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2.4 Applying a critical approach

A critical approach to young people's health sounds fine in the abstract, but what might it mean in practice? How can such a framework help us to make sense of young people's actual experience of physical and mental distress?

To explore these questions, we will look at the apparent increase in the incidence of eating disorders, especially among young women. One of the advantages of this example is that it combines concerns about physical and mental health. This discussion will draw on a
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1.8 Increasing complication, complexity and risk: are systems becoming more complex?

Figure 17 shows the evolution of two commonly encountered applications of systems – for personal transport and for the reproduction of recorded music. In both cases the degree of complexity of the systems application has increased over time. One of the main reasons for this is technology
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2.6 An evolving consensus on attribution

The fact that the Earth really is warming up now commands near-universal support. However, it is one thing to detect a global warming trend that appears to be unprecedented in the past millennium (Subsection 2.2.2), and quite another to establish with a given level of confidence that it has been caused by (i.e. can be attributed to) human activity - specifically, the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and associated radiative forcing since pre-industrial times (reviewed in Secti
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In December 1657 the circle of James Butler (1610-88), Marquess of Ormond, used a recipe they had received from Lord Ogleby, which after testing they found most effective to delude the Cromwellian regime: ‘ye secret that L. Ogleby gaue (namely the powder of gall in water, to be washd ouer wth ye powder of calcined copperas) is not discouered, but may be safely used.’ View Porta's 1644 Latin edition of "Magia Naturalis" in MIT Libraries Institute Archives, Vail Collection, call number: Q155.P
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6.263J / 16.37J focuses on the fundamentals of data communication networks. One goal is to give some insight into the rationale of why networks are structured the way they are today and to understand the issues facing the designers of next-generation data networks. Much of the course focuses on network algorithms and their performance. Students are expected to have a strong mathematical background and an understanding of probability theory. Topics discussed include: layered network architecture,
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In this episode Peter discusses the medical theory that underpinned the Islamic tradition and how this was reflected in practice.
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Michigan State University students Alyssa Cleland and Lilly Keyes asked 100 Spartans what being a Spartan meant to them. This video contains some of their favorite responses. Screen Credits: "Sophomore Makeout" by Silent Partner Royalty-free track via YouTube Audio Library: http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
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Holocaust survivor David Fishman, born in Ulanov in 1929, testifies about the murder of Ulanov's Jews. Fishman recounts the rumors that were spread in the town relating the imminent murder of the Jews. He describes the roundups and the sound of shooting he heard while hiding. For more details, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/database/murderSite.asp?site_id=166
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From SUNY Oswego's 'Tomorrow' strategic plan: SUNY Oswego faculty and staff engage and partner with local, national and international communities and make an impact through research, community service and economic development for collective prosperity, equity, resilience and success. These efforts are in addition to the mutually beneficial partnerships between our students and external partners in service-learning, internships, cooperative education and community service initiatives. For more in
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This course is offered to undergraduates and addresses several algorithmic challenges in computational biology. The principles of algorithmic design for biological datasets are studied and existing algorithms analyzed for application to real datasets. Topics covered include: biological sequence analysis, gene identification, regulatory motif discovery, genome assembly, genome duplication and rearrangements, evolutionary theory, clustering algorithms, and scale-free networks.
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Transport is among the most fundamental and widely studied phenomena in science and engineering. This subject will lay out the essential concepts and current understanding, with emphasis on the molecular view, that cut across all disciplinary boundaries. (Suitable for all students in research.) Broad perspectives of transport phenomena From theory and models to computations and simulations Micro/macro coupling Current research insights
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2.3 Why we value play

Play is notoriously difficult to define, but this in itself is not problematic. What is important is that practitioners, parents and children within a setting share their ideas about what constitutes play and that we, as adults, are clear about why we value play. In order to do this, you need to take a step back and think about what you think play does and, from there, consider why it is valuable.

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