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This course will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of religious studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India, and will compare the ways in which boundaries are drawn (or not drawn) between what is held to be ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ in two different societies.

The aim of this course is to explore three key questions:

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What's at stake: Strait of Hormuz by the numbers
Jan. 5 - With millions of barrels of oil and oil product flowing through the Strait of Hormuz every day, Iran's threat to shut down traffic could have a big impact on world trade.
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Torsional energy can be taken up by alternative DNA conformations

The energy introduced into DNA by twisting has great potential as a regulatory mechanism, since the free energy can be stored in a variety of different high-energy conformations along the chain.

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22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (MIT)
In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is of increasing economic importance. Plasmas behave in lots of interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. The course is intended only as a first plasma physics course, but includes critical concepts needed for a foundation for further study. A solid undergraduate background in classical physics, electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, and mathema
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8.512 Theory of Solids II (MIT)
This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory.
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Classifying Chemical Reactions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Define three common types of chemical reactions (precipitation, acid-base, and oxidation-reduction) Classify chemical […]

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Michigan State University researcher Jodene Fine has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability -- long considered a "pseudo" diagnosis -- may develop differently than the brains of other children. See more at: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/shedding-new-light-on-learning-disorders/#sthash.tHmC58Qa.dpuf
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4.2 'Biological control'

We are also guilty of importing exotic species, some of which, like the rhododendron (imported from Asia to Europe), have run riot in the absence of natural predators or primary consumers, and so have tended to out-compete native plants. Sometimes introductions have been accidental; rats and many disease-causing organisms have spread around the world via relatively modern transportation such as sailing ships. However, deliberate introductions, such as the rhododendron, have been made with wor
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Attribute Trains - A Virtual Manipulative
Practice completing patterns of shapes, numbers, or colors. Complete the pattern by dragging blocks onto the train.
If a block does not belong where you drop it, it will return to where you picked it up. Press New Problem to start a new train.

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Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
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Statistics 250 - Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

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1.3 Relationships between species

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Using the idea of blood relationships in people as an analogy, can you think of two distinct types of relationship between species?

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One
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2.3 Analysing nucleic acid structures

In studying nucleic acid structures, many different experimental approaches can be adopted. In many cases, nucleic acid structures are examined in vitro, under non-physiological conditions, such as after denaturation or chemical synthesis. Nucleic acids within a cell are formed under very specific conditions and the structures that they adopt are influenced not only by the nature of their synthesis (by DNA or RNA polymerases), but by ancillary proteins that influence their folding. Nev
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5.1 Monogamy and polygamy

You've seen plenty of evidence that reproduction in rodents - more precisely what I've called their reproductive strategies - are versatile and varied. You'll appreciate that 'versatile and varied' describes the range of sexual habits seen in the rodents as a group, not the behaviour within a single species. As DA says, some are monogamous, which means that individuals mate exclusively with one partner, over at least a single breeding cycle or season. The marmots are an example of a group tha
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"This Bulb" Hollywood Stars come together to Discuss how Reverse Effects of Greenhouse Gas
Natalie Portman, Kyra Sedwick, and Chloe Sevigny explain how simply changing a light bulb can help reverse the effects of greenhouse gasses. The clip encourages the use and explains the benefits of fluorescent light bulbs. This video also has music by Aimee Mann.  Run time 01:45.
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8.284 Modern Astrophysics (MIT)
This course explores the applications of physics (Newtonian, statistical, and quantum mechanics) to fundamental processes that occur in celestial objects. The list of topics includes Main-sequence Stars, Collapsed Stars (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes), Pulsars, Supernovae, the Interstellar Medium, Galaxies, and as time permits, Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology. Observational data is also discussed.
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6.2.1 Injecting the radioactive substance

The injection may be given immediately before the imaging process, or there may, for certain procedures, be a delay of several hours.

The patient's details and the dose being administered are carefully checked by two people before the injection is given. A lead-screened syringe is used to protect the staff from unnecessary radiation dose (see Author(s): The Open University

Introduction to Patterns
This computer-animated video is an introduction to patterns containing pictures.  Students are told to look for repeating symbols to identify patterns and are shown examples of repeating patterns.  A series of pictures not containing a pattern is also shown to aid students in learning the concept of repeating symbols. ( 1:34)
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