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Endangered Animals of the Amazon
Professional Video- Meet Brazil's Candiru Asu, the most feared scavenger in the Amazon's waters, famed for gorging meat from the inside out. See this footage as a swarm punch a hole inside a dead fish.(02:51)
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Make a Pendulum
Worksheet with instructions on how to make a pendulum and exploring its properties. Also provides opportunities for the recording of predictions and measurements.
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How to Write a Book or Story
Tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. Compose a book, whether as a form of expression or a form of financial stability, with help from this video.
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2.2 Winning coal in former times

Coal was probably first used as a fuel by early Chinese civilizations, and there is evidence for coal working in the UK since Roman times. However, early approaches to mining were limited by the available technology, and left much of the coal behind.

At first, coal was dug from seams exposed at the surface in shallow excavations into valley sides that followed the coal seam. The amount of coal that could be extracted from these trenches and from adits (short horizontal tunnels) w
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Berry, W. L., Hill, T. and Klompmaker, J. E. (1999) ‘Aligning marketing and manufacturing strategies with the market’, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 37, No. 16, pp. 3599–618.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Marketing Glossary<
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2 Odd one out

The image below shows models of four mammals:

  • Rhinoceros

  • Whale

  • Elephant

  • Hippopotamus

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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900
Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the p
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Kevin is #UMassProud
Senior Kevin is #UMassProud of the amazing opportunities he's had being a residential assistant at UMass Amherst.
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Jonathan Metzl: “The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society”
Watch video of Jonathan Metzl, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society speaking on ”The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society” Sept. 21, 2011.
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7.5 Summary of Section 7

  1. Site-directed mutagenesis is an important technique for studying protein function. Using recombinant DNA technology, selected amino acids can be substituted with different residues to alter the structure and function of a protein. One widely used method employs primer extension. SDM studies can help identify residues that are critical for interactions or catalytic activity.

  2. Protein–protein interactions can be studied in a number of different
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5.4 Devolution in Northern Ireland: a particular case

Devolution in Northern Ireland has been an integral part of the post-1994 peace process, which aims to share power between the two divergent communities, the Unionist-Protestant majority and the Republican-Catholic minority. All-party talks, chaired by the former US Senator George Mitchell, followed the 1997 renewal of a paramilitary ceasefire. The decommissioning of arms by paramilitary groups was made a condition of the talks, but no specific date for its accomplishment was ever given. Thi
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Lego Hat Stealers
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The ABC's of Science
The students of West Geauga High School in Ohio take us through the alphabet to show us all the ways Science is Cool. Do you recognize all 26 of their ABC's of science? Some of the students are easier/harder to hear than others. Run time 01:35.
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2.5.2 Environmental indicators

The notion of a link between climatic conditions and the behaviour of plants and animals (e.g. the growth of trees or coral) and the composition of natural communities or ecosystems (the type of vegetation in a given area, say) is fundamental to the use of proxy data to reconstruct past climates. Some examples of biological responses to recent climate change were included in Box 9. Here we should be wary of jumping to conclusions. Such changes involve complex living systems that can respond i
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1.7 Summary of Section 1 and questions

  • Converging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to be brought to a focus at the focal point, situated at a distance of one focal length beyond the lens or one focal length in front of the mirror. Diverging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to diverge as if emanating from the focal point of the lens or mirror. Light paths are reversible, so a converging lens or mirror may also act as a collimator and
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The Ice Age
What was the Ice Age? How do we know it happened? And will it happen again? Learn the answers in this ten-minute video. (09:53)
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San Diego Zoo
Veronica Hill with California Travel Tips.  Nearly three million people a year visit the San Diego Zoo, making it the city's most popular attraction.   Get on your best walking shoes before starting your safari into the zoo's 100-acre jungle of steep hills, canyons and winding trails.  During your trek through the park, you'll pass by beautiful waterfalls, tropical flowers and numerous natural-styled environments.  Approxi
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Secrets of the 12 Disciples 2 (of 10)
Use this documentary to learn -- information contained in the video does not have to interfere with one's faith. It is NOT meant to be inflammatory but informative. Very interesting documentary by one (Robert Beckford, Ph.D) who was raised by a religious mother.
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Sargassum Fish
The sargassum fish can camouflage itself to look exactly like a sargassum plant and ambush unsuspecting prey with deadly ease. See these fish in action as well as learn information about them. The video can be used with a lesson on animal defenses and adaptations, specifically camouflage, protective resemblance, and mimicry. Run time 01:42.
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4.1 Using memories to order narrative

The philosopher John Locke made the assertion that individual identity is inextricably linked to memory – we are only what we remember being. Memory is a central part of how we think of ourselves, and indeed a central strand of what we might know. Memory is not simply a mechanical process. It works in various ways and you will use it in various ways in your writing. If you study A215 Creative writing, the Open University course from which this course was extracted, you will have the
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