Postcolonial futures: the Caribbean in dialogue
Dr Kevon Rhiney, Commonwealth Fellow and lecturer (Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies) considers contemporary social and economic development in Jamaica, in the light of environmental vulnerability and climate change. This series of podcasts explores the contemporary Caribbean today, addressing the region's role as a crucible of modernity from pre-Columbian times, through the eras of mercantilism, slavery and colonialism to today's position of at once both global
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Babbage: The ethics of AI

Artificial intelligence heralds the fourth industrial revolution. But what are its ethical challenges? Also, Anne McElvoy and producer Cheryl Brumley head under Manhattan to inspect New York’s newest water tunnel. And the biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden flight. Kenneth Cukier hosts.


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1.5.4 Summary

  • The Euro has become an important currency of denomination for government and corporate bonds.

  • There is now emerging a two-currency world, made up of the US dollar and the EU Euro.

  • The advantages to countries of being able to borrow internationally in their own currencies have not been lost to them, so there will be an incentive for the east-Asian countries to develop their own ‘regional’ financial markets.


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Babbage: Thinking with your tentacles
The secret to the intelligence of the octopus lies in its genome and scientists explore how big data disrupts the principle of anonymity
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On Shame [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Phil Hutchinson, Professor Vasudevi Reddy, Dr Jonathan Webber | Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our moral psychology, and for a flourishing political community? Is shame a source of self-knowledge, and a spur to transformative action, as Sartre and Beauvoir suggest? How important are other people to one’s feeling of shame? And how should we think about the developmental origins of shame? Phil Hutch
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Trabajo de Fin de Máster en Didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales. Orientaciones prácticas (2017)
La llegada al Máster Universitario en Formación del Profesorado supone para la mayoría de los estudiantes un cambio brusco en cuanto a temáticas y manera de trabajar. La educación y, en concreto, la investigación educativa, distan bastante de las temáticas de cada una de vuestras especialidades de origen, ya sea Geografía, Historia, Historia del Arte u otras. Por su parte, junto a las clases presenciales, trabajos prácticos y sus correspondientes exámenes de cada una de las asignaturas
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William Shakespeare Profile
Baptized on April 26th, 1564 (with his actual birth date unknown), William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. The Bard is often considered the English language's greatest writer and was definitely one of the most influential. Many of his plays have been translated into all the world's major languages and the most notable of these include "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth". In this WatchMojo.com video, William Shakespeare is profiled. (0:50)
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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed? The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their constituents, whilst Face
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Spelletjes van vroeger
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Uitleg van een vijftigtal oude spelletjes, die gespeeld werden tijdens de tweede wereldoorlog:

  • knikkeren,
  • handje klap,
  • witte zwanen,
  • olleke bolleke,
  • balspelletjes,
  • verstoppertjes,
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3.1 Areas of quadrilaterals and triangles

You may like to add the area formulas in this section to your notes for future reference.

The simplest areas to find are those of rectangles. The area of a rectangle is its length multiplied by its breadth. Sometimes the dimensions of a rectangle are referred to as the base and the height, instead of the length and the breadth. The area is then expressed as the base multiplied by the height.

GoGoHares - Norwich 2018
Photo of and information about every one of the 50 city hares
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SPUR-ring on student research at APL
Whiting School of Engineering student Farhan Damani (WSE ’16) works on next-generation prosthetic limbs at the Applied Physics Lab, with mentor and APL Senior Engineer Kapil Katyal. This opportunity was made possible through SPUR (the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research), funded through the generosity of Johns Hopkins University Trustee Heather Murren (A&S ’88) and her husband Jim. Heather Murren is also a co-chair of Rising to the Challenge: the Campaign for Johns Hopkins. Visit rising
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 12th 2017 edition

This week: eye-watering transfer fees in the world of football, baths running out in Japan and the best puns in the world


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Tracking Lightning
There are over twenty-five million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes
strike in the U.S. every year. Meteorologists use a combination of math and science to track when and where they will strike. This video shows students how these scientists work and their importance. (02:07)
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Hugh Pym guest lecture
The lecture forms part of Leeds Business School's free public guest lecture series and took place on Tuesday 1 April in the Rose Bowl. A renowned financial and business journalist and published author, Hugh has been the Chief Economics Correspondent for the BBC News since 2009. He has worked in TV and radio since 1983 for some of the UK's leading broadcasters including Channel 4, ITN and Sky. Paul Houghton, a Principal Lecturer in Leeds Metropolitan's Faculty of Business and Law, who has organi
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L’utilisation de la propriété intellectuelle comme moteur de développement

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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Money talks: The Italian bailout job

Italy has been forced to bail out two banks at a cost of as much €17bn euros ($19bn). Is that the end of the bleeding in Italy's financial sector? Also, as the iPhone turns ten, we look at how Apple is evolving. And Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, tells us how to government can help workers made jobless by globalisation. Hosted by Simon Long.


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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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The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions [Audio]
Speaker(s): Rolf Dobelli | Rolf Dobelli argues that we are swayed by cognitive biases when making decisions. By knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices. In this lecture, Rolf will guide us through the most common errors of judgement and how to avoid them. It will transform your decision making – at work, at home, every day. Rolf Dobelli is a Swiss writer and entrepreneur. He has an MBA and a PhD in economic philosophy from the University of St. Gal
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Australian-US comparative government and political systems
Dr Hart will explore the main features of the Australian political system through comparison with the United States. He will compare and contrast the struggle of self-government in Australia and the US. He will look at how much Australian politics has been influenced by American was well as British forms of government, particularly focusing on the extent to which the Australian Prime Minister has become ‘presidentialised'. The presentation will also cover the essential differences between
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