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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Between the Lions: B.B. the King of Beasts - "Troubled by Y"
If there's a more acclaimed blues-singing big cat than B.B. the King of Beasts, we've yet to hear about him. And here, making his debut performing "Troubled by the Letter Y," is B.B the King of Beasts himself!  In this video B.B. sings about the different sounds that “Y” has and gives some words with the sounds in it.  Video is good quality, it is short, but discusses the sounds of the letter “Y”.  Video is good for early readers or chi
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1.2.3 Activity 2

Before you read on, I would like you to dwell for just a moment on the significance of this shift from direct investment by Western firms to the establishment of subcontracting ties with overseas partners. Aside from outside firms being able to p
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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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2.1 Ron revisited

In Case Report 1 you met Ron. Ron is 59 years old, has a BMI of 31 and a central obesity ratio of 0.96, indicating that he is moderately obese, with the fat concentrated in his abdomen, rather than his hips. Clearly a number of factors, some environmental, others relating to Ron's age and all interacting with Ron's genetic constitution, may help to provide an explanation. Let's look at some of these factors in a little more detail. It is clear that Ron enjoys a comfortable lifestyle with litt
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Mathematical Modeling of Seismic Waves Emitted by Rock Fractures
Mathematical modeling of seismic waves emitted by rock fractures. Research by Chunfang Meng, Mike Fehler, Doug Miller, and Brad Hager of MIT Earth Resoures Laboratory / Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. Animation prepared by Chunfang Meng.
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1 What is development?

In this course we begin to look at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. This is the first time that many of you will have encountered this level of biological detail; we would ask that you take the time to understand it fully at this stage. We hope to show you that, far from being a dry academic subject, the study of biology allows us to glimpse a dimension of dynamic sophistication and el
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First day of the Somme (annotated)

The National Archives UK posted a photo:

First day of the Somme (annotated)

Catalogue reference: WO 153/167

This trench map shows the objectives of the British Army’s 29th Infantr
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1.5 Obesity treatment

Obesity treatment is only successful if weight is reduced and maintained to within a desired range. There are three approaches to obesity treatment: changing behaviour and diet is the most common approach although drugs and surgery can be used in some severe cases of obesity.

Behaviour and diet: it is important to be realistic about an obese patient's target weight as many patients have over-ambitious targets that they are unlikely to achieve. A severely obese patient probably ca
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1.1 Introduction

At the beginning of the 21st century, terms such as the 'greenhouse effect', 'greenhouse gases' and 'greenhouse warming' are printed or spoken thousands of times a week in the context of climate change caused by human activities. This section is designed to consolidate your understanding of the basic science behind these terms, and then to review what is known about the human impact on the composition of the atmosphere since the dawn of the industrial age, commonly put (in this context) at ar
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The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement: Law, Science and Globalising Markets
The SPS Agreement is one of the most innovative and controversial aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This agreement uses science as a benchmark for assessing the legality of Member State regulation and has, in high profile cases such as EC Hormones and EC Biotech, been used to condemn regulatory measures as unlawful. The agreement, and the institutions which develop and apply it, walk a precarious middle line between trade and public health/environmental protection. This lecture will
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Pakistan blast kills at least 34
Aug19 - A bomb rips through the side of a mosque in northwest Pakistan. No one has claimed responsibility but Al Qaeda-linked militants vowed to avenge bin Laden's death in May. Lily Grimes reports.
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Barack Obama's Inauguration
In this video, Barack Obama takes the presidential oath becoming the 44th U.S. President. (01:09)
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Joseph Pt. 6 of 6
A realistic portrayal of the Old Testament story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, and great-grandson of Abraham, who was left to die by his brothers, but who rose to become prime minister of Egypt. Joseph governed the country during a seven-year famine, during which his brothers visited Egypt seeking grain, only to encounter their brother, whom they had long presumed dead. Brings the Old Testament to life.
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Earthquake Country - Seismic Waves
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animat
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9.2 Other hazards

9.2.1 Stumbles, falls, etc.

Such minor accidents are always possible, especially on rough or uneven terrain. It is recommended, therefore, that boots should be worn to protect the feet and ankles, and that outer clothing should be of a suitable nature to minimise the chance of cuts, scratches, and abrasions being sustained. Wearing gloves will minimise damage to hands.


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Buoyancy
Here's a quick lesson in buoyancy. It compares the weight of an object in the air compared to in the water. English captions are at the bottom of the screen. The words are small so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen'.
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2.9.1 The Humpty objection

The Humpty objection to the Gricean position can be formulated as the charge that Grice is too much like Humpty for his own good. Humpty, we saw, seems to be advocating the following thesis:

What we mean when we utter a word or sentence is under our own control; we can mean whatever we want and choose.

The charge against Grice can be formulated in a two-premise argument:

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The Emergence of Human Persons: Between the Scylla of Dualism and the Charybdis of Reductionism
Prof. Tim O'Connor : Seminar
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