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How to Draw a Bird
Learn how to draw a bird. The artist instructing in this video is Ray Shaw. In this video he works on shading and texture. By pressing harder on the paper with the pencil it creates a texture. (5:48)
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4.5 David Hume

This unit examines David Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief which were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.

Hume was a pivotal figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and his death in 1776 was widely anti
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2.1 Communication technologies

With the Industrial Revolution the idea of 'news' developed rapidly, and these days most people in the UK and other developed countries have concept of 'the news'. We expect to be kept up to date with the news through various sources, and to satisfy this expectation we have the businesses of newsgathering and dissemination of news.

In this section you will be learning about the development of the technologies used for newsgathering and dissemination by reading extracts from a paper writ
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1.2 Actividad

Actividad 1.2

In this activity you are going to use adjectives to describe buildings.

1 Here are some adjectives taken from the text. Translate them into English. Consult the Spanish section of the dictionary if you
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6.1 Perspectives on managing

My focus in this section is on the M ball being juggled by a systems practitioner. My purpose is to enable you to appreciate the diversity of activities that might constitute managing. More specifically, I am concerned with the type of managing a systems practitioner might undertake. When you began Part 3, Section 4, I asked you to complete an activity (Author(s): The Open University

China

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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Busy, Busy, Bees! Honey Bees and Drones
We all know of honey bees! These insects are famous for two things:
when they are angry, they sting, and it hurts! And they convert nectar
which they collect from different plants into a sweet, thick, golden
liquid we know as honey!
Bees live in hives composed of hexagonal spaces and their colonies
have clear hierarchies. The most important member of the hive is the
queen bee. The other kinds of bees are female worker bees which nurse
the eggs and

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International Space Station Tour (Part IV)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Gives you a view of our beautiful planet. Looks at the heart of the Space Station where the crew eats and sleeps. RUn time 06:45.
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2.5.1 Summary of Section 2

Desert animals are classified in terms of their body size and physiology into three groups: evaders, evaporators and endurers. The logic for this classification is that the smaller the animal, the larger its surface area to volume ratio. Small animals therefore gain and lose heat faster than large animals, warming rapidly when exposed to intense solar radiation, and cooling rapidly at night. Small endothermic evaders, e.g. kangaroo rats, rest in cool microenvironments, e.g. shade or burrows,
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St Mary Colechurch: vestry minutes - 1613-72
A series of transcribed lists entered into a seventeenth century volume of vestry minutes for the parish of St Mary Colechurch. Produced by the IHR/Birkbeck/Cambridge 'People in Place' project (2003-6). Derived from an original manuscript with classmark LMA P69/MRY8/B/001/MS00064.
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Musicians At Google: Meleni Smith
Meleni Smith was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her talent was apparent from a very early age when she began singing at the age of six. Brought up by a Jamaican mother, Meleni never knew exactly where she fit in this world, but she knew that the power of her music could help her find out how she fit in it. Her voice is a mixture of raw soul with an intense rasp that can invoke chills throughout even the most experienced listening audience. Her electrifying melodies t
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International Criminal Justice as Political Strategy: Judicial Extraversion and Agency in Uganda and
Dr Yuna Han, Postdoctoral Researcher in International Relations, European University Institute gives a talk for the OTJR seminar seires on 19th October 2016.
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, elipse
Interactive simulation demonstrating formula and calculation of area of an elipse
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1.5 Cross-listing

For many companies, particularly MNCs, there are attractions in having a share listing on more than one stock exchange. The last decade has witnessed an increase in such cross-listings globally.

Chouinard and D'Souza (2004) noted that the proportion of non-US listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) doubled from about 8.5 per cent in 1994 to 17 per cent at the start of 2003. This period also saw a rise from 7 per cent to 10 per cent in the non-US listings on NASDAQ. Author(s): The Open University

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Writing an Equation to Describe a Table
In Algebra, sometimes we are given points and asked to write an equation to describe them. This video clip describes the methods we can use for writing an equation to describe a table. For example, if the table describes a line, we use the y-intercept and calculate the slope to write the equation. To fully understand this concept, students should know how to plot points and how to interpret graphs. (1:15)
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Why Insurance Is the ‘Most Misunderstood Industry’
Two Wharton experts explain how the unique aspects of health care reform and flood insurance make it hard for consumers – and some insurers themselves – to understand the industry.
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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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Introduction

Most academic courses will require you to write assignments or reports, and this unit is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. It contains clear instruction and a range of activities to help you to understand what is required, and to plan, structure and write your assignments or reports. You will also find out how to use feedback to develop your skills.

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The Spanish Alphabet!
This video is a quick song to memorizing the Spanish Alphabet pronunciation. The song is repeated three times with tempo increased each time. Run time 02:01.
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