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The cause of the titanic’s sinking has been the subject of much debate. But, one thing is now for certain: the number of icebergs in the Atlantic in 1912 was not unusually large. The first minister’s last conference speech before the referendum targeted the usual priority areas as the SNP gears up for next month’s European elections. Conservative gripes about an overzealous prosecution service ignore the coalition’s dangerous attacks on legal equality and access to support. The difficulties of developing new ways to attack viruses that are adaptable and thick-skinned makes it’s a wonder we have any new drugs at all. Investment banks are wrong to say China could be heading for a financial meltdown.

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Future - Welcome to a home for the insatiably curious What is BBC Future? Well, for starters we are about so much more than making predictions. Our mission statement is simple: Welcome to Pursuit Personalised, genomic cancer treatment. A breakthrough in our understanding of hydrodynamics. Listening to gravitational waves from space. And, exactly how do you to get the right amount of tomato sauce out of the bottle? These are just a few of the stories you will discover on Pursuit, the window into the research, teaching and engagement at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s top-ranked university. Office of Digital Learning In 2012 Harvard and MIT launched edX, a not-for-profit venture to deliver high-quality online learning opportunities to anyone with an Internet connection. MIT’s goals include expanding access to quality educational opportunities worldwide, enhancing on-campus education, and advancing understanding of teaching and learning through research. MIT’s effort to achieve these goals is known as MITx. MIT’s online courses delivered globally through edX are referred to as MITx on edX.

ABOUT US Hi there! So here’s our story…. This is how it all started… From Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Books to Websites, Blogs, Twitter Profiles and Quota accounts, we, just like the other youngsters, were attracted to the process of information assimilation and drawing conclusions based on those pieces of information. But, what was the impact of that consumption?

25 Herbs, Vegetables & Plants You Can Grow In Water Do you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? Water-grown herbs are just as flavorsome as those you grow in the garden. You don’t have to mess with soil or worry about regular watering or changing seasons. Most herbs will be happy growing in water, but those propagated from cuttings are easier to start in water. Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR 14 Genius Tricks To Get Rid Of Flies & Keep Them Away Flies are not only annoying, they’re major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, including cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, and dysentery. They collect those pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on trash, faeces and other decaying material. Plus, some types of flies, such as sciarid flies, can damage both your houseplants and your garden plants. They continuously breed by laying eggs in the top of the compost, and tiny larvae feast on damp organic matter and algae within the compost mix.

WHAT *SHOULD* WE BE WORRIED ABOUT? Clematis 2013 by Katinka MatsonClick to Expand | "The most stimulating English-language reading to be had from anywhere in the world." —The Canberra Times 11 All-Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes Summer is without a doubt many people’s favorite time and for obvious reasons. However, with summer there comes mosquitoes, and the itchy agony of getting bitten by them! The bite of a mosquito can also cause health problems too. West Nile virus has been a particular problem in recent years – an unpleasant virus with symptoms that include anything from flu-like aches to deadly encephalitis. Store-bought repellents containing ingredients such as DEET (Diethyltoluamide) are very effective at repelling bugs, but they are also full of chemicals which have been linked to serious health problems in both adults and children.

10 People Share The Mistakes That Cost Them A Job Offer When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 job seekers found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they’d be able to answer questions correctly—and even if they’d make it to the meeting on time. Frankly, this stat should come as no surprise. After all, you’re trying to build rapport with strangers in an unfamiliar place, you’re being put on the spot—and there’s a lot at stake from this one encounter.

Pan-Fried Trout with Garlic, Lemon, & Parsley get fresh recipes via email: Our weekly menus are not always as complicated as they might seem. While we’ll find a few recipes or plan a few more involved dishes a week, we’ll often plan free-form nights where we’ll just wing it. Whether that means throwing together a fritatta from leftovers in the fridge, or cooking up a frozen pizza, we need to have flexibility in our week for those nights when we just don’t want to follow a complicated (or any, really) recipe. Lately we’ve just been writing in ‘fish’ one night, in an effort to do more quick and healthy dinners. “Fish” night usually involves getting whatever is on sale at the fish counter, and then baking or sauteing it with a mixture of flavors depending on what we happen to have on hand.

7 Predictions For The Future Of Work Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated. Gone are the days when decisions were made from the top down and when all anyone was expected to do was simply “their job.” As a Corporate Anthropologist, I study the cultures of organizations—how they evolve and intersect with what’s happening right now, and how the people in them influence and shape their communities. The talent pool will grow As the use of robotics and automation technology increase, humans will no longer be asked to perform rote tasks. That means the nature of jobs will change.

10 perfectly good food scraps you're probably throwing away Last year when I was a broke undergraduate uni student, I had a friend who used to cut the bulb off shallots and throw away the green stalks. I actually couldn't bear watching him cook because I'd always see him throw away an entire chicken fillet just because he only needed one from the two-pack. Money and food waste was just not an issue for him. Me, on the other hand? I ate everything (and I mean that quite literally).