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Our changing estuaries
The Dee Estuary in northwest England has been used as a shipping channel since the start of the industrial revolution.
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Galling attack
Gall wasps are so named because they con plants and trees into making so-called galls - abnormal growths - which they use as a defence against their enemies.
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Aliens and underwater volcanoes
Britain's being invaded by aliens. But they're not the sorts of aliens you'll see in science fiction movies. No, we're talking plants and animals. You've probably heard of a lot of them. Grey squirrels, harlequin ladybirds, buddleia, Japanese knotweed - the list goes on.
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Climate science, Vikings and other invasive species
Look around the English countryside and you'll find animals and plants that shouldn't be there -- from Muntjac deer to Mitten crabs, Harlequin ladybirds to Tree of Heaven.
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UMass Receives Historic Sport Management Archive
The vast archival collection of Mark H. McCormack, creator of the sport management and marketing industry, is now housed at UMass Amherst. This extraordinary gift, announced Nov. 3, 2010, was made to the Isenberg School of Management and the UMass Amherst Libraries, providing an unprecedented opportunity for research and education. The recognized expertise of Isenberg's sport management faculty and the Libraries' special collections and archives staff led to UMass' selection as home for the McCo
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Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency
General Ulysses S. Grant parlayed his celebrity after the Civil War into a successful bid for the presidency. In this video clip, learn characteristics about President Grant and how he took advantage of his celebrity after the Civil War. (02:31)
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Initial teacher training
Initial teacher training Hello, I am looking for some information (i.e. research) into the impact that trainee teachers may have on the school in which they have their teaching placements - in particular some quantative data on the impact on pupil achievement. I have searched the TTRB and found the R&D piece "Does school-based initial teacher training affect secondary school performance" and the Partnership piece "What are the benefits to schools of involvement with teacher training" (and a cou
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6.1 Introduction
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
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Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: John Steuart
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures John Steuart is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. John serves on the board
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Food Fight: A Teach-in On the 2007 Farm Bill
Michael Pollan moderates a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill, now being debated, with guests Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill; George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for the Berkeley school system, and other leaders in the effort to reform federal agricultural policies. Every five years or so, the President signs an obscure piece of legislation that determines w
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Grammar Lesson 20: This Just Isn't Spanish, Adapting to Handicapped

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Oh man, where did this word come from? After a whole series of lessons in pronunciation and grammar ... and now we learn a whole bunch of word
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2 Legal requirements of health and safety in the UK
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
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4.2 Why do I need to know about first aid?
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008
Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it.
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A Novel Method to Archive Plant Material for DNA Analysis
In this exercise, students isolate and analyze DNA from food plants in a supermarket, or from common backyard plants. Extracting plant DNA is often difficult using conventional means because undesirable material including PCR inhibitors often co-purifies with the DNA. The novel approach used in this exercise is simple and quick, and also avoids the use of dangerous organic reagents. Students crush plant material (spinach leaves in this exercise) onto special cards originally used to archive bloo
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An Investigation of the Behavior of the Pea Aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum
The pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, is a versatile laboratory organism. This experiment investigates the response of pea aphids to an alarm pheromone normally produced in response to predator attack. The responses of aphids feeding on good quality and on poor quality long bean plants will be compared and discussed in terms of the costs and benefits of antipredator behaviors. The life cycle of the pea aphid is demonstrated and information about obtaining, rearing, and working with pea aphids is p
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Road Safety by Blake H

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Diffusion Across a Sheep Red Blood Cell Membrane
This cell membrane physiology laboratory uses sheep red blood cells to determine: (1) the isotonic and hemolytic molar concentrations of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes, and degree of electrolyte dissociation; (2) the diffusion rate of penetrating molecules of varying size and lipid solubility; and (3) the relationship of molecular size, number of hydroxyl groups, and partition coefficient to diffusion rate. Student research teams then design an experiment using the acquired techniques to deter
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6.2 Problems with Resemblance
Part 6.2. Explores Berkeley's and Locke's arguments concerning the resemblance of qualities and objects; that the perceived qualities of objects exist only in the mind or whether secondary qualities are intrinsically part of the object.
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