Inside DARPA's Attempts to Engineer a Futuristic Super-Soldier Retired four-star general Paul F. Gorman recalls first learning about the “weakling of the battlefield” from reading S.L.A. Marshall, the U.S. Army combat historian during World War II. After interviewing soldiers who participated in the Normandy beach landings, Marshall had learned that fatigue was responsible for an overwhelming number of casualties. "Elements of Poetry" Song for Teaching Literature - Free Worksheets Educational Songs with Free Worksheets Song Preview An engaging rap song for teaching the elements of poetry to students. Exclusive: Meet the World’s First Baby Born With an Assist from Stem Cells Doctors in Canada have begun a new chapter in medical history, delivering the first in a wave of babies expected to be born this summer through a technique that some experts think can dramatically improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now 22 days old, Zain Rajani was born through a new method that relies on the discovery that women have, in their own ovaries, a possible solution to infertility caused by poor egg quality. Pristine stem cells of healthy, yet-to-be developed eggs that can help make a woman’s older eggs act young again.
ESL Podcast Blog Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. Swift is, however, extremely popular in the United States and internationally, known for her catchy (easy to remember) tunes (music) and lyrics (words to a song). 10 Documentaries that Will Make You Rethink Everything You Know About Animals We can’t create change for animals in a vacuum — we need to educate ourselves, raise awareness in others, and embrace the small steps people take in learning more about different issues. For many, the seeds of change are first planted by a great documentary that informs and compels them to act. We’ve compiled this list of documentaries to give you an array of different animal-related topics to choose from, or you can watch them all! These films will give you a new perspective on different animals, and we believe all of them are compelling in their own way. If you find one particularly moving, consider hosting a screening party in your home, or at a local community space. This is a great way to introduce people to a new topic in a non-threatening environment.
Historiana : Case Study : Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world The introduction of women's suffrage came at different times in different places. The struggle to achieve votes for women began in the late 18th century but had little success until the early 20th century - even at the beginning of the 21st century there are still countries where votes for women are restricted or denied. One important episode in the campaign for women's suffrage was fought in Britain from about 1880 until 1918, when Parliament finally granted some women (but not all) the right to vote.
Poetic Devices in Lyrics Poetic devices can help lyrics go from mundane to first rate if used properly. Most beginning lyricists either don't take advantage of poetic devices (or know about them) or use them to excess. Metaphors are comparisons between two objects that give a clearer meaning. For instance, saying "She is the rain" is a metaphor comparing a woman to rain. If a metaphor uses "like" or "as" for the comparison, that is called a simile. Saying "She is like the rain" is a simile. The 1926 painting that foresaw how London would look today In 1926, London Underground published a poster painted by Montague B Black, a publicity artist who also created images for Liverpool’s White Star Line, which imagines London in 2026. A golden sky enfolds a cityscape of skyscrapers over which various types of flying machine hover. We’ve more than a decade to go to fulfil its prophecies (still time for the dirigible to make a comeback), but Black’s vision of London in 2026 looks remarkably similar to a view across the City in 2015. His skyscrapers, inspired by the innovative American cities of his own day, look remarkably like the Walkie Talkie and other contemporary metropolitan monoliths.
Listening Listening Lessons Dogs, Dogs, Dogs - Idioms and phrases using the word 'Dog'. Get the phone! - A listening exercise. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. Will a robot take your job? Type your job title into the search box below to find out the likelihood that it could be automated within the next two decades. About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte. Tap here for the interactive. Sources 'The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to automation'. Data supplied by Michael Osborne and Carl Frey, from Oxford University's Martin School.
Word Mover Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Poetry from Prose Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading. Playing with Prepositions through Poetry Students play with and explore prepositions during a whole group reading of Ruth Heller’s Behind the Mask, and then by composing and publishing prepositional poems based on the book’s style.
Stephen Hawking warns computers could control humans within a century Comments were made today at the Zeitgeist 2015 conference in LondonHumans should be worried if AI can be controlled at all, said physicistEarlier this year, Hawking signed an open letter with Elon Musk arguing AI development should not go on without restrictions By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com Published: 17:22 GMT, 12 May 2015 | Updated: 18:33 GMT, 12 May 2015 We may be facing a robot uprising with artificial intelligence capable of outsmarting humans in the next century. This is according to Professor Stephen Hawking who claims that rather than being concerned about who controls AI, we should be worried if AI can be controlled at all. His comments were made today at the Zeitgeist 2015 conference in London, and follows a previous warning that artificial intelligence could spell the end for humanity.
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