Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 3rd 2018 edition

This week: Japan’s ageing drivers refuse to give up their wheels, how your sense of smell affects politics, and the bell tolls—for whom


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5.3 The outcomes of the public debate

Box 2 contains an edited version of the Executive Summary of the document GM Nation? Findings of the Public Debate. This is a lengthy summary, but it is worth exploring in some detail. The unedited version can be found on http://www.gmnation.org.uk/.


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1.6 Telescope mountings

A telescope with the largest light-gathering power, best point spread function and optimum image scale and field-of-view is of little use unless it is mounted in an appropriate way for tracking astronomical objects across the night sky. It is essential that a telescope can be pointed accurately at a particular position in the sky and made to track a given position as the Earth rotates on its axis.

Broadly speaking there are two main types of mounting for astronomical telescopes, known a
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Conclusion

In this part I have presented evidence showing that even apparently remote regions of our planet are intimately connected through physical processes. For example, once an organic POP is transported to the poles, then biological processes can take over and through bioaccumulation perhaps cause harm. But this physical connection has allowed the ice to preserve unique proxy records of the past climate of our planet. Directly measuring the gases trapped in the ice has enabled histories of past at
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Neuroscience for Kids
This site explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, brain lobes, the cerebral cortex, the skull, blood supply, brain fitness, neurons, the autonomic nervous system, sensory systems, the spinal cord, laughter and the brain, the musical brain, face recognition, drug effects, neurological and mental disorders, and more.
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STS-135 Centennial of Naval Aviation Message
STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Doug Hurley record a special message to commemorate the centennial of naval aviation.
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Monitor and review effectiveness of treatment of risk
In this task we'll monitor and review the effectiveness of the risk controls we have implemented. It includes a learning pack which describes the need to constantly review any risk management program, to ensure that the chosen solution is working and that there are no new risks arising. You will also find out about the importance of using the results of current risk management techniques to constantly improve the overall risk management culture of the organisation.
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1.4 The contribution of culture: policy as meaning making

The third model of the relationship between policy and action, between structure and agency, is based on the idea that human agency cannot be understood by simply regarding people either as cogs in a machine or as elements in an interactive system. Rather, human beings are meaning makers and act on the basis of their understandings and interpretations of events. In other words, they construct their own reality. Such constructions are not unique to them as individuals, but draw on a stock of s
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Organise personal work priorities and development
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to organise your own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on your work performance, and maintain required levels of competence. Topics include goal-setting, organisation, self-evaluation and professional development.
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4.3 Continental extension

Understanding how and why continental plates break apart is extremely important, as this step precedes the formation and development of all new ocean basins. A generalised model for the extension, rifting and separation of continental plates has been developed by examining currently active rifting environments, such as the East African and Red Sea rifts, and comparing these with mature basins, such as the Atlantic Ocean. The East African and Red Sea rifts are regarded as representing continen
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Summer youth employment project in Maine, U.S.A.

This program focuses on at-risk teens. It teaches organic farming practices to low-income African immigrants and their families.
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2.5 The growth, decline and future of nuclear power

The Calder Hall Magnox reactor near Sellafield fired the UK's first commercial nuclear power station in 1956, and launched an early UK lead in global nuclear developments. By 1960 six commercial reactors were operating, and Magnox technology had been exported to Italy and Japan. The UK Magnox building programme was complete in 1971 with eleven stations, each producing between 245 MW and 840 MW. Author(s): The Open University

2 The varieties of imaginative experience

What would life be like without imagination? Perhaps, in this very first question, we have found something that is impossible to imagine. Imagination infuses so much of what we do, and so deeply, that to imagine its absence is to imagine not being human. Some people, I am told, think about sex every five minutes. For them, I presume, a sudden loss of imaginative powers would be devastating. Some people (not necessarily the same ones), at certain points in their lives, think about getting marr
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Essentials of Medical Microbiology II - Part 2 of 4
This presentation provides a comprehensive guide to gastrointestinal infections and infections of the central nervous system. It forms part 2 of the Essentials of Medical Microbiology II suite of materials. A help guide is provided and should be read first.
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Measuring performance and usability
In many ways, I guess this sums up and uses all your skills you've developed up to now. You've learned how to program, how to get sites on the web, how to design them, both graphically and for organisation and navigation. Now, it's time to get out and see what your users think of your work. Don't be surprised if you get a rude shock!
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Liaise with the media to promote the organisation
This unit covers the knowledge required to prepare and distribute a media release, and prepare a media interview. It is set in the context of promoting a sporting organisatioin. This support the unit of competency SRXMKT002A: Liaise with the media to promote the organisation.
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Co-ordinate career development strategies and plans
Describes the advantages to the organisation of helping staff to develop their skills and careers. Outlines how to develop career development plans, strategies and implementation processes.
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Support policy implementation
Outlines the nature of policy in the public sector, how to plan implementation of a policy in an organisation, implementation processes and monitoring and evaluation of the policy.
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Communicate on the Telephone
This resource covers the skills needed to answer telephone calls promptly and efficiently and to assist the caller with their enquiry, relay messages or report suspicious phone calls appropriately. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: apply organisation guidelines and procedures, present a professional image when responding to phone calls, ask appropriate questions, record messages accurately, promote enterprise products and services.
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Promote products and services to guests
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to promote products and services to guest to meet the customers’ needs and wants. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: develop product, service and market knowledge, conduct formal and informal research, share knowledge within and organisation, identify customer needs and preferences, use selling techniques, make customers aware of extras and provide accurate in
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