Investigating bacterial communication
Can bacteria communicate with each other, and if they do communicate, how and why do they do so? And how might understanding the mechanisms of bacterial communication be used to inform development of anti-bacterial drugs? In this album scientists involved in pioneering work into bacterial 'quorum sensing'' at Nottingham University in the UK reveal some of the techniques they use and give insight into what they hope to achieve. This material forms part of The Open University course S204 Biology:
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Sex in the Ancient World
Sexuality, sex and gender are firmly part of academic discourses in the humanities. Classics has a lot to contribute, as many things sexual originate in Graeco-Roman antiquity. James Davidson and Dan Orrells discusses the nature and impact of Greek love.
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Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 4a, 24th March 2017) with Wannaporn Rienjang, Stefan Baums 'On the Chronology of Stupa Relic Practice in Afghanistan and Dharmarajika, Pakistan, and its Implications for the rise of Popularity of Image Cult' Wannaporn Rienjang 'How Can We Use Inscriptions to Help us Date Gandhāran Art?' Stefan Baums
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A child's funeral in Gaza
Dec. 10 - Dozens attend funeral procession for 9-year-old Palestinian boy killed in Israeli air strike. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Morning Briefing: Egypt turmoil instensifies; Obama regroups
Nov. 22 - Egyptians battle police again, expressing their frustration with military rule, and President Obama travels to the first primary state of New Hampshire.
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Speaker(s): Vickie Hawkins, Dr Stuart Gordon | MSF has witnessed first-hand the impact that violations have on the civilian population and infrastructure including their own facilities. Following the Agenda for Humanity, proposed at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, Vickie Hawkins, General Director of MSF UK, will explore the changes that have been proposed to strengthen the laws of war and the challenges that humanitarians face to ensure that hospitals, medical centres and medical staf
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The Yes Men, Poet Martin Espada, and a Tribute to Sekou Sundiata
The Yes Men - aka Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum - who discovered that pranks could get press attention to important issues that would otherwise be ignored. Also on the program, renowned poet Martin Espada speaks about his love of language and the human need for poetry as he reflects on how heritage and immigration, and violence and war, have influenced his work.
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Soil Horizons
This video gives a brief overview of soil horizons. Key vocabulary words include: soil profile, leaching, erosion, organic layer, humus layer, top soil, subsoil, and bedrock. (04:34)
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Introducing the Warwick MFA, a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree, designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their MA study to the next level.
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In this teacher-created video, the teacher sings a rap song which defines and explains how to compute perimeter and area. ( :59)
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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This course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights movement, as it has evolved through the years and as it impacts the United States. The course introduces students to the key theoretical debates in the field including the historical origin and character of the modern idea of human rights, the debate between universality and cultural relativism, between civil and human rights, between individual and community, an
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This six minute video is a lecture on how the population of he world and the number of different religions have impacted society in the opinion of the speaker. This could be controversial for some.
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Adverbs win, pronouns lose
Verbs were born to sing the blues
Oh, the sentence never ends,
It goes on and on and on and on.
Adverb clauses, being used incorrectly,
Their subjects, searching for a verb.
Colon issues, places other than your body.
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Ashani Lewis (winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition) talks to one of the judges, Katherine Rundell, about how it feels to have won first prize.
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Help 4 Teachers & parents with Dr. Kathie F. Nunley: Procrastination
Two types of procrastination are discuseed in this talking head interview. Active vs Passive procrastination differences are discussed and not all procrastination is the same.
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