Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 4th 2016 edition
This week: Why grit matters more than talent, how life coaches are popping up all over Nigeria and what Italy’s pride for food reveals about its economic problems
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how chemical processes in the rest of the world affect the Arctic environment and the species inhabiting it

  • recognise the physical processes that determine atmosphere and oceanic flows in the Arctic

  • understand the scientific research process and the use of scientific evidence

  • use quantitative scientific evidence to examine the link between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
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Introduction to Sociology - Kelly Damphousse 2e
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Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of […]

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Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
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Warwick and Boston Partnership
Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant and Boston University's Professor Graham Wilson discuss Politics and the Financial Crisis along with the research collaboration and partnership between the two institutions.
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Introduction

Any local newspaper describes the latest achievements of volunteers in the community: hospital fund-raising, a wildlife pond created. The advantages to the community are obvious, but this unit explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities.

It will focus mainly on how voluntary work can improve job prospects, for those actively job seeking or considering a career change. Employers are impressed by volunteering, but many volunteers don’t appreciate wh
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2.5.2 Punctuation

Some of the sentences we have looked at are harder to understand than they might be because they are not very well punctuated. Punctuation marks are the ‘stops’ in a sentence that divide it up into parts. They make it easier to follow the meaning of the words. For instance, it is easier to read this sentence of Philip's if we put a comma after ‘wealthy’:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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The World in 2016: Predictions, predictions
We discuss the global economy, whether Islamic State has peaked and the future of forecasting itself
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Timeline of The Space Race - Wiki Article
The Space Race was an informal competition between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. (01:20)
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3.3 How others see us

The relative nature of poverty is an old theme in social science. Adam Smith, the eighteenth century writer who is often regarded as the founding father of economics, put it this way: ‘By necessaries I understand not only the commodities that are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but whatever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even the lowest orders, to be without’ (Smith, 1776, quoted in Sen, 1981).

Ideas of what it is to be poor are
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Lecture 32 - 11/17/2010
Lecture 32
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2.4 Use of punishment: spare the rod?

One issue, about which there is regular debate, concerns the use of ‘punishment’ to control children's behaviour. Behaviourism might, at first glance, appear to offer support for using punishment to reduce undesirable behaviour. For example, imagine that a father and his daughter are out shopping and the child steals a bar of chocolate and eats some of it whilst her father is distracted. He then sees her and shouts at her. In operant terms the stealing event is followed by an aversive res
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4 What is a ‘nation’?

Guibernau (1996, p. 47) has defined the nation as: ‘a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself’. So awareness, territory, history and culture, language and religion all matter. However, it is rare in the real world to find a case of a nation with a clear-cut and homogenous character in terms of this list of possibilities.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Computing and ICT. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner. 


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Professor Glenn Withers discusses the Asian Century White Paper
Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. In this video, he gives his analysis of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and discusses his own submission to the process. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the Nort
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Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.
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Conclusion

Perhaps it is a truism to say that all life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. It can be difficult to know which adverse events will prove permanently disadvantageous, since some may lead to innovation and opportunities for the future. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst
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Una lengua en movimiento
This free course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin America and extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course focuses on the many ways in which living languages - notably Spanish - adapt to the contexts in which they are used. First published on Thu, 26 May 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

Japanese Body Language and Gestures #7 - Japanese Body Language and Gestures 7
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Gestures are all around us. We make many gestures every day. So many gestures do we make that we are often unaware that we’re making them. They’ve become second nature to us. Just the same for the folk in Japan. Japanese use many gestures, but they’re not [...]
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Volcanic Activity: Vesuvius Buries Pompeii
Vesuvius' Eruption That Buried Pompeii - Vesuvius' most early eruption, is now its most famous. (01:24)
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