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The week ahead: Trumpism marches south
Republican presidential candidates vie for South Carolina’s primary nomination and European leaders meet to discuss a proposal on the future terms of Britain’s EU membership
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  1. Gametes are special cells because they contain only one set of chromosomes instead of the more usual two sets.

  2. The chromosome number is halved by meiosis.

  3. The crossing over and random assortment of chromosomes in meiosis produces a unique set of genes in every gamete, and thus in every individual (except for identical twins, who are derived from the same conceptus).

  4. Sperm production involves many rounds of mitosis
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The method of research into animals living on the Galapagos
The research process involved in the study of marine iguanas and giant tortoises in the Galapagos.
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2.3 Older lives and elder care homes: care and control

The de facto constitution of workhouses as ‘older’ spaces can be viewed as representing a precursor to public elder care homes as these developed later in the twentieth century. Indeed, the numbers of older people in such care homes today remains consistent with the 5 per cent of older people inhabiting workhouses at the end of the nineteenth century (Midwinter, 1997). Constituted as sites of care rather than control, these homes have nonetheless been subject to considerable critical scru
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2.8 ‘Difference’, power and discrimination

These first few sections have emphasised the point that differences are always produced in a social context, and that a key part of that context is power relationships. As pointed out earlier, a key element of Foucault’s social constructionist approach is that the way in which people are categorised in society (for example, by gender, ethnicity or age) involves an exercise of power that reflects the ideas and interests of dominant groups. One of the key arguments against essentialist views
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4.7 Exceptions

Activity 13

Do you think the contact between the people in Image 29 is different from that in Images 27 and 28? Can you describe the nature of the contact?

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10 Course summary

The course began by considering what factors contribute to individual differences. The case was made, with the spiders, and later with genetic diseases, that the genome was very important. Subsequent sections revealed that the external environment (e.g. maternal care, the presence of light) and the internal environment (e.g. hormones and drugs) were very important and that they can both shape and determine the development of the organism. Environmental factors, in the form of hormones and dru
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you be able to:

  • discuss the sequence of the events that are believed to have taken place in the history of the Universe, particularly the particle reactions that occurred in the first few minutes after the Big Bang, and the role of unified theories in explaining those events

  • manipulate large and small numbers in scientific notation, and calculate values for quantities when given appropriate numerical information.


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Crown Forum - November 13, 2014
A Celebration of Howard Thurman
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In Conversation with Steve Schwarzman [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen A Schwarzman | This event will be a wide ranging discussion and interview with Mr Schwarzman about his life and career. Mr Schwarzman will be welcomed by LSE Director Craig Calhoun and interviewed by the first LSE cohort of Schwarzman Scholars commencing their studies in Beijing in October 2016. Stephen A Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone (@blackstone). Mr Schwarzman has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985.
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La médecine et la négation de la mort (video)

Didier Sicard évoque les différents aspects de la mort, comme la mort évacuée, celle des autres. La mort est absente du cursus universitaire, elle fait d'ailleurs fuir les étudiants. La mort est un tabou et l'hôpital est un lieu où la mort est escamotée. Les soins palliatifs qui sont en régression en 2005 posent aussi parfois le problème du respect de l'intimité du patient avec la mort.

La conférence
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11.1 he four pleasures

In consumerist societies, buying, using and displaying products has come to represent a certain type of pleasure. This pleasure principle has to be acknowledged in new product development and design. The designer Kenneth Grange has said that a guiding design principle for him is that a product should be ‘a pleasure to use’.

The pleasures of using a product are derived from the perceived benefits it offers to the user. Can we be more explicit in planning product benefits that are ple
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3.3.1 Try some yourself

Activity 20

Look at the diagram below and answer the following questions:

  • (a) Write down the coordinates of the points P, Q, R, S and T.


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5.5 Evaluating strategy and presenting outcomes

This stage of the framework focuses on identifying what you have achieved and how well you have achieved it. It involves you in evaluating your overall strategy and presenting the outcomes of your work. As you evaluate and assess your strategy, identify aspects of your IT skills that you want to develop further. At the end of this stage, use the records in your Skills File to complete the activity ‘Evaluating your use of IT strategy and presenting outcomes’ and pull together this final st
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2.2.1 Surfaces without boundary

Examples of surfaces without boundary are a sphere and a torus. Other examples are the following:

n-fold toruses

Figure 13 depicts a 2-fold torus and a 3-fold torus, with two and three rings respectively. An n-fold torus, for any positive integer n has n rings. (A 1-fold torus is
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