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Neuroscience and Pirates
Pirates. Those fearsome, fearless swashbucklers from days of yore earned a reputation for taming the dark. In this light, they might help us understand better why we feel anxiety, according to a St. Thomas study by recent graduates Megan Coffman and Grace Vo, and Dr. Sarah Hankerson of St. Thomas' Psychology Department. Their project, "Correlates of Anxiety in a Dark-Induced Environment," examines why are we afraid of the dark through the lens of neuroscience. Read more at: http://www.stthomas.
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2.2 Energy flow in ecosystems

You are about to meet some very large numbers, expressed in scientific notation, and some new units. The new units are those that are used to measure the amount of solar energy received by a part of the Earth's surface. Since plants are dependent on light for photosynthesis, the amount of plant material that ca
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Cours d'analyse mathématique : Ch. 4 Equations différentielles
1- Introduction 2- Equations Différentielles Ordinaires (EDO) du 1er ordre 3- Existence et unicité de la solution du problème de Cauchy pour une EDO du 1er ordre 4- Equations différentielles ordinaires du 2ème ordre 5- Systèmes d'équations différentielles du 1er ordre 6- Une méthode numérique performante.
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11.975 Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena (MIT
The purpose of this seminar is to provide a context for understanding the challenges of urban food provisioning from a perspective of sustainability and social inclusion in cities of the global South. The seminar will be specifically geared towards preparing students for direct participation in urban markets and food policy project intervention in Cartagena, Colombia. To learn more about the Cartagena Practicum, visit the class website.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the concept of energy transfer between trophic levels

  • outline the usefulness and limitations of food chains and food webs

  • using examples, weigh up the value of dietary specialisation and of omnivory

  • summarise the physiological changes linked with ‘hibernation’ in grizzly bears

  • give examples of variations in diet and lifestyle among the bear family.

  • <
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Individual a to z automotive shopping guidebook
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Introduction to microeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Semester 1 2009/2010. There are no pre-requisites to taking this module and in particular there is no assumption of any prior knowledge of economics. For those who have taken A-level economics or any other version of economics some of the module content will appear familiar to you. However, the methods of analysis and the approach to teaching will quite probably be very different to anything experienced
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Lolcode 2

Lolcode 2 was developed by Patrick Lockley
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1.1.5 Avoiding hazards

If you are aware of potential risks you can take sensible action to reduce them, so do think about what might be difficult or even dangerous in what you are about to do before you do it.

Lifting and moving equipment

Lifting and moving things that are awkward and heavy may result in back injuries, so take care when lifting.

If you have any existing injuries, be particularly careful to avoid doing anything that might make them worse.

Some simple tips:


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How to Conduct an Orchestra
This is the first of four tutorials about conducting an orchestra for the purpose of recording a music soundtrack. The sound quality is a bit hard to understand for some students. Includes how to put music on film as well. A must watch for conducting an orchestra.
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Data Pitch: Data-driven innovation programme
Data Pitch: Data-driven innovation programme - Profile Picture Ms Johanna Walker
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Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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After completing this course you may wish to study another OpenLearn course or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:

If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area:

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2.3.8 Sphere

Surfaces can be constructed in a similar way from plane figures other than polygons. For example, starting with a disc, we can fold the left-hand half over onto the right-hand half, and identify the edges labelled a, as shown in Figure 36; this is rather like zipping up a purse, or ‘crimping’ a Cornish pasti
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Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of
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Introduction

The material presented here raises general themes of order and disorder, the way they are represented or signified, and the place of crime in these representations. The material is based upon an audio file, originally 29 minutes in length, and examines the problem of crime in relation to the city of Glasgow. It was recorded in 1999.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Author(s): The Open University

Using a scientific calculator
Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This free course, Using a scientific calculator, will help you to understand how to use the different facilities and functions and discover what a powerful tool this calculator can be! First published on Thu, 03
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Boston Pulls 2024 Olympic Bid, Taxpayers Win
Hosting the Olympic Games isn’t as popular as it used to be. This week, Boston cancelled its bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. The city was forced to cancel the effort in response to opposition to what The Nation called the “debt, displacement, and militarization of public space” that the Olympics brings to every host city. Basically, the taxpayers and citizens of Boston weren’t in the mood to foot the bill for an enormous party for the richest and most powerful speci
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"Turn Step" Step aerobics Exercise
Learn how to do the turn step aerobic exercise in this aerobic fitness video. Instructor slowly demonstrates show you can follow along.  48 sec.
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For the Love of Humanity: the world tribunal on Iraq [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Lori Allen, Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Professor David Graeber, Professor Kimberly Hutchings, Dr Tor Krever, Haifa Zangana | Comprised of experts in anthropology, international law, sociology, political science, and literature, this panel will discuss Ayça Çubukçu’s book, For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq, addressing challenges of forging global solidarity through an anti-imperialist politics of human rights and international law. Lori Allen is Senior Lecturer in
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