The Nature of Money [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Goodchild, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Susan Steed | What is money, where does it come from, and why does it sometimes fail to make us better off? The banality of money makes it appear neutral with respect to political, religious, or moral values. Should we try to answer these questions in a value-neutral way, or does money shelter a value system hiding in plain sight? Philip Goodchild is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Waltraud Schelk
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
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Great Wall of China, Badaling Pass, Near Beijing
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As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make their appeals to lower-income voters in Ohio and Texas, expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyzes the messages on the campaign trail in the lead up to Tuesday's potentially decisive primaries. Also on the program, historian Nell Irvin Painter examines what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. Painter looks at today's economic disparity as a new "Gilded Age" that threatens democracy.Author(s): No creator set

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Hiding from the Holocaust (Jane Marks)
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No. 74: : Germs
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Power and Pragmatism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Malcolm Rifkind | For almost forty years, Malcolm Rifkind served at the forefront of British politics. In this lecture, Sir Malcolm will give a lively account of his years in government and opposition, detailing his involvement in some of recent history’s most important events. This event marks the launch of Sir Malcolm's new book, Power and Pragmatism: The Memoirs of Malcolm Rifkind. Sir Malcolm Rifkind was born in Edinburgh in 1946. He served for 33 years in Parliament and wa
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4.4 Summary

This section described how computers can be used in geographical applications (and in doing so it discussed maps and showed how modern maps are composed of layers of different data).

It discussed the GPS to demonstrate how computers can communicate in order to solve a problem, such as navigation.

It also showed how the geographical data that supports both map-making and the GPS navigation system can be presented in different forms such as a map, a list of directions, a moving grap
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1.2 Napoleon and the Spanish imbroglio

Napoleon later admitted that his intervention in Spain in 1807 was among his worst mistakes. He referred to it as ‘the Spanish wasps’ nest’ or ‘the Spanish ulcer’, which divided and exhausted his military strength. While Napoleon probably intended to annex the Iberian peninsula to his French empire in any event, his immediate involvement arose from his decision in November 1806 to impose the Continental Blockade or European boycott of British goods, in the hope of defeating Britain
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QuickTimes 8 Tables Quiz
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Miniature goats for Lunar New Year
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Annual costs to employers from accidental injury and occupational illness are on the order of 5–10 per cent of the gross profits of UK industry. The total social cost, including the cost of benefits and National Health hospitalisation and treatment, make this a truly staggering drain on the nation's coffers!

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Age of Anger : A history of the present [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pankaj Mishra | Mass shootings and suicide bombs; Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte; the rise of nationalism, racism, sexism and homophobia; the rise of a new anti-Semitism in parts of Europe; climate change; the refugee crisis; ISIS. Pankaj Mishra identifies the unifying root cause of all of these things that we deem unintelligible and random, to reveal the unsettling ways history is repeating itself, and who and what is to blame. Modernity, secularism, development, an
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2.5 Summary of Section 2

  1. A newly synthesised polypeptide can undergo a number of modifications and adjustments before it has the structure and activity of a mature functional protein. Some proteins require non-protein components, termed cofactors, for their function.

  2. A newly synthesised polypeptide undergoes rapid initial folding. Fine-tuning of the conformation is much slower and is often facilitated by specialised proteins called chaperones.

  3. Covalent
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