Avian Phylogenomics Consortium report details origins of bird species
By: nsf In a landmark study that researched the origins of bird species, evolutionary biologists have made discoveries about the age of birds, and the genomic relationships among modern birds. The genomes of modern birds tell a story: today's winged rulers of the skies emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago. That story is now coming to light, thanks to an international collaboration that has been underway for four ye
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#258: The world by numbers: How mathematics explains objects and events

Mathematician Prof Chris Budd discusses how mathematics seeks to explain and predict real life phenomena -- from the simple movement of objects to complex, “chaotic” systems such as the weather. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

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Nature Conservation in a 4 degrees plus world - a luxury or a necessity?
Third presentation of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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From the Global Atmosphere to the San Joaquin Valley: Searching for Climate Change
From the Global Atmosphere to the San Joaquin Valley: Searching for Climate Change
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One two three more: challenges to describing a warmer world
First presentation of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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The Fall of Rome part 3 - Docudrama Series
The third part of the episode that shows how the empire fell. Here conspirators plan what to do to the emperor and to Rome.
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Using chemistry to rescue ancient artefacts
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Kirsty Penkman, Kirsty High and Nicky Milner of the University of York explain how chemistry can be used to work out which archaeological sites need urgent excavation to save artefacts from degrading.
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Sea-level rise in a 4 degree world
Second presentation of the fifth session (Vulnerable people and places 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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1.3.8 Choosing the right tool for the job

Before searching it is always a good idea to check what the source you have chosen covers to make sure it will unearth information that matches your search need (you will notice that all the resources we’ve covered in this guide have short descriptions to enable you to decide which to use). Some of the decision makers, depending on the context of your search might be:

  • Does it have full text?

  • Does it cover the right subject?


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Sea-level rise and impacts in a 4 degree plus world
Keynote address for the fifth session (Vulnerable people and places 1) of the 4 degrees international climate conference.
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Spanish Vocab Builder #30 - Drinks
Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com ! Our Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Mexican Spanish words and phrases from the Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists. Join us for Mexican Spanish Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Drinks. Click [...]
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Beyond 4 degrees: should we reconsider our options?
Third presentation of session 9 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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Estimating human population health impacts in a 4 degree world
Second presentation of session 6 (Vulnerable people and places 2) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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The interplay between leading and learning
Leadership in learning contexts is not confined to those who have it as part of their job title. Everyone has opportunities for leading - be it of learners, of colleagues in curriculum or project development, or more formally. Everyone also has the opportunity for learning. This free course, The interplay between leading and learning, explores the complex set of interactions between those involved for example, teachers and pupils, trainers and trainees, youth workers and young people.
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Classical Conversations Preposition Song
Marshall Family from Classical Conversations Kinston performing hand motions to the Preposition Song from the CC Weekly Audio CD. (00:57)
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Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This free course, Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor, examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals.
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First-order differential equations

This unit introduces the topic of differential equations. The subject is developed without assuming that you have come across it before, but it is taken for granted that you have a basic grounding in calculus. In particular, you will need to have a good grasp of the basic rules for differentiation and integration.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want t
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Global water resources
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a worl
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2.2 Sillón de lectura

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Este poema es una composición popular medieval
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Going Beyond 'Dangerous' Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Anderson | Despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface temperature increase at or below 2 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the impacts associated with 2°C have been revised upward sufficiently so that 2°C now more appropriately represents the threshold between 'dangerous' and 'extremely dangerous' climate change. Kevin Anderson will address the endemic bias prevalent amongst many of those building emis
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