbers of cases of BSE continue to arise throughout the world. It would now take extreme carelessness for a BSE outbreak on the scale of that experienced in the UK to occur in another country. The concern now is that any level of BSE in a beef herd might cause some cases of vCJD. By the end of 2004, there had been 148 deaths from definite or probable vCJD in the UK. There have also been a small num
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the physical basis of the natural greenhouse effect, including the meaning of the term radiative forcing

  • know something of the way various human activities are increasing emmissions of the natural greenhouse gases, and are also contributing to sulphate aerosols in the troposphere

  • demonstrate an awareness of the difficulties involved in the detection of any unusual global warming ‘signal
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • know the meaning of all the terms highlighted in the course

  • understand the concept of the ‘network society’

  • have an awareness of how IT impacts on everyday life.


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Cheer up prisoners, the pope's coming for lunch
Pope Francis shares a meal with the inmates of a Naples jail. 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation
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1.1 Music and technology

Music technology in one guise or another is part of everybody's life, because music is a part of almost everybody's life. For instance, if you are an instrumental performer of music, professional or not, then your instrument, be it the harp or the rock'n'roll drums, will be the result of considerable technological expertise on the part of the instrument maker. On the other hand, if you are not a performer but like to listen to music, the chances are that most of your listening is done via a h
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