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21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece (MIT)
What has been said of Moby-Dick—that it's the greatest novel no one ever reads—could just as well be said of any number of American "classics" like The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This course reconsiders a small number of nineteenth-century American novels by presenting each in a surprising context.
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3.1 The people who make kente

In Section 3 you will learn more about the people who make kente and adinkra.

Activity 7

Once you’ve watched the video, make a few notes on what you learnt about the people who make kente.

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How crows make tools and other clever tricks
Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.
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How Does Lung Cancer Harm Your Body?
How Does Lung Cancer Harm Your Body?. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Lung cancer harms the body when free radicals in the atmosphere cause changes in sensitive lung tissue. Quit smoking to reduce the chances of lung cancer with advice from this doctor.
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4 Power: the medical gaze and the management of risk

Power is an essential feature of the debate about the medicalisation of death, as western societies value knowledge and expertise and allocate authority accordingly. As highly trained professionals, medical and clinical practitioners fall into some of the most highly esteemed positions of authority in society. The philosopher, Foucault highlights the relationship between power and knowledge. He connects them to the extent that:

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The Skeletal and Muscular Systems: Bones and Cartilage
Bones, Cartilage, Joints, and Ligaments.  This video shows examples of each and how they interact. (3:07)
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South Koreans protest Japanese textbooks
Dozens of South Koreans stage a protest over Japan's approval of textbooks that they say distort history by claiming disputed islands. 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 inte
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Negotiating nutrition: from baby to toddler in the Peruvian Andes
In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Bronwen Gillespie (Sussex) examines the the use of Sprinkles, a multiple-micronutrient product recommended by the state, in Peru (13 October 2014)
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RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Transnationalism: a fourth durable solution?
Recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's third Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, on Wednesday 1st June 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
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"International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras"
Rodolfo Pastor photoRodolfo Pastor is Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras, and, since the coup of June 28 that overthrew the government of President Manuel Zelaya, he has also been Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming electi
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11.2 Note taking

Different ways of note taking include:

  1. Re-writing:

    Here, the rewording of main parts in a unit or article is undertaken. The advantage of this method is that you have thought about course concepts and ideas, and put them into your own words. Here you are summarising points and trying to do this concisely. This does not mean copying directly from the text (unless it is a short quotation you have referenced and chosen to illustrate a point).


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Viaduct at Greenford

The National Archives UK posted a photo:

Viaduct at Greenford

Document Reference: ZSPC 11/256

Description: Concrete arch viaduct approaching Greenford

Date: c 19
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MWV Episode 59 - Anne K. Jones - Cyanobacteria's Potential as a Fuel Product
By: MicrobeWorld In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 17, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Anne Jones, D. Phil., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, about why her research into harvesting excess light energy has promising potential as an energy alternative. Anne explains why photosynthesis is a
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Tips on How to Pick Good Television Shows for Children to Watch
This video features several good ideas on how to select and what to select for children to view for younger students. It is easy to follow and has some suggestions that include content of programs. (02:22)
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Business cultures

Why are we studying ‘business cultures’? Culture is a metaphor which can be used to explore the identity of a business. It is about how others see the business, but also how the individuals who work there understand it. Culture offers us a powerful insight into the business and what it is like to work within it.


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7.4 The impact of technology on society

Engineering is apparently driven by the needs of society. The technology that results, in turn, drives other changes in our everyday lives. One of the basic needs identified in Section 2 was for shelter. There are many fine examples of long-surviving structures such as pyramids, aqueducts, bridges, walls, functional buildings, and so on. Remarkably these constructions were completed without the depth of analysis and understanding that is available today (though we don't necessarily know much
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Basic Spanish Vocabulary - Places
In this video you will see and hear the Spanish words for places that you might go. The video contains Spanish audio and shows English translations on the screen along with pictures that represent the words.
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Pagans, Christians and Heretics in Medieval Europe: Twelfth-Century Renaissance
Pagans, Christians and Heretics in Medieval Europe: Twelfth-Century Renaissance
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If Fiber is the Medium, What is the Message? Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks
By investigating price and capacity trends over the past century, Eli Noam shows that it is possible to predict the type, style, and genres of media content of a future ultra-broadband infrastructure, which allows a richer, more bit-intensive content. The nature of content is critical for the economic viability of an ultra-broadband infrastructure. This paper asks what types of media content we will have when we achieve widespread fiber optic networks. In the past, an expansion of transmission c
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1.3.6 Hormonal control of egg production

As you can see from the preceeding section, hormones play a crucial role in the maturation of the oocyte. Figure 3 showed you how levels of oestogen and progestogen vary throughout the menstrual cycle, and suggested that hormone balance is important for a woman's fertility, but you can now see how subtle the control really is. Cells have to develop sensitivity to hormones at the times when the hormones are likely to be present, otherwise the entire operation will fail.

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