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1.1 Careers advice

This section will help to make you aware of career opportunities within a variety employment sectors, and highlight the importance of learning languages for your career.

Activity 1 Quotation

You should allow 10 minutes
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1.1 Rotation and orbit

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 9, pp. 107-39, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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Jupiter's orbital velocity is about 13 km per second, little more than half that of Mars, allowing Earth to overtake it every 399 days. Jupiter's orbit is less eccentric than Mars's, and its distance at opposition varies between 590 million and 670 million km. Its large size and the reflectivity of its cloud tops make it a consistently consp
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6.5 The neurotransmitters histamine and serotonin: a role for chemical signalling between neurons of

As in all other regions of the brain, the integration of physiological change in the hypothalamus, conducted by the dialogue between many thousands of nerve cells, is the result of transmissions across chemical synapses. The functions of the hypothalamus are therefore dependent upon neurotransmission by a number of different chemical mediators and are critically dependent on the balance between their respective activities. Monoamine neurotransmitters (histamine and serotonin) operate in subgr
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • give examples of how language is related to culture in local, national and global contexts

  • describe some traditions related to different cultures, using words from the relevant languages

  • explain the importance of learning languages and being aware of cultural differences

  • develop strategies for improving foreign language writing and speaking skills

  • identify the opportuni
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1.2 Missions to Jupiter

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 9, pp. 107-39, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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The outer Solar System has been less thoroughly explored than Earth's immediate neighbourhood, but the lure of Jupiter and its amazing satellite system is such that nevertheless it has received considerable attention (Author(s): The Open University

Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment
Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surface water run-off). It considers the major water pollutants and describes the effects they have on water. Author(s): Creator not set

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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

The main teaching text of this unit is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this unit, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click 'View document' to open the workbook (PDF, 0.3 MB).

3.3 A body–world interconnection

Our consciousness of our bodies remains fundamentally tied up with our everyday embodied activities and relationships. The body thus represents both our particular view of the world as well as our Being-in-the-world (Heidegger, 1962 [1927]). Martin Heidegger (2001) draws a distinction between corporeal things and the body, questioning whether the sense of embodied selfhood that we all possess needs to coincide with the limits of a corporeal body. The corporeal thing stops
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What is McCarthyism?
In the 1950s, as part of a campaign to expose suspected Communists, thousands of individuals were aggressively investigated and questioned before government panels. Named after its most notorious practitioner, the phenomenon known as McCarthyism destroyed lives and careers. But how did this episode of political repression take off? Ellen Schrecker traces the history of McCarthyism. Lesson by Ellen Schrecker, animation by Patrick Smith. (05:42)

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1.4.5 Case study 2: Li’s death – a residential home death

Li was a resident in a home where she had lived for the previous five years. She had led an exciting and unusual life, travelling from China at the age of 30 and living in England for the remainder of her life. After her husband’s death Li felt unable to live alone and moved into a residential home which employed some Chinese-speaking staff and had a small Chinese day unit attached to it. Li maintained her use of Chinese language, and continued to wear Chinese clothes. Despite these strong
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Troisième session : L’enquête de terrain, l’expert l’image. ...

Présidence de session : Jean-Luc Pouthier, Sciences Po, président du Centre d’étude du fait religieux contemporain (CEFRELCO), journaliste et historien, membre du comité scientifique


Keynote speaker : Stewart Hoover, Professeur au sein des départements des études médiatiques et des études religieuses de l’Université du Colorado, Directeur du Centre sur les médias, la religion et ...
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6.3 What is the main requirement for regional government? Is it a shared identity?

If we compare the UK with other Western democracies such as Spain, Italy or Germany – all endowed with decentralised structures allowing various degrees of political autonomy for their regions – we discover that strong regional identity, as in Catalonia, the Veneto and Bavaria, is always a very important feature. However, some newly created regions such as La Rioja and Madrid in Spain also exercise devolved powers. What unites them is a common interest; the belief that regional government
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Add Fractions With Unlike Denominators, Part 1
This method will produce the correct answer every time, but the student may have to simplify the fraction once finished. Nonetheless, at least the student can produce the correct answer every time! (04:59) Note: Any mixed numbers have to be changed to improper fractions first.
1) Multiply the denominators (bottom numbers). This is the denominator in your answer.
2) Multiply the diagonals. Place the answers above the fractions (see video).
3) Add the numbers you placed abov

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LR - Create Stunning Images
Learn the best way to make global and local color and tonal corrections to your images and take advantage of new world-class noise reduction capabilities.
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MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Richmond, Middlesex. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper.
© Historic England


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Authors@Google: Ross Perlin
Ross Perlin spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 11, 2011 about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. About the book: "How many interns does it take to screw in a light bulb? Who cares, it's free. If that joke triggers cringe-inducing memories of schlepping coffee, Perlin, an intern turned intern activist, is your man. His exposé on the internship model initiates a critical conversation on internships—when are they exploitative and whe
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24.960 Syntactic Models (MIT)
This course presents a comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar. The subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others.
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Sound Masks. Impersonation via Voice in Canetti (audio)


Session 1 : Techniques vocales et espaces scéniques / Vocal Techniques and Theatrical Spaces

Président / Chair: James Chandler (University of Chicago)

Intervention de Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)


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Babbage: The big chill
Hypersonic air-breathing engines may at least be a reality and the Cassini spacecraft has a close encounter with Saturn's icy moon
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AIM (N.D.) What is Radio Frequency Identity (RFID)? [Online] Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. Available from http://www.aimglobal.org/technologies/rfid/what_is_rfid.asp [Accessed 18 October 2006]
Gates, W.H. (1996) The Road Ahead, England, Penguin Books Ltd., pp. 250–1
Hecht, J. (2004) 'Casinos lead the chip revolution', The New Sci
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