Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer, "An Evening With" | Musicians at Google
A performance of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and more than a few surprises with author Neil Gaiman (Coraline; The Graveyard Book) and musician/cult figure Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls; Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra). Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer released a 3-disc set, titled An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer on November 19th. Previously unreleased to the general public, and culled from hours of live recordings, one CD features Gaiman and Palm
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Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know is Worth More Than What You Have Klein details the ins and outs of reputation economics and how it incorporates all of the intangibles that make us human beings, such as the things we value, what kind of customer service we prefer, and what types of goods and services speak to us as individuals. Readers will be shocked to learn why exchanges in the realm of reputation economics don't require financial systems to operate, and that a person's reputation can
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Little Miss Muffet - read by Crispin Glover
Animated cartoon nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet read by actor, Crispin Glover. Words appear on the screen. Animation quality is fair. (:29)
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Understanding Musculoskeletal Health Challenges
Musculoskeletal disease is responsible for the majority of the global health burden, yet receives little national or international attention in terms of media awareness. This podcast from Professor Richie Gill describes some major challenges for global healthcare provision and give an overview of the research work being performed at the University of Bath to meet these challenges.
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Quick Q Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy (2012).
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Trading at Noon: Nasdaq drops 2 percent
Dec. 14 - U.S. stocks fell, led lower by energy and technology stocks, with the Nasdaq down 2 percent as a sliding euro and rising Italian bond yields reflected persistent concerns about Europe's debt crisis.
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1.8.2 Summary

  • A variety of factors will decide the future of Europe, including the success or otherwise of EMU, the results of expansion, and the evolving global situation.


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Through the Network (of Networks): The Fifth Estate
The Internet and web are creating a new space for networking people, information and other resources: this has the potential to become an important 'fifth estate' to support greater accountability in politics, the media and other institutional arenas.
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Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language?
Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Professor Steels talks about some of his recent breakthrough experiments which have seen robots programmed to play language games and come up with novel concepts, words and meanings. He discusses how this triggers a process of cultural evolution that leads to more complex forms of language and deliberate on what this tells us about the nature of our own intelligence and the future
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3.5 Evaluating claims, using evidence

Where does this exploration of evidence lead us? Can we decisively confirm or refute the common-sense stories of the crime problem in the UK?

Through an investigation of quantitative statistical evidence we certainly have some support for the claim that crime has risen considerably. But there are also doubts. The official statistics do not reflect unrecorded crime, and as one probes more deeply into the statistics we find that only certain types of crime have been on the rise. In any ca
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5.7.1 Plan preparation

Perhaps the first question to ask is ‘What is an emergency plan?’ Dodswell, in his guide to business continuity management, defined an ‘emergency management plan’ as simply:

A plan which supports the emergency management team by providing them with information and guidelines.

(Dodswell, 2000, p. 56)

Another definition, of an ‘emergency preparedness plan’ prepared in the co
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US Vietnam War vets tour the country
U.S. Vietnam War veterans tour the SE Asian country as the 40th anniversary of the end of the war approaches. Julie Noce reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reut
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"Petroleum Technology Presentation" (video)
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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1.12 The politics of representation

We turn now to consider Diana as an icon, as the subject of discourse. It could be said that Diana and the many words written about her form a discursive space (Gilbert et al., 1999; Silverstone, 1998). She is the rather enigmatic centre of many competing representations of royalty, femininity, democracy, the family, morality, celebrity, fashion, private versus public life which jostle with each other. Such a discursive space is a place of argument. To use another metaphor, it i
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2.2 Records of the Earth's temperature

To put the temperature records reported by the IPCC in context, we start with a longer-term geological perspective on the Earth's GMST.


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