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  1. Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)

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    Nowak, Erika M.

    2006-01-01

    Like the saguaro cactus (Carnegia gigantea) and the rattlesnake, the Gila monster is emblematic of the desert Southwest. The Gila monster is not only the largest lizard native to the United States, but also one of only two known species of venomous lizard in the Americas. This stout-bodied lizard can grow to 50 cm (20 in) and is covered with black and pink or orange markings and bead-like scales. The Gila monster's range is centered in western and southern Arizona, continuing south to Sonora, Mexico. Despite public fascination with the species, relatively little is known about the ecology and behavior of the Gila monster in the wild. For this reason, managers at Tonto National Monument, Arizona, contacted the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to investigate why Gila monsters were being seen in developed areas of the park, particularly crossing the main road. Managers were concerned about possible lizard-human conflicts and the risk of vehicle traffic killing Gila monsters. USGS scientists initiated a research effort in Tonto National Monument beginning in 2004 to provide information needed to make management decisions and improve scientific understanding of the species. Specifically, USGS scientists examined the movement patterns, range requirements, dietary habits, and use of developed areas by Gila monsters within the park. The 2004 research effort also extended a program begun in Tonto National Monument in 1994 to recognize individual Gila monsters based on unique dorsal patterns identified from photographs.

  2. Characterization of the gila monster (Heloderma suspectum suspectum) venom proteome.

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    Sanggaard, Kristian W; Dyrlund, Thomas F; Thomsen, Line R; Nielsen, Tania A; Brøndum, Lars; Wang, Tobias; Thøgersen, Ida B; Enghild, Jan J

    2015-03-18

    The archetypical venomous lizard species are the helodermatids, the gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) and the beaded lizards (Heloderma horridum). In the present study, the gila monster venom proteome was characterized using 2D-gel electrophoresis and tandem mass spectrometry-based de novo peptide sequencing followed by protein identification based on sequence homology. A total of 39 different proteins were identified out of the 58 selected spots that represent the major constituents of venom. Of these proteins, 19 have not previously been identified in helodermatid venom. The data showed that helodermatid venom is complex and that this complexity is caused by genetic isoforms and post-translational modifications including proteolytic processing. In addition, the venom proteome analysis revealed that the major constituents of the gila monster venom are kallikrein-like serine proteinases (EC 3.4.21) and phospholipase A2 (type III) enzymes (EC 3.1.1.4). A neuroendocrine convertase 1 homolog that most likely converts the proforms of the previously identified bioactive exendins into the mature and active forms was identified suggesting that these peptide toxins are secreted as proforms that are activated by proteolytic cleavage following secretion as opposed to being activated intracellularly. The presented global protein identification-analysis provides the first overview of the helodermatid venom composition. The helodermatid lizards are the classical venomous lizards, and the pharmacological potential of the venom from these species has been known for years; best illustrated by the identification of exendin-4, which is now used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Despite the potential, no global analyses of the protein components in the venom exist. A hindrance is the lack of a genome sequence because it prevents protein identification using a conventional approach where MS data are searched against predicted protein sequences based on the genome sequence

  3. Characterization of the gila monster (Heloderma suspectum suspectum) venom proteome

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    Sanggaard, Kristian W; Dyrlund, Thomas F; Thomsen, Line R

    2015-01-01

    analysis revealed that the major constituents of the gila monster venom are kallikrein-like serine proteinases (EC 3.4.21) and phospholipase A2 (type III) enzymes (EC 3.1.1.4). A neuroendocrine convertase 1 homolog that most likely converts the proforms of the previously identified bioactive exendins...

  4. A previously unreported locality record for the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)

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    Lovich, Jeff; Haxel, Gordon

    2011-01-01

    Although the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) is widely distributed throughout the Sonoran and portions of the Mojave Deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, details of its distribution in California are imperfectly known, due to the apparent rarity of the species in that state. In their review of Gila Monster records for California, Lovich and Beaman (2007) documented only 26 credible sightings during a period of 153 years. In May 2009 another sighting in California was documented by Ruppert (2010a, b) who photographed a specimen in the Providence Mountains, an area known for previous Gila Monster sightings (Lovich and Beaman 2007). In this paper we report the 28th credible record of a Gila Monster in California.

  5. Release of exendin-4 is controlled by mechanical action in Gila monsters, Heloderma suspectum.

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    Christel, Carolyn M; Denardo, Dale F

    2006-01-01

    Exendin-4 is a peptide produced exclusively by the salivary glands of the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum. Although exendin-4 is considered a venom component, circulating plasma levels of exendin-4 have been shown to increase in response to feeding. Previous studies using mammals have demonstrated exendin-4 has prolonged plasma glucose-lowering properties. While these findings suggest a possible role of exendin-4 as a metabolic hormone in the Gila Monster, the mechanism controlling its release by the salivary gland has not previously been studied. We investigated possible factors driving exendin-4 release by testing Gila Monsters' response to one of six treatment groups: fed egg, fed juvenile rat, gastric intubation with egg while under anesthesia, olfactory stimulation from egg without ingestion, unfed control, and biting without feeding. These treatments were designed to separately test actions associated with feeding and different food types. We measured plasma exendin-4 levels using an immunoenzymetric assay before and at three time points after each treatment. Exendin-4 levels increased significantly in groups where considerable biting occurred but not in the other treatment groups. These results suggest that exendin-4 is released from the salivary glands in response to mechanical stimulation and not the detection of food either by smell, taste, or distention of the gut. Further study of exendin-4 in its natural organism is needed to elucidate the functional role of exendin-4 as a venom component and/or a metabolic regulator.

  6. Water supplementation affects the behavioral and physiological ecology of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in the Sonoran Desert.

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    Davis, Jon R; DeNardo, Dale F

    2009-01-01

    In desert species, seasonal peaks in animal activity often correspond with times of higher rainfall. However, the underlying reason for such seasonality can be hard to discern because the rainy season is often associated with shifts in temperature as well as water and food availability. We used a combination of the natural climate pattern of the Sonoran Desert and periodic water supplementation to determine the extent to which water intake influenced both the behavioral ecology and the physiological ecology of a long-lived desert lizard, the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) (Cope 1869). Water-supplemented lizards had lower plasma osmolality (i.e., were more hydrated) and maintained urinary bladder water reserves better during seasonal drought than did control lizards. During seasonal drought, water-supplemented lizards were surface active a significantly greater proportion of time than were controls. This increased surface activity can lead to greater food acquisition for supplemental Gila monsters because tail volume (an index of caudal lipid stores) was significantly greater in supplemented lizards compared with controls in one of the two study years.

  7. Hematology, leukocyte cytochemical analysis, plasma biochemistry, and plasma electrophoresis of wild-caught and captive-bred Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum).

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    Cooper-Bailey, Kerri; Smith, Stephen A; Zimmerman, Kurt; Lane, Rosalie; Raskin, Rose E; DeNardo, Dale

    2011-09-01

    The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), one of several venomous lizard species in the world, is found within the United States and Mexico and is recognized as an iconic symbol of the American Southwest. Thus, Gila monsters are of growing interest in the captive reptile trade and within zoological and educational institutions. The aims of this study were to determine results for CBCs, describe cytochemical reactions in WBCs, and obtain plasma biochemical and protein electrophoresis results from wild-caught and captive-bred H. suspectum. Ventral tail vein blood samples were obtained from 16 captive (14 wild-caught and 2 captive-bred) Gila monsters. CBCs, RBC morphometric analysis, plasma biochemical analysis, and protein electrophoresis were performed. Leukocytes were stained for peroxidase, Sudan black B (SBB), chloroacetate esterase, napthyl butyrate esterase, and leukocyte alkaline phosphatase, and blood smears were examined for the presence of hemoparasites. The median (range) PCV was 37% (22-50%) and WBC count was 4.6 × 10(3) /μL (3.3-6.4 × 10(3) /μL) with approximately 50% heterophils and fewer lymphocytes, basophils, azurophils, and monocytes in decreasing order. Cytochemical reactions were unique among reptiles with strong staining for peroxidase and SBB in monocytes/azurophils. Biochemical results were similar to those of earlier reports with slight increases in uric acid and urea concentrations. Plasma electrophoretic results indicated that albumin was approximately equal to the combined globulin fractions. Results of blood analysis in healthy wild-caught and captive-bred H. suspectum may be useful for monitoring health status in this species. ©2011 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

  8. Fossilized Venom: The Unusually Conserved Venom Profiles of Heloderma Species (Beaded Lizards and Gila Monsters

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    Ivan Koludarov

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Research into snake venoms has revealed extensive variation at all taxonomic levels. Lizard venoms, however, have received scant research attention in general, and no studies of intraclade variation in lizard venom composition have been attempted to date. Despite their iconic status and proven usefulness in drug design and discovery, highly venomous helodermatid lizards (gila monsters and beaded lizards have remained neglected by toxinological research. Proteomic comparisons of venoms of three helodermatid lizards in this study has unravelled an unusual similarity in venom-composition, despite the long evolutionary time (~30 million years separating H. suspectum from the other two species included in this study (H. exasperatum and H. horridum. Moreover, several genes encoding the major helodermatid toxins appeared to be extremely well-conserved under the influence of negative selection (but with these results regarded as preliminary due to the scarcity of available sequences. While the feeding ecologies of all species of helodermatid lizard are broadly similar, there are significant morphological differences between species, which impact upon relative niche occupation.

  9. Fossilized venom: the unusually conserved venom profiles of Heloderma species (beaded lizards and gila monsters).

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    Koludarov, Ivan; Jackson, Timothy N W; Sunagar, Kartik; Nouwens, Amanda; Hendrikx, Iwan; Fry, Bryan G

    2014-12-22

    Research into snake venoms has revealed extensive variation at all taxonomic levels. Lizard venoms, however, have received scant research attention in general, and no studies of intraclade variation in lizard venom composition have been attempted to date. Despite their iconic status and proven usefulness in drug design and discovery, highly venomous helodermatid lizards (gila monsters and beaded lizards) have remained neglected by toxinological research. Proteomic comparisons of venoms of three helodermatid lizards in this study has unravelled an unusual similarity in venom-composition, despite the long evolutionary time (~30 million years) separating H. suspectum from the other two species included in this study (H. exasperatum and H. horridum). Moreover, several genes encoding the major helodermatid toxins appeared to be extremely well-conserved under the influence of negative selection (but with these results regarded as preliminary due to the scarcity of available sequences). While the feeding ecologies of all species of helodermatid lizard are broadly similar, there are significant morphological differences between species, which impact upon relative niche occupation.

  10. Does urbanization influence the spatial ecology of Gila monsters in the Sonoran Desert?

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    Kwiatkowski, M.A.; Schuett, G.W.; Repp, R.A.; Nowak, E.M.; Sullivan, B.K.

    2008-01-01

    To assess whether urbanization influences the spatial ecology of a rare and protected venomous reptilian predator, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum, we compared home range (HR) size and movement parameters at three sites varying in degree of urbanization in the Sonoran Desert. We predicted that the urban population of H. suspectum would exhibit smaller HRs, avoid human structures and show less movement. Multivariate analysis indicated that males generally exhibited larger HRs and had higher movement rates and activity levels than females at all three sites. Contrary to our predictions, however, HR size and movement parameters did not vary across the sites in relation to the level of urbanization. At the urban site, individuals often crossed narrow roads and regularly used artificial structures as refuges for extended periods. Furthermore, the population sex ratio at the urban site was female-biased, consistent with the expectation that occupation of larger HRs and higher movement rates results in higher mortality for males in urbanized areas. Gila monsters did not appear to alter certain aspects of their spatial ecology in response to low levels of human activity but additional work will be required to assess population viability and possible effects in the long term and with higher levels of urbanization.

  11. Characterization of bradykinin-related peptides generated in the plasma of six sarcopterygian species (African lungfish, amphiuma, coachwhip, bullsnake, gila monster, and Gray's monitor).

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    Li, Z; Secor, S M; Lance, V A; Masini, M A; Vallarino, M; Conlon, J M

    1998-10-01

    Incubation of heat-denatured plasma from six species occupying different evolutionary positions within the Sarcopterygian lineage [the dipnoan, Protopterus annectens (African lungfish); the urodele, Amphiuma tridactylum (three-toed amphiuma); the colubrid snakes, Pituophis melanoleucus sayi (bullsnake) and Masticophis flagellum (coachwhip); and the lizards Heloderma suspectum (Gila monster) and Varanus Grayi (Gray's monitor)] with trypsin generated bradykinin-related peptides that were detected by radioimmunoassay using an antiserum raised against mammalian bradykinin (BK). The peptides were purified by HPLC and their primary structures were established as lungfish [Tyr1,Gly2,Ala7,Pro8]BK, amphiuma [Phe1,Ile2, Leu5]BK, bullsnake and coachwhip [Val1,Thr6]BK, Gila monster [Leu2, Thr6]BK, and Gray's monitor [Thr6]BK. Monitor BK is identical to the peptide generated in turtle and alligator plasma and coachwhip/bullsnake BK shows one amino acid substitution (Ala1 --> Val) compared with the peptide generated in the plasma of the python. The data provide further evidence for the widespread occurrence of a kallikrein-kininogen system in nonmammalian vertebrates but indicate that the primary structure of BK has been poorly conserved during evolution. Copyright 1998 Academic Press.

  12. Connectivity maps for biosimilar drug discovery in venoms: the case of Gila monster venom and the anti-diabetes drug Byetta®.

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    Aramadhaka, Lavakumar Reddy; Prorock, Alyson; Dragulev, Bojan; Bao, Yongde; Fox, Jay W

    2013-07-01

    Like most natural product libraries animal venoms have long been recognized as potentially rich source of biologically active molecules with the potential to be mined for the discovery of drugs, drug leads and/or biosimilars. In this work we demonstrate as a proof of concept a novel approach to explore venoms for potential biosimilarity to other drugs based on their ability to alter the transcriptomes of test cell lines followed by informatic searches and Connectivity Mapping to match the action of the venom on the cell gene expression to that of other drugs in the Connectivity Map (C-Map) database. As our test animal venom we chose Heloderma suspectum venom (Gila monster) since exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, isolated from the venom is currently on the market to treat type 2 diabetes. The action of Byetta(®) (exentide, synthetic exendin-4), was also used in transcriptome studies. Analysis of transcriptomes from cells treated with the venom or the drug showed similarities as well as differences. The former case was primarily attributed to the fact that Gila monster venom likely contains a variety of biologically active molecules that could alter the MCF7 cell transcriptome compared to that of the single perturbant Byetta(®). Using Ingenuity Pathway Analysis software, insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling was identified in the category of "Top Canonical Pathways" for both the venom and Byetta(®). In the category of "Top Molecules" up-regulated, both venom and Byetta(®) shared IL-8, cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor 3 (ATF-3), neuron-derived orphan receptor 1 (NR4A3), dexamethasone-induced Ras-related protein 1 (RASD1) and early growth response protein 1, (EGR-1) all with potential relevance in diabetes. Using Connectivity Mapping, Gila monster venom showed positive correlation with 1732 instances and negative correlation with 793 instances in the Connectivity database whereas Byetta(®) showed positive correlation with 1692

  13. Monster Paintings

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    Huggler, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a unit on monsters wherein students were charged with painting an imaginary character and, in so doing, demonstrated mastery of expression, organization of space, control of paint media, and application of the elements of art. Students discovered how color and line could be used to convey expression. The media…

  14. Monster Paintings

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    Huggler, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a unit on monsters wherein students were charged with painting an imaginary character and, in so doing, demonstrated mastery of expression, organization of space, control of paint media, and application of the elements of art. Students discovered how color and line could be used to convey expression. The media…

  15. Monsters Evolve

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    Clasen, Mathias

    2012-01-01

    Horror fiction is a thriving industry. Many consumers pay hard-earned money to be scared witless by films, books, and computer games. The well-told horror story can affect even the most obstinate skeptic. How and why does horror fiction work? Why are people so fascinated with monsters? Why do...... horror stories generally travel well across cultural borders, if all they do is encode salient culturally contingent anxieties, as some horror scholars have claimed? I argue that an evolutionary perspective is useful in explaining the appeal of horror, but also that this perspective cannot stand alone....... An exhaustive, vertically integrated theory of horror fiction incorporates the cultural dimension. I make the case for a biocultural approach, one that recognizes evolutionary underpinnings and cultural variation....

  16. Chemisch en sensorisch onderzoek van monsters paardevlees

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    Cazemier, G.; Jong, de J.; Herstel, H.

    1990-01-01

    In januari 1988 werden acht monsters paardebiefstuk en zes monsters paardestooflap, afkomstig uit verschillende landen, chemisch onderzocht. Vier monsters biefstuk en vier monsters stooflap werden onderzocht op de gehalten aan vocht, vet en eiwit.

  17. Here be monsters.

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    Crump, Alan

    2003-02-01

    It seems that my knowledge of old maps is not as good as I believed. I had thought that in the past when there were lands or seas still to be mapped the explorers often created myths and legends by writing 'here be monsters' on the charts of the time. This would warn other adventurers away from these areas as they were full of unknown dangers and remained uncharted. It appears that the term actually used was 'here be dragons'. Dragons or monsters, the metaphor still works and the recent conferences held at Aston University pointed to both charted and uncharted areas in the nursing care of older people.

  18. Monster Moose Reading.

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    Finney, Frank

    Monster Moose (MM) Reading is a program specifically aimed at improving children's language, beginning reading, and self-concept development through the creation and utilization of student-authored reading materials which feature a series of wordless picture books about a magical moose. The MM Program is based on the following general principles…

  19. Monsters are people too.

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    Levy, J; Foulsham, T; Kingstone, A

    2013-02-23

    Animals, including dogs, dolphins, monkeys and man, follow gaze. What mediates this bias towards the eyes? One hypothesis is that primates possess a distinct neural module that is uniquely tuned for the eyes of others. An alternative explanation is that configural face processing drives fixations to the middle of peoples' faces, which is where the eyes happen to be located. We distinguish between these two accounts. Observers were presented with images of people, non-human creatures with eyes in the middle of their faces (`humanoids') or creatures with eyes positioned elsewhere (`monsters'). There was a profound and significant bias towards looking early and often at the eyes of humans and humanoids and also, critically, at the eyes of monsters. These findings demonstrate that the eyes, and not the middle of the head, are being targeted by the oculomotor system.

  20. Novel venom proteins produced by differential domain-expression strategies in beaded lizards and gila monsters (genus Heloderma).

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    Fry, Bryan G; Roelants, Kim; Winter, Kelly; Hodgson, Wayne C; Griesman, Laura; Kwok, Hang Fai; Scanlon, Denis; Karas, John; Shaw, Chris; Wong, Lily; Norman, Janette A

    2010-02-01

    The origin and evolution of venom proteins in helodermatid lizards were investigated by multidisciplinary techniques. Our analyses elucidated novel toxin types resultant from three unique domain-expression processes: 1) The first full-length sequences of lethal toxin isoforms (helofensins) revealed this toxin type to be constructed by an ancestral monodomain, monoproduct gene (beta-defensin) that underwent three tandem domain duplications to encode a tetradomain, monoproduct with a possible novel protein fold; 2) an ancestral monodomain gene (encoding a natriuretic peptide) was medially extended to become a pentadomain, pentaproduct through the additional encoding of four tandemly repeated proline-rich peptides (helokinestatins), with the five discrete peptides liberated from each other by posttranslational proteolysis; and 3) an ancestral multidomain, multiproduct gene belonging to the vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)/glucagon family being mutated to encode for a monodomain, monoproduct (exendins) followed by duplication and diversification into two variant classes (exendins 1 and 2 and exendins 3 and 4). Bioactivity characterization of exendin and helokinestatin elucidated variable cardioactivity between isoforms within each class. These results highlight the importance of utilizing evolutionary-based search strategies for biodiscovery and the virtually unexplored potential of lizard venoms in drug design and discovery.

  1. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain

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    Gilmore, David D

    2008-01-01

    .... In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men...

  2. Defeating the coding monsters.

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    Colt, Ross

    2007-02-01

    Accuracy in coding is rapidly becoming a required skill for military health care providers. Clinic staffing, equipment purchase decisions, and even reimbursement will soon be based on the coding data that we provide. Learning the complicated myriad of rules to code accurately can seem overwhelming. However, the majority of clinic visits in a typical outpatient clinic generally fall into two major evaluation and management codes, 99213 and 99214. If health care providers can learn the rules required to code a 99214 visit, then this will provide a 90% solution that can enable them to accurately code the majority of their clinic visits. This article demonstrates a step-by-step method to code a 99214 visit, by viewing each of the three requirements as a monster to be defeated.

  3. Registro nuevo del escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae en Durango, México New report of Mexican scorpion Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae in Durango State, Mexico

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    Raúl Muñiz-Martínez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum es una de las 2 especies de lagartijas venenosas que se conocen en el mundo; hay 3 subespecies, todas en una distribución muy localizada, a lo largo de la costa del Pacífico. En la parte suroeste de Durango, en el río Presidio, un grupo de técnicos topógrafos observaron un ejemplar de Heloderma horridum y tomaron fotografías, las cuales aportaron al autor de esta nota, quien por medio de claves determinó la especie. Se trata de una especie que se considera amenazada dentro de la NOM-ECOL-059-2001, razón por la cual no se recolectó. Este registro amplía la distribución de la especie hacia el suroeste de la sierra Madre Occidental y confirma su presencia en el estado de Durango, México.The Beaded Mexican Reptile is one of the 2 species recognized as venomous reptiles in the world. There are known 3 subspecies of Heloderma horridum, all show a very localized distribution, along the Pacific Coast. At the Southwestern part of Durango, this species was seen at the river Presidio. One specimen of Heloderma horridum, was observed and photographed, by a group of topography technical, who donated the pictures. By using taxonomic keys, the specimen was determined as Heloderma horridum. This species is registered in NOM-ECOL-059-2001, and is considered Amazing species, so the specimen was not collected. This is new registration, broads the geographical distribution of this taxon towards the southwestern of the Sierra Madre Occidental and its presence in Durango state, Mexico.

  4. Transgressive Hybrids as Hopeful Monsters.

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    Dittrich-Reed, Dylan R; Fitzpatrick, Benjamin M

    2013-06-01

    The origin of novelty is a critical subject for evolutionary biologists. Early geneticists speculated about the sudden appearance of new species via special macromutations, epitomized by Goldschmidt's infamous "hopeful monster". Although these ideas were easily dismissed by the insights of the Modern Synthesis, a lingering fascination with the possibility of sudden, dramatic change has persisted. Recent work on hybridization and gene exchange suggests an underappreciated mechanism for the sudden appearance of evolutionary novelty that is entirely consistent with the principles of modern population genetics. Genetic recombination in hybrids can produce transgressive phenotypes, "monstrous" phenotypes beyond the range of parental populations. Transgressive phenotypes can be products of epistatic interactions or additive effects of multiple recombined loci. We compare several epistatic and additive models of transgressive segregation in hybrids and find that they are special cases of a general, classic quantitative genetic model. The Dobzhansky-Muller model predicts "hopeless" monsters, sterile and inviable transgressive phenotypes. The Bateson model predicts "hopeful" monsters with fitness greater than either parental population. The complementation model predicts both. Transgressive segregation after hybridization can rapidly produce novel phenotypes by recombining multiple loci simultaneously. Admixed populations will also produce many similar recombinant phenotypes at the same time, increasing the probability that recombinant "hopeful monsters" will establish true-breeding evolutionary lineages. Recombination is not the only (or even most common) process generating evolutionary novelty, but might be the most credible mechanism for sudden appearance of new forms.

  5. Medieval monsters, in theory and practice.

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    2014-01-01

    The past two decades have witnessed a plethora of studies on the medieval monster. These studies have contributed significantly to our understanding of religion, art, literature, and science in the Middle Ages. However, a tendency to treat the medieval monster in purely symbolic and psychological terms ignores the lived experiences of impaired medieval people and their culture's attitudes toward them. With the aid of recent insights provided by disability studies, this article aims to confront "real" medieval monsters--e.g., physically impaired human beings--in both their human and monstrous aspects.

  6. [Veterinary double-monsters historically viewed].

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    Baljet, B; Heijke, G C

    1997-01-01

    A large number of duplication monstrosities have been observed in cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats, cats and dogs, ever since the publication of the famous woodcut of a swine double monster by J. S. Brant in Basel in 1496, better known as the "wunderbare Sau von Landser im Elsass". Albrecht Dürer also made a woodcut of this double monster in front of the village Landser in 1496. A picture of a deer double monster was published in 1603 by Heinrich Ulrich in Germany. In the monograph De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis ..., published by the Italian Fortunius Licetus in 1616 pictures of double monsters being half man half dog are found. These fantasy figures have been popular for a long time and were supposed to be really in existence. Apart from these fantasy figures many pictures are known from real veterinary double monsters. U. Aldrovandus described in 1642 in his Monstrorum historia, besides many fantasy figures, also real human and veterinary double monsters and he gave also good pictures of them. In the 19th century examples of veterinary duplication monstrosities were published by I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1832-37), E. F. Gurlt (1832), W. Vrolik (1840) and C. Taruffi (1881); they proposed also concepts concerning the etiology. In the second volume of his famous handbook of teratology (1907), E. Schwalbe described many veterinary double monsters and discussed the theories of the genesis of congenital malformations. Various theories concerning the genesis of double monsters have been given since Aristotle (384-322 B.C.). ...

  7. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain.

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    Gilmore, David D

    2008-09-01

    Let us now revisit our original assumptions. First, we note that for the participants in Hacinas Carnival the Tarasca is a figure of fun and joy, but it also exudes a strain of aggressive misogyny that many female residents, not to mention tourists, find somewhat unsettling. In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men. While their plan was never carried out, and indeed met with stiff opposition from officialdom and, especially, from older women, some of the younger, more modern girls find the Tarasca appalling, and they told me so without compunction. Accordingly, today the festival tends to polarize the sexes as well as the generations. Also, many children are frightened by the gigantic mock-up with its snapping teeth and foul breath, and many of them burst into tears at the roaring of the demons. But despite these negatives--or perhaps because of them--the Tarasca breaks down boundaries between things normally kept separate in the mind: humor and terror, man and beast, order and disorder, old and young, life and death, and so on. In so collapsing opposites, the Tarasca causes people to pause and to think about and question everyday reality in the non-Carnival universe. All these observations of course support the structural arguments of our four theorists above and in particular seem to corroborate Bloch's concept (1992) of the regenerative power of "rebounding violence." However, there are three specific features here that need psychological amplification beyond simply confirming the work of previous theorists. We must first note that like most grotesque fantasies, the Hacinas monster combines disparate organic "realities" into a bizarre and monstrous image that by its very oddness and the resulting "cognitive mismatch" captures people's attention and sparks the imagination, especially that of

  8. You can count on monsters

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    Schwartz, Richard Evan

    2010-01-01

    Using a unique teaching tool designed to motivate kids to learn, this volume visually explores the concepts of factoring and the role of prime and composite numbers. The playful and colorful monsters are designed to give children (and even older audiences) an intuitive understanding of the building blocks of numbers and the basics of multiplication. The introduction and appendices can also help adult readers answer questions about factoring from their young audience. The artwork is crisp and creative and the colors are bright and engaging, making this volume a welcome deviation from standard math texts. CRC Press Author and NPR's Math Guy Keith Devlin spoke with Scott Simon about how the book makes finding prime numbers fun. "This is one of the most amazing math books for kids I have ever seen...," Devlin says. "Great colors, it's wonderful, and yet because [Schwartz] knows the mathematics, he very skillfully and subtly embeds mathematical ideas into the drawings."

  9. Monsters. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.

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    Klass, Steve

    How have "monsters" been viewed in society, what purpose do they serve, and why are they necessary? In this language-arts-based curriculum unit for grades 9-12, students explore the ways "monsters" are depicted in literature, music, and drama. According to the unit, students will: define what a monster is; read the classic "Beowulf"; then read…

  10. Black hole entropy, curved space and monsters

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    Hsu, Stephen D.H. [Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (United States)], E-mail: hsu@uoregon.edu; Reeb, David [Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (United States)], E-mail: dreeb@uoregon.edu

    2008-01-10

    We investigate the microscopic origin of black hole entropy, in particular the gap between the maximum entropy of ordinary matter and that of black holes. Using curved space, we construct configurations with entropy greater than the area A of a black hole of equal mass. These configurations have pathological properties and we refer to them as monsters. When monsters are excluded we recover the entropy bound on ordinary matter Smonster states.

  11. Beowulf as History, as Saga, as Monster.

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    Hineline, Catherine Almy

    1978-01-01

    As a focal point for their unit on Anglo-Saxon England, the reading of "Beowulf" led fourth and fifth graders into a variety of learning projects: creating monsters, writing sagas, tracing the tale's geography, and role playing Saxon life and customs. (SJL)

  12. The Gonzo Scientist. Slaying monsters for science.

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    Bohannon, John

    2008-06-20

    Slaying Monsters for Science John Bohannon The first scientific conference held in Azeroth, the online universe of the role-playing game World of Warcraft, went off virtually without a hitch. Although the participants all died during the final day's social event - a massive raid on an enemy fort - they agree that this event is a glimpse at the future of scientific exchange.

  13. Galileo, Gauss, and the Green Monster

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    Kalman, Dan; Teague, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Galileo dropped cannonballs from the leaning tower of Pisa to demonstrate something about falling bodies. Gauss was a giant of mathematics and physics who made unparalleled contributions to both fields. More contemporary (and not a person), the Green Monster is the left-field wall at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. Measuring 37 feet…

  14. Tele-Collaborative Projects: Monsters.com?

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    LeLoup, Jean; Ponterio, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Examines a collaborative language learning project that brought together elementary and middle school students in France, Canada, and a Basque school to communicate about monsters--a topic of concern to any child who has heard a fairy tale or watched a Disney movie. The Internet is used as the medium of interaction, allowing more students to…

  15. Galileo, Gauss, and the Green Monster

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    Kalman, Dan; Teague, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Galileo dropped cannonballs from the leaning tower of Pisa to demonstrate something about falling bodies. Gauss was a giant of mathematics and physics who made unparalleled contributions to both fields. More contemporary (and not a person), the Green Monster is the left-field wall at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. Measuring 37 feet…

  16. The proper place of hopeful monsters in evolutionary biology.

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    Theissen, Günter

    2006-03-01

    Hopeful monsters are organisms with a profound mutant phenotype that have the potential to establish a new evolutionary lineage. The Synthetic Theory of evolutionary biology has rejected the evolutionary relevance of hopeful monsters, but could not fully explain the mechanism and mode of macroevolution. On the other hand, several lines of evidence suggest that hopeful monsters played an important role during the origin of key innovations and novel body plans by saltational rather than gradual evolution. Homeotic mutants are identified as an especially promising class of hopeful monsters. Examples for animal and plant lineages that may have originated as hopeful monsters are given. Nevertheless, a brief review of the history of the concept of hopeful monsters reveals that it needs refinements and empirical tests if it is to be a useful addition to evolutionary biology. While evolutionary biology is traditionally zoocentric, hopeful monsters might be more relevant for plant than for animal evolution. Even though during recent years developmental genetics has provided detailed knowledge about how hopeful monsters can originate in the first place, we know almost nothing about their performance in natural populations and thus the ultimate difference between hopeful and hopeless. Studying the fitness of candidate hopeful monsters (suitable mutants with profound phenotype) in natural habitats thus remains a considerable challenge for the future.

  17. Sigmund Freud's physicians and "the monster".

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    Tainmont, J

    2007-01-01

    Freud received treatment from several physicians--including rhinologists, oro-facial surgeons or radiotherapists--for a cancer of the palate. Furthermore, as a consequence of his operation, Freud was required to wear a prosthesis that he probably named "the monster". This paper provides some details about the physicians who cured Freud and looks at the prosthesis he was forced to wear until his death.

  18. Hopeful monsters and morphogens at the beach.

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    Niswander, Lee; Anderson, Kathryn V

    2002-11-01

    The Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Conference (August 15-19, 2002) provided the latest insights into how a single cell is transformed into a complex organism. Organisms that flower, slither, walk and fly continue to provide new insights into the cell biological and molecular mechanisms that control cell movement, signalling pathways and post-transcriptional regulation; hopeful monsters sit at our doorstep to provide new insight into evolutionary change and human disease.

  19. Valuing queer identity in Monster High doll fandom

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    Sara Mariel Austin

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available According to Mattel, Monster High dolls topped $500 million in annual sales in 2014, quickly gaining on Barbie, whose $1.3 billion in annual revenue plummeted for the fourth quarter in a row. Monster High's recent ad campaign claims, "We are monsters. We are proud." Race, ethnicity, and disability are coded into the dolls as selling points. The allure of Monster High is, in part, that political identity and the celebration of difference become consumable. The female body, the racialized body, and the disabled body have long been coded as monstrous. Monster High reclaims this label, queering it. Using Jack Halberstam's work on children's culture and Richard Berger's and Rosalind Hanmer's work on fandom, this article explores the queer potential of Monster High. Fans rewrite the Mattel narrative through fan fiction, repainting the dolls, and embodying them through virtual avatars, makeup, and costume play. These fan practices both queer the dolls' identity politics and create communities of interest that act as safe spaces for expressing queer identity and generating fan activism. These fan practices have also influenced Mattel's branding of the dolls, specifically with the recent inclusion of activism campaigns such as WeStopHate and The Kind Campaign into the Monster High Webisodes and Web site. By exploring the queer politics of Monster High fandom, this paper explains how that queering generates social change.

  20. Valuing queer identity in Monster High doll fandom

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    Sara Mariel Austin

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available According to Mattel, Monster High dolls topped $500 million in annual sales in 2014, quickly gaining on Barbie, whose $1.3 billion in annual revenue plummeted for the fourth quarter in a row. Monster High's recent ad campaign claims, "We are monsters. We are proud." Race, ethnicity, and disability are coded into the dolls as selling points. The allure of Monster High is, in part, that political identity and the celebration of difference become consumable. The female body, the racialized body, and the disabled body have long been coded as monstrous. Monster High reclaims this label, queering it. Using Jack Halberstam's work on children's culture and Richard Berger's and Rosalind Hanmer's work on fandom, this article explores the queer potential of Monster High. Fans rewrite the Mattel narrative through fan fiction, repainting the dolls, and embodying them through virtual avatars, makeup, and costume play. These fan practices both queer the dolls' identity politics and create communities of interest that act as safe spaces for expressing queer identity and generating fan activism. These fan practices have also influenced Mattel's branding of the dolls, specifically with the recent inclusion of activism campaigns such as WeStopHate and The Kind Campaign into the Monster High Webisodes and Web site. By exploring the queer politics of Monster High fandom, this paper explains how that queering generates social change.

  1. Managing the "Measure Up Monster": Leadership in the Balance

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    Sullivan, Debra

    2010-01-01

    The "Measure Up Monster" usually comes to visit wearing one of two disguises. Its favorite disguise is "Flattery". Some say flattery will get a person everything, but sometimes flattery only gets a person frightened. When the "Measure Up Monster" shows up disguised as Flattery it can feel like a set up for failure. That's because sometimes people…

  2. Nest guarding by female Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) at a wind-energy facility near Palm Springs, California

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    Agha, Mickey; Lovich, Jeffrey E.; Ennen, Joshua R.; Wilcox, Ethan

    2013-01-01

    We observed behavior consistent with nest-guarding in Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) at two nests in a large wind-energy-generation facility near Palm Springs, California, locally known as the Mesa Wind Farm. As researchers approached the nests, female desert tortoises moved to the entrance of their burrows and positioned themselves sideways, directly over their nests. One female stretched her limbs outward and wedged herself into the burrow (her plastron directly above the nest). Guarding of nests is rarely observed in Agassiz's desert tortoise but can occur as a result of attempted predation on eggs by Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) or in direct response to the perceived threat posed by researchers. This is the first report of nest-guarding for G. agassizii in the Sonoran Desert ecosystem of California.

  3. The fate of monsters in anti-de Sitter spacetime

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    Ong, Yen Chin; Chen, Pisin

    2013-07-01

    Black hole entropy remains a deep puzzle: where does such enormous amount of entropy come from? Curiously, there exist gravitational configurations that possess even larger entropy than a black hole of the same mass, in fact, arbitrarily high entropy. These are the so-called monsters, which are problematic to the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence paradigm since there is far insufficient degrees of freedom on the field theory side to account for the enormous entropy of monsters in AdS bulk. The physics of the bulk however may be considerably modified at semi-classical level due to the presence of branes. We show that this is especially so since monster spacetimes are unstable due to brane nucleation. As a consequence, it is not clear what the final fate of monsters is. We argue that in some cases there is no real threat from monsters since although they are solutions to Einstein's Field Equations, they are very likely to be completely unstable when embedded in string theory, and thus probably are not solutions to the full quantum theory of gravity. Our analysis, while suggestive and supportive of the claim that such pathological objects are not allowed in the final theory, by itself does not rule out all monsters. We comment on various kin of monsters such as the "bag-of-gold" spacetime, and also discuss briefly the implications of our work to some puzzles related to black hole entropy.

  4. MONSTER: a TOF Spectrometer for β-delayed Neutron Spectroscopy

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    Martínez, T., E-mail: trino.martinez@ciemat.es [Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, MedioAmbientales y Tecnológicas, CIEMAT, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Cano-Ott, D.; Castilla, J.; Garcia, A.R.; Marin, J.; Martinez, G.; Mendoza, E.; Santos, C.; Tera, F.J.; Villamarin, D. [Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, MedioAmbientales y Tecnológicas, CIEMAT, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Agramunt, J.; Algora, A.; Domingo, C.; Jordan, M.D.; Rubio, B.; Taín, J.L. [Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC-Universidad de Valencia (Spain); Bhattacharya, C.; Banerjee, K.; Bhattacharya, S.; Roy, P. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata (India); and others

    2014-06-15

    β-delayed neutron (DN) data, including emission probabilities, Pn, and energy spectrum, play an important role in our understanding of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear technologies. A MOdular Neutron time-of-flight SpectromeTER (MONSTER) is being built for the measurement of the neutron energy spectra and branching ratios. The TOF spectrometer will consist of one hundred liquid scintillator cells covering a significant solid angle. The MONSTER design has been optimized by using Monte Carlo (MC) techniques. The response function of the MONSTER cell has been characterized with mono-energetic neutron beams and compared to dedicated MC simulations.

  5. MONSTER: a TOF Spectrometer for β-delayed Neutron Spectroscopy

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    Martínez, T.; Cano-Ott, D.; Castilla, J.; Garcia, A. R.; Marin, J.; Martinez, G.; Mendoza, E.; Santos, C.; Tera, F. J.; Villamarin, D.; Agramunt, J.; Algora, A.; Domingo, C.; Jordan, M. D.; Rubio, B.; Taín, J. L.; Bhattacharya, C.; Banerjee, K.; Bhattacharya, S.; Roy, P.; Meena, J. K.; Kundu, S.; Mukherjee, G.; Ghosh, T. K.; Rana, T. K.; Pandey, R.; Saxena, A.; Behera, B.; Penttilä, H.; Jokinen, A.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Guerrero, C.; Ovejero, M. C.

    2014-06-01

    β-delayed neutron (DN) data, including emission probabilities, Pn, and energy spectrum, play an important role in our understanding of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear technologies. A MOdular Neutron time-of-flight SpectromeTER (MONSTER) is being built for the measurement of the neutron energy spectra and branching ratios. The TOF spectrometer will consist of one hundred liquid scintillator cells covering a significant solid angle. The MONSTER design has been optimized by using Monte Carlo (MC) techniques. The response function of the MONSTER cell has been characterized with mono-energetic neutron beams and compared to dedicated MC simulations.

  6. MONSTER: a TOF Spectrometer for beta-delayed Neutron Spetroscopy

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    Martinez, T; Castilla, J; Garcia, A R; Marin, J; Martinez, G; Mendoza, E; Santos, C; Tera, F; Jordan, M D; Rubio, B; Tain, J L; Bhattacharya, C; Banerjee, K; Bhattacharya, S; Roy, P; Meena, J K; Kundu, S; Mukherjee, G; Ghosh, T K; Rana, T K; Pandey, R; Saxena, A; Behera, B; Penttila, H; Jokinen, A; Rinta-Antila, S; Guerrero, C; Ovejero, M C; Villamarin, D; Agramunt, J; Algora, A

    2014-01-01

    Beta-delayed neutron (DN) data, including emission probabilities, P-n, and energy spectrum, play an important role in our understanding of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear technologies. A MOdular Neutron time-of-flight SpectromeTER (MONSTER) is being built for the measurement of the neutron energy spectra and branching ratios. The TOF spectrometer will consist of one hundred liquid scintillator cells covering a significant solid angle. The MONSTER design has been optimized by using Monte Carlo (MC) techniques. The response function of the MONSTER cell has been characterized with mono-energetic neutron beams and compared to dedicated MC simulations.

  7. Monster Sawtooth Activity in Ohmically Heated HT-7 Plasma

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    胡立群; 石跃江; 刘胜侠

    2001-01-01

    Experimental properties of monster sawtooth activities in ohmic HT-7 plasma are presented in this paper. The monster sawtooth activities belong to global fluctuations and are characterized with a series of large core collapses on SXR intensity traces with a long period, a large amplitude fluctuation and a large inversion radius. However, they emerge without apparent deterioration of plasma confinement and without major plasma disruption. During the events,long partial sawtooth collapses and abundant MHD phenomena are also observed.

  8. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: what made the Monster monstrous?

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    Britton, Ronald

    2015-02-01

    This paper discusses the genesis of the famous story of Frankenstein which arose from a dream experienced by Mary Shelley whilst on a holiday shared with her husband Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Dr Polidori and her step sister Claire Clairmont. The novel relates how the creature created by Victor Frankenstein horrifies him, is rejected by him and called a monster. The monster's ensuing despair and subsequent murderousness is eloquently described. The whole book is clearly connected to Mary Shelley's experience as an infant whose mother died after giving birth to her and her subsequent loss, as a mother, of her own new born infant. It is suggested that the novel imaginatively describes what it is to have been primarily rejected as an infant and to feel regarded as a monster.

  9. Crisis in the habitat of the economic growth monster

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    Urhammer, Emil

    2014-01-01

    This article is inspired by empirical philosophy and provides an analysis of economic growth as a monster that circulates within collectives. Using this approach, I illustrate how economic growth has participated in shaping institutions and language, thus having necessitated its own circulation...... to such an extent that it has become the most prioritised economic policy objective, whereas urgent issues regarding living conditions on Earth are either ignored or treated as secondary priorities. Further, I argue that noble attempts to contest economic growth contribute to the circulation of the monster...

  10. Constructing monsters: correctional discourse and nursing practice.

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    Holmes, Dave; Federman, Cary

    2003-05-01

    This article presents the results of a nursing research that aimed at describing the practice of nursing in an extreme environment where social control and psychiatric nursing care are inextricably enmeshed with one another. The study results indicate that the Correctional Psychiatric Centre (CPC) is a site where two antagonistic discourses (that of the hospital and that of the prison) are contending for the human resources in place. Given that the asylum and the prison are as such two distinct institutions, the correctional psychiatric centre constitutes an ideological space that results from the fusion of both the psychiatric and penal apparatuses. However, characteristics commonly attributed to prisoners, such as 'lying', 'dangerous', 'monstrous' and 'manipulative' are superimposed on the nurses' common theoretical representation that a patient is a person to whom care is provided. Monstrosity was a term regularly employed to describe particular types of inmates. The literature on monsters in quite informative in order to understand the impact of such a representation of forensic psychiatric nursing practice.

  11. Leonardo Da Vinci, the genius and the monsters. Casual encounters?

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    Ciseri, Lorenzo Montemagno

    2014-01-01

    This article analyses Leonardo's interest in monsters and deformed reality, one of the lesser known aspects of his vast and multifaceted output. With the possible exception of his studies of physiognomy, relevant drawings, sketches and short stories represent a marginal aspect of his work, but they are nevertheless significant for historians of teratology. The purpose of this study is to provide a broad overview of the relationship between Leonardo and both the literature on mythological monsters and the reports on monstrous births that he either read about or witnessed personally. While aspects of his appreciation and attention to beauty and the pursuit of perfection and good proportions are the elements most emphasised in Leonardo's work, other no less interesting aspects related to deformity have been considered of marginal importance. My analysis will demonstrate that Leonardo approached the realm of monstrosity as if he considered abnormality a mirror of normality, deformity a mirror of harmony, and disease a mirror of health, as if to emphasise that, ultimately, it is the monster that gives the world the gift of normality. Two special cases of monstrosity are analysed: the famous monster of Ravenna, whose image was found among his papers, and a very rare case of parasitic conjoined twins (thoracopagus parasiticus) portrayed for the first time alive, probably in Florence, by Leonardo himself.

  12. "Monsters'" Ink: How Walter Dean Myers Made "Frankenstein" Fun.

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    Phillips, Nathan

    2003-01-01

    Describes an effective but new twist on the use of young adult books as bridges to the classics. Considers how "Frankenstein" is a novel written for today. Aims for his students to see that literature can be a way to discuss important issues. Discusses how to bridge Walter Dean Myers' novel "Monster" to "Frankenstein." (SG)

  13. 'Rusland voor de Russen!': xenofobie en het monster van Frankenstein

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    M. Jansen

    2011-01-01

    "Russia for Russians!" Xenophobia and the monster of Frankenstein In recent years, Russia has faced the immigration of millions of people from abroad, who are looking for work, but often lack a legal status. Most of them come from Central-Asian, Caucasian or other former Soviet republics. It has cau

  14. "Monsters'" Ink: How Walter Dean Myers Made "Frankenstein" Fun.

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    Phillips, Nathan

    2003-01-01

    Describes an effective but new twist on the use of young adult books as bridges to the classics. Considers how "Frankenstein" is a novel written for today. Aims for his students to see that literature can be a way to discuss important issues. Discusses how to bridge Walter Dean Myers' novel "Monster" to…

  15. 'Rusland voor de Russen!': xenofobie en het monster van Frankenstein

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    Jansen, M.

    2011-01-01

    "Russia for Russians!" Xenophobia and the monster of Frankenstein In recent years, Russia has faced the immigration of millions of people from abroad, who are looking for work, but often lack a legal status. Most of them come from Central-Asian, Caucasian or other former Soviet republics. It has

  16. Francisco Goya: "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters."

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    Andre, Linda

    1988-01-01

    Uses Goya's "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" to acquaint students in grades 10-12 with the artist's highly personal imagery and innovative printmaking techniques. Includes lesson objectives, instructional strategies, follow-up procedures, and background information about the artist and the painting. (GEA)

  17. Monsters under the Bed: Critically Investigating Early Years Writing

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    Melrose, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    "Monsters Under the Bed" is an essential text focussing on critical and contemporary issues surrounding writing for "early years" children. Containing a critically creative and a creatively critical investigation of the cult and culture of the child and childhood in fiction and non-fictional writing, it also contains a wealth of ideas and critical…

  18. Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards.

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    Kimbro, Michelle

    Description can make a piece of writing come alive. This lesson plan combines art and word play, emphasizing writing for an audience while drawing on multiple intelligences. Peer review and feedback reinforces the revision process as students create trading cards by drawing pictures of monsters and describing and categorizing them in detail.…

  19. The 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate.

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    McCoy, Victoria E; Saupe, Erin E; Lamsdell, James C; Tarhan, Lidya G; McMahon, Sean; Lidgard, Scott; Mayer, Paul; Whalen, Christopher D; Soriano, Carmen; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan; Clark, Elizabeth G; Anderson, Ross P; Petermann, Holger; Locatelli, Emma R; Briggs, Derek E G

    2016-04-28

    Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the 'problem of the problematica', particularly the 'weird wonders' of the Cambrian Burgess Shale, was to consider them representatives of extinct phyla. A combination of new evidence and modern approaches to phylogenetic analysis has now resolved the affinities of most of these forms. Perhaps the most notable exception is Tullimonstrum gregarium, popularly known as the Tully monster, a large soft-bodied organism from the late Carboniferous Mazon Creek biota (approximately 309-307 million years ago) of Illinois, USA, which was designated the official state fossil of Illinois in 1989. Its phylogenetic position has remained uncertain and it has been compared with nemerteans, polychaetes, gastropods, conodonts, and the stem arthropod Opabinia. Here we review the morphology of Tullimonstrum based on an analysis of more than 1,200 specimens. We find that the anterior proboscis ends in a buccal apparatus containing teeth, the eyes project laterally on a long rigid bar, and the elongate segmented body bears a caudal fin with dorsal and ventral lobes. We describe new evidence for a notochord, cartilaginous arcualia, gill pouches, articulations within the proboscis, and multiple tooth rows adjacent to the mouth. This combination of characters, supported by phylogenetic analysis, identifies Tullimonstrum as a vertebrate, and places it on the stem lineage to lampreys (Petromyzontida). In addition to increasing the known morphological disparity of extinct lampreys, a chordate affinity for T. gregarium resolves the nature of a soft-bodied fossil which has been debated for more than 50 years.

  20. The Tully Monster is a Vertebrate

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    McCoy, Victoria E.; Saupe, Erin E.; Lamsdell, James C.; Tarhan, Lidya G.; McMahon, Sean; Lidgard, Scott; Mayer, Paul; Whalen, Christopher D.; Soriano, Carmen; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan; Clark, Elizabeth G.; Anderson, Ross P.; Petermann, Holger; Locatelli, Emma R.; Briggs, Derek E.G.

    2016-04-28

    Abstract Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the 'problem of the problematica'(1), particularly the 'weird wonders'(2) of the Cambrian Burgess Shale, was to consider them representatives of extinct phyla. A combination of new evidence and modern approaches to phylogenetic analysis has now resolved the affinities of most of these forms. Perhaps the most notable exception is Tullimonstrum gregarium(3), popularly known as the Tully monster, a large soft-bodied organism from the late Carboniferous Mazon Creek biota (approximately 309-307 million years ago) of Illinois, USA, which was designated the official state fossil of Illinois in 1989. Its phylogenetic position has remained uncertain and it has been compared with nemerteans(4,5), polychaetes(4), gastropods(4), conodonts(6), and the stem arthropod Opabinia(4). Here we review the morphology of Tullimonstrum based on an analysis of more than 1,200 specimens. We find that the anterior proboscis ends in a buccal apparatus containing teeth, the eyes project laterally on a long rigid bar, and the elongate segmented body bears a caudal fin with dorsal and ventral lobes(3-6). We describe new evidence for a notochord, cartilaginous arcualia, gill pouches, articulations within the proboscis, and multiple tooth rows adjacent to the mouth. This combination of characters, supported by phylogenetic analysis, identifies Tullimonstrum as a vertebrate, and places it on the stem lineage to lampreys (Petromyzontida). In addition to increasing the known morphological disparity of extinct lampreys(7-9), a chordate affinity for T. gregarium resolves the nature of a soft-bodied fossil which has been debated for more than 50 years

  1. Differential bilingual laterality: mythical monster found in Wales.

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    Evans, Judith; Workman, Lance; Mayer, Peter; Crowley, Kevin

    2002-11-01

    Paradis (1992) likens studies of bilingual laterality to reported sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, in that although some studies claim differential laterality much conflicting research evidence does not-and like the mythical Scottish monster, what reason have we to suspect that any such phenomenon might exist? This study reexamines differential bilingual laterality using four groups of English-Welsh bilinguals which differ in their age of acquisition and in their environment of acquisition. Using a split visual field paradigm we present evidence which, supports the notion of greater right hemisphere processing in a later learned language. Our findings also suggest the pattern of lateralization in bilinguals is strongly affected by the specific language environment during development such that the shift toward greater right hemisphere involvement for the later learned language will be more pronounced in individuals which are brought up in areas where that language is not regularly heard.

  2. Saltational evolution: hopeful monsters are here to stay.

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    Theissen, Günter

    2009-03-01

    Since 150 years it is hypothesized now that evolution always proceeds in a countless number of very small steps (Darwin in On the origin of species by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle of life, Murray, London, 1859), a view termed "gradualism". Few contemporary biologists will doubt that gradualism reflects the most frequent mode of evolution, but whether it is the only one remains controversial. It has been suggested that in some cases profound ("saltational") changes may have occurred within one or a few generations of organisms. Organisms with a profound mutant phenotype that have the potential to establish a new evolutionary lineage have been termed "hopeful monsters". Recently I have reviewed the concept of hopeful monsters in this journal mainly from a historical perspective, and provided some evidence for their past and present existence. Here I provide a brief update on data and discussions supporting the view that hopeful monsters and saltational evolution are valuable biological concepts. I suggest that far from being mutually exclusive scenarios, both gradual and saltational evolution are required to explain the complexity and diversity of life on earth. In my view, gradual changes represent the usual mode of evolution, but are unlikely to be able to explain all key innovations and changes in body plans. Saltational changes involving hopeful monsters are probably very exceptional events, but since they have the potential to establish profound novelties sometimes facilitating adaptive radiations, they are of quite some importance, even if they would occur in any evolutionary lineage less than once in a million years. From that point of view saltational changes are not more bizarre scenarios of evolutionary change than whole genome duplications, endosymbiosis or impacts of meteorites. In conclusion I argue that the complete dismissal of saltational evolution is a major historical error of evolutionary biology

  3. Monsters, black holes and the statistical mechanics of gravity

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    Hsu, Stephen D H

    2009-01-01

    We review the construction of monsters in classical general relativity. Monsters have finite ADM mass and surface area, but potentially unbounded entropy. From the curved space perspective they are objects with large proper volume that can be glued on to an asymptotically flat space. At no point is the curvature or energy density required to be large in Planck units, and quantum gravitational effects are, in the conventional effective field theory framework, small everywhere. Since they can have more entropy than a black hole of equal mass, monsters are problematic for certain interpretations of black hole entropy and the AdS/CFT duality. In the second part of the paper we review recent developments in the foundations of statistical mechanics which make use of properties of high-dimensional (Hilbert) spaces. These results primarily depend on kinematics -- essentially, the geometry of Hilbert space -- and are relatively insensitive to dynamics. We discuss how this approach might be adopted as a basis for the s...

  4. Precise lower bound on Monster brane boundary entropy

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    Friedan, Daniel; Konechny, Anatoly; Schmidt-Colinet, Cornelius

    2013-07-01

    In this paper we develop further the linear functional method of deriving lower bounds on the boundary entropy of conformal boundary conditions in 1+1 dimensional conformal field theories (CFTs). We show here how to use detailed knowledge of the bulk CFT spectrum. Applying the method to the Monster CFT with c = overline{c} = 24 we derive a lower bound s > -3.02×10-19 on the boundary entropy s = ln g, and find compelling evidence that the optimal bound is s ≥ 0. We show that all g=1 branes must have the same low-lying boundary spectrum, which matches the spectrum of the known g=1 branes, suggesting that the known examples comprise all possible g=1 branes, and also suggesting that the bound s ≥ 0 holds not just for critical boundary conditions but for all boundary conditions in the Monster CFT. The same analysis applied to a second bulk CFT — a certain c = 2 Gaussian model — yields a less strict bound, suggesting that the precise linear functional bound on s for the Monster CFT is exceptional.

  5. “Hopeful monsters,” transposons, and Metazoan radiation

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    Erwin, Douglas H.; Valentine, James W.

    1984-01-01

    The appearance of many novel morphologies, frequently expressed taxonomically as new phyla, classes, or orders, occurs with such rapidity in evolutionary time that microevolutionary substitutions involving structural genes seem an implausible mechanism. It has been suggested that such novelties are produced by changes in developmental and regulatory structures and patterns rather than by an accumulation of single structural gene changes. The horizontal transmission of genetic material via RNA-based viruses between members of a population may rapidly create intrafertile sub-populations that differ markedly from their parents and form the basis of new morphological types, avoiding the usual fitness problems associated with “hopeful monsters.” PMID:16593511

  6. The understanding of monsters at the Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century.

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    da Costa, P F

    2000-01-01

    In tune with an Enlightenment sensibility that focused on the search for order and regularities, monsters were given a marginal position in eighteenth-century medical works. By contrast, they had an important place at the Royal Society during the second half of the century. This article first focuses on the general interest in monsters within the context of the natural historical agenda and corporate activity of the Society and then addresses the medical understanding of monsters by members of the Society. Finally, it discusses some of the moral and social implications of their medicalization in eighteenth century England.

  7. Classical monsters in new Doctor Who fan fiction

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    Amanda Potter

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Although a number of classic Doctor Who episodes featured story lines and characters drawn from Greek myth, no new Who episodes based on Greek myth appeared until seasons 5 and 6, in 2010 and 2011. These episodes featured Pandora's box, the Minotaur, and a Siren. They all use the mythical monster or artifact outside of its ancient Greek context, and I argue that the mythical monsters were additions to earlier story ideas. I compare this with the treatment of the myths of the Minotaur and the Sirens in five stories posted to FanFiction.net between 2008 and 2013. These stories all engage with classical myths, and the longest, "Lure of the Sirens," even engages with different versions of the myth of the Sirens. In this article I discuss how the writers use the classical myths within their stories, and how the myths fit in with the primary aims of the writers, for example in developing romantic relationships between characters.

  8. Exciting Message from a Dying Monster Star

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    this is radiation from a SiO maser in the atmosphere of the star. If it would not have been a maser, it would have been far too weak to have been detected. Although we know several hundred masers of this type in the Milky Way, this is the first discovery of a SiO maser in another galaxy than our own . Since then, the observations have been continued in collaboration with Australian astronomers, using radio telescopes at Parkes and Mopra on that continent. A most unusual star When Swedish astronomer Bengt Westerlund and his colleagues first observed this LMC maser star in 1981 with optical telescopes, they thought that it was a rather normal, cool and not particularly bright star. However, a few years later, the Dutch-British-USA InfraRed Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) revealed its true nature. The IRAS measurements showed that the star radiates most of its light in the form of infrared radiation [4], making it one of the most powerful stars in the LMC; in fact, it emits about half a million times more energy than the Sun. On this occasion, it was given the designation IRAS 04553-6825 , the number indicating its position in the sky. IRAS 04553-6825 is unusual in other ways. It is some fifty times as heavy as our Sun, and it is the biggest known star in the LMC: if it were to take the place of our Sun, it would fill the solar system out to the planet Neptune, thirty times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. It is rather cool when compared to other stars - although it still has a temperature of about 2,000 C - and it therefore has a very red colour [5]. This Press Release is accompanied by ESO Press Photo 15/96 which demonstrates that while the star is hardly visible in blue light, it shines brightly in red and infrared light. Stars like IRAS 04553-6825 are known as red supergiants. It has been unofficially dubbed `The Monster', and having reached the end of a short and hectic life, it is now dying. The nuclear reactions deep inside are undergoing important changes at

  9. Symmetries, Information and Monster Groups before and after the Big Bang

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    Arturo Tozzi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The Monster group, the biggest of the sporadic groups, is equipped with the highest known number of dimensions and symmetries. Taking into account variants of the Borsuk–Ulam theorem and a novel topological approach cast in a physical fashion that has the potential to be operationalized, the universe can be conceived as a lower-dimensional manifold encompassed in the Monster group. Our universe might arise from spontaneous dimension decrease and symmetry breaking that occur inside the very structure of the Monster Module. We elucidate how the energetic loss caused by projection from higher to lower dimensions and by the Monster group’s non-abelian features is correlated with the present-day asymmetry in the thermodynamic arrow. By linking the Monster Module to its theoretical physical counterparts, it is then possible to calculate its enthalpy and Lie group trajectories. Our approach also reveals how a symmetry break might lead to a universe based on multi-dimensional string theories and CFT/AdS (anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence.

  10. The monstering of tamarisk: how scientists made a plant into a problem.

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    Chew, Matthew K

    2009-01-01

    Dispersal of biota by humans is a hallmark of civilization, but the results are often unforeseen and sometimes costly. Like kudzu vine in the American South, some examples become the stuff of regional folklore. In recent decades, "invasion biology," conservation-motivated scientists and their allies have focused largely on the most negative outcomes and often promoted the perception that introduced species are monsters. However, cases of monstering by scientists preceded the rise of popular environmentalism. The story of tamarisk (Tamarix spp.), flowering trees and shrubs imported to New England sometime before 1818, provides an example of scientific "monstering" and shows how slaying the monster, rather than allaying its impacts, became a goal in itself. Tamarisks' drought and salt tolerance suggested usefulness for both coastal and inland erosion control, and politicians as well as academic and agency scientists promoted planting them in the southern Great Plains and Southwest. But when erosion control efforts in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas became entangled with water shortages, economic development during the Depression and copper mining for national defense during World War Two, federal hydrologists moved quickly to recast tamarisks as water-wasting foreign monsters. Demonstrating significant water salvage was difficult and became subsidiary to focusing on ways to eradicate the plants, and a federal interagency effort devoted specifically to the latter purpose was organized and continued until it, in turn, conflicted with regional environmental concerns in the late 1960s.

  11. The creation of "monsters": the discourse of opposition to in vitro fertilization in Poland.

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    Radkowska-Walkowicz, Magdalena

    2012-12-01

    In Poland, there is a campaign to criminalise in vitro fertilization, led by the Catholic church. This article explores how this campaign makes "monsters" of IVF children in its discourse, that is, embodiments of "the other" in the sense of Frankenstein's monster. Basing the analysis primarily on Catholic mass media publications, the article investigates the discursive strategies employed to oppose IVF, most notably by the Catholic clergy and activists and journalists associated with the Church. They attribute "monstrosity" to the children in the following ways: physical (possible bodily deformity), psychological (survivor syndrome, identity crisis), social (loneliness, uncertain place in family relations), and ethical (a life burdened with the deaths of many embryos). Although the world of families with IVF does not provide examples of children who could be considered monsters in any of these terms, these arguments have become the primary reasons given for banning IVF.

  12. 一流线材厂商Monster Cable正式登陆中国

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    艾习

    2003-01-01

    A/V产品线材公司Monster Cable公司正式宣布启用“魔声”作为该公司的中文注册名称,也同时标志着该国际一流线材厂商正式进军中国市场。Monster Cable产品广泛应用在音响、影视、汽车、游戏、电源、扬声器等各个领域,

  13. "Pur sarripu pursa trutin": monster-fighting and medicine in early medieval Scandinavia.

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    Hall, Alaric

    2009-01-01

    This paper seeks evidence among our extensive Scandinavian mythological texts for an area which they seldom discuss explicitly: the conceptualisation and handling of illness and healing. Its core evidence is two runic texts (the Canterbury Rune-Charm and the Sigtuna Amulet) which conceptualise illness as a "purs" ("ogre, monster"). The article discusses the semantics of "purs," arguing that illness and supernatural beings could be conceptualised as identical in medieval Scandinavia. This provides a basis for arguing that myths in which gods and heroes fight monsters provided a paradigm for the struggle with illness.

  14. The Education of a Monster. A Feminist Reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    This B.A. Essay examines feminism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) in relation to such literary works as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft and Paradise Lost (1667) by John Milton. The notion of feminism within the novel and the female identity of such characters as the monster, Elizabeth Lavenza, Justine Moritz and Safie De Lacey are explored. Furthermore the education of the monster, how he learns on his own, is linked with the lack of education for wom...

  15. Objectivity in confirmation: post hoc monsters and novel predictions.

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    Votsis, Ioannis

    2014-03-01

    The aim of this paper is to put in place some cornerstones in the foundations for an objective theory of confirmation by considering lessons from the failures of predictivism. Discussion begins with a widely accepted challenge, to find out what is needed in addition to the right kind of inferential-semantical relations between hypothesis and evidence to have a complete account of confirmation, one that gives a definitive answer to the question whether hypotheses branded as "post hoc monsters" can be confirmed. The predictivist view is then presented as a way to meet this challenge. Particular attention is paid to Worrall's version of predictivism, as it appears to be the most sophisticated of the lot. It is argued that, despite its faults, his view turns our heads in the right direction by attempting to remove contingent considerations from confirmational matters. The demand to remove such considerations becomes the first of four cornerstones. Each cornerstone is put in place with the aim to steer clear of the sort of failures that plague various kinds of predictivism. In the process, it becomes obvious that the original challenge is wrongheaded and in need of revision. The paper ends with just such a revision.

  16. Society and Scientific Anomalies: Common Knowledge about the Loch Ness Monster.

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    Bauer, Henry H.

    1987-01-01

    Surveys newspaper, magazine, and book literature about the Loch Ness monster from 1933 to 1983. Characterizes the literature by attitude, length, belief, and jocularity. Illuminates the problem of identifying demarcation criteria for what may be classed as science and as pseudoscience. (CW)

  17. Het aantonen van de aanwezigheid van Solanum nigrum (zwarte nachtschade) in monsters snijmaiskuilvoeder

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    Jong, de W.J.H.J.; Pinckaers, V.G.Z.

    1984-01-01

    Uit de literatuur werden gegevens verzameld over Solanum nigrum, zoals het voorkomen, de morfologie van de plant en het zaad, de toxinen in deze planten en de toxiciteit hiervan voor het vee. In een vijftal monsters snijmaiskuilvoeder werd door middel van microscopisch onderzoek nagegaan of Solanum

  18. Monsters that Eat People--Oh My! Selecting Literature to Ease Children's Fears

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    Mercurio, Mia Lynn; McNamee, Abigail

    2008-01-01

    What should families and teachers look for when they choose picture books to help young children overcome their fears of imaginary monsters, dark places, thunderstorms, and dogs? This article provides criteria for assessing picture books and suggests ways to read them in ways that support children's development. (Contains 4 tables.)

  19. Are We Postmodern Yet? Reading "Monster" with 21st-Century Ninth Graders

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    Groenke, Susan Lee; Youngquist, Michelle

    2011-01-01

    When the authors taught Walter Dean Myers's postmodern young adult novel "Monster" to ninth graders, they assumed the students would like the text, as its format and style resemble that of popular television crime shows. The authors also assumed the students would be savvy readers of the text, capable of understanding and integrating postmodern…

  20. Het concentreren en opwerken van waterige monsters volgens de XAD procedure

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    Velzeboer, I.; Korytar, P.

    2007-01-01

    In opdracht van RWS-RIZA is het project “Het concentreren en opwerken van waterige monsters volgens de XAD procedure” uitgevoerd. De XAD procedure is uitgevoerd volgens een protocol dat is gebaseerd op methoden ontwikkeld bij het RIVM, Laboratorium voor Ecotoxicologie te Bilthoven. Daarna zijn de wa

  1. Monsters and babies from the first/IRAS survey

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    Van Bruegel, W J M

    1999-02-16

    Radio continuum emission at cm wavelengths is relatively little affected by extinction. When combined with far-infrared (FIR) surveys this provides for a convenient and unbiased method to select (radio-loud) AGN and starbursts deeply embedded in gas and dust-rich galaxies. Such radio-selected FIR samples are useful for detailed investigations of the complex relationships between (radio) galaxy and starburst activity, and to determine whether ULIRGs are powered by hidden quasars (monsters) or young stars (babies). We present the results of a large program to obtain identifications and spectra of radio-sleected, optically faint IRAS/FSC objects using the FIRST/VLA 20 cm survey (Becker, White and Helfand 1995). These objects are all radio-'quiet' in the sense that their radio power/FIR luminosities follow the well-known radio/FIR relationship for star forming galaxies. We compare these results to a previous study by our group of a sample of radio-'loud' IRAS/FSC ULIRGs selected from the Texas 365 MHz survey (Douglas et al. 1996). Many of these objects also show evidence for dominant, A-type stellar populations, as well as high ionization lines usually associated with AGN. These radio-loud ULIRGs have properties intermediate between those of starbursts and quasars, suggesting a possibile evolutionary connection. Deep Keck spectroscopic observations of three ULIRGs from these samples are presented, including high signal-to-noise spectropolarimetry. The polarimetry observations failed to show evidence of a hidden quasar in polarized (scattered) light in the two systems in which the stellar light was dominated by A-type stars. Although observations of a larger sample would be needed to allow a general conclusion, our current data suggest that a large fraction of ULIRGs may be powered by luminous starbursts, not by hidden, luminous AGN (quasars). While we used radio-selected FIR sources to search for evidence of a causal AGN/starburst connection, we

  2. Chasing the Late Jurassic APW Monster Shift in Ontario Kimberlites

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    Kent, D. V.; Muttoni, G.; Gee, J. S.; Kjarsgaard, B. A.

    2012-12-01

    A 30° gap was recognized in a composite APW path when global poles from predominantly igneous rocks were assembled in North American coordinates using plate reconstructions (Kent & Irving 2010 JGR). The 'monster shift' occurred between a 160-190 Ma cluster of mean poles at 75-80°N 90-110°E to a 140-145 Ma grouping centered at 60-65°N ~200°E. There are hardly any intermediate igneous poles whereas the rather divergent directions from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation published by Steiner & Helsley (1975 GSA Bulletin) are subject to adjustments for Colorado Plateau rotation and sedimentary inclination error, neither of which are precisely known for this redbed unit sampled in Colorado. On the other hand, similar large rapid swings have been recognized in the Late Jurassic APW path for Adria (Channell et al. 2010 Paleo3), suggesting a global phenomena. In an effort to fill the data gap between ~145 and 160 Ma, we sampled accessible outcrops/subcrops of kimberlites in the Timiskaming area of Ontario, Canada, that are associated with high precision U-Pb perovskite ages (Heamon & Kjarsgaard 2000 EPSL). We report initial results from two of the intrusions: the 153.6±2.4 Ma Peddie kimberlite from outcrop and the Triple B kimberlite that was accessible by trenching and is assumed to be the same age as the nearby 153.7±1.8 Ma Seed kimberlite as delineated by aeromagnetic surveys and borings. Systematic progressive thermal demagnetization indicated in each unit a dominant characteristic component with unblocking temperatures to 575° that presumably reflect a magnetite carrier that will be checked by further rock magnetic experiments. Samples from the Peddie kimberlite had stable downward (normal polarity) magnetizations whose mean direction gives a paleopole at 73°N 184°E. In contrast, samples from the Triple B kimberlite have upward (reverse polarity) magnetizations with a well-grouped direction whose (north) paleopole is 78°N 197°E, proximal to the Peddie

  3. MONSTER: a time of flight spectrometer for β-delayed neutron emission measurements

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    Garcia, A. R.; Martínez, T.; Cano-Ott, D.; Castilla, J.; Guerrero, C.; Marín, J.; Martínez, G.; Mendoza, E.; Ovejero, M. C.; Reillo, E. M.; Santos, C.; Tera, F. J.; Villamarín, D.; Nolte, R.; Agramunt, J.; Algora, A.; Tain, J. L.; Banerjee, K.; Bhattacharya, C.; Pentillä, H.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Gorelov, D.

    2012-05-01

    The knowledge of the β-decay properties of nuclei contributes decisively to our understanding of nuclear phenomena: the β-delayed neutron emission of neutron rich nuclei plays an important role in the nucleosynthesis r-process and constitutes a probe for nuclear structure of very neutron rich nuclei providing information about the high energy part of the full beta strength (Sβ) function. In addition, β-delayed neutrons are essential for the control and safety of nuclear reactors. In order to determine the neutron energy spectra and emission probabilities from neutron precursors a MOdular Neutron time-of-flight SpectromeTER (MONSTER) has been proposed for the DESPEC experiment at the future FAIR facility. The design of MONSTER and status of its construction are reported in this work.

  4. Good grief: bereavement literature for young adults and A Monster Calls.

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    Day, Giskin

    2012-12-01

    Recent years have seen a proliferation of critically acclaimed novels for young adults dealing with bereavement. This is part of a 'bereavement turn'--a contemporary cultural movement to examine publicly our attitudes to death and grieving. This paper examines the narrative strategies in Patrick Ness's award-winning novel A Monster Calls to look at the ways in which the psychic burden of the impending loss of a parent through cancer is managed. The book draws on conventions of children's literature to create a sense of familiarity that helps to balance the emotional stress of the story. The Kübler-Ross stages of grief serve as a heuristic that helps the story deliver catharsis in spite of its inevitably traumatic subject matter. A Monster Calls is an important addition to the canon of fictional pathography.

  5. Het voorkomen van aflatoxine M1 in babyvoedingsmiddelen bereid op basis van melk(producten) ; Nederlandse monsters getrokken in 1989 en 1994

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    Sizoo EA; Egmond HP van; ARO

    1997-01-01

    Twee series babyvoedingsmiddelen bereid op basis van melkproducten werden onderzocht op het voorkomen van aflatoxine M1. 46 monsters waren verzameld in de maand september 1989 en 34 monsters waren verzameld in de periode februari - maart 1994. Een nieuwe HPLC analysemethode, waarin extracten

  6. Future Challenges of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: What Can We Learn from Monsters in Popular Culture?

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    Erikson, Henrik; Salzmann-Erikson, Martin

    2016-01-01

    It is highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be implemented in nursing robotics in various forms, both in medical and surgical robotic instruments, but also as different types of droids and humanoids, physical reinforcements, and also animal/pet robots. Exploring and discussing AI and robotics in nursing and health care before these tools become commonplace is of great importance. We propose that monsters in popular culture might be studied with the hope of learning about situations and relationships that generate empathic capacities in their monstrous existences. The aim of the article is to introduce the theoretical framework and assumptions behind this idea. Both robots and monsters are posthuman creations. The knowledge we present here gives ideas about how nursing science can address the postmodern, technologic, and global world to come. Monsters therefore serve as an entrance to explore technologic innovations such as AI. Analyzing when and why monsters step out of character can provide important insights into the conceptualization of caring and nursing as a science, which is important for discussing these empathic protocols, as well as more general insight into human knowledge. The relationship between caring, monsters, robotics, and AI is not as farfetched as it might seem at first glance. PMID:27455058

  7. Future Challenges of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: What Can We Learn from Monsters in Popular Culture?

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    Erikson, Henrik; Salzmann-Erikson, Martin

    It is highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be implemented in nursing robotics in various forms, both in medical and surgical robotic instruments, but also as different types of droids and humanoids, physical reinforcements, and also animal/pet robots. Exploring and discussing AI and robotics in nursing and health care before these tools become commonplace is of great importance. We propose that monsters in popular culture might be studied with the hope of learning about situations and relationships that generate empathic capacities in their monstrous existences. The aim of the article is to introduce the theoretical framework and assumptions behind this idea. Both robots and monsters are posthuman creations. The knowledge we present here gives ideas about how nursing science can address the postmodern, technologic, and global world to come. Monsters therefore serve as an entrance to explore technologic innovations such as AI. Analyzing when and why monsters step out of character can provide important insights into the conceptualization of caring and nursing as a science, which is important for discussing these empathic protocols, as well as more general insight into human knowledge. The relationship between caring, monsters, robotics, and AI is not as farfetched as it might seem at first glance.

  8. Vertex operator algebras, extended E_8 diagram, and McKay's observation on the Monster simple group

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    We study McKay's observation on the Monster simple group, which relates the 2A-involutions of the Monster simple group to the extended E_8 diagram, using the theory of vertex operator algebras (VOAs). We first consider the sublattices L of the E_8 lattice obtained by removing one node from the extended E_8 diagram at each time. We then construct a certain coset (or commutant) subalgebra U associated with L in the lattice VOA V_{\\sqrt{2}E_8}. There are two natural conformal vectors of central ...

  9. Hopeful monsters revisited%再谈"有希望的怪物"

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    李启剑; 李越

    2009-01-01

    1933年,遗传学家Goldschmidt提出"有希望的怪物"假说,以解释宏演化(macroevolution)中有别于"达尔文式"的演化机制.近年来,有关内共生和基因倍增等进展表明,"有希望的怪物"在自然界中其实非常普遍.这虽然与"现代综合进化论"的观点不甚一致,但却能在经典达尔文主义找到契合点:作为自然选择的补充,"有希望的怪物"可以为宏演化提供一种潜在的候选机制.这种建立在多元论基础上的进化观是达尔文留给后人最宝贵的遗产.%Geneticist Richard Goldschmidt hypothesized that macroevolution proceeded by the succeed of "hopeful monsters" in 1933, which was a kind of mechanism that was different from "Darwinian mechanism". With the latest development of endosymbiosis and gene duplication, more and more evidences show that there are a large amount of "hopeful monsters" in nature. This would be a challenge to modern synthetic evolution theory, but consistent with classical Darwinism to some extents: the hopeful monsters hypothesis, as a supplement of "natural selection", can provide a potential candidate mechanism of macroevolution. This view of evolution on the basis of polyphyletic theory is the most important legacy of Darwin.

  10. Onderzoek monsters grond op Cd en Pb t.g.v. Cd-calamiteit door de brand te Swifterbant

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    Berghmans-van Megen, E.H.J.; Hoff, A.W.; Horstman, H.J.; Hovens, J.P.C.; Teeuwen, J.J.M.H.; Veen, van der N.G.

    1980-01-01

    Dit verslag geeft de resultaten van het onderzoek van landbouwprodukten op Cd en Pb, genomen in de omgeving van Swifterbant en geanalyseerd op het RIKILT. Voor Cd in spinazie zijn t.o.v . het voorlopige LAC-normvoorstel geen problemen te verwachten. Over de genomen monsters , bestaande uit erwtenloo

  11. Onderzoek naar het voorkomen van ochratoxine A in mengvoeders en granen ; monsters getrokken in Nederland in 1995

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    Sizoo EA; Egmond HP van; ARO

    1997-01-01

    In 1995 werd onderzoek verricht naar het voorkomen van ochratoxine A in granen bestemd voor menselijke consumptie en in diverse typen mengvoeders en granen bestemd voor dierlijke consumptie. De betreffende partijen waren bestemd voor de Nederlandse markt. De monsters voor menselijke consumptie

  12. Varanoid Tooth Eruption and Implantation Modes in a Late Cretaceous Mosasaur

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Erupting teeth are some of the oldest witnesses of developmental processes in the vertebrate fossil record and provide an important resource for vertebrate cladistics. Here we have examined a mosasaur jaw fragment from central Texas using ultrathin ground section histology and 3D tomographic imaging to assess features critical for the cladistic placement of mosasaurs among varanoids versus snakes: (i the orientation of replacement teeth compared to the major tooth axis, (ii the occurrence of resorption pits, and (iii the mode of tooth implantation/attachment to the tooth bearing element. The replacement tooth studied here developed in an inclined position slightly distal of the deciduous parent tooth, similar to another varanoid squamate, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum. Ground sections and tomographs also demonstrated that the replacement tooth attachment apparatus was entirely intact and that there was no evidence of mechanical deformation. Sections and tomographs further illustrated that the replacement tooth was located within a bony crypt and the inclination of the crypt matched the inclination of the replacement tooth. These preparations also revealed the presence of a resorption pit within the boundaries of the deciduous tooth that surrounded the developing replacement tooth. This finding suggests that developing mosasaur teeth developed within the walls of resorption pits similar to varanoid tooth germs and unlike developing snake teeth which are surrounded by fibrous connective tissue integuments. Finally, mosasaurs featured pseudo-thecodont tooth implantation with teeth anchored within a socket of mineralized tissue by means of a mineralized periodontal ligament. Together, these data indicate that the moderate inclination of the erupting mosasaur tooth studied here is neither a result of postmortem displacement nor a character representative of snakes, but rather a shared character between Mosasaurs and other varanoids such as

  13. Our Mathematical Universe: I. How the Monster Group Dictates All of Physics

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    Potter F.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A 4th family b’ quark would confirm that our physical Universe is mathematical and is discrete at the Planck scale. I explain how the Fischer-Greiss Monster Group dic- tates the Standard Model of leptons and quarks in discrete 4-D internal symmetry space and, combined with discrete 4-D spacetime, uniquely produces the finite group Weyl E 8 x Weyl E 8 = “Weyl” SO(9,1. The Monster’s j-invariant function determines mass ratios of the particles in finite binary rotational subgroups of the Standard Model gauge group, dictates M ̈ obius transformations that lead to the conservation laws, and connects interactions to triality, the Leech lattice, and Golay-24 information coding.

  14. Monsters, dreams and madness: Commentary on 'The arms of the chimeras'.

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    Reis, Bruce

    2016-04-01

    Considering Freudian and Post-Freudian approaches to the intersubjective Beatrice Ithier puts the work of Michel de M'Uzan and Thomas Ogden in comparison. To this comparison I add a consideration of the work of Christopher Bollas. The highly creative clinical approaches these three theorists take is shown to be informed by their elaborations of the Freudian notion of unconscious communication and by new approaches to the issue of identity. Attention is paid to differentiating traumatic from fanciful chimeras; and to the experience of the analyst undergoing the sorts of transformations requisite to entering this psychic space marked by fluid exchanges of being and becoming, wherein analyst becomes patient, new subjects are created through shared dreams, and through which monsters appear. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  15. [Extraordinary news of a curious apothecary. Monsters and wonders in the Florentine diary of Luca Landucci].

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    Ciseri, Lorenzo Montemagno

    This article offers a new reading of the well-known diary kept by the Florentine apothecary Luca Landucci between 1450 and 1516, examining its accounts of prodigies and other "monstrous" occurrences from a modern scientific point of view. Particular consideration is given to descriptions of a variety of birth defects observed in various Italian cities at the time, providing explanations for each case based on the latest medical theories. A detailed analysis is provided for a case of cranioschisis recorded in Volterra in 1474, a case of Opitz syndrome occurring in Venice in 1489, the birth of conjoined twins in Padua in the same year, conjoined triplets born to a 60-year-old woman in Venice, the well-publicized account of the 1512 Ravenna monster and, finally, the thoraco-acephalus tetramelus adolescent that Landucci personally observed in Florence in 1513.

  16. Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics

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    Szabo, R J [Colin Maclaurin Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

    2007-04-13

    The book Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics describes historical events leading up to the discovery of the Monster sporadic group, the largest simple sporadic group. It also expounds the significance and deep relationships between this group and other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. It begins, in the prologue, with a nice overview of some of the mathematical drama surrounding the discovery of the Monster and its subsequent relationship to number theory (the so-called Moonshine conjectures). From a historical perspective, the book traces back to the roots of group theory, Galois theory, and steadily runs through time through the many famous mathematicians who contributed to group theory, including Lie, Killing and Cartan. Throughout, the author has provided a very nice and deep insight into the sociological and scientific problems at the time, and gives the reader a very prominent inside view of the real people behind the mathematics. The book should be an enjoyable read to anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics. For the non-mathematician the book makes a good, and mostly successful, attempt at being non-technical. Technical mathematical jargon is replaced with more heuristic, intuitive terminology, making the mathematical descriptions in the book fairly easy going. A glossary/hspace{l_brace}0.25pc{r_brace} of/hspace{l_brace}0.25pc{r_brace} terminology for noindent the more scientifically inclined is included in various footnotes throughout the book and in a comprehensive listing at the end of the book. Some more technical material is also included in the form of appendices at the end of the book. Some aspects of physics are also explained in a simple, intuitive way. The author further attempts at various places to give the non-specialist a glimpse into what mathematical proof is all about, and explains the difficulties and technicalities involved in this very nicely (for instance, he mentions the various

  17. From Mathematical Monsters to Generalized Scale Invariance in Geophysics: Highlights of the Multifractal Saga

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    Schertzer, D. J.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Lovejoy, S.

    2013-12-01

    Fractals and multifractals are very illustrative of the profound synergies between mathematics and geophysics. The book ';Fractal Geometry of Nature' (Mandelbrot, 1982) brilliantly demonstrated the genericity in geophysics of geometric forms like Cantor set, Peano curve and Koch snowflake, which were once considered as mathematical monsters. However, to tame the geophysical monsters (e.g. extreme weather, floods, earthquakes), it was required to go beyond geometry and a unique fractal dimension. The concept of multifractal was coined in the course of rather theoretical debates on intermittency in hydrodynamic turbulence, sometimes with direct links to atmospheric dynamics. The latter required a generalized notion of scale in order to deal both with scale symmetries and strong anisotropies (e.g. time vs. space, vertical vs. horizontal). It was thus possible to show that the consequences of intermittency are of first order, not just 'corrections' with respect to the classical non-intermittent modeling. This was in fact a radical paradigm shift for geophysics: the extreme variability of geophysical fields over wide ranges of scale, which had long been so often acknowledged and deplored, suddenly became handy. Recent illustrations are the possibility to track down in large date sets the Higgs boson of intermittence, i.e. a first order multifractal phase transition leading to self-organized criticality, and to simulate intermittent vector fields with the help of Lie cascades, based for instance on random Clifford algebra. It is rather significant that this revolution is no longer limited to fundamental and theoretical problems of geophysics, but now touches many applications including environmental management, in particular for urban management and resilience. These applications are particularly stimulating when taken in their full complexity.

  18. Photosensitive seizures provoked while viewing "pocket monsters," a made-for-television animation program in Japan.

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    Ishida, S; Yamashita, Y; Matsuishi, T; Ohshima, M; Ohshima, H; Kato, H; Maeda, H

    1998-12-01

    To describe the recent epidemic of photosensitive seizure that occurred in relation to an episode of the television animation program "Pocket Monsters," we report four patients who experienced seizures while watching the episode in question. We also report some technical aspects of the program episode. We investigated the clinical symptoms of the four patients and performed routine EEGs with intermittent photic stimulation (IPS). If IPS provoked no photoparoxysmal response (PPR) during the routine EEG examination, a second EEG was performed with the photic stimulator placed 10 cm from the patient's eyes. In addition, we reviewed the "Pocket Monsters" episode, focusing our attention on the visual techniques used with reference to the Independent Television Commission (ITC) guidelines. One patient who had myoclonic jerks before the convulsion in question was diagnosed as having juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and the diagnosis of another patient was pure photosensitive epilepsy. The remaining two patients had their first seizures, which could be occasional seizures, and we therefore could not reach a diagnosis of epilepsy. In our four patients, only one showed PPR on the routine EEG. Two patients revealed PPR on the second EEG, and the remaining patient showed no PPR. Rapid changes in color are believed to be responsible for the photosensitive seizures because all four patients had seizures at around 18:50, when seconds of deep red and bright blue flashes, alternating at a frequency of 12 Hz, were shown. Regulations for technical aspects of children's programming, including the use of colors, are urgently needed in Japan to prevent a repeated incident. In addition, the IPS procedure needs to be standardized, especially for patients who are suspected to have photosensitivity.

  19. Are Cirripedia hopeful monsters? Cytogenetic approach and evidence for a Hox gene cluster in the cirripede crustacean Sacculina carcini.

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    Géant, Elodie; Mouchel-Vielh, Emmanuèle; Coutanceau, Jean-Pierre; Ozouf-Costaz, Catherine; Deutsch, Jean S

    2006-01-01

    The "hopeful monster" has haunted evolutionary thinking since Richard Goldschmidt coined the phrase in 1933. The phrase is directly related to genetic mechanisms in development and evolution. Cirripedes are peculiar crustaceans in that they all lack abdomens as adults. In a previous study aimed at describing the repertoire of Hox genes of the Cirripedia, we failed to isolate the abdominal-A gene in three species representative of all three cirripede orders. To address the question of whether the cirripede ancestor could have been a "hopeful monster" arising from a rearrangement of the Hox complex, we have performed a cytogenetic analysis of the Hox complex of the cirripede Sacculina carcini. We present here molecular and cytogenetic evidence for the grouping of the Hox genes on a single chromosome. This is the first direct evidence reported for the grouping of Hox genes on the same chromosome in a non-insect arthropod species.

  20. Future Challenges of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: What Can We Learn from Monsters in Popular Culture?

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    It is highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be implemented in nursing robotics in various forms, both in medical and surgical robotic instruments, but also as different types of droids and humanoids, physical reinforcements, and also animal/pet robots. Exploring and discussing AI and robotics in nursing and health care before these tools become commonplace is of great importance. We propose that monsters in popular culture might be studied with the hope of learning about situat...

  1. Manipulation of orthogonal neural systems together in electrophysiological recordings: the MONSTER approach to simultaneous assessment of multiple neurocognitive dimensions.

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    Kappenman, Emily S; Luck, Steven J

    2012-01-01

    Event-related potentials (ERPs) are a powerful tool in understanding and evaluating cognitive, affective, motor, and sensory processing in both healthy and pathological samples. A typical ERP recording session takes considerable time but is designed to isolate only 1-2 components. Although this is appropriate for most basic science purposes, it is an inefficient approach for measuring the broad set of neurocognitive functions that may be disrupted in a neurological or psychiatric disease. The present study provides a framework for more efficiently evaluating multiple neural processes in a single experimental paradigm through the manipulation of functionally orthogonal dimensions. We describe the general MONSTER (Manipulation of Orthogonal Neural Systems Together in Electrophysiological Recordings) approach and explain how it can be adapted to investigate a variety of neurocognitive domains, ERP components, and neural processes of interest. We also demonstrate how this approach can be used to assess group differences by providing data from an implementation of the MONSTER approach in younger (18-30 y of age) and older (65-85 y of age) adult samples. This specific implementation of the MONSTER framework assesses 4 separate neural processes in the visual domain: (1) early sensory processing, using the C1 wave; (2) shifts of covert attention, with the N2pc component; (3) categorization, with the P3 component; and (4) self-monitoring, with the error-related negativity. Although the MONSTER approach is primarily described in the context of ERP experiments, it could also be adapted easily for use with functional magnetic resonance imaging.

  2. Baba Yaga, Monsters of the Week, and Pop Culture’s Formation of Wonder and Families through Monstrosity

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    Jill Terry Rudy

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    Full Text Available This paper considers transforming forms and their purposes in the popular culture trope of the televised Monster of the Week (MOTW. In the rare televised appearances outside of Slavic nations, Baba Yaga tends to show up in MOTW episodes. While some MOTW are contemporary inventions, many, like Baba Yaga, are mythological and fantastic creatures from folk narratives. Employing the concept of the folkloresque, we explore how contemporary audiovisual tropes gain integrity and traction by indexing traditional knowledge and belief systems. In the process, we examine key affordances of these forms involving the possibilities of wonder and the portability of tradition. Using digital humanities methods, we built a “monster typology” by scraping lists of folk creatures, mythological beasts, and other supernatural beings from online information sources, and we used topic modeling to investigate central concerns of MOTW series. Our findings indicate connections in these shows between crime, violence, family, and loss. The trope formulates wonder and families through folk narrative and monster forms and functions. We recognize Baba Yaga’s role as villain in these episodes and acknowledge that these series also shift between episodic and serial narrative arcs involving close relationships between characters and among viewers and fans.

  3. Macroevolution via secondary endosymbiosis: a Neo-Goldschmidtian view of unicellular hopeful monsters and Darwin's primordial intermediate form.

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    Kutschera, U; Niklas, K J

    2008-08-01

    Seventy-five years ago, the geneticist Richard Goldschmidt hypothesized that single mutations affecting development could result in major phenotypic changes in a single generation to produce unique organisms within animal populations that he called "hopeful monsters". Three decades ago, Sarah P. Gibbs proposed that photosynthetic unicellular micro-organisms like euglenoids and dinoflagellates are the products of a process now called "secondary endosymbiosis" (i.e., the evolution of a chloroplast surrounded by three or four membranes resulting from the incorporation of a eukaryotic alga by a eukaryotic heterotrophic host cell). In this article, we explore the evidence for Goldschmidt's "hopeful monster" concept and expand the scope of this theory to include the macroevolutionary emergence of organisms like Euglena and Chlorarachnion from secondary endosymbiotic events. We argue that a Neo-Goldschmidtian perspective leads to the conclusion that cell chimeras such as euglenids and dinoflagellates, which are important groups of phytoplankton in freshwater and marine ecosystems, should be interpreted as "successful monsters". In addition, we argue that Charles Darwin had euglenoids (infusoria) in mind when he speculated on the "primordial intermediate form", although his Proto-Euglena-hypothesis for the origin of the last common ancestor of all forms of life is no longer acceptable.

  4. Monster Movies?

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    Vaughn, Susan

    1971-01-01

    A library hooks onto junior teens' interest in horror films and expands it to their favorite film personalities, the history of horror film, and film techniques and criticism. (28 references) (Author)

  5. Monster Mash

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    Kopacz, Mary Beth; Spiridigliozzi, Windy

    2012-01-01

    This is a collaborative lesson written by the authors. The lesson pairs two unlikely grade levels together to complete a touching and unique collaborative project. The collaboration aspect of this unit opened up endless possibilities for future collaborations.

  6. Microarray analysis of a salamander hopeful monster reveals transcriptional signatures of paedomorphic brain development

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    Background The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is considered a hopeful monster because it exhibits an adaptive and derived mode of development - paedomorphosis - that has evolved rapidly and independently among tiger salamanders. Unlike related tiger salamanders that undergo metamorphosis, axolotls retain larval morphological traits into adulthood and thus present an adult body plan that differs dramatically from the ancestral (metamorphic) form. The basis of paedomorphic development was investigated by comparing temporal patterns of gene transcription between axolotl and tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum) that typically undergo a metamorphosis. Results Transcript abundances from whole brain and pituitary were estimated via microarray analysis on four different days post hatching (42, 56, 70, 84 dph) and regression modeling was used to independently identify genes that were differentially expressed as a function of time in both species. Collectively, more differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified as unique to the axolotl (n = 76) and tiger salamander (n = 292) than were identified as shared (n = 108). All but two of the shared DEGs exhibited the same temporal pattern of expression and the unique genes tended to show greater changes later in the larval period when tiger salamander larvae were undergoing anatomical metamorphosis. A second, complementary analysis that directly compared the expression of 1320 genes between the species identified 409 genes that differed as a function of species or the interaction between time and species. Of these 409 DEGs, 84% exhibited higher abundances in tiger salamander larvae at all sampling times. Conclusions Many of the unique tiger salamander transcriptional responses are probably associated with metamorphic biological processes. However, the axolotl also showed unique patterns of transcription early in development. In particular, the axolotl showed a genome-wide reduction in mRNA abundance

  7. Microarray analysis of a salamander hopeful monster reveals transcriptional signatures of paedomorphic brain development

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum is considered a hopeful monster because it exhibits an adaptive and derived mode of development - paedomorphosis - that has evolved rapidly and independently among tiger salamanders. Unlike related tiger salamanders that undergo metamorphosis, axolotls retain larval morphological traits into adulthood and thus present an adult body plan that differs dramatically from the ancestral (metamorphic form. The basis of paedomorphic development was investigated by comparing temporal patterns of gene transcription between axolotl and tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum that typically undergo a metamorphosis. Results Transcript abundances from whole brain and pituitary were estimated via microarray analysis on four different days post hatching (42, 56, 70, 84 dph and regression modeling was used to independently identify genes that were differentially expressed as a function of time in both species. Collectively, more differentially expressed genes (DEGs were identified as unique to the axolotl (n = 76 and tiger salamander (n = 292 than were identified as shared (n = 108. All but two of the shared DEGs exhibited the same temporal pattern of expression and the unique genes tended to show greater changes later in the larval period when tiger salamander larvae were undergoing anatomical metamorphosis. A second, complementary analysis that directly compared the expression of 1320 genes between the species identified 409 genes that differed as a function of species or the interaction between time and species. Of these 409 DEGs, 84% exhibited higher abundances in tiger salamander larvae at all sampling times. Conclusions Many of the unique tiger salamander transcriptional responses are probably associated with metamorphic biological processes. However, the axolotl also showed unique patterns of transcription early in development. In particular, the axolotl showed a genome

  8. Frankenstein’s Monster Comes Home: The ‘Two Cultures’ in Remix

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    James Barrett

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1818 is the starting point for this reading of remix in relation to authorship and its implications for creative work. The monster in Frankenstein has no single author, or father, and is damned by his mixed parentage as much as by his inability to recreate himself. Alone, he falls into the waste as a product of the divide between poetry and science. The ‘two cultures’ coined by C. P. Snow (1956 address this same divide and lament its dominance in mid twentieth-century intellectual life. But contemporary remix culture that relies on digital media closes this gap as poets now write code and artists are technicians. In my close reading of five remixes I show that origin is no longer relevant in the mixed material realization of processes that are performed or ‘re-authored’ in reception. In these remixes the creator reinterprets by changing the context of remixed elements in the works. The result is textual hybrids that are remixed further in reception.

  9. History effects in visual search for monsters: search times, choice biases, and liking.

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    Chetverikov, Andrey; Kristjansson, Árni

    2015-02-01

    Repeating targets and distractors on consecutive visual search trials facilitates search performance, whereas switching targets and distractors harms search. In addition, search repetition leads to biases in free choice tasks, in that previously attended targets are more likely to be chosen than distractors. Another line of research has shown that attended items receive high liking ratings, whereas ignored distractors are rated negatively. Potential relations between the three effects are unclear, however. Here we simultaneously measured repetition benefits and switching costs for search times, choice biases, and liking ratings in color singleton visual search for "monster" shapes. We showed that if expectations from search repetition are violated, targets are liked to be less attended than otherwise. Choice biases were, on the other hand, affected by distractor repetition, but not by target/distractor switches. Target repetition speeded search times but had little influence on choice or liking. Our findings suggest that choice biases reflect distractor inhibition, and liking reflects the conflict associated with attending to previously inhibited stimuli, while speeded search follows both target and distractor repetition. Our results support the newly proposed affective-feedback-of-hypothesis-testing account of cognition, and additionally, shed new light on the priming of visual search.

  10. Challenges with Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases: Outbreak of the Monsters.

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    Gautam, Renu; Mishra, Sweta; Milhotra, Archana; Nagpal, Ritika; Mohan, Mradul; Singhal, Anchal; Kumari, Pratibha

    2017-01-01

    The viruses responsible for mosquito-borne diseases are on an exploring mode, expanding their horizon, adapting to the situation and comfortably making their presence felt globally, from South Africa to Asia, Europe and United States. The current global scenario and recent documentations indicate towards the real monsters, outbreak of Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses. Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are positive sense single-stranded RNA arbovirus and so their initial symptoms are almost 80% similar and all three are spread by mosquitos which bite during the day. Zika virus may damage brain by targeting the neuron cells in babies, and thereby it is very perilous to pregnant women. Dangerous Type: A less common but highly dangerous type of dengue is one which causes haemorrhagic fever and shock syndrome which are lethal. Chikungunya is not as lethal as Zika and dengue are, but it triggers joints pain which could last for months and even for years. The vaccines against Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are at different stages of development. The challenges associated with the epidemic wave of Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses have been explained and the current status of drug/ vaccine development against these viruses has been reviewed. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  11. Hox genes, homeosis and the evolution of segment identity: no need for hopeless monsters.

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    Akam, M

    1998-01-01

    Significant changes have occurred in the developmental role of Hox genes, even within groups of arthropods that already have complex body plans and many different segment types. This is hard to reconcile with the 'selector gene' model for Hox gene function. Selector genes act as stable binary switches that direct lineages of cells to adopt alternative developmental fates. This model suggests that the regulation of selector genes can only evolve through mutations that alter the identity of whole developmental compartments -in the case of Hox genes, whole segments. Once segments have evolved distinct morphology and function, such mutations will result in dramatic homeotic transformations that are unlikely to be tolerated by natural selection. Thus we would expect the developmental role of these "master control genes" to become frozen as body plans become more complex. I argue for a revised model for the role and regulation of the Hox genes. This provides alternative mechanisms for evolutionary change, that may lead to incremental changes in segment morphology. The summation of such changes over long periods of time would result in differences in Hox gene function between taxa comparable to the effects of gross homeotic mutations, without the need to invoke the selective advantage of hopeful monsters.

  12. Molecular gas content of H I monsters and implications to cold gas content evolution in galaxies

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    Lee, Cheoljong; Chung, Aeree; Yun, Min S.; Cybulski, Ryan; Narayanan, G.; Erickson, N.

    2014-06-01

    We present 12CO (J = 1 → 0) observations of a sample of local galaxies (0.04 monsters'. The data were obtained using the redshift search receiver on the five college radio astronomy observatory (FCRAO) 14 m telescope. The sample consists of 20 H I-massive galaxies with MH I > 3 × 1010 M⊙ from the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey and 8 low surface brightness galaxies (LSBs) with a comparable MH I(>1.5 × 1010 M⊙). Our sample selection is purely based on the amount of neutral hydrogen, thereby providing a chance to study how atomic and molecular gas relate to each other in these H I-massive systems. We have detected CO in 15 out of 20 ALFALFA selected galaxies and 4 out of 8 LSBs with molecular gas mass MH2 of (1-11)× 109 M⊙. Their total cold gas masses of (2-7) × 1010 M⊙ make them some of the most gas-massive galaxies identified to date in the Local Universe. Observed trends associated with H I, H2, and stellar properties of the H I massive galaxies and the field comparison sample are analysed in the context of theoretical models of galaxy cold gas content and evolution, and the importance of total gas content and improved recipes for handling spatially differentiated behaviours of disc and halo gas are identified as potential areas of improvement for the modelling.

  13. Nursing so-called monsters: on the importance of abjection and fear in forensic psychiatric nursing.

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    Jacob, Jean Daniel; Gagnon, Marilou; Holmes, Dave

    2009-01-01

    Forensic psychiatric nurses work with individuals who may evoke feelings of empathy as well as feelings of disgust, repulsion, and fear. The main objective of this theoretical paper is to engage the readers in a theoretical reflection regarding the concepts of abjection and fear since they both apply to the experiences of caring for mentally ill individuals in forensic psychiatric settings. Our contention is with the potential impact of feelings such as disgust, repulsion, and fear on the therapeutic relationship and, more particularly, with the boundaries imposed on this relationship when these feelings are unrecognized by nurses. Acknowledging that patients may evoke feelings of disgust, repulsion, and fear is essential if nurses wish to understand the implications of these emotions in the therapeutic process. In forensic psychiatric settings, caring for so-called "monsters" in the face of abjection and fear is not an easy task to achieve given the lack of theoretical understanding regarding both concepts. Given the actual state of knowledge in forensic nursing, we argue that theoretical (conceptual) analyses, as well as ethical and political discussions, are paramount if we wish to understand the specificities of this complex field of nursing practice.

  14. The cosmic monster quest: hunting MeV blazars with AMEGO

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    Buson, Sara; Ajello, Marco; Sharan Paliya, Vaidehi; Hartmann, Dieter; Venters, Tonia M.

    2017-08-01

    The All-Sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO) will explore the energy regime from 200 keV and 10 GeV with unprecedented sensitivity. Its wide field of view will allow us to observe the entire sky every three hours, making AMEGO a prime mission to study the long-term and short-term behavior of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) in the MeV band. This relatively unexplored energy range is particularly important since it enables us to investigate the emission mechanisms and environments of the MeV blazars, i.e. AGN whose peak power output lies in the MeV range. These distant MeV blazars host monster black holes, i.e., >1 billion solar mass, and are some of the most luminous and most distant gamma-ray AGN. Beside helping us in studying the evolution of supermassive black holes in the early Universe, MeV blazars play a key role in the context of extragalactic gamma ray background studies, especially in the challenging MeV regime.

  15. Cyborgs and monsters on non-places: aspects of education at a supermodern society

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    Full Text Available The post-modern society, especially in westernized cultures, has the peculiarity of the presence of some components: capitalism, power systems, technologies for their exercise, schizophrenic behavior, fortification of segregation and repression actions. This is the political, social and cultural background of the School: an institution that seeks the adjustment of individuals to civic life and labor. Based on some ideas of Michel Foucault and the duo consisting of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari the analysis of the instruments of power and the actions contained therein is made. Besides these, we present the definitions of concepts supported Marc Auge, on the characteristics of non-place in supermodernity, a place devoid of experience; Donna Haraway, with its ciborgologia, offering the chance to replace the dichotomy of man versus machine by an ontology human-machine and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, who in seven theses on the monsters, look back to the monstrosity that surrounds us. It is so identified the element that the School intend to reach: an infant and monstrous cyborg who is required to remain in a non-place.

  16. Monster in My Closet: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Parent-Child Co-Sleeping and Nighttime Fears of Preschool Children

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    Chang, I. Joyce; Pettit, Rebecca W.; Kennedy, Gregory

    2004-01-01

    Children's nighttime fears, such as monsters in the closet, have been a common issue for the American. In children's cognitive development, vivid imagination has been recognized as a cause of fear, but not all children around the globe share this common experience. This qualitative, exploratory study examined the relationship between parent-child…

  17. "What is the Use of a Book without Pictures?" An Exploration of the Impact of Illustrations on Reading Experience in "A Monster Calls"

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    This article examines the effect of Jim Kay's illustrations on the experience of reading "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. The author compares the responses of six Key Stage Three children (11-14 years old), three of whom were given an illustrated version of the text, and three a non-illustrated version. The children with an illustrated…

  18. A Brief Analysis on the Image of Female Monsters in Greek Mythology%浅析希腊神话中的女妖形象

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    Female monsters are a very unique and indispensable group in Greek mythology. Tracing back to the source, the por-trayal of female monsters in Greek mythology is the logical result of the transfer from matriarchal society to patrilineal society and the domination of male power discourse. It also reflects the misogyny in ancient Greek culture.%  女妖是希腊神话故事里一个极为特殊又必不可少的群体。究其根源,希腊神话中女妖形象的塑造,是母系氏族社会向父系氏族社会过渡,男性权力话语取得支配地位的必然结果,是古希腊文化中厌女症的深刻体现。

  19. A Study of the Monster's Psychology in Shelley's Frankenstein%雪莱《弗兰肯斯坦》怪物心理研究

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    玛丽·雪莱的作品《弗兰肯斯坦》是公认的世界上第一部真正的科幻小说,其中怪物的异化让人感慨万千。为了更好地挖掘怪物的心理,理解人性的复杂,运用西格蒙德·弗洛伊德关于人心理结构的“三分法”理论来分析怪物,着重追溯其心路历程,即其心理发展所经历的萌芽的超我、疯狂的本我、可怜的自我和绝望的本我四个阶段,指出其最终因超我的无力、本我的强大、自我的失衡而沦为噬血的恶魔;同时,怪物生和死的情形也暗示了其只会是本我的奴隶。%Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is acknowledged as the first real science fiction in the world , and the alienation of the monster in it is really regretful . In order to explore the monster's psychology and understand the complexity of human nature in a better way , this article applies Sigmund Freud's “Tripartite Theory” concerning the human psyche to analyze the monster , mainly tracing the development of his psychology , that is , the four developmental stages of the budding superego , the frenzy id , the pathetic ego and the desperate id , and pointing out his degrading into a blood -thirsty demon due to his powerless superego , powerful id and unbalanced ego ;at the same time , the situations of the monster's birth and death imply that he can only be the slave of the id .

  20. Tiempos oscuros, tiempos de monstruos: Teología de la liberación y desafíos culturales (Dark times, times of monsters: liberation theology and cultural challenges.

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    Full Text Available KOINONIA/ASETTMINGA/MUTIRÃO DE REVISTAS DE TEOLOGIA LATINO-AMERICANASTiempos oscuros, tiempos de monstruos: Teología de la liberación y desafíos culturales (Dark times, times of monsters:  liberation theology and cultural challenges.

  1. Tiempos oscuros, tiempos de monstruos: Teología de la liberación y desafíos culturales (Dark times, times of monsters: liberation theology and cultural challenges).

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    KOINONIA/ASETTMINGA/MUTIRÃO DE REVISTAS DE TEOLOGIA LATINO-AMERICANASTiempos oscuros, tiempos de monstruos: Teología de la liberación y desafíos culturales (Dark times, times of monsters:  liberation theology and cultural challenges).

  2. Assessing the Impact of an Interactive Mobile Game on Tobacco-Related Attitudes and Beliefs: The Truth Campaign's "Flavor Monsters".

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    Rath, Jessica M; Williams, Valerie; Rubenstein, Rebecca; Smith, Lexi; Vallone, Donna

    2015-12-01

    Given that over 97 percent of American teens play videogames, it is not surprising that many "games for health" target youth. Although tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, few digital games focus on preventing this behavior. The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to determine if youth will play a game with tobacco-related information and themes and (2) to explain the relationship between the truth(®) (Legacy, Washington, DC) campaign's "Flavor Monsters" gameplay and shifts in game-related tobacco knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. First, two versions of the game, with different amounts of tobacco-related content, were developed to examine the influence of tobacco-related content on player engagement, length of play, awareness of the truth brand, and receptivity to the game. No statistically significant differences were found for engagement (P=0.81), length of play (P=0.10), or awareness of the truth brand (P=0.67). Using an online survey through a preexisting online panel of 13-24 year olds, a longitudinal (n=693) design was used whereby exposure to messages varied naturally over time. Because of the large number of anti-tobacco industry attitude questions, we created an Anti-Tobacco Industry (ATI) Index based on the results of a factor analysis. Although gameplay was not a predictor of lower levels of intention to smoke, level mastered was a significant positive predictor of ATI Index attitudes score at 3 months, controlling for baseline ATI Index score, age, gender, and ever cigarette use (P=0.002). Longitudinal findings indicate a cumulative and enduring effect, suggesting that anti-tobacco content can be successfully integrated within a mobile game to help increase anti-tobacco attitudes.

  3. Predictability of Extreme Drought/Flood over China in 2015/16 Monster El Niño

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    Wang, Shanshan; Yuan, Xing; Li, Yaohui

    2017-04-01

    The past monster El Niño of 2015/16 resulted in widespread droughts and floods across the globe. Particularly, North China suffered extreme drought in the summer of 2015 (where two agricultural provinces (Henan and Liaoning) were hit by the worst drought on record since 1951), and the middle and lower riches of Yangtze river underwent catastrophic flooding in June and July of 2016 (where the damages from China's 2016 floods have already topped more than 22 billion according to the International Disasters Database). Both of these devastating hydrological extremes were well captured by a dynamical seasonal climate forecast model with a good prediction of the 2015/16 big El Niño. Nevertheless, a strong El Niño does not necessarily result in an extreme drought, but depending on whether the El Niño evolves synergistically with Eurasian spring snow cover reduction to trigger a positive summer Eurasian teleconnection (EU) pattern that favors anomalous northerly and air sinking over North China. Added to El Niño is the high-latitude snow cover. The decreasing spring snow cover in Eurasia has been considered as one of possible reasons for the increasing of the positive EU pattern and severe droughts in North China in recent decades. We found that a dynamical-statistical forecasting approach that combines both the low- and high-latitudes precursors is more skillful than the dynamical forecast model at long lead. Therefore, the vanishing cryosphere should be considered as important factors for the extreme summer drought in North China as well in a warming future, and optimally combing them with the low-latitude signals (e.g., El Niño) will enhance the predictability of extreme droughts. In addition, we also found that the water vapor transport is more predictable than the extreme precipitation at short lead based on CFS2 seasonal real-time forecast, which may provide useful information for early warning.

  4. The Metaphor of Demons and Monsters in A natoly Kim’ s Novels%阿纳托利·金小说中的魔怪隐喻

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    王盈

    2016-01-01

    In the novels by Anatoly Kim, a Korean writer in Russia, monster images can be divided into two types: demons and monsters.The writer not only gets materials from the Greek mythology, the Bible, Russian polytheism, folk legends and tales but also combines them with reality, thus giving those amazing images rich philosophical significance.In the writer’s early works, the images of monsters were closely related to national history and social reality and reflected evil, the degeneration of human na-ture and the alienation of human beings.In the works created in the middle period, demons rebelled against God and made human nature degenerate.Although they were the symbol of evil, they did not completely refuse good.Anatoly Kim has experienced the transformation from describing the existence of evil to thinking about the origin of evil in his creation of novels , hoping to dispel evil and use religion as a force for good.%俄罗斯朝鲜族作家阿纳托利·金小说中的魔怪形象主要可划分为妖怪和魔鬼两种类型。作家从希腊神话、《圣经》、俄罗斯多神教及民间神话、童话故事等汲取素材,与现实背景相结合,赋予这些神奇的形象浓郁的哲理意味。其早期创作中的妖怪意象与民族历史和社会现实紧密融合,表现邪恶、人性的堕落及人的异化等问题。中期创作中的魔鬼反叛上帝,使人性堕落而背离神性,虽是“恶”的化身,却并不完全拒绝善。阿纳托利·金的小说创作经历了一个从描摹恶的存在转向思索恶的根源的过程,意在以宗教救赎祛恶扬善。

  5. Sexos, sexualidades e gêneros: monstruosidades no currículo da Educação Sexual Sexes, sexualities and genders: monsters in Sexual Education curriculum

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    Jimena Furlani

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresento um exercício de análise cultural, a partir da frase "Que bicho é esse?" - do livro paradidático infantil (Lopes, 2000 para se referir a "sexo" e "sexualidade". Problematizo as potencialidades reflexivas da Educação Sexual tendo como referência a "Pedagogia dos Monstros" (Cohen, 2000 e a "desconstrução" como método analítico, articulando-as com teorizações nos campos dos Estudos Culturais e Feministas, sob a perspectiva pós-estruturalista de análise. Na Escola "os sexos", "as sexualidades" e "os gêneros" podem ser pensados como "monstros curriculares", assim como todo assunto marcado pela polêmica, pela provisoriedade, pela normalização. Como fenômeno metafórico cultural "os monstros" subordinam-se aos padrões hegemônicos da cultura normativa ao mesmo tempo em que resistem a eles. Essa resistência permite que, na Educação Sexual, os processos constituintes da normalidade e da desigualdade possam ser permanentemente postos em questão.I present an exercise of cultural analysis using the sentence "What is this thing?", from the children's textbook (Lopes, 2000 to refer to "sex" and "sexuality". I discuss the reflexive potential in Sexual Education, having as a reference Pedagogy of the Monsters (Cohen, 2000 and the "deconstruction" as an analytical method, associating them with theories in the fields of Cultural Studies and Feminist Studies, under the post-structuralist perspective of analysis. At school, "the sexes", "the sexualities" and "the genres" can be thought as "curricular monsters", as well as all the subjects marked by controversy, fleetness, normalization. As a cultural metaphoric phenomenon, "the monsters" subordinate themselves to the hegemonic standards of the normative culture at the same time they resist to them. This resistance allows the constituent processes of normality and the inequality in Sexual Education can be permanently questioned.

  6. Feeding the Monster

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    2005-10-01

    Near-infrared images of the active galaxy NGC 1097, obtained with the NACO adaptive optics instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, disclose with unprecedented detail a complex central network of filamentary structure spiralling down to the centre of the galaxy. These observations provide astronomers with new insights on how super-massive black holes lurking inside galaxies get fed. "This is possibly the first time that a detailed view of the channelling process of matter, from the main part of the galaxy down to the very end in the nucleus is released," says Almudena Prieto (Max-Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany), lead author of the paper describing these results. Located at a distance of about 45 million light-years in the southern constellation Fornax (the Furnace), NGC 1097 is a relatively bright, barred spiral galaxy seen face-on. At magnitude 9.5, and thus just 25 times fainter than the faintest object that can be seen with the unaided eye, it appears in small telescopes as a bright, circular disc. NGC 1097 is a very moderate example of an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN), whose emission is thought to arise from matter (gas and stars) falling into oblivion in a central black hole. However, NGC 1097 possesses a comparatively faint nucleus only, and the black hole in its centre must be on a very strict "diet": only a small amount of gas and stars is apparently being swallowed by the black hole at any given moment. Astronomers have been trying to understand for a long time how the matter is "gulped" down towards the black hole. Watching directly the feeding process requires very high spatial resolution at the centre of galaxies. This can be achieved by means of interferometry as was done with the VLTI MIDI instrument on the central parts of another AGN, NGC 1068 (see ESO PR 17/03), or with adaptive optics [1]. Thus, astronomers [2] obtained images of NGC 1097 with the adaptive optics NACO instrument attached to Yepun, the fourth Unit Telescope of ESO's VLT. These new images probe with unprecedented detail the presence and extent of material in the very proximity of the nucleus. The resolution achieved with the images is about 0.15 arcsecond, corresponding to about 30 light-years across. For comparison, this is only 8 times the distance between the Sun and its nearest star, Proxima Centauri. ESO PR Photo 33b/05 ESO PR Photo 33b/05 Filamentary Structures in NGC 1097 [Preview - JPEG: 400 x 570 pix - 275k] [Normal - JPEG: 800 x 1140 pix - 900k] [Full Res - JPEG: 1422 x 2026 pix - 2.6M] Caption: ESO PR Photo 33b/05: The left image shows the same central region as imaged in PR Photo 33a/05 but this time as seen in the J-Ks colour. It clearly shows the nucleus, the central spiral arms extending up to 1,300 light-years from the centre, and the star-forming ring. The right image shows the same but after a masking process has been applied to suppress the central stellar light of the galaxy. The central spiral arms are now seen as dark channels, some extending up to the star-forming ring. North is up and East is to the left. As can be seen in last year's image (see ESO PR Photo 35d/04), NGC 1097 has a very strong bar and a prominent star-forming ring inside it. Interior to the ring, a secondary bar crosses the nucleus almost perpendicular to the primary bar. The newly released NACO near-infrared images show in addition more than 300 star-forming regions, a factor four larger than previously known from Hubble Space Telescope images. These "HII regions" can be seen as white spots in ESO PR Photo 33a/05. At the centre of the ring, a moderate active nucleus is located. Details from the nucleus and its immediate surroundings are however outshone by the overwhelming stellar light of the galaxy seen as the bright diffuse emission all over the image. The astronomers therefore applied a masking technique that allowed them to suppress the stellar light (see ESO PR Photo 33b/05). This unveils a bright nucleus at the centre, but mostly a complex central network of filamentary structures spiralling down to the centre. "Our analysis of the

  7. The monster sound pipe

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    Ruiz, Michael J.; Perkins, James

    2017-03-01

    Producing a deep bass tone by striking a large 3 m (10 ft) flexible corrugated drainage pipe immediately grabs student attention. The fundamental pitch of the corrugated tube is found to be a semitone lower than a non-corrugated smooth pipe of the same length. A video (https://youtu.be/FU7a9d7N60Y) of the demonstration is included, which illustrates how an Internet keyboard can be used to estimate the fundamental pitches of each pipe. Since both pipes have similar end corrections, the pitch discrepancy between the smooth pipe and drainage tube is due to the corrugations, which lower the speed of sound inside the flexible tube, dropping its pitch a semitone.

  8. Beowulf’s Monsters

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    Rix, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Monstertypologier. Forankringen er i mediefagsforskergruppen. Med udgangspunkt i monsterets ikonografi inden for primært film og tv, men også klassisk litteratur fra 1760’erne og fremad, foretages en registrering og analyse af monstertyper for at præcisere deres ikonologi. Målet med denne...

  9. A Real Space Monster

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    诸葛勤

    1994-01-01

    To hear people talk, there are "black holes" all around us: the U. S.deficit, the Russian economy, the residence of Japan’s Prime Minister.They are found wherever things seem to disappear without leaving a trace.Ever since Princeton physicist John Wheeler coined the term in 1967 to de-scribe an object whose gravily is so powerful that it swallows everythingaround it even light-this bizarre concept, which first emerged from E-

  10. Turtles as hopeful monsters.

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    Rieppel, O

    2001-11-01

    A recently published study on the development of the turtle shell highlights the important role that development plays in the origin of evolutionary novelties. The evolution of the highly derived adult anatomy of turtles is a prime example of a macroevolutionary event triggered by changes in early embryonic development. Early ontogenetic deviation may cause patterns of morphological change that are not compatible with scenarios of gradualistic, stepwise transformation. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  11. Dismantling the monster?

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    Højgaard, Lis; Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2010-01-01

    This essay addresses the emergence of audit culture and evidence-base research and its entry into the Nordic countries of Europe, using Denmark as an example. A closer look is taken at the current trends as they have reached the Danish scene, and the essay engages a discussion about ways to count...

  12. The Monster Sound Pipe

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    Ruiz, Michael J.; Perkins, James

    2017-01-01

    Producing a deep bass tone by striking a large 3 m (10 ft) flexible corrugated drainage pipe immediately grabs student attention. The fundamental pitch of the corrugated tube is found to be a semitone lower than a non-corrugated smooth pipe of the same length. A video (https://youtu.be/FU7a9d7N60Y) of the demonstration is included, which…

  13. Dismantling the monster?

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    Højgaard, Lis; Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2010-01-01

    This essay addresses the emergence of audit culture and evidence-base research and its entry into the Nordic countries of Europe, using Denmark as an example. A closer look is taken at the current trends as they have reached the Danish scene, and the essay engages a discussion about ways to count...

  14. Monsters vs Aliens

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    朱晓洁

    2009-01-01

    谁愿意变成怪兽?没人愿意。谁愿意为了拯救地球和自己的朋友变成怪兽?哇哦!相信一些勇敢的小朋友会愿意。不过,你知道成为怪兽要多坚强吗?看了本片,你绝对会对女主角苏珊(Susan)佩服得五体投地!

  15. The Disabled: Media's Monster.

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    Bogdan, Robert; And Others

    1982-01-01

    From the early nineteenth century to the present, horror, gangster, and adventure films, television, the comics, and newspapers have shown physical and mental disabilities to connote murder, violence, and danger. Such false portrayals have promoted negative public attitudes toward people with disabilities. (Author/MJL)

  16. The Primary Observation of Monster Hydras from Heterograft%异种嫁接的水螅畸形体初步观察

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    吴小婷; 吴佩玲; 汪安泰; 吴程琛; 邓利

    2011-01-01

    Hydra robusta and H. Vulgaris were cut transversely in the sub-hypostome region and the basal portion of two hydranth were grafted together. Three kinds of monster hydras, totally 78 individuals were found after 280 days continuous observation, it was shown that: ① monster and its asexual reproduction offspring contained 2 kinds of falcate nematocyst ( H. Robusta' s and H. Vulgaris' falcate nematocyst) ; ② its length could reach 52 mm when it stretched its body; ③ the average period of asexual gemmation was more than 10 days; ④ individuals died after reproducing 3-8 generations; ⑤ those who had 4, 5 and 6 tentacles consisted of 80% , 10% and 10% the individuals respectively; ⑥ it had no sexual reproduction; ⑦ it needed a relatively long time to regenerate after being cut off. When completing regeneration, both its form and development were as the normal one; ⑧ hyperplastic tissue appeared on the surface of its ectoderm, and went to apoptosis on the scapus, or disintegrated 1-2 days after disengaging form matrix; endodenn's cellular conglomeration frequently disengaged from the body, entering digestive chambers. The phenomena of hyperplasia and apoptosis appeared on the monster hydra from heterograft showed that hydra might have primitive immune system that can identify and exclude heterogenetic tissues.%摘要:把强壮水螅(Hydra robusta)和普通水螅(H.vulgaris)除头后进行异种切口嫁接实验,共获得3例畸形体,对其进行280 d的培养,获得78只畸形子代。追踪观察发现:①畸形体及其无性生殖子代均具有2种钩刺丝囊(强壮水媳钩刺丝囊和普通水螅钩刺丝囊);②其身体伸展时最长达52 mm;③无性出芽生殖的平均生殖周期10 d以上;④个体无性生殖3~8代后凋亡;⑤触手数为4、5和6条的个体分别占80%、10%和10%;⑥不发生有性生殖;⑦切割再生时间长,再生后形态与发育特性同术前个体;⑧

  17. 门里门外--评析《怪物公司》%Monsters Inc.: Inside and Outside of the Door

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    张宏

    2002-01-01

    @@ 迪斯尼公司/Pixar(Walt Disney Pic-tures/Pixar,USA)2001年出品 片名:怪物公司(Monsters,Inc.) 导演:彼得·达科特 大卫·斯里弗曼 编剧:安德鲁·斯坦顿 剧情简介 本片是奥斯卡获奖影片("Toy Story")的制作者们带来的一部由电脑制作的全新的喜剧片,它打开了通向怪兽世界的大门.在我们生活的世界之外,怪物们也有一个属于他们的世界,而维持这个怪物世界的唯一动力能源就是来自小孩子受到惊吓时所发出的高分贝尖叫,为此,怪物们还成立了自己的怪物有限公司,由这个公司中的怪物专门负责前往人类世界恐吓孩子们,从而收集他们的尖叫.

  18. Microscopic, biochemical, and molecular characteristics of the Chilean Blob and a comparison with the remains of other sea monsters: nothing but whales.

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    Pierce, Sidney K; Massey, Steven E; Curtis, Nicholas E; Smith, Gerald N; Olavarría, Carlos; Maugel, Timothy K

    2004-06-01

    We have employed electron microscopic, biochemical, and molecular techniques to clarify the species of origin of the "Chilean Blob," the remains of a large sea creature that beached on the Chilean coast in July 2003. Electron microscopy revealed that the remains are largely composed of an acellular, fibrous network reminiscent of the collagen fiber network in whale blubber. Amino acid analyses of an acid hydrolysate indicated that the fibers are composed of 31% glycine residues and also contain hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, all diagnostic of collagen. Using primers designed to the mitochondrial gene nad2, an 800-bp product of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was amplified from DNA that had been purified from the carcass. The DNA sequence of the PCR product was 100% identical to nad2 of sperm whale (Physeter catadon). These results unequivocally demonstrate that the Chilean Blob is the almost completely decomposed remains of the blubber layer of a sperm whale. This identification is the same as those we have obtained before from other relics such as the so-called giant octopus of St. Augustine (Florida), the Tasmanian West Coast Monster, two Bermuda Blobs, and the Nantucket Blob. It is clear now that all of these blobs of popular and cryptozoological interest are, in fact, the decomposed remains of large cetaceans.

  19. 3D modelling of interaction of strongly nonlinear internal seiches with a concave lake topography and a phenomenon of the "lake monsters".

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    Terletska, Kateryna; Maderich, Vladimir; Brovchenko, Igor; Jung, Kyung Tae

    2013-04-01

    critical values after which jet sink to maximal depth, then stop and rapidly rising up to surface interacting with thermocline where vortex pair is formed, 4) the just formed vortex pair continue moving in thermocline with a critical speed causing wave wake. This wake is also can be visible on the surface of the lake, 5) the final stage of interaction is the formation of solitons and the second internal mode. The appearance of surface wake in such idealized elongated elliptic-shape lake was the motivation for carrying further modeling of internal seiches in the real lake. This phenomenon can be the explanation of the fact that number of eyewitness around the world claimed to see "lake monsters" moved rapidly and then submerged leaving a wake. Its usually occur in elongated lakes in moderate latitude with a well defined seasonal termocline. Numerical modeling of the interaction of internal seiche with a North end of the Loch Ness confirms possibility of the supercritical internal jet generation and subsequent internal and surface disturbances. We hypotheses that some of eyewitness and legends on the "lake monsters" can be explained by such observations of suddently occurred surface wake behind disturbance generated by focusing flows by bottom topography. [1] Horn DA, Imberger J, Ivey GN.: The degeneration of large-scale interfacial gravity waves in lakes. J. Fluid Mech 434: 181-207, 2001. [2] Maderich V., Brovchenko I., Terletska K., Hutter K.: Numerical simulations of the nonhydrostatic transformation of basin-scale internal gravity waves and wave-enhanced meromixis in lakes. Ch. 4 in Hutter K. (Ed.) Nonlinear internal waves in lakes. Springer. Series: Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics p. 193-276, 2012. [3] Kanarska Y, Maderich V.: A non-hydrostatic numerical model for calculating free-surface stratified flows. Ocean Dynamics 53: 176-185, 2003.

  20. “Þur sarriþu þursa trutin”: monster-fighting and medicine in early medieval Scandinavia

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    Hall, Alaric

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper seeks evidence among our extensive Scandinavian mythological texts for an area which they seldom discuss explicitly: the conceptualisation and handling of illness and healing. Its core evidence is two runic texts (the Canterbury Rune-Charm and the Sigtuna Amulet which conceptualise illness as a þurs (‘ogre, monster’. The article discusses the semantics of þurs, arguing that illness and supernatural beings could be conceptualised as identical in medieval Scandinavia. This provides a basis for arguing that myths in which gods and heroes fight monsters provided a paradigm for the struggle with illness. The article proceeds, more speculatively, to use the Eddaic poem Skírnismál and the Finnish Riiden synty as the basis for arguing that one cause of illness could be the transgression of moral norms.

    Este artículo tiene por objetivo encontrar pruebas en los numerosos textos mitológicos escandinavos sobre un tema sobre el que pocas veces estos tratan de forma explícita: la conceptualización y el tratamiento de las enfermedades y su curación. La principal prueba se encuentra en dos textos rúnicos (el Canterbury Rune-Charm (El conjuro rúnico de Canterbury y el Sigtuna Amulet (El amuleto de Sigtuna que conceptualizan la enfermedad como un þurs (‘ogro, monstruo’. El artículo trata sobre la semántica de þurs y sostiene que las enfermedades y los seres sobrenaturales podían conceptualizarse como idénticos en la Escandinavia de la época medieval, en base a lo cual afirma que los mitos en los que los dioses y los héroes luchan contra los monstruos representaban un paradigma de la lucha contra las enfermedades. De forma más especulativa, el artículo utiliza el poema eddaico Skírnismál y el poema finlandés Riiden synty como base para sostener que la transgresión de las normas morales podía considerarse una posible causa de las enfermedades.

  1. Unveiling the Monsters: Characterization of Ultra-massive Galaxies in the Early Universe with IRAC Mapping of the NMBS-II/CFHTLS Fields

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    Marchesini, Danilo

    -massive galaxies (UMGs; i.e., log(Mstar/Msun)>11.4, of which ~50 with log(Mstar/Msun)>11.6) with accurate photometric redshifts at 1.51.5, a population arguably representing the biggest problem in our understanding of galaxy formation. Specifically, the following outstanding questions will be answered: 1) What is the number density of UMGs in the early universe? 2) Are these "monster" galaxies still forming stars and what is their quiescent fraction? 3) What are their stellar population properties? 4) What are their clustering and dark matter halo properties? 5) Do they host AGNs? This research will provide crucial information that future theoretical models will have to reproduce. The findings will be compared to predictions from hierarchical galaxy formation models, providing critical feedback to improve and constrain currently implemented prescriptions for the baryonic physics. The synergistic collaboration with theorists will results in improved strategies for future observations optimized to better test the models and the implemented prescriptions. The reduced and mosaiced Cycle 10 IRAC data will be publicly released 9 months from the start of the proposed program. The NMBS-II multi-wavelength (UV-to-24 micron) photometric catalogs, and catalogs of photometric redshifts, stellar population parameters, rest-frame magnitudes and colors, and ultra-violet and infrared luminosities will be publicly released within 24 months after the beginning of the proposed program, providing the astronomy community with a very valuable dataset of ~210,000 galaxies down to K<22.5 AB to answer many additional questions not explicitly targeted by the proposed program.

  2. How Men Become Monsters and Monsters Become Men

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    Larcom, Shaun; Sarr, Mare; Willems, Tim

    2016-01-01

    History offers many examples of dictators who worsened their behavior significantly over time (like Zimbabwe's Mugabe) as well as dictators who displayed remarkable improvements (like Rawlings of Ghana). The authors show that such mutations can result from rational behavior when the dictator's flow use of repression is complementary to his stock of wrongdoings: past wrongdoings then perpet...

  3. Beyond the Ignalina monster; Jenseits des Monsters aus Ignalina

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    Anon.

    2003-09-01

    From 2009, Lithuania will be free of atomic power. Will this be the onset of the age of eco-energies? (orig.) [German] Ab 2009 ist Litauen frei von Atomstrom. Schlaege dann die grosse Stunde fuer die Oekoenergien? (orig.)

  4. The FrankensTEin Monster

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    Blodget, Alden

    2009-01-01

    In budget meetings trustees tend to dehumanize teachers by looking at them as FTEs (full-time equivalents) instead of as flesh-and-blood people doing impossibly difficult jobs, a transformation that makes it easier to talk about reducing their number. So I created a model to try to humanize the FTE by looking at the number of hours a teacher needs…

  5. Monster telescope hunts blue planets

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    Leake, J

    2003-01-01

    BRITAIN is to back a project to build the world's biggest telescope - so powerful that it could see life-bearing planets in other solar systems. It will need the largest mirror ever built at about 100 metres in diameter (1/2 page).

  6. The FrankensTEin Monster

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    Blodget, Alden

    2009-01-01

    In budget meetings trustees tend to dehumanize teachers by looking at them as FTEs (full-time equivalents) instead of as flesh-and-blood people doing impossibly difficult jobs, a transformation that makes it easier to talk about reducing their number. So I created a model to try to humanize the FTE by looking at the number of hours a teacher needs…

  7. Evaluering: Fra monster til mening

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    Haugaard, Annette; Christensen, Torben Spanget

    2014-01-01

    Interviewartikel om formativ og summativ evaluering i gymnasieundervisningen. Evalueringer kan afsløre de blinde pletter, som selv erfarne lærer har om effekten af egen undervisning. Men det kræver, at evaluering bliver et didaktisk redskab udformet af lærerne selv, siger evalueringsforsker Torbe...

  8. Twilight og det gode monster

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    2011-01-01

    mellemting mellem lys og mørke. Det er i tusmørketimerne ikke blevet helt mørkt endnu, men lyset er ved at forsvinde. Anden film fra 2009 hedder New Moon, hvilket for det første peger på, at lyset fra månen er på sit svageste, men lyset – på vej mod fuldmåne – er tiltagende. Med andre ord er det den omvendte...

  9. Cinderella and the Big Monster

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    van der Meijden, Peter Alexander

    2016-01-01

    Hvad udstiller museer når de udstiller Mail Art? Den gængse måde er at vise løse værker og ephemera, men artiklen undersøger om disse materielle levn efter en udveksling kan forstås, i en udstillingskontekst, som relationelle kunstværker, modeller for en anderledes for for samvær og/eller en udst...

  10. Twilight og det gode monster

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    2011-01-01

    Vampyren er et tvetydigt væsen. Det signalerer de første tre fortællinger i Stephanie Meyers populære romanserie såvel som de første tre filmatiseringer af romanerne allerede i titlerne. Det engelske ord ’twilight’, som også er titlen på første film i serien fra 2008, betyder ’tusmørke’, og er en...... første tre fortællinger i The Twilight Saga dette ambivalente møde mellem lys og mørke, det gode og det onde, samt det tiltrækkende og det frastødende. Ligesom vampyren.......Vampyren er et tvetydigt væsen. Det signalerer de første tre fortællinger i Stephanie Meyers populære romanserie såvel som de første tre filmatiseringer af romanerne allerede i titlerne. Det engelske ord ’twilight’, som også er titlen på første film i serien fra 2008, betyder ’tusmørke’, og er en...

  11. Estimating the experimental value of the electromagnetic fine structure constant {alpha}-bar {sub 0}=1/137.036 using the Leech lattice in conjunction with the monster group and Spher's kissing number in 24 dimensions

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    El Naschie, M.S. [King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    2007-04-15

    We start with various observations regarding the kissing number in the 24-dimensional Leech lattice N{sub {tau}}{sup (24)}=196560 as well as the j-function coefficient b=196884 and the minimal dimension in which the monster group can act D{sub m}=196883. Subsequently based on the previous results and earlier numerical experiments, we use a quibic potential to derive a quadratic equationx{sup 2}+12820x-(N{sub {tau}}{sup (24)}/10)=0where 128=spin 7=(2){sup 7}, 10=D{sup (10)} and N{sub {tau}}{sup (24)}=196560 are the spin representation, the super string dimension and the Leech kissing number, respectively. It is found that the only positive solution of this equation isx{sub 1}=137.036={alpha}-bar {sub 0}which is the accurate experimental value of inverse of the electromagnetic fine structure constant. This remarkable result is interpreted in terms of the connection between the Moonshine conjecture and string theory as well as the E-infinity relation between the kissing number in 10 dimensions K{sub {tau}}{sup (10)}=336 and the degrees of freedom of Klein's modular space dim {gamma}(7)=336.

  12. Sobre corpos e monstros: algumas reflexões contemporâneas a partir da filosofia da diferença Sobre cuerpos y monstruos: algunas reflexiones contemporáneas About bodies and monsters: some contemporary reflections

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    Carlos Augusto Peixoto Junior

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo geral discutir algumas relações entre o corpo e o fenômeno do monstro - teratológico ou ficcional -, procurando avaliar os abalos que a figura monstruosa provoca nos modelos de apreensão da subjetividade construídos prioritariamente a partir dos referenciais da representação e da identidade. Em termos mais específicos, partindo principalmente de autores alinhados à filosofia da diferença, são discutidas algumas possibilidades de subversão suscitadas pela monstruosidade em suas relações com o corpo, tais como as que ocorrem nos campos da ciência, da cultura, dos estudos de gênero e de uma política de subjetivação. O que se procura ressaltar em todas essas vertentes é que, ao afirmar sua diferença radical, a figura do monstro abre novas vias de acesso ao devir e à singularidade.Este artículo tiene como objetivo general discutir algunas relaciones entre el cuerpo y el fenómeno del monstruo - teratologico o ficcional -, buscando evaluar las conmociones que la figura monstruosa provoca en los modelos de aprehensión de la subjetividad construidos principalmente desde los referenciales de la representación y de la identidad. En términos más específicos, partiendo prioritariamente de autores alineados con la filosofía de la diferencia, si discuten diversas posibilidades de subversión suscitadas por la monstruosidad en sus relaciones con el cuerpo, tal como los que ocurren en los campos de la ciencia, de la cultura, de los estudios de género y de una política de subjetivación. El que si busca resaltar en todas estas vertientes es que, al afirmar su diferencia radical, la figura del monstruo abre nuevas maneras de acceso al devenir y a la singularidad.This work has as its general aim to argue about some relations between the body and the phenomenon of the monster - teratological or fictional -, trying to evaluate the shocks that the monstrous figure provokes in the models of apprehension of

  13. Prevalence of neutralising antibodies against adenoviruses in lizards and snakes.

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    Ball, Inna; Ofner, Sabine; Funk, Richard S; Griffin, Chris; Riedel, Ulf; Möhring, Jens; Marschang, Rachel E

    2014-10-01

    Adenoviruses (AdVs) are relatively common in lizards and snakes, and several genetically distinct AdVs have been isolated in cell culture. The aims of this study were to examine serological relationships among lizard and snake AdVs and to determine the frequency of AdV infections in these species. Isolates from a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), a corn snake (Pantherophis gutattus) and a central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps), and two isolates from helodermatid lizards (Heloderma horridum and H. suspectum) were used in neutralisation tests for the detection of antibodies in plasma from 263 lizards from seven families (including 12 species) and from 141 snakes from four families (including 28 species) from the USA and Europe. Most lizard and snake samples had antibodies against a range of AdV isolates, indicating that AdV infection is common among these squamates. Neutralisation tests with polyclonal antibodies raised in rabbits demonstrated serological cross-reactivity between both helodermatid lizard isolates. However, squamate plasma showed different reactions to each of these lizard isolates in neutralisation tests.

  14. Monsters of Drawing and Writing Matter

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    Balle, Søren Hattesen

    2009-01-01

    of artistic/poetic text as so much drawing and writing blending with each other to form new monstrous shapes. This double strategy contributes to a re-inscription of poetry and drawing as sheer physical matter and means of artistic production within that world which they purport to represent in the first...

  15. The monster crop - how to tame it

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    Dany, Christian

    2010-07-01

    Malaysia's palm oil industry is going to significant lengths to meet sustainability requirements. However, the Malaysians do not want to be patronized by environmental groups from the West. (orig.)

  16. Hopeful (protein InDel) monsters?

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    Tóth-Petróczy, Agnes; Tawfik, Dan S

    2014-06-10

    In this issue of Structure, Arpino and colleagues describe in atomic detail how a protein stomachs a deletion within a helix, an event that rarely occurs in nature or in the lab. Can insertions and deletions (InDels) trigger dramatic structural transitions?

  17. Black Holes: The making of a monster

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    Mayer, Lucio

    2017-04-01

    The biggest black holes in the Universe were in place soon after the Big Bang. Explaining how they formed so rapidly is a daunting challenge, but the latest simulations give clues to how this may have occurred.

  18. 122 DEMYSTIFICATION OF MYTHIC MONSTERS AND THE ...

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    prevalent social-political and economic situations in. Nigeria (Africa). Nigerian ... interpretations that shield the personality and intentions ..... different conception of the relationship etween drama ... Every wrong thinking given action sets.

  19. Monsters of Drawing and Writing Matter

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    Balle, Søren Hattesen

    2009-01-01

    Collaborative work between painters and writers was a common activity among the New York School poets in the 1950s. Its popularity was a combined result of circumstance and choice. Artistic collaboration served Frank O’Hara and his New York School colleagues in their attempt to oppose a (homo)pho...... materiality it metaleptically realizes a gay minority culture’s utopian vision of an alternative America....

  20. GRB 130427A: a Nearby Ordinary Monster

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    Maselli, A; Nava, L; Mundell, C G; Kawai, N; Campana, S; Covino, S; Cummings, J R; Cusumano, G; Evans, P A; Ghirlanda, G; Ghisellini, G; Guidorzi, C; Kobayashi, S; Kuin, P; La Parola, V; Mangano, V; Oates, S; Sakamoto, T; Serino, M; Virgili, F; Zhang, B -B; Barthelmy, S; Beardmore, A; Bernardini, M G; Bersier, D; Burrows, D; Calderone, G; Capalbi, M; Chiang, J; D'Avanzo, P; D'Elia, V; De Pasquale, M; Fugazza, D; Gehrels, N; Gomboc, A; Harrison, R; Hanayama, H; Japelj, J; Kennea, J; Kopac, D; Kouveliotou, C; Kuroda, D; Levan, A; Malesani, D; Marshall, F; Nousek, J; O'Brien, P; Osborne, J P; Pagani, C; Page, K L; Page, M; Perri, M; Pritchard, T; Romano, P; Saito, Y; Sbarufatti, B; Salvaterra, R; Steele, I; Tanvir, N; Vianello, G; Weigand, B; Wiersema, K; Yatsu, Y; Yoshii, T; Tagliaferri, G

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    Long-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are an extremely rare outcome of the collapse of massive stars, and are typically found in the distant Universe. Because of its intrinsic luminosity ($L\\sim 3 \\times 10^{53}$ erg s$^{-1}$) and its relative proximity ($z=0.34$), GRB 130427A was a unique event that reached the highest fluence observed in the gamma-ray band. Here we present a comprehensive multiwavelength view of GRB 130427A with Swift, the 2-m Liverpool and Faulkes telescopes and by other ground-based facilities, highlighting the evolution of the burst emission from the prompt to the afterglow phase. The properties of GRB 130427A are similar to those of the most luminous, high-redshift GRBs, suggesting that a common central engine is responsible for producing GRBs in both the contemporary and the early Universe and over the full range of GRB isotropic energies.

  1. Richard Goldschmidt: hopeful monsters and other 'heresies'.

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    Dietrich, Michael R

    2003-01-01

    Richard Goldschmidt is remembered today as one of the most controversial biologists of the twentieth century. Although his work on sex determination and physiological genetics earned him accolades from his peers, his rejection of the classical gene and his unpopular theories about evolution significantly damaged his scientific reputation. This article reviews Goldschmidt's life and work, with an emphasis on his controversial views.

  2. Introduction: Metacognition, More than the Lognes Monster?

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    Desoete, Annemie; Ozsoy, Gokhan

    2009-01-01

    Metacognition is one of the promising contemporary research fields in psychology and education. The concept has been introduced to describe and explain how people gain control over their learning and thinking, particularly in the case of cognitive failures and difficulties they meet when dealing with information processing and problem solving…

  3. GRB 130427A: A Nearby Ordinary Monster

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    Maselli, A.; Melandri, A.; Nava, L.; Mundell, C. G.; Kawai, N.; Campana, S.; Covino, S.; Cummings, J. R.; Cusumano, G.; Evans, P. A.; Ghirlanda, G.; Ghisellini, G.; Guidorzi, C.; Kobayashi, S.; Kuin, P.; La Parola, V.; Mangano, V.; Oates, S.; Sakamoto, T.; Serino, M.; Virgili, F.; Zhang, B.-B.; Barthelmy, S.; Beardmore, A.; Bernardini, M. G.; Bersier, D.; Burrows, D.; Calderone, G.; Capalbi, M.; Chiang, J.; D'Avanzo, P.; D'Elia, V.; De Pasquale, M.; Fugazza, D.; Gehrels, N.; Gomboc, A.; Harrison, R.; Hanayama, H.; Japelj, J.; Kennea, J.; Kopac, D.; Kouveliotou, C.; Kuroda, D.; Levan, A.; Malesani, D.; Marshall, F.; Nousek, J.; O'Brien, P.; Osborne, J. P.; Pagani, C.; Page, K. L.; Page, M.; Perri, M.; Pritchard, T.; Romano, P.; Saito, Y.; Sbarufatti, B.; Salvaterra, R.; Steele, I.; Tanvir, N.; Vianello, G.; Weigand, B.; Wiersema, K.; Yatsu, Y.; Yoshii, T.; Tagliaferri, G.

    2014-01-01

    Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are an extremely rare outcome of the collapse of massive stars and are typically found in the distant universe. Because of its intrinsic luminosity (L ˜ 3 × 1053 ergs per second) and its relative proximity (z = 0.34), GRB 130427A reached the highest fluence observed in the γ-ray band. Here, we present a comprehensive multiwavelength view of GRB 130427A with Swift, the 2-meter Liverpool and Faulkes telescopes, and by other ground-based facilities, highlighting the evolution of the burst emission from the prompt to the afterglow phase. The properties of GRB 130427A are similar to those of the most luminous, high-redshift GRBs, suggesting that a common central engine is responsible for producing GRBs in both the contemporary and the early universe and over the full range of GRB isotropic energies.

  4. The emergence of bacterial "hopeful monsters".

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    Croucher, Nicholas J; Klugman, Keith P

    2014-07-29

    The global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has largely been driven by the dissemination of successful lineages. A particularly important example is sequence type (ST) 258 of Klebsiella pneumoniae, a common cause of health care-associated infections. Representatives of this lineage carry a variable array of plasmid-borne resistance genes, typically including a carbapenemase effective against the full range of clinically important β-lactams. In their recent mBio article, Chen et al. [mBio 5(3):e01355-14] described how ST258 emerged through "hybridization" between two other strains, with a second recombination resulting in the diversification of a key antigen. This commentary describes the findings in the context of other examples where saltational evolution has resulted in the sudden emergence of important pathogenic bacteria. Copyright © 2014 Croucher and Klugman.

  5. Nano-images as hybrid monsters

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    Ruivenkamp, Martin; Rip, Arie; Coopmans, Catelijne; Vertesi, Janet; Lynch, Michael E.; Woolgar, Steve

    2014-01-01

    This chapter discusses the role of images in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology includes an array of scientific and engineering fields in which researchers observe and manipulate materials at or near the nanometer scale (one billionth of a meter). The very idea of visualizing nanoscale phenomena is cont

  6. Corruption: A many-headed monster

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    B.J. van der Walt

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of corruption poses a serious threat to our nation. This paper intends to investigate, apart from the various forms of corruption and our reactions to them, the causes of and the possible cures for this evil in our society.

  7. Monster potential meets potential monster: pros and cons of deploying genetically modified microalgae for biofuels production.

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    Flynn, K J; Mitra, A; Greenwell, H C; Sui, J

    2013-02-06

    Biofuels production from microalgae attracts much attention but remains an unproven technology. We explore routes to enhance production through modifications to a range of generic microalgal physiological characteristics. Our analysis shows that biofuels production may be enhanced ca fivefold through genetic modification (GM) of factors affecting growth rate, respiration, photoacclimation, photosynthesis efficiency and the minimum cell quotas for nitrogen and phosphorous (N : C and P : C). However, simulations indicate that the ideal GM microalgae for commercial deployment could, on escape to the environment, become a harmful algal bloom species par excellence, with attendant risks to ecosystems and livelihoods. In large measure, this is because an organism able to produce carbohydrate and/or lipid at high rates, providing stock metabolites for biofuels production, will also be able to attain a stoichiometric composition that will be far from optimal as food for the support of zooplankton growth. This composition could suppress or even halt the grazing activity that would otherwise control the microalgal growth in nature. In consequence, we recommend that the genetic manipulation of microalgae, with inherent consequences on a scale comparable to geoengineering, should be considered under strict international regulation.

  8. La dama fantasma y el monstruo del lago: Narración, ciencia y creencias en actuaciones discursivas A dama fantasma e o monstro do lago: narrativa, ciência e crença em performances discursivas The Lady Ghost and The Loch Monster: narrative, science and beliefs in discursive performances

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    María Inés Palleiro

    2011-12-01

    two different narrative matrices: "The Lady Ghost" in its different names, and "the Nahuelito", an Argentine version of the Loch Monster. Stories collected in different contexts and formats are examined, including media. The research focuses on the dynamics between scientific and narrative knowledge, which deals with the semantic domain of collective beliefs. These are understood as modal expressions, whose truth values rely on an intersubjective agreement. In this regard, ghostly apparitions and lock monsters can be considered rhetoric expressions of beliefs about the supernatural. These metaphoric creatures, in fact, tend to provide more satisfactory explanations about the symbolic sphere of experience than modern science.

  9. Interpretation on Mary's Tragic Life:Analysis on the Wilderness Imagery in"The Grass Is Singing"by Using the Theory of Frye's Monster Prototype%玛丽悲剧人生的解读:运用弗莱的魔怪原型理论分析《野草在歌唱》中的荒原意象

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    2015-01-01

    莱辛因为处女作《野草在歌唱》而广为人知,被认为是二战以后最优秀的作品之一。历年来,不断有学者和批评家从女性主义,后殖民主义等理论角度来剖析这部作品,主要关注男权社会下女性的悲惨命运以及殖民白人与土著黑人之间的尖锐矛盾。本文则试图从神话原型批评的视角出发,通过运用弗莱的魔怪意象理论来分析小说中的荒原意象,由此来解读女主人公玛丽悲剧人生的成因,可以看出莱辛在小说中对女性命运的关注。%Because of the debut work "The Grass Is Singing",Lessing gets her popularity and the work is considered as one of the most outstanding ones after World War II.In recent years,there have been scholars and critics analyze this work from a theoretical point of feminism and post -colonialism,they have made more concerns for the the tragic fate of the women in the society of men rights and the sharp conflicts between the colonial whites and indigenous blacks.This paper analyzes the wilder-ness imagery in "The Grass Is Singing"by using the theory of Frye's monster prototype to interpret the causes of the tragic fate of the heroine -Mary in the critical perspective of tale prototype,from which we know that Lessing show much concerns for the women fate.

  10. Sensorisch en chemisch onderzoek van dry en alcoholarm bier

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    1990-01-01

    Op verzoek van Konsumenten Kontakt zijn veertien monsters bier onderzocht. De monsters zijn onderverdeeld in acht monsters alcoholarm of alcoholvrij bier, drie monsters dry bier en drie monsters gewone pils. De monsters zijn getest op sensorische verschillen. De monsters zijn verder chemisch onderzocht op alcoholgehalte, stamwortgehalte, percentage glucose en percentage malto-dextrine. Alle monsters voldoen aan de eisen van de Warenwet.

  11. Continuous nowhere differentiable functions the monsters of analysis

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    Jarnicki, Marek

    2015-01-01

    This book covers the construction, analysis, and theory of continuous nowhere differentiable functions, comprehensively and accessibly. After illuminating the significance of the subject through an overview of its history, the reader is introduced to the sophisticated toolkit of ideas and tricks used to study the explicit continuous nowhere differentiable functions of Weierstrass, Takagi–van der Waerden, Bolzano, and others. Modern tools of functional analysis, measure theory, and Fourier analysis are applied to examine the generic nature of continuous nowhere differentiable functions, as well as linear structures within the (nonlinear) space of continuous nowhere differentiable functions. To round out the presentation, advanced techniques from several areas of mathematics are brought together to give a state-of-the-art analysis of Riemann’s continuous, and purportedly nowhere differentiable, function. For the reader’s benefit, claims requiring elaboration, and open problems, are clearly indicated. An a...

  12. Portraying Monsters: Framing School Bullying through a Macro Lens

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    Horton, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This article critically considers the discourse on school bullying through the conceptual framework of lenses and argues that a macro lens has been utilised by school bullying researchers to bring into focus the characteristics of the individuals involved and the types of actions used. By considering earlier understandings of bullying, the article…

  13. The paper monster. Corporate compliance and the board.

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    Hinrichsen, C A; Capobianco, C; Diamond, M

    2001-02-01

    Fraud and abuse lawsuits and settlements are getting bigger, and the DOJ shows no signs of letting up on its scrutiny of health care organizations. That's why a strong compliance program is your best defense, and it all starts with the board.

  14. Real Monsters, Please: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching.

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    Warren, Lee A.

    1979-01-01

    Encourages professors not to lose sight of undergraduate courses in that they may inspire students to further learning in the humanities. Undertakes a discussion of "Beowulf" and Camus'"The Plague" to show how literature from other periods and cultures can be used to provoke thought about contemporary, relevant issues. (CAM)

  15. The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy

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    Ghez, Andrea

    2015-08-01

    Learn about new developments in the study of black holes. Through the capture and analysis of twenty years of high-resolution imaging, Dr. Ghez and her team have moved the case for a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy from a possibility to a certainty. This was made possible with the first measurements of stars’ orbiting at high speeds around a galactic nucleus. Further advances in state-of-the-art of high-resolution imaging technology on the world’s largest telescopes have greatly expanded the power of using stellar orbits to characterize black holes. Recent observations have revealed an environment around the black hole that is quite unexpected (young stars where there should be none; a lack of old stars where there should be many; and a puzzling new class of objects). Continued measurements of the motions of stars have solved many of the puzzles posed by these perplexing populations of stars. This work on the orbits of stars, along with observations of the dining habits of the black hole, is providing insight into how black holes grow and the role that they play in regulating the growth of their host galaxies. Future measurements of stellar orbits at the Galactic Center hold the promise of improving our understanding of gravity through tests of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in an unexplored regime.

  16. Metasynthetic Madness: What Kind of Monster Have We Created?

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    Thorne, Sally

    2017-01-01

    From its origins in the 1990s, the qualitative health research metasynthesis project represented a methodological maneuver to capitalize on a growing investment in qualitatively derived study reports to create an interactive dialogue among them that would surface expanded insights about complex human phenomena. However, newer forms positioning themselves as qualitative metasynthesis but representing a much more technical and theoretically superficial form of scholarly enterprise have begun to appear in the health research literature. It seems imperative that we think through the implications of this trend and determine whether it is to be afforded the credibility of being a form of qualitative scholarship and, if so, what kind of scholarship it represents. As the standardization trend in synthesis research marches forward, we will need clarity and a strong sense of purpose if we are to preserve the essence of what the qualitative metasynthesis project was intended to be all about. © The Author(s) 2016.

  17. Zombies in Revolt: The Violent Revolution of American Cinematic Monsters

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    Full Text Available This paper unveils the revolutionary potential incarnated in the post-9/11 transformed figure of the cinematic zombie. It is my contention that zombies, through their cinematic (revolution, came to embody Deleuze and Guattari’s vision of the nomad war machine. Zombie films are used as a vehicle for addressing the tension between the hegemonic fear of the violent multitude in revolt and the counter-hegemonic liberatory potential of the rising masses. It is impossible to achieve a final resolution between these contradicting tendencies since the narrative structure of zombie films remains open-ended. The characteristics of the zombies and the meaning ascribed to them transform over time but they also maintain a continuity with a difference with the previous expressions of the monstrous. The monstrous characteristics which have pertained since George A. Romero’s paradigm shift in the 1960s (the zombifying contagion, violence and swarm attacks, joined with the new features appearing in the American zombie cinema of the new millennium, formulate a response to the manifest and latent violence of the State apparatus.

  18. Tourism and wilderness: dancing with the messy monster

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    Ralf Buckley

    2000-01-01

    Currently, tourism offers one of the best prospects for conserving remaining areas of unprotected wilderness in most parts of the world. Tourism produces environmental impacts, and in heavily-visited protected areas these impacts may be a significant threat to conservation values and a major management issue; along with other anthropogenic impacts such as weeds, pests...

  19. Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics: The Epidemiology of a Zombie Apocalypse

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    Verran, J.; Crossley, M.; Carolan, K.; Jacobs, N.; Amos, M.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this learning exercise was to harness current interest in zombies in order to educate audiences about the epidemiology of infectious disease. Participants in the activity were provided with an outbreak scenario, which they then used as the basis of play-based activities. By considering the mode and speed of transmission, size of…

  20. LITERATURE, IDENTITY, IMPERIALISM: FABULOUS MONSTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This text presents some reflections on certain aspects of literature teaching at the present time, contesting the reductive orthodoxies of politically-charged reading procedures and the leading assumptions of identity politics. By reference to a number of literary works of culturally diverse origins, accompanied by a commentary on their complex engagement with a range of related questions, an attempt is made to claim for literature a more ample field, of greater psychological and social resonance, than such analyses as those favoured by the ‘cultural studies’ movement generally allow. The text was written originally to be delivered as a talk leading to debate, and remains inscribed with many of the markers of oral discourse.

  1. The Monster and the Mother:The Symbolism of Disaster

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    SUSANNA MHoffman; ZHAO Yuzhong

    2013-01-01

    Whether a society encompasses few people or multitudes , whether its landhold is remote and its records without letters or its reach global and its renown etched in ink , disaster con-tradicts its members ’ definitive knowledge . No matter if the disaster stems from nature or errant technology , is experienced or merely expected , no one, neither sage nor scientist , preacher nor presi-dent , can wholly tell the why or the where of a ca-lamitous event .And so, no matter what place in the world it occurs , what form it might take , whether singular or chronic , peoples’ explanations of disaster tend to rely on creative , often mytholog-ical, imagination.The belief systems of people ex-periencing or expecting calamity are rife with sym-bols dealing with their situations , and their cosmol-ogies are vibrant with metaphor .

  2. Genetic Manipulation: Frankenstein’s New Monster in the Cinema

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available On many occasions the cinema has been concerned with launching the questions raised by scientific progress and its repercussions on the lives of human beings. Not in vain is science fiction a genre dedicated to this task, that of attempting to predict where humanity is going thanks to the application of new discoveries. Genetic manipulation, because of its extraordinary range of possibilities, could not escape scripts that try to glimpse how society might apply it in the near future.             This article analyses three representative titles, The Boys from Brazil (1978, Godsend (2004 and The Island (2005, to show how the cinema has not abandoned the narrative model begun by James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931, which in turn takes the Greek myth of Prometheus to show the terrible consequences undergone by those who dare to emulate God, the only creator of life.             Finally, a more detailed analysis of Gattaca (1997 by Andrew Niccol makes it possible to abandon this sensationalist model and, with an almost prophetic script which today is more science than fiction, call attention to the current fears of jurists, experts in bioethics and bodies such as the UNESCO regarding genetic privacy and the presumed determinism of the human genome.

  3. EarthLabs - Investigating Hurricanes: Earth's Meteorological Monsters

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    McDaris, J. R.; Dahlman, L.; Barstow, D.

    2007-12-01

    Earth science is one of the most important tools that the global community needs to address the pressing environmental, social, and economic issues of our time. While, at times considered a second-rate science at the high school level, it is currently undergoing a major revolution in the depth of content and pedagogical vitality. As part of this revolution, labs in Earth science courses need to shift their focus from cookbook-like activities with known outcomes to open-ended investigations that challenge students to think, explore and apply their learning. We need to establish a new model for Earth science as a rigorous lab science in policy, perception, and reality. As a concerted response to this need, five states, a coalition of scientists and educators, and an experienced curriculum team are creating a national model for a lab-based high school Earth science course named EarthLabs. This lab course will comply with the National Science Education Standards as well as the states' curriculum frameworks. The content will focus on Earth system science and environmental literacy. The lab experiences will feature a combination of field work, classroom experiments, and computer access to data and visualizations, and demonstrate the rigor and depth of a true lab course. The effort is being funded by NOAA's Environmental Literacy program. One of the prototype units of the course is Investigating Hurricanes. Hurricanes are phenomena which have tremendous impact on humanity and the resources we use. They are also the result of complex interacting Earth systems, making them perfect objects for rigorous investigation of many concepts commonly covered in Earth science courses, such as meteorology, climate, and global wind circulation. Students are able to use the same data sets, analysis tools, and research techniques that scientists employ in their research, yielding truly authentic learning opportunities. This month-long integrated unit uses hurricanes as the story line by which students investigate the different interactions involved in hurricane generation, steering, and intensification. Students analyze a variety of visualization resources looking for patterns in occurrence and to develop an understanding of hurricane structure. They download archived data about past hurricanes and produce temporal and spatial plots to discover patterns in hurricane life cycles. They investigate the relationship between hurricane wind speed and factors such as barometric pressure and sea surface temperature by conducting spreadsheet analyses on archived data. They also conduct hands-on laboratory experiments in order to understand the physical processes that underpin energy transfer in convection, condensation, and latent heat. These activities highlight Earth science as a vital, rich, invigorating course, employing state-of-the-art technologies and in-depth labs with high relevance for our daily lives and the future.

  4. Vulnerabilities and responsibilities: dealing with monsters in computer security

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    Pieters, W.; Consoli, L.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze information security assessment in terms of cultural categories and virtue ethics, in order to explain the cultural origin of certain types of security vulnerabilities, as well as to enable a proactive attitude towards preventing such vulnerabilities

  5. Star formation in Herschel's Monsters versus semi-analytic models

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    Gruppioni, C.; Calura, F.; Pozzi, F.; Delvecchio, I.; Berta, S.; De Lucia, G.; Fontanot, F.; Franceschini, A.; Marchetti, L.; Menci, N.; Monaco, P.; Vaccari, M.

    2015-08-01

    We present a direct comparison between the observed star formation rate functions (SFRFs) and the state-of-the-art predictions of semi-analytic models (SAMs) of galaxy formation and evolution. We use the PACS Evolutionary Probe Survey and Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey data sets in the COSMOS and GOODS-South fields, combined with broad-band photometry from UV to sub-mm, to obtain total (IR+UV) instantaneous star formation rates (SFRs) for individual Herschel galaxies up to z ˜ 4, subtracted of possible active galactic nucleus (AGN) contamination. The comparison with model predictions shows that SAMs broadly reproduce the observed SFRFs up to z ˜ 2, when the observational errors on the SFR are taken into account. However, all the models seem to underpredict the bright end of the SFRF at z ≳ 2. The cause of this underprediction could lie in an improper modelling of several model ingredients, like too strong (AGN or stellar) feedback in the brighter objects or too low fallback of gas, caused by weak feedback and outflows at earlier epochs.

  6. Energy labs test g rid for monster downloads

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    Jackson, Joab

    2006-01-01

    "Two Energy Department laboratories, along with a number of universities, tested a grid network that will eventually distribute experimental data from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva to multiple research laboratories around the globe."

  7. ASTRONOMY: Enhanced: Monsters at the Heart of Galaxy Formation.

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    Kormendy, J

    2000-09-01

    Supermassive black holes (BHs) have long been implicated in explaining active galactic nuclei such as quasars. In his Perspective, Kormendy discusses recent work that suggests a larger role for these objects. The Hubble Space Telescope has provided many new detections of BHs, and these new results indicate that they play an important role in the galaxy formation processes.

  8. Astrophysics: Monster star found hiding in plain sight

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    Figer, Donald F.

    2014-11-01

    Massive stars are rare, but they are sources of some of the most energetic phenomena seen in the Universe today. A high-mass candidate has now been found in a star-forming region that has been observed for more than 50 years.

  9. Radio-AGN feedback: when the little ones were monsters

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    Williams, W. L.; Röttgering, H. J. A.

    2015-06-01

    We present a study of the evolution of the fraction of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN) as a function of their host stellar mass. We make use of two samples of radio galaxies: one in the local Universe, 0.01 1024 W Hz-1 at z ˜ 1-2 while the radio-loud fraction for higher mass galaxies (M* > 1011.25 M⊙) remains the same. We argue that this increase is driven largely by the increase in cold or radiative mode accretion with increasing cold gas supply at earlier epochs. The increasing population of low-mass radio-loud AGN can thus explain the upturn in the radio luminosity function at high redshift which is important for understanding the impact of AGN feedback in galaxy evolution.

  10. Hunting for Monsters: Visual Arts Curriculum as Agonistic Inquiry

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    Kalin, Nadine M.; Barney, Daniel T.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the possibilities of placing curriculum design in close proximity with participatory contemporary art projects that potentially activate our capacities and willingness to re-vision the future of art education. In this curricular questing we have been drawn toward art that encompasses participatory forms--chiefly relational…

  11. Monsters do exist: an unusual case of chest pain.

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    Thomas, Mari Lluon

    2014-01-21

    A 19-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of chest pain. Despite normal examination, bloods and observations of his chest X-ray revealed a large opacity in the middle and lower right zone. Further imaging revealed a multicystic mediastinal teratoma. He was admitted under the respiratory physicians who arranged further investigations and discussed his case with the lung and testicular multidisciplinary team. He was started on neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a plan for future definitive surgical resection. Four months later he suddenly deteriorated due to airway compression from the tumour. He underwent an emergency thoracotomy and tumour resection. He is currently doing well and is thought to have a good prognosis following complete resection of his tumour. This case report summarises this rare diagnosis and emphasises the need for careful evaluation of patients despite their initial well appearance, especially in patients who are reattending.

  12. A magnetar powering the ordinary monster GRB 130427A?

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    Bernardini, M. G.; Campana, S.; Ghisellini, G.; D'Avanzo, P.; Calderone, G.; Covino, S.; Cusumano, G.; Ghirlanda, G.; La Parola, V.; Maselli, A.; Melandri, A.; Salvaterra, R.; Burlon, D.; D'Elia, V.; Fugazza, D.; Sbarufatti, B.; Vergani, S. D.; Tagliaferri, G.

    2014-03-01

    We present the analysis of the extraordinarily bright gamma-ray burst (GRB) 130427A under the hypothesis that the GRB central engine is an accretion-powered magnetar. In this framework, initially proposed to explain GRBs with precursor activity, the prompt emission is produced by accretion of matter on to a newly born magnetar, and the observed power is related to the accretion rate. The emission is eventually halted if the centrifugal forces are able to pause accretion. We show that the X-ray and optical afterglow is well explained as the forward shock emission with a jet break plus a contribution from the spin-down of the magnetar. Our modelling does not require any contribution from the reverse shock, that may still influence the afterglow light curve at radio and mm frequencies, or in the optical at early times. We derive the magnetic field (B ˜ 1016 G) and the spin period (P ˜ 20 ms) of the magnetar and obtain an independent estimate of the minimum luminosity for accretion. This minimum luminosity results well below the prompt emission luminosity of GRB 130427A, providing a strong consistency check for the scenario where the entire prompt emission is the result of continuous accretion on to the magnetar. This is in agreement with the relatively long spin period of the magnetar. GRB 130427A was a well-monitored GRB showing a very standard behaviour and, thus, is a well-suited benchmark to show that an accretion-powered magnetar gives a unique view of the properties of long GRBs.

  13. Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics: The Epidemiology of a Zombie Apocalypse

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    Verran, J.; Crossley, M.; Carolan, K.; Jacobs, N.; Amos, M.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this learning exercise was to harness current interest in zombies in order to educate audiences about the epidemiology of infectious disease. Participants in the activity were provided with an outbreak scenario, which they then used as the basis of play-based activities. By considering the mode and speed of transmission, size of…

  14. Of Zombies, Monsters and Song: The Third Academic Identities Conference

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    Grant, Barbara M.; Burford, James; Bosanquet, Agnes; Loads, Daphne

    2014-01-01

    This essay is a response to the third biennial conference showcasing research and scholarship on academic identities held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in July 2012. The first conference, with the theme of "academic identities in crisis", was held at the University of Central Lancashire in 2008; the second, "academic…

  15. Portraying Monsters: Framing School Bullying through a Macro Lens

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    Horton, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This article critically considers the discourse on school bullying through the conceptual framework of lenses and argues that a macro lens has been utilised by school bullying researchers to bring into focus the characteristics of the individuals involved and the types of actions used. By considering earlier understandings of bullying, the article…

  16. Slaying Monsters: Students' Aesthetic Transactions with Gothic Texts

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    Del Nero, Jennifer Renner

    2017-01-01

    This study employed case study methodology and design research to examine what aesthetic transactions (readers' thoughts, feelings, associations, etc. that arise during a text encounter) students constructed in response to texts in a Gothic studies reading unit created by the author. The study was conducted in a seventh-grade reading classroom.…

  17. A shield against a monster: Hepatitis C in hemodialysis patients

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    Seyed-Moayed Alavian

    2009-01-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among patients on hemodialysis (HD). The prevalenceof HCV infection in HD patients varies markedly from country to country. Some factors are especially related to these high prevalence rates, such as blood transfusions and length of dialysis time. Nosocomial routes of transmission including the use of contaminated equipment and patient-to-patient exposure is considered more important. Several prophylactic measures have been suggested to avoid infection by HCV in the HD environment.

  18. BPS algebras, genus zero and the heterotic Monster

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    Paquette, Natalie M.; Persson, Daniel; Volpato, Roberto

    2017-10-01

    In this note, we expand on some technical issues raised in (Paquette et al 2016 Commun. Number Theory Phys. 10 433–526) by the authors, as well as providing a friendly introduction to and summary of our previous work. We construct a set of heterotic string compactifications to 0  +  1 dimensions intimately related to the Monstrous moonshine module of Frenkel, Lepowsky, and Meurman (and orbifolds thereof). Using this model, we review our physical interpretation of the genus zero property of Monstrous moonshine. Furthermore, we show that the space of (second-quantized) BPS-states forms a module over the Monstrous Lie algebras mg —some of the first and most prominent examples of Generalized Kac–Moody algebras—constructed by Borcherds and Carnahan. In particular, we clarify the structure of the module present in the second-quantized string theory. We also sketch a proof of our methods in the language of vertex operator algebras, for the interested mathematician.

  19. Monsters. Feminist Reading of Hardt and Negri’s Commonwealth

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    Ewa Majewska

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available I propose a discussion of some feminist observations concerning the book Commonwealth by Negri and Hardt. I focus on the issues of biopolitical labor and the topics developed in feminist analysis of reproductive and care labor, I also suggest, that there are problems regarding the body and sexuality, that need to be solved. In my discussion of the book I also rise some problems concerning the conditions of occupying the position of the excluded, and the colonial exclusions in particular, I refer to some observations made by Gayatri Spivak in her essay Can the Subaltern Speak?. As an extremely interesting proposition of emancipatory theory, I think that the project of Negri and Hardt need to be discussed, also from the perspectives I have mentioned.

  20. Hunting for Monsters: Visual Arts Curriculum as Agonistic Inquiry

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    Kalin, Nadine M.; Barney, Daniel T.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the possibilities of placing curriculum design in close proximity with participatory contemporary art projects that potentially activate our capacities and willingness to re-vision the future of art education. In this curricular questing we have been drawn toward art that encompasses participatory forms--chiefly relational…

  1. Bewakingsonderzoek 1997 naar het voorkomen van residuen van anabole steroiden, beta-agonisten, gestagenen en thyreostatica in slachtdieren

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    Stolker AAM; Rossum HJ van; Zoontjes PW; Spaan A; Herbold HA; Sterk SS; Stephany RW; Ginkel LA van; ARO

    1998-01-01

    Gedurende het in 1997 uitgevoerde bewakingsonderzoek "bijzondere slachtplaatsen" werden 61 monsters urine,16 monsters huid, 16 monsters vlees en 13 monsters mest onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van anabole steroiden en 16 monsters vet werden onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van gestagenen.

  2. Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Gene Therapy

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    Anne M. Rowzee

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1 is a small peptide component of the prohormone, proglucagon, that is produced in the gut. Exendin-4, a GLP-1 receptor agonist originally isolated from the saliva of H. suspectum or Gila monster, is a peptide that shares sequence and functional homology with GLP-1. Both peptides have been demonstrated to stimulate insulin secretion, inhibit glucagon secretion, promote satiety and slow gastric emptying. As such, GLP-1 and Exendin-4 have become attractive pharmaceutical targets as an adjunctive therapy for individuals with type II diabetes mellitus, with several products currently available clinically. Herein we summarize the cell biology leading to GLP-1 production and secretion from intestinal L-cells and the endocrine functions of this peptide and Exendin-4 in humans. Additionally, gene therapeutic applications of GLP-1 and Exendin-4 are discussed with a focus on recent work using the salivary gland as a gene therapy target organ for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

  3. Onderzoek naar de samenstelling van fabriekskaas

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    Sledsens, A.M.J.; Veen, van der, H.B.; Herstel, H.

    1985-01-01

    Van de Consumentenbond werden 50 monsters fabriekskaas ontvangen, te weten 18 monsters jonge Goudse kaas, 21 monsters jong belegen Goudse kaas, 2 monsters Amsterdammerkaas, 1 monster Maasdammer kaas en 8 monsters kaas aangeduid als Kollumer, Maasdammer, Texelaar, Beerendshoeve, IJsselkaas of Leerdammer. De monsters werden onderzocht op het gehalte aan vocht, vet, zout, nitraat en (gedeeltelijk) natamycine.

  4. Sensorisch en chemisch onderzoek van dry en alcoholarm bier

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    Mazijk-Bokslag, van D.M.; Cramwinckel, A.B.; Herstel, H.

    1990-01-01

    Op verzoek van Konsumenten Kontakt zijn veertien monsters bier onderzocht. De monsters zijn onderverdeeld in acht monsters alcoholarm of alcoholvrij bier, drie monsters dry bier en drie monsters gewone pils. De monsters zijn getest op sensorische verschillen. De monsters zijn verder chemisch

  5. Samenvatting analyseresultaten voor chlooramphenicol en voor sulfonamiden in vlees en eimonsters genomen in het kader van het VREK-programma 1987

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    Keukens, H.J.; Aerts, M.M.L.

    1988-01-01

    In het kader van het VREK-programma zijn in 1987 in totaal 109 monsters geanalyseerd, te weten: 58 monsters varkensvlees, 24 monsters rundvlees, 25 monsters kipvlees en 24 monsters ei. Met uitzondering van 22 monsters varkensvlees zijn alle monsters geanalyseerd op de aanwezigheid van

  6. Chemisch onderzoek van slagroomgebak en tompoezen

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    Kamp, van de, MMJL Max; Herstel, H.

    1991-01-01

    Op verzoek van Konsumenten Kontakt zijn in januari 1991 20 monsters tompoezen en 20 monsters slagroomgebak onderzocht. Het slagroomgebak bestond uit 13 monsters gebakjes en 7 monsters schnitten (rechthoekige slagroomtaart).

  7. Man and Monster: New Critiques on the Image of Monster Caliban%人与兽:怪物凯列班形象新论

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    张瑄

    2006-01-01

    凯列班不能仅仅被视为纯粹邪恶的象征,他不同于老一代的邪恶势力--他的母亲西考拉克斯;他的兽性与安东尼奥败坏的人性也是有区别的.普洛斯彼罗提供的凯列班的形象也仅仅是他自己的发明,我们不能以此来界定他.在凯列班身上,我们既看到了对美好事物的渴望,也看到了原始状态下趋向邪恶的力量.他的野性是人性的原始形式,而他是介于兽与人之间的"半人类".

  8. Dinosaurs, Chameleons, Humans, and Evo-Devo Path: Linking Étienne Geoffroy's Teratology, Waddington's Homeorhesis, Alberch's Logic of "Monsters," and Goldschmidt Hopeful "Monsters".

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    Diogo, Rui; Guinard, Geoffrey; Diaz, Raul E

    2017-05-01

    Since the rise of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) in the 1980s, few authors have attempted to combine the increasing knowledge obtained from the study of model organisms and human medicine with data from comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology in order to investigate the links between development, pathology, and macroevolution. Fortunately, this situation is slowly changing, with a renewed interest in evolutionary developmental pathology (evo-devo-path) in the past decades, as evidenced by the idea to publish this special, and very timely, issue on "Developmental Evolution in Biomedical Research." As all of us have recently been involved, independently, in works related in some way or another with evolution and developmental anomalies, we decided to join our different perspectives and backgrounds in the present contribution for this special issue. Specifically, we provide a brief historical account on the study of the links between evolution, development, and pathologies, followed by a review of the recent work done by each of us, and then by a general discussion on the broader developmental and macroevolutionary implications of our studies and works recently done by other authors. Our primary aims are to highlight the strength of studying developmental anomalies within an evolutionary framework to understand morphological diversity and disease by connecting the recent work done by us and others with the research done and broader ideas proposed by authors such as Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Waddington, Goldschmidt, Gould, and Per Alberch, among many others to pave the way for further and much needed work regarding abnormal development and macroevolution. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Being the monster: women's narratives of body and self after treatment for breast cancer.

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    Rosenblatt, L

    2006-06-01

    Serious illness and its treatment frequently changes a woman's sense of herself and her body. Narrative medicine posits that individuals permitted to tell their stories regain control over the plotline of the illness, reclaim the central role as protagonist, and thus diminish the sense of helplessness, marginalisation, and isolation that are inevitable aspects of serious disease. The women presented here speak about losses that occur during treatment for advanced cancer. These losses include: loss of the former body; loss of one or both breasts; loss of hair; loss of fertility, and changes in weight, energy, and sexuality. This paper will not review the medical literature on the psychological aspects of change in appearance secondary to disease and/or treatment. As a way of broadening our understanding of what women attempt to communicate to their care providers about who they are and who they are becoming through the experience of illness, this paper will present brief excerpts from the interviews of four women talking about issues of identity and bodily change, using concepts of feminine identity developed by the French psychoanalytic theorist Hélène Cixous in her essay, The laugh of the Medusa.

  10. Monsters and Growling Dogs: A Dual-Source Theory of the Child's Concept of Fear

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    Mary H Kayyal; Widen, Sherri C.

    2013-01-01

    Prior research suggests that young children associate fear with imaginary creatures more strongly than with realistic threats to safety. We propose an alternative: the Dual-Source Account of children's understanding of fear. In this account, as early as the age of 3 years, children associate both realistic and imaginary causes of fear with being scared, and this understanding increases with age. In the current study, children (N=48, 3-5 years) labeled the emotion of a story's protagonist who ...

  11. Monsters in the dark and other scary things: preschoolers' self-reports

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    Loxton, Helene

    2009-01-01

    Objective: This study attempted to obtain normative data regarding the content and frequency of expressed fears of a culturally diverse group of 152 South African preschool children (aged 5-7 years). Method...

  12. Slaying the Writing Monsters: Scaffolding Reluctant Writers through a Writing Workshop Approach

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    Gair, Marina

    2015-01-01

    Drawing on four years of anecdotal data and student feedback on course evaluations, this paper provides a retrospective account of the author's experience with teacher candidates in an elementary writing instruction course as first-time authors of children's books, in particular focusing on a writing workshop approach as an effective pedagogical…

  13. From monster to twin reversed arterial perfusion: a history of acardiac twins.

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    Obladen, Michael

    2010-05-01

    A human being born without heart and head, i.e., the acardius/acranius malformation, has been described since antiquity. Superstition and fear made it a mystical disorder, a sign of God's wrath. The inquisition ruled that acranic infants should not be baptized and located the soul in the brain. Acardia was not associated with twin gestation until the reports of Mery in 1720 and Winslow in 1740. In 1850, Meckel identified the pathogenetic mechanism as reversed perfusion due to large arterio-arterial and veno-venous anastomoses; he believed the heart would fail to develop or arrest during development, and the acardiac fetus would be maintained by arterial perfusion from the pump twin. In 1859, Claudius articulated that after normal initial development, the heart degenerates when reversed flow in the aorta leads to thrombosis. Today, it is assumed that both mechanisms may exist. With the advent of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis and radiofrequency ablation of the acardiac twin's circulation, it became possible to save the pump twin.

  14. Flood risk assessment at the regional scale: Computational challenges and the monster of uncertainty

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    Efstratiadis, Andreas; Papalexiou, Simon-Michael; Markonis, Yiannis; Koukouvinos, Antonis; Vasiliades, Lampros; Papaioannou, George; Loukas, Athanasios

    2016-04-01

    We present a methodological framework for flood risk assessment at the regional scale, developed within the implementation of the EU Directive 2007/60 in Greece. This comprises three phases: (a) statistical analysis of extreme rainfall data, resulting to spatially-distributed parameters of intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) relationships and their confidence intervals, (b) hydrological simulations, using event-based semi-distributed rainfall-runoff approaches, and (c) hydraulic simulations, employing the propagation of flood hydrographs across the river network and the mapping of inundated areas. The flood risk assessment procedure is employed over the River Basin District of Thessaly, Greece, which requires schematization and modelling of hundreds of sub-catchments, each one examined for several risk scenarios. This is a challenging task, involving multiple computational issues to handle, such as the organization, control and processing of huge amount of hydrometeorological and geographical data, the configuration of model inputs and outputs, and the co-operation of several software tools. In this context, we have developed supporting applications allowing massive data processing and effective model coupling, thus drastically reducing the need for manual interventions and, consequently, the time of the study. Within flood risk computations we also account for three major sources of uncertainty, in an attempt to provide upper and lower confidence bounds of flood maps, i.e. (a) statistical uncertainty of IDF curves, (b) structural uncertainty of hydrological models, due to varying anteceded soil moisture conditions, and (c) parameter uncertainty of hydraulic models, with emphasis to roughness coefficients. Our investigations indicate that the combined effect of the above uncertainties (which are certainly not the unique ones) result to extremely large bounds of potential inundation, thus rising many questions about the interpretation and usefulness of current flood risk assessment practices.

  15. The Era of Monster Formation: Peering into the Heart of ULIRGs out to z ~ 1

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    Rothberg, Barry; Pirzkal, Norbert; Fischer, Jacqueline; Rodrigues, Myriam

    2017-01-01

    The search for the progenitors of the most massive QSO host galaxies has been an ongoing quest for several decades. In the local Universe (to z~0.4), there is a clear progression from merger-induced star-formation (SF) to QSO activity via Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs). Although not all mergers are ULIRGs, all ULIRGs are mergers. At 0.4 0.4 have selected these systems via scaling observed 24μm or 170μm Spitzer fluxes to integrated 8-1000μm fluxes and inferring masses from scaling photometric fluxes or millimeter observations of CO gas emission. These methods often rely heavily on uncertain assumptions (e.g. gas conversions, SED fitting and templates) and the supposition that galaxies in the local Universe can be used to represent systems at z > 0.4. Rather than risk comparing apples with oranges, we have assembled a representative sample of 13 "classically" selected ULIRGs obtained by cross correlating 60 and 100μm IRAS fluxes (supplemented by 12 and 25μm WISE fluxes) with the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty cm (FIRST) VLA catalog for 0.4 excitation lines indicative of powerful AGN, measure the properties of the host stellar populations, and begin to probe the gas-metallicities in these systems. Our results indicate that these intermediate redshift ULIRGs are dynamically similar to their local counterparts suggesting that they too are the progenitors of massive QSO host galaxies.

  16. Blood and Gore, Fens and Fears: "Beowulf" Battles the Dale-Chall Monster.

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    Wagner, Betty Jane

    Unfortunately, textbooks of the elementary and junior high school levels receive very little of the honest, critical evaluation which is given trade books in children's literature. One vivid example of this fact was seen in the recent arduous but successful attempt to include "Beowul" in a fourth-grade literature text which was being…

  17. Mass Instruction in Sociology: On the Domestication of a Pedagogical Monster

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    Baker, Paul J.

    1976-01-01

    Pros and cons of teaching large classes are discussed. Five innovative teaching efforts are reviewed as alternatives: lecture-tutorial system, modular teaching approach, self-paced instructional program, diversified learning approach, and teaching information processing system. (ND)

  18. The Making of a Monster: Postnatal Ontogenetic Changes in Craniomandibular Shape in the Great Sabercat Smilodon

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    Christiansen, Per

    2012-01-01

    Derived sabercats had craniomandibular morphologies that in many respects were highly different from those of extant felids, and this has often been interpreted functionally as adaptations for predation at extreme gape angles with hypertrophied upper canines. It is unknown how much of this was a result of intraspecific postnatal ontogeny, since juveniles of sabercats are rare and no quantitative study has been made of craniomandibular ontogeny. Postnatal ontogenetic craniomandibular shape changes in two morphologically derived sabercats, Smilodon fatalis and S. populator, were analysed using geometric morphometrics and compared to three species of extant pantherines, the jaguar, tiger, and Sunda clouded leopard. Ontogenetic shape changes in Smilodon usually involved the same areas of the cranium and mandible as in extant pantherines, and large-scale modularization was similar, suggesting that such may have been the case for all felids, since it followed the same trends previously observed in other mammals. However, in other respects Smilodon differed from extant pantherines. Their crania underwent much greater and more localised ontogenetic shape changes than did the mandibles, whereas crania and mandibles of extant pantherines underwent smaller, fewer and less localised shape changes. Ontogenetic shape changes in the two species of Smilodon are largely similar, but differences are also present, notably those which may be tied to the presence of larger upper canines in S. populator. Several of the specialized cranial characters differentiating adult Smilodon from extant felids in a functional context, which are usually regarded as evolutionary adaptations for achieving high gape angles, are ontogenetic, and in several instances ontogeny appears to recapitulate phylogeny to some extent. No such ontogenetic evolutionary adaptive changes were found in the extant pantherines. Evolution in morphologically derived sabercats involved greater cranial ontogenetic changes than among extant felids, resulting in greatly modified adult craniomandibular morphologies. PMID:22235326

  19. Het gebruik van kernspinresonantie (NMR) technieken bij de analyse van urine monsters

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    Zomer G; Jacquemijns M; Stavenuiter JFC

    1993-01-01

    1H NMR Spectroscopy yields within a relatively short time useful information on the presence of endogenous metabolites in rat urine. The very intense water signal can be attenuated by lyophilizing the samples and reconstitution of the sample in deuterated water, followed by a saturation pulse of th

  20. The making of a monster: postnatal ontogenetic changes in craniomandibular shape in the great sabercat Smilodon.

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    Per Christiansen

    Full Text Available Derived sabercats had craniomandibular morphologies that in many respects were highly different from those of extant felids, and this has often been interpreted functionally as adaptations for predation at extreme gape angles with hypertrophied upper canines. It is unknown how much of this was a result of intraspecific postnatal ontogeny, since juveniles of sabercats are rare and no quantitative study has been made of craniomandibular ontogeny. Postnatal ontogenetic craniomandibular shape changes in two morphologically derived sabercats, Smilodon fatalis and S. populator, were analysed using geometric morphometrics and compared to three species of extant pantherines, the jaguar, tiger, and Sunda clouded leopard. Ontogenetic shape changes in Smilodon usually involved the same areas of the cranium and mandible as in extant pantherines, and large-scale modularization was similar, suggesting that such may have been the case for all felids, since it followed the same trends previously observed in other mammals. However, in other respects Smilodon differed from extant pantherines. Their crania underwent much greater and more localised ontogenetic shape changes than did the mandibles, whereas crania and mandibles of extant pantherines underwent smaller, fewer and less localised shape changes. Ontogenetic shape changes in the two species of Smilodon are largely similar, but differences are also present, notably those which may be tied to the presence of larger upper canines in S. populator. Several of the specialized cranial characters differentiating adult Smilodon from extant felids in a functional context, which are usually regarded as evolutionary adaptations for achieving high gape angles, are ontogenetic, and in several instances ontogeny appears to recapitulate phylogeny to some extent. No such ontogenetic evolutionary adaptive changes were found in the extant pantherines. Evolution in morphologically derived sabercats involved greater cranial ontogenetic changes than among extant felids, resulting in greatly modified adult craniomandibular morphologies.

  1. Abroad, in Search of Monsters to Destroy: The United States and the Future of Preemption

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    2005-06-17

    For the times they are a-changin’. Bob Dylan , The Times They Are A-Changin Introduction The times were changing; the question was how? The fall of...http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ bush/preempt.htm. Internet. Accessed on 21 September 2004. Woodward, Bob . 2004. Plan of attack. New York, NY

  2. "Juice Monsters": Sub-Ohm Vaping and Toxic Volatile Aldehyde Emissions.

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    Talih, Soha; Salman, Rola; Karaoghlanian, Nareg; El-Hellani, Ahmad; Saliba, Najat; Eissenberg, Thomas; Shihadeh, Alan

    2017-09-29

    An emerging category of electronic cigarettes (ECIGs) is sub-Ohm devices (SODs) that operate at ten or more times the power of conventional ECIGs. Because carcinogenic volatile aldehyde (VA) emissions increase sharply with power, SODs may expose users to greater VAs. In this study, we compared VA emissions from several SODs and found that across device, VAs and power were uncorrelated unless power was normalized by coil surface area. VA emissions and liquid consumed were correlated highly. Analyzed in light of EU regulations limiting ECIG liquid nicotine concentration, these findings suggest potential regulatory levers and pitfalls for protecting public health.

  3. The Monsters in My Head: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Child Survivor of Sexual Abuse

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    Putman, Stacie E.

    2009-01-01

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 1 of several possible outcomes of child sexual victimization. There is a growing body of literature regarding the prevalence of PTSD among children who have been sexually victimized. Using specific case examples, this article looks at the nature and scope of the problem, diagnostic criteria according to the…

  4. Novel techniques for coastal monitoring: A case study near Monster-Ter Heijde

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    Bitenc, M.; Bloemsma, M.R.; Duijnmayer, K.; Lin, K.; Piozziol, S.; Saleh, M.A.G.; Stam, J.; Widiastuti, E.; Yin, Y.

    2008-01-01

    There are currently three active projects under development for the Delfland coast, all aiming at reinforcing the coast. The main issue is where to put the sand such that it arrives at the coast in the best place, without causing any damage to e.g. the new nature development. To answer this question

  5. Protégete de los monstruosos microbios (Protect Yourself from Germ Monsters)

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    2011-02-03

    En este podcast para niños, los chicos de Kidtastics ofrecen consejos sencillos para cuidarse de los monstruosos microbios.  Created: 2/3/2011 by CDC Office of Women's Health (OWH).   Date Released: 6/9/2011.

  6. CUTTING THE HEAD OF THE ROARING MONSTER": HOMOSEXUALITY AND REPRESSION IN AFRICA

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    Essien, Kwame; Aderinto, Saheed

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines how a proposed conference of gays and lesbians in 2006 in Ghana created tensions and repercussions from the social, cultural, religious and political factors, which worked to repress same-sex discourse in the country. The new wave of homophobic expression that ensued is partly a product of the new globalization and also a manifestation of the clash between what is considered "African" and "un-African" social and sexual behavior. This study shows that the government of Ghan...

  7. The Dysfunctional Workplace: Frankenstein on Campus or Meeting the Monsters We Create.

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    Kyllo, Paul

    Dysfunction occurs when one person's behavior has control over others or when one person allows others to control him/her through the use of manipulative rules accompanied by self-defeating behaviors in the emotional, psychological, or behavioral realms. Examples of people who are dysfunctional among student services personnel include the person…

  8. Failed Mothers, Monster Sons. Reading Shakespeare’S Richard Iii as a Fairy Tale

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    Percec Dana

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper looks at Shakespeare’s historical play Richard III and its fairy tale-like character given by the configuration of the main character as an arch-villain and the presence of motifs and patterns typically associated with the fairy tale genre. More specifically, it considers the mother-son relationship between the Duchess of York and Richard in the light of the motif of monstrous birth. It is not a coincidence that the emergence of such motifs coincides with the historical contexts of the early modern period. Reading Richard III in this key is related to the revisionist approach to chronicle plays.

  9. Failed Mothers, Monster Sons. Reading Shakespeare’S Richard Iii as a Fairy Tale

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    Dana Percec

    2014-01-01

    ...-villain and the presence of motifs and patterns typically associated with the fairy tale genre. More specifically, it considers the mother-son relationship between the Duchess of York and Richard in the light of the motif of monstrous birth...

  10. Do Monsters Dream? Young Children's Understanding of the Fantasy/Reality Distinction

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    Sharon, Tanya; Woolley, Jacqueline D.

    2004-01-01

    Young children are often thought to confuse fantasy and reality. This study took a second look at preschoolers' fantasy/reality differentiation. We employed a new measure of fantasy/reality differentiation--a property attribution task--in which children were questioned regarding the properties of both real and fantastical entities. We also…

  11. Monster as a Superhero: an Essay on Vampire Vogue in Contemporary Film Culture

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    Lejla Panjeta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The worldwide popular series Twilight is the mixed genre phenomenon in literature, media and cinema. After monstrous cinema interpretations of vampires, Edward Cullen becomes a vampire that women fall in love with. Narrative draws on the legend of vampires as well as on the fairy tales archetype of the love between The Lady and the Beast. Sexual connotation in the stories of vampires are not new, but the global identification of the audience with the main characters in the romantic-horror plot in this series needs to be analyzed through the evolution of the vampire genre and psychology related issues. The popularity of this series and blossoming hybrid genre is related to the artificial catharsis and fulfillment of the market demand. Contemporary audience demands “to be special” and these profitable narratives are the fulfilled promise to the audience.

  12. Prisoners of Childhood? Child Abuse and the Development of Heroes and Monsters in "Ender's Game"

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    Gross, Melissa

    2007-01-01

    Alice Miller's work provides a theoretical framework to assess the effects of child abuse and its relationship to the development of creativity, hatred, and violence in the novel "Ender's Game." Analysis focuses on the extent to which children are manipulated in order to meet the needs of adults, the presence of behaviors such as the repression of…

  13. Frankenstein's Validity Monster: The Value of Keeping Politics and Science Separated

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    Borsboom, Denny; Wijsen, Lisa D.

    2016-01-01

    The distinction between facts and moral values is highly desirable: science and politics should keep to their own territories. Traditionally speaking, science can be seen as an ivory tower, which attempts to do its job in isolation of external influences. Politics does not mandate methods of scientific research or standards of justification;…

  14. The abominable tale of progress. The monsters of Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, between comedy and horror

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    Katia Trifiro'

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Il presente contributo intende esplorare le strategie di demistificazione grottesca impiegate da Juan Rodolfo Wilcock per ritrarre l’impasse culturale della società italiana degli anni Sessanta, catapultata nella vacua frenesia di un improvviso benessere. Attraverso il suo «ridente sguardo cadaverico», come lo definisce Pasolini, la seduzione effimera del miracolo economico e, soprattutto, le sue disfunzioni, assumono le sembianze di una funerea profezia sociale, alimentata dal potere corrosivo e destabilizzante della satira. In particolare, sarà indagata la categoria dei mostri, cui l’autore italo-argentino fa sistematicamente ricorso allestendo, sia nei racconti che a teatro, una galleria di tipi umani e sub-umani esilarante e, al contempo, tragica. In questo sottobosco urbano, popolato da strambi personaggi e creature zoomorfe, i clamori luccicanti e le malie del progresso si degradano in formule stereotipe e oscene fiabe, trasmesse dagli schermi televisivi ad una massa senza miti, certificando la diagnosi lancinante di un disagio profondo.

  15. The Monsters in My Head: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Child Survivor of Sexual Abuse

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    Putman, Stacie E.

    2009-01-01

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 1 of several possible outcomes of child sexual victimization. There is a growing body of literature regarding the prevalence of PTSD among children who have been sexually victimized. Using specific case examples, this article looks at the nature and scope of the problem, diagnostic criteria according to the…

  16. Welcoming a monster to the world: Myths, oral tradition, and modern societal response to volcanic disasters

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    Cashman, Katharine V.; Cronin, Shane J.

    2008-10-01

    Volcanic eruptions can overwhelm all senses of observers in their violence, spectacle and sheer incredibility. When an eruption is catastrophic or unexpected, neither individuals nor communities can easily assimilate the event into their world view. Psychological studies of disaster aftermaths have shown that trauma can shake the very foundations of a person's faith and trigger a search - supernatural, religious, or scientific - for answers. For this reason, the ability to rapidly comprehend a traumatic event by "accepting" the catastrophe as part the observer's world represents an important component of community resilience to natural hazards. A relationship with the event may be constructed by adapting existing cosmological, ancestral, or scientific frameworks, as well as through creative and artistic expression. In non-literate societies, communal perceptions of an event may be transformed into stories that offer myth-like explanations. As these stories make their way into oral traditions, they often undergo major changes to allow transmission through generations and, in some cases, to serve political or religious purposes. Disaster responses in literate societies are no different, except that they are more easily recorded and therefore are less prone to change over time. Here we explore ways in which the language, imagery and metaphor used to describe volcanic events may link disparate societies (both present and past) in their search for understanding of volcanic catastrophes. Responses to modern eruptions (1980 Mount St Helens, USA, and 1995-present Soufriere Hills, Montserrat) provide a baseline for examining the progression to older historic events that have already developed oral traditions (1886 Tarawera, New Zealand) and finally to oral traditions many hundreds of years old in both the Pacific Northwest US and New Zealand (NZ). We see that repeated volcanism over many generations produces rich webs of cosmology and history surrounding volcanoes. NZ Maori have incorporated volcanoes into the lineage of tribes and individuals, thus good and bad outcomes from volcanism are part of long-term cycles of reciprocity and equilibrium that link modern Maori to their ancestors. In both regions, cosmologies and mythologies not only document the attempts of past cultures to recover from the impacts of volcanic disasters, but also provide a means by which following generations can understand, contextualize, and therefore recover from, future volcanic catastrophes. We further suggest that such local traditions can provide a valuable community education tool as well as an important means of aiding the psychosocial recovery of individuals and communities after volcanic disasters.

  17. Fighting the Monster: Applying the Host Damage Framework to Human Central Nervous System Infections

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    Anil A. Panackal

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The host damage-response framework states that microbial pathogenesis is a product of microbial virulence factors and collateral damage from host immune responses. Immune-mediated host damage is particularly important within the size-restricted central nervous system (CNS, where immune responses may exacerbate cerebral edema and neurological damage, leading to coma and death. In this review, we compare human host and therapeutic responses in representative nonviral generalized CNS infections that induce archetypal host damage responses: cryptococcal menigoencephalitis and tuberculous meningitis in HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients, pneumococcal meningitis, and cerebral malaria. Consideration of the underlying patterns of host responses provides critical insights into host damage and may suggest tailored adjunctive therapeutics to improve disease outcome.

  18. Monsters omarmen in grensgebieden en achterkamers: genomic en de veranderende relaties tussen wetenschap, filosofie en kunst

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    Weele, van der C.N.

    2005-01-01

    De auteur verkent in dit artikel het complexe grensgebied van biologie, filosofie en kunst en de verschuivingen die daar sinds de opkomst van biotechnologie en genomics in zijn opgetreden. Dit wordt gedaan aan de hand van de 'cyborgs' en 'oncomice' van Donna Haraway, de lichtgevende transgene konijn

  19. Of monsters and mayhem: Teaching suspense stories in a Singapore classroom

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    Teo, Peter

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper draws on the findings of a three-year, observation-cum-intervention research project that focuses on the textual practices of middle school teachers in Singapore. Specifically, the focus here is on the teaching of suspense narratives to a class of average, lower middle school students as part of the 'text-type' syllabus adopted in Singapore's schools since 2001. The paper will reveal, through close analysis of a unit of work and two lesson transcripts, how one English teacher constructs, scaffolds and implements a series of lessons to develop her students' awareness of and competency in the construction and deconstruction of suspense in narrative writing. It argues that it is the teacher's ability to make use of connected learnings and explicit instruction to raise the overall intellectual quality of her lessons that contributes to the development of her students' textual competence. The paper closes with a critical appraisal of the lessons and a discussion of the implications this study has for writing teachers and researchers

  20. Taming the Invisible Monster with COS: Eclipse Spectroscopy of Epsilon Aurigae

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    Howell, Steve

    2010-09-01

    We request three single orbit COS observations of the enigmatic binary epsilon Aurigae. This 27-year binary will be in total eclipse during all of 2010 and into spring 2011. COS observations are needed in order to {1} confirm, via higher S/N UV spectroscopy, the FUSE observation that a B5V star lurks inside the eclipse-causing dust disk, {2} obtain temperature and density diagnostics of the line of sight columns during eclipse for inclusion in the ongoing, panchromatic studies of this rare event, and {3} allow, in coordination with Spitzer Space Telescope observations, a detailed view of the "invisible" large eclipsing dust disk surrounding the B star. Only COS has the full UV wavelength coverage to sample two of the three components in this binary {the F and B stars} with the SNR to accomplish our scientific goals.

  1. Taming the cookie monster with Dutch law – a tale of regulatory failure

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    Leenes, R.E.; Kosta, E.

    2015-01-01

    Profiling the online behaviour of Internet users has become a defining feature of the Internet. Individual surfing behaviour is tracked by many enterprises for statistical purposes, but also for behavioural advertising and other personalisation services. Profiling implies the processing of personal

  2. Governor Pio Pico, the monster of California...no more: lessons in neuroendocrinology.

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    Login, Ivan S; Login, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    We hypothesize that Pio Pico, the last Mexican Governor of California, had acromegaly between at least ages 43 to 57, from 1844 to 1858, before Pierre Marie published the clinical description of acromegaly in 1886. Pico's probable growth hormone-secreting pituitary tumor likely infarcted spontaneously after 1858. The tumor infarction resulted in burnt-out acromegaly and probably restored normal pituitary function. Pearce Bailey published the first account of pituitary tumor infarction only in 1898. Pico's undiagnosed, misunderstood, profoundly acromegalic appearance was widely misinterpreted, leading to pervasive, degrading, and highly prejudicial comments. This landmark case study in neuroendocrinology provides the opportunity to re-examine elements of 19th century California and American history.

  3. Monsters, Bananas and Seaweed: Active Participation and Young Children's Understanding of False Belief.

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    Szarkowicz, Diane Louise

    This study investigated the effect of active participation in a story reading on children's understanding of false belief. Children, ages 38-63 months, were assigned to a participation or non-participation group. Participating children engaged in a book-reading process using puppets to respond to the story. Non-participating children were read the…

  4. Frankenstein's Validity Monster: The Value of Keeping Politics and Science Separated

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    Borsboom, Denny; Wijsen, Lisa D.

    2016-01-01

    The distinction between facts and moral values is highly desirable: science and politics should keep to their own territories. Traditionally speaking, science can be seen as an ivory tower, which attempts to do its job in isolation of external influences. Politics does not mandate methods of scientific research or standards of justification;…

  5. N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) in cosmetica methode ontwikkeling en monster analyse

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    Rijst EC van; Schothorst RC; ARO

    1997-01-01

    In 1995 is op verzoek van de Inspectie Gezondheids Bescherming de N-nitrosamine problematiek in cosmetische producten in kaart gebracht. Voor het bepalen van NDELA in cosmetica is de GC-TEA methode ontwikkeld en gevalideerd. De terugwinning voor NDELA is gemiddeld 99% (N=4) en de bepaalbaarheids

  6. The African Capacity for the Immediate Response to Crisis (ACIRC) – a monster or a revelation?

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    Mandrup, Thomas

    of “African solutions to African Problems” and exposed the African Unions (AU) inability to react and deploy effective tools when needed. This happened despite the fact that the AU since 2002 had been trying to establish and set-up regionally based standby military capabilities. The inaction prompted a group...

  7. The green-eyed monster and malicious joy: the neuroanatomical bases of envy and gloating (schadenfreude).

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    Shamay-Tsoory, Simone G; Tibi-Elhanany, Yasmin; Aharon-Peretz, Judith

    2007-06-01

    Facing a protagonist's emotional mental state can trigger social emotions (or 'fortune of others' emotion), such as envy or gloating, which reflect one's assessment of the consequences of the other's fortune. Here we suggest that these social emotions are mediated by the mentalizing network. The present article explores the notion that the understanding of social competitive emotions is particularly impaired in patients with ventromedial (VM) prefrontal lesions. By manipulating a simple Theory of Mind (ToM) task, we tested the ability of patients with localized lesions to understand 'fortune of others' emotions: envy and gloating (schadenfreude). Patients were also assessed for their ability to recognize control physical and identification conditions. While envy is an example of a negative experience in the face of another's fortunes, gloat is thought to be a positive experience in the face of another's misfortune. Whereas in schadenfreude and envy the emotion of the self and the protagonist may be opposite, identification involves matching between the protagonist's and the observer's emotions. Patients with VM (N = 10) lesions (particularly in the right hemisphere), although showing intact performance on a basic first order ToM condition, and relatively preserved understanding of identification, did not recognize envy (F[6,76] = 3.491, P = 0.004) and gloating (F[6,76] = 3.738, P = 0.003). Impaired recognition of gloating involved additionally lesions in the inferior parietal lobule (P = 0.001). Furthermore, while patients with lesions in the left hemisphere were more impaired in recognizing gloating (a positive emotion), right hemisphere patients were more impaired in recognizing envy (a negative emotion), suggesting that the valence of these emotions may also be affected by the asymmetry of the lesion (F[6,68] = 2.002, P = 0.011). In addition, the ability to identify these emotions was related to perspective-taking abilities and ToM. We suggest that these results indicate that the mentalizing network including the VM has a fundamental role in mediating the understanding of competitive emotions such as envy and gloating.

  8. 'Here There Be Monsters': the public's perception of paedophiles with particular reference to Belfast and Leicester.

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    McCartan, Kieran

    2004-10-01

    This research study sought to investigate the public perception of paedophiles. It was undertaken in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Leicester (England) in an attempt to determine whether or not regional variations existed in relation to the public's perception of paedophiles. In doing this, the study sought to test four hypotheses; (1) That the press affects the public's perception of paedophiles; (2) that the public's perception of paedophiles is not congruent with legal and clinical definitions; (3) that the Sarah Payne case has helped to reinforce the public's perception of a predatory paedophile; and (4) that the public's perception is based on fear and irrationality. These hypotheses were tested via the distribution of a questionnaire to an opportunistic sample on the streets of Belfast and Leicester. Although the results did not support the hypotheses, they did yield some very interesting information. The study indicated that the public is quite well-informed about paedophilia; its recurrence rates, practices and in particular the influence of the media. Furthermore, the study indicated quite significant differences between the cities of Belfast and Leicester. In conclusion, the results indicated that a moral panic connected to paedophilia is very present in our contemporary society.

  9. A "WISE BOSS": Finding The Cosmic Monsters in the Mid-Infrared Lochs

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    Ross, Nicholas; Hamann, F. W.; Alexandroff, R.; Brandt, W. N.; Strauss, M. A.; Dey, A.; Richards, G. T.; Worseck, G.; Zakamska, N. L.; Eisenstein, D.; Ge, J.; Glikman, E.; Greene, J. E.; Haggard, D.; Krolik, J. H.; Myers, A. D.; Petitjean, P.; Streblyanska, A.; Schawinski, K.; Shen, Y.; Villforth, C.; McMahon, R.

    2013-01-01

    Mid-infrared photometry of QSOs provide an important constraint on the presence of hot dust in the vicinity of the active nucleus. However, assembling large statistical MIR samples of quasars at the height of the ``quasar epoch'' ( 2.5) has, up until now, been challenging due to either wide but relatively shallow optical quasar surveys, or deep but narrow mid-IR data. The SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is the state-of-the-art in optical wide-field spectroscopy, and has over 150,000 quasars confirmed, with the majority of the quasar data at z=2.2-3.5. We combine these data with the all-sky mid-infrared coverage from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), and initially concentrate on BOSS quasars with ``extreme'' colors, e.g. r-[22]>14, and those detected only in the redder WISE bands, a.k.a. "the W1W2drops". We find that these selections identify a heterogeneous sample within the BOSS quasar data, but also provide a key tool for finding interesting populations including the 2.5 Type II QSO population. We relate these very red BOSS quasars to the recent discoveries of the ``hyper-LIRG" and ``Hot Dust Obscured Galaxy'' (or Hot DOG) population.

  10. Monsters and Growling Dogs: A Dual-Source Theory of the Child's Concept of Fear

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    Mary H Kayyal

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Prior research suggests that young children associate fear with imaginary creatures more strongly than with realistic threats to safety. We propose an alternative: the Dual-Source Account of children's understanding of fear. In this account, as early as the age of 3 years, children associate both realistic and imaginary causes of fear with being scared, and this understanding increases with age. In the current study, children (N=48, 3-5 years labeled the emotion of a story's protagonist who encountered either a realistic or imaginary fear-eliciting creature. Young preschoolers attributed fear to both imaginary and realistic creatures approximately half of the time, and their attribution of fear to both imaginary and realistic creatures increased steadily with age. Thus, as predicted by our account and evolutionary theorizing, the basis of children's understanding of fear includes both realistic and imaginary causes of fear.

  11. Monsters of the sea serpent: parasites of an oarfish, Regalecus russellii.

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    Kuris, Armand M; Jaramillo, Alejandra G; McLaughlin, John P; Weinstein, Sara B; Garcia-Vedrenne, Ana E; Poinar, George O; Pickering, Maria; Steinauer, Michelle L; Espinoza, Magaly; Ashford, Jacob E; Dunn, Gabriela L P

    2015-02-01

    Examination of a small portion of the viscera of an oarfish ( Regalecus russellii ) recovered from Santa Catalina Island, southern California, revealed numerous tetraphyllidean tapeworm plerocercoids, Clistobothrium cf. montaukensis; 2 juvenile nematodes, Contracaecum sp.; and a fragment of an adult acanthocephalan, family Arhythmacanthidae. This suggests that the fish was relatively heavily parasitized. The presence of larval and juvenile worms suggests that oarfish are preyed upon by deep-swimming predators such as the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus , known to be a definitive host for the adult tapeworm, and also by diving mammals such as sperm whales, Physeter catodon L., hosts of Contracaecum spp. nematodes.

  12. Monsters in the dark and other scary things: preschoolers' self-reports.

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    Loxton, Helene

    2009-06-01

    This study attempted to obtain normative data regarding the content and frequency of expressed fears of a culturally diverse group of 152 South African preschool children (aged 5-7 years). The study employed four measuring instruments: a biographical questionnaire, the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test, and individual drawings of feared objects by participants in conjunction with semi-structured interviews. The data analysis included descriptive statistics based on the themes that emerged from the children's drawings and interviews. Fear of animals was the most commonly expressed fear. Other high-frequency fear categories that emerged were fear of the dark, night and bad dreams; fantasy people; real people; and physical harm. For the group as a whole, the results largely support the existing body of literature. Participants expressed between one and nine fears (f = 429; mean = 2.8). This study contributed to a better understanding of both an under-researched psychological phenomenon, fear, and of an under-researched target group of young children. This knowledge is important in order for significant others, such as parents and caregivers, to understand and effectively mediate potentially stressful experiences of young children in their respective capacities.

  13. Mass media, 'monsters' and mental health clients: the need for increased lobbying.

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    Cutcliffe, J R; Hannigan, B

    2001-08-01

    A review of the limited empirical and theoretical literature indicates that current mass media representations of mental health service users appear to emphasize violence, dangerousness and criminality. This is despite the empirical evidence that indicates a decline over the last 40 years in the number of homicides carried out by people identified as suffering from mental health problems. Such inappropriate representations do much to increase stigma, ostracism, harassment and victimization of these individuals by the public. Furthermore, it can be argued that there is another repercussion of these representations and that is the subsequent government position/policy and the resulting legislation concerning care of people with mental health problems. Consequently, this paper argues that there is a clear need for psychiatric/mental health (P/MH) nurses to become more mindful of the wider, socio-political environment in which their practice occurs, particularly if psycho-social approaches to practice are adopted in their fullest sense, and as a result increase their political lobby. Such increased lobbying should occur on behalf of, and in collaboration with, service users, and accordingly the authors describe a range of activities under the broad headings of pro-active and reactive lobbying. Furthermore, it is incumbent upon P/MH nurse educationalists to prepare aspirant P/MH nurses for this lobbying role and equip them with the skills necessary to do so.

  14. Engineering chimaeric proteins from fold fragments: 'hopeful monsters' in protein design.

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    Höcker, Birte

    2013-10-01

    Modern highly complex proteins evolved from much simpler and less specialized subunits. The same concept can be applied in protein engineering to construct new well-folded proteins. Hybrid proteins or chimaeras can be built from contemporary protein fragments through illegitimate recombination. Even parts from different globular folds can be fitted together using rational design methodologies. Furthermore, intrinsic functional properties encoded in the fold fragments allow rapid adaptation of the new proteins and thus provide interesting starting scaffolds for further redesign.

  15. [Monsters of Phlegon--hermaphrodites, sex-changers and other strange beings in Phlegon's marvellous stories].

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    Pataricza, Dóra

    2010-01-01

    The 1st-2nd century greek writer, Phlegon was a representative of the genre "paradoxography". In his book entitled Peri thaumasion (Book of wonders) he collected 35 extraordinary stories among which he described hermaphrodites, sex-changers and strange births. Phlegon's stories are only a part of the more than 79 ancient writings from Greek and Roman literature that describe children born with congenital defects. The article discusses the aspects of hermaphroditism in ancient times as well as ancient teratology. These stories might have had a core of truth. Although it is extremely difficult to identify a single potential cause for it, already ancient writers tried to give an explanation. With the help of modern teratology sciences many teratogenous causes can be partly identified. A part of the most probable factors among these were the same as today: malnutrition, viruses, alcohol, vitamin deficiencies etc., but lead poisoning has also be taken into account as a principal cause.

  16. Review of Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader

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    Shane Brown

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The essays in this new edited collection are, therefore, designed to address how monstrosity has come to represent the fears that the new century has brought with it, from terror threats through to changes in our identifications with race, gender and sexuality.

  17. Monsters in the dark: predictions for luminous galaxies in the early Universe from the BLUETIDES simulation

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    Waters, Dacen; Wilkins, Stephen M.; Di Matteo, Tiziana; Feng, Yu; Croft, Rupert; Nagai, Daisuke

    2016-09-01

    Using deep Hubble and Spitzer observations Oesch et al. have identified a bright (MUV ≈ -22) star-forming galaxy candidate at z ≈ 11. The presence of GN-z11 implies a number density ˜10-6 Mpc-3, roughly an order of magnitude higher than the expected value based on extrapolations from lower redshift. Using the unprecedented volume and high resolution of the BLUETIDES cosmological hydrodynamical simulation, we study the population of luminous rare objects at z > 10. The luminosity function in BLUETIDES implies an enhanced number of massive galaxies, consistent with the observation of GN-z11. We find about 30 galaxies at MUV ≈ -22 at z = 11 in the BLUETIDES volume, including a few objects about 1.5 mag brighter. The probability of observing GN-z11 in the volume probed by Oesch et al. is ˜13 per cent. The predicted properties of the rare bright galaxies at z = 11 in BLUETIDES closely match those inferred from the observations of GN-z11. BLUETIDES predicts a negligible contribution from faint AGN in the observed SED. The enormous increase in volume surveyed by WFIRST will provide observations of ˜1000 galaxies with MUV < -22 beyond z = 11 out to z = 13.5.

  18. Pestilence, riots, lynchings and desecration of corpses. The sleep of reason produces monsters.

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    Sabbatani, Sergio; Fiorino, Sirio

    2016-06-01

    Vampirism has been a component of Central European and Balkan folklore since the Middle Ages and was often believed to be responsible for the transmission of serious infectious diseases such as plague and tuberculosis/consumption. Vampirism was believed to be spread within the same family or village and if the rite of the so-called second burial after death was not performed. The practice of "second burial" entailed exhumation of the body and the removal of the shroud from the mouth of the corpse, and a search for evidence if the corpse had chewed the cloth. If the shroud was chewed, a handful of earth or a brick was put into the body's mouth so that the vampire could no longer harm others. In some cases, the corpse was decapitated and an awl, made of ash, was thrust into its chest. Furthermore, the limbs were nailed down to prevent its movements. Remarkably, these beliefs were not restricted to the popular classes, but were also debated by theologians, political scientists at the height of the eighteenth century (Enlightenment). In the Habsburg Empire, this question attained such important political, social as well as health connotations as to force the Empress Maria Theresa to entrust an ad hoc study to her personal physician Gerard van Swieten with a view to determining what was true about the apparitions of vampires that occurred throughout central Europe and in the Balkans. The result of this investigation led to a ban on the "second burial" rites. Despite this prohibition, the practice of necrophilia on the bodies of suspected people continued, and both a cultured and popular literature on vampirism continued to flourish well into the nineteenth century.

  19. Locomotion in extinct giant kangaroos: were sthenurines hop-less monsters?

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    Janis, Christine M; Buttrill, Karalyn; Figueirido, Borja

    2014-01-01

    Sthenurine kangaroos (Marsupialia, Diprotodontia, Macropodoidea) were an extinct subfamily within the family Macropodidae (kangaroos and rat-kangaroos). These "short-faced browsers" first appeared in the middle Miocene, and radiated in the Plio-Pleistocene into a diversity of mostly large-bodied forms, more robust than extant forms in their build. The largest (Procoptodon goliah) had an estimated body mass of 240 kg, almost three times the size of the largest living kangaroos, and there is speculation whether a kangaroo of this size would be biomechanically capable of hopping locomotion. Previously described aspects of sthenurine anatomy (specialized forelimbs, rigid lumbar spine) would limit their ability to perform the characteristic kangaroo pentapedal walking (using the tail as a fifth limb), an essential gait at slower speeds as slow hopping is energetically unfeasible. Analysis of limb bone measurements of sthenurines in comparison with extant macropodoids shows a number of anatomical differences, especially in the large species. The scaling of long bone robusticity indicates that sthenurines are following the "normal" allometric trend for macropodoids, while the large extant kangaroos are relatively gracile. Other morphological differences are indicative of adaptations for a novel type of locomotor behavior in sthenurines: they lacked many specialized features for rapid hopping, and they also had anatomy indicative of supporting their body with an upright trunk (e.g., dorsally tipped ischiae), and of supporting their weight on one leg at a time (e.g., larger hips and knees, stabilized ankle joint). We propose that sthenurines adopted a bipedal striding gait (a gait occasionally observed in extant tree-kangaroos): in the smaller and earlier forms, this gait may have been employed as an alternative to pentapedal locomotion at slower speeds, while in the larger Pleistocene forms this gait may have enabled them to evolve to body sizes where hopping was no longer a feasible form of more rapid locomotion.

  20. Sea monsters & whirlpools: Navigating between examination and reflection in medical education.

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    Hodges, Brian David

    2015-03-01

    The 16th International Ottawa Conference/Canadian Conference on Medical Education (2014) featured a keynote deconstructing the rising discourse of competence-as-reflection in medical education. This paper, an elaborated version of the presentation, is an investigation into the theoretical roots of the diverse forms of reflective practice that are being employed by medical educators. It also raises questions about the degree to which any of these practices is compatible with assessment.

  1. "Ordinary men" or "evil monsters"? An action systems model of genocidal actions and characteristics of perpetrators.

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    Hollows, Kerrilee; Fritzon, Katarina

    2012-10-01

    This study aimed to address the limitations of the existing genocide literature with the development of an empirically based classification system. Using Shye's (1985) action systems model, it was hypothesized that four types of perpetrators would exist and would be distinguishable by differences in the sources and target of individual criminal actions. Court transcripts from 80 perpetrators sentenced by the international courts were subject to content analysis and revealed 39 offense action variables, 17 perpetrator characteristic variables, and 6 perpetrator motive variables. A smallest space analysis using the Jaccard coefficient of association was conducted on the offense variables. The results supported the proposed framework, producing four distinct types of genocidal perpetrators. Correlational analyses were then conducted to examine the relationships between each of the perpetrator types and the remaining variables. The results of those correlations provided further support for the proposed framework. The implications of these findings are discussed. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved.

  2. Museum Monsters and Victorious Viruses: Improving Public Understanding of Emerging Biomedical Research.

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    Diamond, Judy; Jee, Benjamin; Matuk, Camilla; McQuillan, Julia; Spiegel, Amy N; Uttal, David

    2015-07-01

    Although microbes directly impact everyone's health, most people have limited knowledge about them. In this article, we describe a museum and media public education campaign aimed at helping diverse audiences better understand emerging knowledge about microbes and infectious disease. Funded primarily by the Science Education Partnership (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health, this campaign involved crosscutting programs designed to extend impacts throughout a broad public audience.

  3. Flexible lightweight stores instead of steel monsters; Flexibles Leichtgewicht statt Stahlkoloss

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    Wilming, Wilhelm

    2009-12-07

    The bigger the solar store, the more difficult it will be to transport and instal. Storage vessels of glass fibre reinforced plastics which are assembled on site are an alternative to conventional steel tanks. (orig./AKB)

  4. Digital Monsters, Binary Aliens – Computer Viruses, Capitalism and the Flow of Information

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    Jussi Parikka

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with articulations of digital accidents, focusing especially on how the computer virus has been signified as a problem for national security, international commerce and the individual user. However, at the same time as viruses have since the 1980s been constructed as malicious software threatening the very basics of the network society, they have been captured as part of the consumer capitalist system, exemplified e.g. in the rise of anti-virus industry. Thus, the article argues that capitalism itself is viral, functioning through a constant reshifting of its limits. Capitalism proceeds per se via these accidents and disruptions that it at the same time constructs as its enemies. In this sense, computer viruses and worms can be understood as the general accidents of digital capitalist culture.

  5. Number Sense and the Calculating Child: Measure, Multiplicity and Mathematical Monsters

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    de Freitas, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    Children and animals of all kinds are said to develop some degree of number sense. The search for "number neurons" and neural correlates of computational thinking aims to identify biological primitives to explain the emergence of number sense. This work typically looks for the sources of number sense in organisms, but one might extend…

  6. A Monster At Any Other Epoch: Are Intermediate Redshift ULIRGs the Progenitors of QSO Host Galaxies?

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    Rothberg, Barry; Fischer, Jackie; Rodrigues, Myriam; Pirzkal, Nor

    2015-08-01

    There is a clear progression from merger-induced SF to QSO activity via Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs). While not all mergers are ULIRGs, multi-wavelength imaging confirms that all local ULIRGs are mergers. At 0.4 1 are responsible for ˜ 70% of the co-moving IR density. At these earlier epochs ULIRGs contained more gas, formed stars faster, and their number density was much higher. At z>1 there are conflicting conclusions about ULIRGs. Many studies conclude they are massive star-forming galaxies, not major mergers nor AGN. Nearly all studies of ULIRGs at z > 0.4 have selected these systems via scaling observed 24μm or 170μm Spitzer fluxes to integrated 8-1000μm fluxes and inferring masses from scaling photometric fluxes or millimeter observations of CO gas emission. These methods often rely heavily on uncertain assumptions (e.g. gas conversions, SED fitting and templates). Instead, we have assembled a representative sample of "classically" selected ULIRGs (60 and 100μm IRAS fluxes and 12 and 25μm WISE fluxes) for 0.4 < z < 1.0 and obtained optical and near-IR imaging and spectroscopy from Hubble Space Telescope, Keck, and the Large Binocular Telescope. We use the same techniques for measuring the dynamical and BH masses of ULIRGs in the local Universe to measure these parameters in more distant systems. Unlike other methods, we directly measure the mass at an epoch when galaxy formation and evolution appears to have changed dramatically from what we see today and compare these intermediate redshift ULIRGs with their counterparts in the local Universe. Our restframe optical and UV spectroscopy also allow us to directly probe gas-metallicities, outflows, and measure the properties of their stellar populations. Our results indicate that these intermediate redshift ULIRGs are dynamically similar to their local counterparts.

  7. The Lost Worlds of Messmore & Damon: Science, Spectacle & Prehistoric Monsters in early-twentieth century America.

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    Manias, Chris

    2016-09-01

    In 1924, the model-making company Messmore & Damon, Inc. of New York unleashed their masterpiece: the Amphibious Dinosaurus Brontosaurus, a moving, breathing, roaring animatronic dinosaur, based on displays in the American Museum of Natural History. Over the 1920s and 1930s, this became the focus of an ever-increasing publicity campaign, as Messmore & Damon exhibited prehistoric automata in department stores, the media, and the Chicago World Fair of 1933-34. These displays were hugely popular and widely discussed, drawing from the increasing public appeal of paleontology. Mixing commercial entertainment with invocations of scientific value, Messmore & Damon's prehistoric creations offer a window into the meaning and popularity of the deep time sciences in early-twentieth century America, and the links between science and spectacle in this period. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Making monsters: heterosexuality, crime and race in recent Western media coverage of HIV.

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    Persson, Asha; Newman, Christy

    2008-05-01

    In the early HIV epidemic, Western media coverage encouraged the idea that infection was linked to 'other' identities located outside the 'mainstream'; outside 'proper' heterosexuality. Today, however, HIV has become repositioned as a global heterosexual epidemic. Analyses show that since the 1990s Western media have shifted away from blame and hysteria to an increasingly routinised reporting of HIV as a health story and social justice issue. But recent years have seen the emergence of a new media story in many Western countries; the criminal prosecution for HIV-related offences, and with it a reframing of old discourses of 'innocence' and 'guilt', but now with heterosexuals in focus. We examine this story in recent domestic media coverage in Australia, a country where heterosexual HIV transmission is rare by global comparison. Echoing similar stories in other Western media, in Australian coverage the idea of criminal intent converges with the symbolic weight of black sexuality and African origins to produce a 'monstrous' masculinity, which at the local level taps into contemporary racial tensions and, in so doing, conjures an imagined Anglo-heterosexuality at once vulnerable to and safe from HIV in a globalised epidemic and world.

  9. Cardiopulmonary Response to Videogaming: Slaying Monsters Using Motion Sensor Versus Joystick Devices.

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    Sherman, Jeffrey D; Sherman, Michael S; Heiman-Patterson, Terry

    2014-10-01

    Replacing physical activity with videogaming has been implicated in causing obesity. Studies have shown that using motion-sensing controllers with activity-promoting videogames expends energy comparable to aerobic exercise; however, effects of motion-sensing controllers have not been examined with traditional (non-exercise-promoting) videogames. We measured indirect calorimetry and heart rate in 14 subjects during rest and traditional videogaming using motion sensor and joystick controllers. Energy expenditure was higher while subjects were playing with the motion sensor (1.30±0.32 kcal/kg/hour) than with the joystick (1.07±0.26 kcal/kg/hour; P<0.01) or resting (0.91±0.24 kcal/kg/hour; P<0.01). Oxygen consumption during videogaming averaged 15.7 percent of predicted maximum for the motion sensor and 11.8 percent of maximum for the joystick. Minute ventilation was higher playing with the motion sensor (10.7±3.5 L/minute) than with the joystick (8.6±1.8 L/minute; P<0.02) or resting (6.7±1.4 L/minute; P<0.001), predominantly because of higher respiratory rates (15.2±4.3 versus 20.3±2.8 versus 20.4±4.2 beats/minute for resting, the joystick, and the motion sensor, respectively; P<0.001); tidal volume did not change significantly. Peak heart rate during gaming was 16.4 percent higher than resting (78.0±12.0) for joystick (90.1±15.0; P=0.002) and 17.4 percent higher for the motion sensor (91.6±14.1; P=0.002); mean heart rate did not differ significantly. Playing with a motion sensor burned significantly more calories than with a joystick, but the energy expended was modest. With both consoles, the increased respiratory rate without increasing tidal volume and the increased peak heart rate without increasing mean heart rate are consistent with psychological stimulation from videogaming, rather than a result of exercise. We conclude that using a motion sensor with traditional videogames does not provide adequate energy expenditure to provide cardiovascular conditioning.

  10. The massive monsters living deep in the Tarantula nebula: How massive are they really?

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    de Mink, Selma

    2013-10-01

    The recent suggestion that stars with masses in excess of about 300 solar masses exist in the dense star cluster R136 at heart of the Tarantula Nebula received wide interest. It reopened the debate about the upper stellar-mass limit of the initial mass function {IMF} and it raised the question whether pair-instability supernovae - originally thought exclusively originate from first generation of pop III stars - can occur in the vicinity of Milky Way.A major challenge hampering mass estimates of the most massive stars is crowding and unresolved companions. High-resolution imaging from the ground and with HST reaching resolutions of about 0.1 arcsec resolved the brightest source in R136 into three separate components. Unfortunately, the extreme crowding and faintness of the targets prohibits ground-based facilities to reach further towards mili-arcsecond resolution.We propose to exploit the new full two-dimensional calibration program of Fine Guidance Sensor {Nelan, Prop ID 13175} to probe the most luminous stars in R136 for previously unseen companions down to a resolution of 12 mili-arsecond, exploring the separation of about 500-5000 AU. Furthermore, we will characterize the claimed source R136-a1B and if needed revise downward the mass estimates of the most massive stars known date.

  11. Seeds to monsters: tracing the growth of black holes in the universe

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    Natarajan, Priyamvada

    2014-05-01

    An overview of our current knowledge of black seed formation models following their growth history over cosmic time is presented. Both light seed formation channels remnants of the first stars and the more massive direct collapse seed formation scenarios are outlined. In particular, the focus is on the implications of these various scenarios and what these initial conditions imply for the highest redshift black holes, the local black hole population, the highest mass black holes at each epoch and the low mass end of the black hole mass function all of which are currently observed. The goal is to present a broad and comprehensive picture of the current status; the open questions and challenges faced by black hole growth models in matching current observational data and the prospects for future observations that will help discriminate between competing models.

  12. Lattice QCD simulations on big cats, sea monsters and clock towers

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    Joo, Balint, E-mail: bjoo@jlab.or [Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)

    2009-07-01

    We present details of lattice QCD computations we are performing on the Cray XT series of computers, from BigBen - an XT3 hosted at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) - through Jaguar (XT4) and Kraken (XT5) - which are hosted at the National Center for Computational Science (NCCS) and the National Institute of Computational Science (NICS), respectively, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). We discuss algorithmic tuning to make the computation more efficient and present some recent results.

  13. Monsters, Lovers and Former Friends: Exploring Relationships with Mathematics via Personification

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    Zazkis, Dov

    2015-01-01

    Personification is the attribution of human qualities to non-human entities. The method of eliciting personification, which requires participants to attribute human qualities to non-human entities, takes advantage of a naturally occurring means through which (some) people discuss the emotional relationship they have with those entities. Eliciting…

  14. Shildrick’s monster: exploring a new approach to difference/disability through collective biography

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    Working with memories generated in a collective biography workshop on difference/disability and drawing in particular on Shildrick’s (2002) analysis of monstrosity, this paper analyses the ambivalent processes through which difference is othered and abjected. It argues that through the process of abjection we disown for ourselves whatever qualities are being categorised as monstrous, with negative effects not just on the other, but also on the self. We look at the ambivalence of ‘reclaiming t...

  15. Vulnerabilities as monsters: the cultural foundations of computer security (extended abstract)

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    Pieters, W.; Consoli, L.

    2006-01-01

    This paper is part of a project to investigate the philosophical aspects of the scientific discipline of information security. This eld of research investigates the means to protect information systems against attacks, typically by modelling the system according to a certain security model, and veri

  16. Monster as a Superhero: an Essay on Vampire Vogue in Contemporary Film Culture

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    Lejla Panjeta

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The worldwide popular series Twilight is the mixed genre phenomenon in literature, media and cinema. After monstrous cinema interpretations of vampires, Edward Cullen becomes a vampire that women fall in love with. Narrative draws on the legend of vampires as well as on the fairy tales archetype of the love between The Lady and the Beast. Sexual connotation in the stories of vampires are not new, but the global identification of the audience with the main characters in the romantic-horror plot in this series needs to be analyzed through the evolution of the vampire genre and psychology related issues. The popularity of this series and blossoming hybrid genre is related to the artificial catharsis and fulfillment of the market demand. Contemporary audience demands “to be special” and these profitable narratives are the fulfilled promise to the audience.

  17. Molecular Gas Content of HI Monsters and Implications to Cold Gas Content Evolution in Galaxies

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    Lee, Cheoljong; Yun, Min S; Cybulski, Ryan; Narayanan, G; Erickson, N

    2014-01-01

    We present 12CO (J=1-0) observations of a sample of local galaxies (0.043e10Msun from the ALFALFA survey and 8 LSBs with a comparable M(HI) (>1.5e10Msun). Our sample selection is purely based on the amount of neutral hydrogen, thereby providing a chance to study how atomic and molecular gas relate to each other in these HI-massive systems. We have detected CO in 15 out of 20 ALFALFA selected galaxies and 4 out of 8 LSBs with molecular gas mass M(H2) of (1-11)e9Msun. Their total cold gas masses of (2-7e10Msun make them some of the most gas-massive galaxies identified to date in the Local Universe. Observed trends associated with HI, H2, and stellar properties of the HI massive galaxies and the field comparison sample are analyzed in the context of theoretical models of galaxy cold gas content and evolution, and the importance of total gas content and improved recipes for handling spatially differentiated behaviors of disk and halo gas are identified as potential areas of improvement for the modeling.

  18. 留在耳边的美丽——MONSTER Diamond Tears耳机

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    周昊

    2012-01-01

    仿佛是一夜之间,MONSTER这个品牌迅速占领了我们身边几乎每一个数码领域,伴着Lady Gaga、Justin Bieber以及姚明的明星效应,MONSTER获得了我们一致的认可。

  19. Prisoners of Childhood? Child Abuse and the Development of Heroes and Monsters in "Ender's Game"

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    Gross, Melissa

    2007-01-01

    Alice Miller's work provides a theoretical framework to assess the effects of child abuse and its relationship to the development of creativity, hatred, and violence in the novel "Ender's Game." Analysis focuses on the extent to which children are manipulated in order to meet the needs of adults, the presence of behaviors such as the repression of…

  20. Harnessing the uncertainty monster: Putting quantitative constraints on the intergenerational social discount rate

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    Lewandowsky, Stephan; Freeman, Mark C.; Mann, Michael E.

    2017-09-01

    There is broad consensus among economists that unmitigated climate change will ultimately have adverse global economic consequences, that the costs of inaction will likely outweigh the cost of taking action, and that social planners should therefore put a price on carbon. However, there is considerable debate and uncertainty about the appropriate value of the social discount rate, that is the extent to which future damages should be discounted relative to mitigation costs incurred now. We briefly review the ethical issues surrounding the social discount rate and then report a simulation experiment that constrains the value of the discount rate by considering 4 sources of uncertainty and ambiguity: Scientific uncertainty about the extent of future warming, social uncertainty about future population and future economic development, political uncertainty about future mitigation trajectories, and ethical ambiguity about how much the welfare of future generations should be valued today. We compute a certainty-equivalent declining discount rate that accommodates all those sources of uncertainty and ambiguity. The forward (instantaneous) discount rate converges to a value near 0% by century's end and the spot (horizon) discount rate drops below 2% by 2100 and drops below previous estimates by 2070.

  1. Trails of river monsters: Detecting critically endangered Mekong giant catfish Pangasianodon gigas using environmental DNA

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    Bellemain Eva

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Pressures on freshwater biodiversity in Southeast Asia are accelerating, yet the status and conservation needs of many of the region’s iconic fish species are poorly known. The Mekong is highly species diverse and supports four of the six largest freshwater fish globally, three of which, including Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas, are Critically Endangered. Emerging environmental DNA (eDNA techniques have potential for monitoring threatened freshwater biodiversity, yet have not been applied in complex and biodiverse tropical ecosystems such as the Mekong. We developed species-specific primers for amplifying Mekong giant catfish DNA. In situ validation demonstrated that the DNA amplification was successful for all samples taken in reservoirs with known presence of Mekong giant catfish independent of fish density. We collected water samples from six deep pools on the Mekong, identified through Local Ecological Knowledge, in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. DNA was extracted and amplified from these samples using the designed primers and probes. Mekong giant catfish DNA was detected from one sample from the species’ presumed spawning grounds on the Mekong mainstream, near the border between northern Thailand and Lao PDR. eDNA sampling using species-specific primers has potential for surveying and monitoring poorly known species from complex tropical aquatic environments. However accounting for false absences is likely to be required for the method to function with precision when applied to extremely rare species that are highly dispersed within a large river system. We recommend that such approach be utilised more widely by freshwater conservation practitioners for specific applications. The method is best suited for baseline biodiversity assessments or to identify and prioritise locations for more rigorous sampling. Our methods are particularly relevant for systems or species with limited baseline data or with physical characteristics that logistically limit the application of conventional methods. Such attributes are typical of large tropical rivers such as the Mekong, Congo, or Amazon.

  2. Learning from Monsters: Mizuki Shigeru's Yōkai and War Manga

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    CJ (Shige Suzuki

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper first attempts to identify and explore the thematic and formalistic continuity of his manga by illustrating his lived life and career as a cartoonist. Mizuki has an experience of drawing paintings and comics in various mediums in the course of the development of postwar Japanese comics, which stylistically distinguishes him from other postwar story manga creators. By situating his life in wartime and post-war periods of Japanese history, I will bring his aesthetics, philosophy, and nuanced critique of society to the surface. Featuring anti-heroic and grotesque human and non-human characters as main protagonists, Mizuki's manga demonstrates a critique of wartime imperialism and postwar Japanese society, both of which seemed to him to be suppressive and dehumanizing. As a whole, I argue that the preferred use of premodern cultural traditions and unique aesthetic components epitomize not merely a nostalgic longing for a disappearing Japanese tradition in the progress of rapid modernization, but also his utopian cosmology, which critically addresses the alienated condition of modern human life.

  3. Taming the cookie monster with Dutch law – a tale of regulatory failure

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    Leenes, R.E.; Kosta, E.

    2015-01-01

    Profiling the online behaviour of Internet users has become a defining feature of the Internet. Individual surfing behaviour is tracked by many enterprises for statistical purposes, but also for behavioural advertising and other personalisation services. Profiling implies the processing of personal

  4. 温柔的怪兽——2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000

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    Apolo

    2006-01-01

    杜卡迪最早的“怪兽”(Monster)”诞生于14年前,那时,杜卡迪SS900的风冷式双缸发动机已久经考验,1992年,它被塞入超级摩托车851的车架内,并且剥除车体所有修饰件,让发动机,曲轴箱等最大程度地裸露出来,使钢铁质感和机械美感一览无遗,这一辆“怪兽”的推出掀起了摩托车市场的轩然大波,

  5. Bovine biopolitics and the promise of monsters in the rewilding of Heck cattle

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    Lorimer, J.; Driessen, C.P.G.

    2013-01-01

    In the early 1980s the Dutch ecologist Frans Vera began an ambitious ecological restoration experiment on a polder in the Netherlands. He introduced herds of ‘back-bred’ Heck cattle and other large herbivores and encouraged them to ‘de-domesticate’ themselves and ‘rewild’ the landscape they inhabit.

  6. Novel techniques for coastal monitoring: A case study near Monster-Ter Heijde

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    Bitenc, M.; Bloemsma, M.R.; Duijnmayer, K.; Lin, K.; Piozziol, S.; Saleh, M.A.G.; Stam, J.; Widiastuti, E.; Yin, Y.

    2008-01-01

    There are currently three active projects under development for the Delfland coast, all aiming at reinforcing the coast. The main issue is where to put the sand such that it arrives at the coast in the best place, without causing any damage to e.g. the new nature development. To answer this

  7. The Flying Spaghetti Monster: Impact of magnetic fields on ram pressure stripping in disk galaxies

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    Ruszkowski, M; Lee, D; Shin, M -S

    2012-01-01

    Ram pressure stripping can remove significant amounts of gas from galaxies in clusters, and thus has a large impact on the evolution of cluster galaxies. Recent observations have shown that key properties of ram-pressure stripped tails of galaxies, such as their width and structure, are in conflict with predictions by simulations. To increase the realism of existing simulations, we simulated for the first time a disk galaxy exposed face-on to a uniformly magnetized wind including radiative cooling and self-gravity of the gas. We find that magnetic fields have a strong effect on the morphology of the gas in the tail of the galaxy. While in the purely hydrodynamical case the tail is very clumpy, the MHD case shows very filamentary structures in the tail. The filaments can be strongly supported by magnetic pressure and, wherever this is the case, the magnetic fields vectors tend to be aligned with the filaments. Interestingly, we observe the formation of two dominant magnetized density tails behind the galaxy re...

  8. Dogs and Monsters: Moral Status Claims in the Fiction of Dean Koontz.

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    Smith, Stephen W

    2016-03-01

    This article explores conceptions of moral status in the work of American thriller author Dean Koontz. It begins by examining some of the general theories of moral status used by philosophers to determine whether particular entities have moral status. This includes both uni-criterial theories and multi-criterial theories of moral status. After this examination, the article argues for exploring bioethics conceptions in popular fiction. Popular fiction is considered a rich source for analysis because it provides not only a good approximation of the beliefs of ordinary members of the moral community, but also explores important issues in a context where ordinary individuals are likely to encounter them. Following on from this, the article then explores theories of moral status in the context of Koontz's novels. In particular, the article focuses on the novel Watchers and Koontz's Frankenstein series. Through these works, Koontz indicates that entities have moral status for a variety of reasons and thus presumably, he is a proponent of multi-criterial theories of moral status. The article concludes with an examination of what this might mean for our understanding of moral status claims generally.

  9. Coping with the Green-Eyed Monster: Conceptualizing and Measuring Communicative Responses to Romantic Jealousy.

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    Guerrero, Laura K.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Examines communicative responses to romantic jealousy. Finds 12 superordinate categories and 67 tactics in communicative responses to jealousy. Develops measures for six types of interactive responses (integrative communication, distributive communication, active distancing, general avoidance/denial, expression of negative affect, and violent…

  10. Jealousy and the threatened self: getting to the heart of the green-eyed monster.

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    DeSteno, David; Valdesolo, Piercarlo; Bartlett, Monica Y

    2006-10-01

    Several theories specifying the causes of jealousy have been put forth in the past few decades. Firm support for any proposed theory, however, has been limited by the difficulties inherent in inducing jealousy and examining any proposed mediating mechanisms in real time. In support of a theory of jealousy centering on threats to the self-system, 2 experiments are presented that address these past limitations and argue for a model based on context-induced variability in self-evaluation. Experiment 1 presents a method for evoking jealousy through the use of highly orchestrated social encounters and demonstrates that threatened self-esteem functions as a principal mediator of jealousy. In addition to replicating these findings, Experiment 2 provides direct evidence for jealousy as a cause of aggression. The ability of the proposed theory of jealousy to integrate other extant findings in the literature is also discussed.

  11. Bovine biopolitics and the promise of monsters in the rewilding of Heck cattle

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    Lorimer, J.; Driessen, C.P.G.

    2013-01-01

    In the early 1980s the Dutch ecologist Frans Vera began an ambitious ecological restoration experiment on a polder in the Netherlands. He introduced herds of ‘back-bred’ Heck cattle and other large herbivores and encouraged them to ‘de-domesticate’ themselves and ‘rewild’ the landscape they inhabit.

  12. Beyond the Eyes of the Monster: An Analysis of Recent Trends in Assessment and Recording.

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    Ainscow, Mel

    1988-01-01

    The article analyzes existing practice in assessment and recording in the special needs field and makes such recommendations as assessment with a wider perspective more continuously to aid in making the curriculum responsive to individual needs. (DB)

  13. A new monster from southwest Oregon forests: Cryptomaster behemoth sp. n. (Opiliones, Laniatores, Travunioidea).

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    Starrett, James; Derkarabetian, Shahan; Richart, Casey H; Cabrero, Allan; Hedin, Marshal

    2016-01-01

    The monotypic genus Cryptomaster Briggs, 1969 was described based on individuals from a single locality in southwestern Oregon. The described species Cryptomaster leviathan Briggs, 1969 was named for its large body size compared to most travunioid Laniatores. However, as the generic name suggests, Cryptomaster are notoriously difficult to find, and few subsequent collections have been recorded for this genus. Here, we increase sampling of Cryptomaster to 15 localities, extending their known range from the Coast Range northeast to the western Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. Phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data reveal deep phylogenetic breaks consistent with independently evolving lineages. We use discovery and validation species delimitation approaches to generate and test species hypotheses, including a coalescent species delimitation method to test multi-species hypotheses. For delimited species, we use light microscopy and SEM to discover diagnostic morphological characters. Although Cryptomaster has a small geographic distribution, this taxon is consistent with other short-range endemics in having deep phylogenetic breaks indicative of species level divergences. Herein we describe Cryptomaster behemoth sp. n., and provide morphological diagnostic characters for identifying Cryptomaster leviathan and Cryptomaster behemoth.

  14. 艾塞那肽临床研究新进展%Recent progress in clinical research of exenatide

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    骆天红

    2010-01-01

    Incretins ale gut hormones,which stimulate insulin secretion after meal.One of the incretin hormones,glucagon-like peptide-1(GLP-1),contributes to glucose homeostasis by stimulation of insulin secretion,suppression of glucagon secretion(both in a glucose dependent manner),slowing of gastric emptying,and induction of satiety.It could also improve beta cell function in type 2 diabetes.However,due to its short biological half-life,GLP-1 itself is not practical for type 2 diabetes therapy.Exenatide is a peptide found in the lizard Heloderma suspectum and has a high similarity to GLP-1.It has a much longer biological half life than GLP-1 and is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that Can be used for therapeutic purposes by twice daily injection.Clinical studies with exenatide have shown a significant reduction in HbA_(1C),fasting and postprandial glucose,and body weight in type 2 diabetic patients.Animal studies revealed an improvement of beta cell funotion and an increase in beta cell mass after exenatide treatment.Due to its special therapeutic efficacy,GLP-1 receptor agonist,such as exenatide,is now included in the recently published guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.%肠促胰素是肠道在进餐后分泌的激素,能促进胰岛素的分泌.胰高糖素样肽1(GLP-1)是主要的肠促胰素,通过葡萄糖依赖的方式促进胰岛素分泌、抑制胰高糖素分泌以及延缓胃排空、增加饱腹感等作用维持体内血糖的稳定.另外,在2型糖尿病患者中,它还可改善β细胞功能.但是天然的GLP-1半寿期很短,无法用于临床治疗.艾塞那肽是从希拉巨蜥唾液中分离得到的一种多肽,它可与GLP-1受体结合,产生与GLP-1相似的生理效应,但它的半寿期远比GLP-1长,因此每天两次皮下注射即可产生满意的疗效.临床研究显示艾塞那肽可显著降低2型糖尿病患者HbA_(1C)、空腹血糖及餐后血糖,并降低体重.动物研究表明艾塞那肽还可改善β细胞功

  15. Vanadate affects nuclear division and induces aberrantly-shaped cells during subsequent cytokinesis in Tetrahymena

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    Nilsson, Jytte R.

    1999-01-01

    cellebiology,endocytosis,monsters,nuclear elongation,sodium orthovanadate,Tetrahymena pyriformis,proliferation......cellebiology,endocytosis,monsters,nuclear elongation,sodium orthovanadate,Tetrahymena pyriformis,proliferation...

  16. Chemisch en sensorisch onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van mineraal- en leidingwater

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    Mazijk - Bokslag, van D.M.; Cramwinckel, A.B.; Herstel, H.

    1985-01-01

    Er zijn 14 monsters mineraalwater onderzocht op de volgende aspekten: natrium, calcium, nitraat, arseen, geur en smaak. Tevens zijn er 10 monsters leidingwater op geur en smaak en 2 monsters leidingwater op nitraat onderzocht. Later zijn de overige 8 monsters leidingwater op nitraat onderzocht.

  17. Het voorkomen van ochratoxine A in granen en graanprodukten

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    Egmond; H.P.van; Sizoo; E.A.

    1984-01-01

    Onderzoek werd verricht naar het voorkomen van ochratoxine A in granen. Honderd monsters van diverse herkomst werden onderzocht. In 20% van de monsters kon de aanwezigheid van ochratoxine A worden vastgesteld. Het ochratoxine A gehalte in positieve monsters bedroeg in een monster ca. 17 mug/kg,

  18. ‘Some strange monster of the isle’: l’hybride dans The Tempest ‘Some strange monster of the isle’: the Hybrid in Perspective in The Tempest

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    Pascale Drouet

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the hybrid and how it is put into perspective on Prospero’s island. First Caliban is examined as both a biological and cultural hybrid pervading the imaginary field and as the touchstone of the related dialectics of rejection and appropriation. Then, from a metaphorical point of view, Prospero’s island is regarded as a cabinet of curiosities in which hybrid creatures—of which Caliban is one—fill the castaways with either wonder or horror; Prospero’s project and that of creators of cabinets as “encyclopaedias of the visible world” (Evans’ phrase may hence be paralleled. Finally, the hybrid as revealing hubris, Prospero’s “Promethean attitude” (Hadot’s term and the irreducible quality of the hybrid are examined.

  19. Monsters in the Dark: Predictions for Luminous Galaxies in the Early Universe from the BlueTides Simulation

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    Waters, Dacen; Di Matteo, Tiziana; Feng, Yu; Croft, Ruper; Nagai, Daisuke

    2016-01-01

    Using deep Hubble and Spitzer observations Oesch et al. (2016) have identified a bright ($M_{\\rm UV}\\approx -22$) star forming galaxy candidate at $z \\approx 11$. The presence of GN-$z11$ implies a number density $\\sim 10^{-6}\\,{\\rm Mpc^{-3}}$, roughly an order of magnitude higher than the expected value based on extrapolations from lower redshift. Using the unprecedented volume and high resolution of the BlueTides cosmological hydrodynamical simulation, we study the population of luminous rare objects at $z > 10$. The luminosity function in BlueTides implies an enhanced number of massive galaxies, consistent with the observation of GN-$z11$. We find about 30 galaxies at $M_{\\rm UV}\\approx -22$ at $z = 11$ in the BlueTides volume, including a few objects about 1.5 magnitudes brighter. The probability of observing GN-$z11$ in the volume probed by Oesch et al. (2016) is $\\sim 13$ per cent. The predicted properties of the rare bright galaxies at $z = 11$ in BlueTides closely match those inferred from the observa...

  20. Common Violations of the United States Code in Economic Crime Investigations. The Fraud, Waste and Abuse Monster.

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    1983-11-15

    circuit court has held that services are subject to the statute. Compare Chappel v United States, 270 F.2d 474 (9th Cir. 1959) with Burnett v United...reversed, but Burnett’s was affirmed. Other Federal courts have questioned and criticized the Chappel case. Since there seems to be no persuasive...trade. b. Commentary. (1) This section is known as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Its purpose is to insure commercial competition and the free flow of

  1. You Are What You Drink—a Rockst*r or a Monster?: An Enviga-rating Regulatory Question

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    Morris, Robyn

    2010-01-01

    This paper briefly examines the regulation of caffeine in energy drinks. The FDA does not have specific regulations pertaining to the use of caffeine in energy drinks. Caffeine is generally safe, but may pose dangerous health risks to children, pregnant women, and people with caffeine sensitivities. I suggest that the Food and Drug Administration require energy drink companies to list the amount of caffeine on the product labels of energy drinks to facilitate informed product comparison.

  2. The green eyed monster in the bottle: Relationship contingent self-esteem, romantic jealousy, and alcohol-related problems.

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    DiBello, Angelo M; Rodriguez, Lindsey M; Hadden, Benjamin W; Neighbors, Clayton

    2015-10-01

    Previous research suggests that both jealousy and relationship contingent self-esteem (RCSE) are related to alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. No work, however, has examined these two constructs together as they relate to motives for alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. The current study aims to build upon emerging literature examining different types of jealousy (i.e., emotional, cognitive, and behavioral), relationship quality (i.e., satisfaction, commitment, closeness), RCSE, and alcohol use. More specifically, the current study aimed to examine the associations between RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems, in the context of the different types of jealousy. Moreover, the current study aimed to assess whether the associations between RCSE, jealousy, and drinking outcomes vary as a function of relationship quality. Two hundred and seventy seven individuals (87% female) at a large southern university participated in the study. They completed measures of RCSE, relationship satisfaction, commitment, closeness, and jealousy as well as alcohol-related outcomes. Using PROCESS, moderated mediational analyses were used to evaluate different types of jealousy as mediators of the association between RCSE and drinking to cope/alcohol-related problems. Further, we aimed to examine whether relationship quality moderated the association between RCSE and jealousy in predicting alcohol-related variables. Results indicated that cognitive jealousy mediated the association between both RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems. Further, relationship satisfaction, commitment, and closeness were all found to moderate the association between RSCE and cognitive jealousy such that at lower, but not higher levels of satisfaction, commitment, and closeness, cognitive jealousy mediated the association between RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems.

  3. Artificial Intelligence System: Frankenstein's Monster?%人工智能系统:弗朗肯斯坦的怪物?

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    李世闻

    2001-01-01

    "人工智能系统会不会有意识"是一个要靠实践但又不能完全等待实践来解决的问题.人工智能上的悲观主义者否认思维的可模拟性,认为担心人工智能系统将会像弗朗肯斯坦的怪物那样危害人类是杞人忧天.制造出弗朗肯斯坦的怪物并不存在理论上的障碍,随着人工智能实践的深入,它终将要出生.它是否会危害人类取决于人类对它的态度:人类若固守人类中心主义的观念,就必然会排斥它、否定它,就会有小说中所描述的结果;若能把它当作朋友,尊重它的感受和需要,就会进入两种智能系统共生共荣、快速进化的新阶段.

  4. A Derridaean Reading of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): The Monster in the Play of "Differance"

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    Flint, Kevin J.

    2009-01-01

    The institutional machine of contemporary activity theory currently appears to be constrained by centring on the structure of mediated activity first voiced by Vygotsky. As a centring, such a principle, it is argued, continually restores the equilibrium of the institutional machine in alignment with its possible development in the polysemy of…

  5. Bodacious Berry, Potency Wood and the Aging Monster: Gender and Age Relations in Anti-Aging Ads

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    Calasanti, Toni

    2007-01-01

    This paper situates age discrimination within a broader system of age relations that intersects with other inequalities, and then uses that framework to analyze internet advertisements for the anti-aging industry. Such ads reinforce age and gender relations by positing old people as worthwhile only to the extent that they look and act like those…

  6. (MOther Re-spect: Maternal Subjectivity, the Ready-made mother-monster and The Ethics of Respecting

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    Bracha L. Ettinger

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A groundbreaking theoretician working at the intersection of art, psychoanalysis, feminine sexuality, ethics and aesthetics, she is the author of several books and more than eighty psychoanalytical essays on what she has named "matrix" and "matrixial trans-subjectivity" since the mid 1980s. Her book The Matrixial Borderspace (essays from 1994-1999 appeared in English in 2006 (published by the University of Minnesota Press with a foreword by Judith Butler, an introduction by Griselda Pollock, and an afterword by Brian Massumi who also edited the collection. She is a practicing psychoanalyst and holds together the practice of artist and of psychoanalyst in a unique way. Her co-authored series of conversations with Emmanuel Lévinas, Edmond Jabès, Félix Guattari, Christian Boltanski and other artists and philosophers are considered, alongside her notebooks, photography, scannography, and painting, as major contributions to contemporary art and culture. She has also published famous photographs of Jean-François Lyotard, Jabès, Lévinas, Joyce McDougall and others. Ettinger is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art at the Media & Communications Division of the European Graduate School in Saas Fee (Switzerland. A recent selection of her solo exhibitions includes the Freud Museum (June-July 2009 in London, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (August 2009, the Tapies Foundation, Barcelona (May 2010 and the Freud Dream Museum, St Petersburg (September 2010. Her paintings, photos, drawings and notebooks have been exhibited extensively in major museums of contemporary art and her solo exhibitions include Le Palais des beaux-Arts, Brussels (2000 and The Drawing Center, New York (2001. She has participated in group exhibitions at Centre G. Pompidou, Paris and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and her recent group exhibitions include Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2006-2007 and The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (2006. Her paintings and drawings are included in public collections at Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, Pori Museum of Art (Finland, Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Museum of Modern Art (England, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel and Pompidou Centre (Paris. Ettinger's artistic work is a subject of reflection and research for a number of art historians and philosophers. The art historian Griselda Pollock and the philosophers Jean-François Lyotard, Christine Buci-Glucksmann and Judith Butler, have each dedicated several essays to her pioneering art and renovating thought - art and thought that have influenced not only the visual arts and psychoanalysis of the last two decades but also different fields such as contemporary philosophy, queer and gender studies and the domains of film and literature.

  7. (M)Other Re-spect: Maternal Subjectivity, the Ready-made mother-monster and The Ethics of Respecting

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    L. Ettinger, Bracha

    2010-01-01

    A groundbreaking theoretician working at the intersection of art, psychoanalysis, feminine sexuality, ethics and aesthetics, she is the author of several books and more than eighty psychoanalytical essays on what she has named "matrix" and "matrixial trans-subjectivity" since the mid 1980s. Her book The Matrixial Borderspace (essays from 1994-1999) appeared in English in 2006 (published by the University of Minnesota Press with a foreword by Judith Butler, an introduction by Griselda Pollock,...

  8. Taming the Invisible Monster: System Parameter Constraints for Epsilon Aurigae from the Far-Ultraviolet to the Mid-Infrared

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    Hoard, D W; Stencel, R E

    2010-01-01

    We have assembled new Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Array Camera observations of the mysterious binary star Epsilon Aurigae, along with archival far-ultraviolet to mid-infrared data, to form an unprecedented spectral energy distribution spanning three orders of magnitude in wavelength from 0.1 microns to 100 microns. The observed spectral energy distribution can be reproduced using a three component model consisting of a 2.2+0.9/-0.8 Msun F type post-asymptotic giant branch star, and a 5.9+/-0.8 Msun B5+/-1 type main sequence star that is surrounded by a geometrically thick, but partially transparent, disk of gas and dust. At the nominal HIPPARCOS parallax distance of 625 pc, the model normalization yields a radius of 135+/-5 Rsun for the F star, consistent with published interferometric observations. The dusty disk is constrained to be viewed at an inclination of i > 87 deg, and has effective temperature of 550+/-50 K with an outer radius of 3.8 AU and a thickness of 0.95 AU. The dust content of the disk ...

  9. Bodacious Berry, Potency Wood and the Aging Monster: Gender and Age Relations in Anti-Aging Ads

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    Calasanti, Toni

    2007-01-01

    This paper situates age discrimination within a broader system of age relations that intersects with other inequalities, and then uses that framework to analyze internet advertisements for the anti-aging industry. Such ads reinforce age and gender relations by positing old people as worthwhile only to the extent that they look and act like those…

  10. Het EDTA-gehalte van 20 monsters gesteriliseerde peulvruchten, in september 1984 gekocht te Karlsruhe en Emmerich

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    Westerling, F.J.

    1984-01-01

    In tegenstelling tot Nederland is in Duitsland de toevoeging van EDTA (ethyleendiaminetetra-azijnzuur) aan geconserveerde peulvruchten niet toegestaan. Bij export van deze produkten naar Duitsland dient de nederlandse producent hier rekening mee te houden. In verband hiermee is een onderzoek verrich

  11. Kepler Data on KIC 7341653: A Nearby M Dwarf with Monster Flares and a Phase-coherent Variability

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    Makarov, Valeri V.; Goldin, Alexey

    2017-08-01

    KIC 7341653 is one of several late-type M dwarfs observed by the main mission of Kepler with peculiar infrared colors placing them in the domain of suspected young stellar objects (YSO). It is likely associated with a powerful X-ray emitter with X-ray flares. Kepler light curves reveal two distinct types of activity: frequent flares lasting from less than 30 minutes to a few hours, and a periodic variability with a period of 0.5463441(7) days. The largest detected flare increased the flux in the Kepler passband by a factor of 2.8 and released an estimated 4 × 1034 erg of energy in the Kepler band. Segmented periodogram analysis reveals that the amplitude of the periodic variation was subject to secular changes, dropping from peak values around 20 ppt to below 5 ppt toward the end of the mission, while the phase varied periodically with an amplitude of 0.15 rad and period 362(3) days. Two possible interpretations of the phase periodicity are discussed: a migrating long-lived photospheric spot, and a Doppler frequency shift generated by a solar-mass faint companion, such as a white dwarf.

  12. Mesoscale monsters in the Martian atmosphere: conio-cumulonimbi, katabatic jumps, and wave-induced exotic clouds (Invited)

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    Spiga, A.

    2013-12-01

    Recent studies have shed light on the key role of mesoscale phenomena in driving the Martian climate. At the mesoscale, Mars appears as an intense and exotic counterpart to the Earth, and studying small-scale atmospheric processes offers fascinating perspectives for a comparative planetology approach. Here the most prominent and powerful mesoscale phenomena on Mars are described through a combination of dedicated high-resolution atmospheric modeling, and recent remote-sensing observations. Deep convective motions could occur in Martian local and regional dust storms. This phenomenon is proposed to be named "rocket dust storm", or "conio-cumulonimbus", given the implied fast and powerful vertical transport. The supply of convective energy is provided by the absorption of incoming sunlight by dust particles, rather than by latent heating as in moist convection on Earth and other environments. Dust-driven deep convection on Mars has potentially strong implications for the Martian atmospheric physics and dynamics, including the formation of high-altitude detached layers of aerosols. It also offers perspectives to study the onset, variability, and dynamics of larger (and sometimes planet-encircling) regional storms that might behave like Mesoscale Convective Systems on the Earth. While observations of clear-cut katabatic events are difficult on Earth, except over vast ice sheets, those intense downslope circulations are widespread on Mars owing to near-surface radiative cooling and uneven topography. Their intensity and regularity can be witnessed through numerous aeolian signatures on the surface, and distinctive thermal signatures in the steepest craters and volcanoes. Furthermore, similarly to the Loewe phenomena in terrestrial polar regions, local katabatic jumps could form within the regional katabatic flow over the Martian polar troughs. Mesoscale modeling helps to explore the transport of water vapor, the formation of water ice clouds, and the stability and possible migration over geological timescales of water ice surface reservoirs. Gravity waves are ubiquitous in planetary atmospheres and key drivers to both regional and global climates. Extremely cold temperatures in the Martian mesosphere can be explained by the combined influence of planetary-scale thermal tides, and mesoscale gravity waves. Such cold pockets can be propitious to clouds formed by the condensation of CO2, the major component of the Martian atmosphere. Those clouds are exotic counterpart of thick polar stratospheric clouds on Earth, also formed by propagating gravity waves. Gravity waves might also play a role in forming the water-ice "cloud trails" recently discovered through high-resolution imagery. In a more general perspective related to the mechanism of formation of these high-altitude clouds, the role of non-orographic sources of gravity waves in the Martian atmosphere shall be discussed.

  13. Incarceration, Identity Formation, and Race in Young Adult Literature: The Case of "Monster" versus "Hole in My Life"

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    Engles, Tim; Kory, Fern

    2013-01-01

    English teachers can heighten awareness of the factors that influence racial disparities in arrest and incarceration rates by working with literature that dramatizes the differences between white and nonwhite experiences within the US criminal justice system. Tim Engles and Fern Kory demonstrate some methods for doing so by juxtaposing two…

  14. Monsters In The Dark: Exploring The Star-Forming Hosts Of Massive, Dust-Obscured Quasars At Z 2

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    Wethers, Clare; Banerji, Manda; Hewett, Paul; DES Collaboration

    2017-06-01

    We perform the first population study of luminous, but heavily-reddened quasars in the rest-frame UV at z = 1.5 - 2.7 - a peak epoch of both star formation and black hole accretion. We find resolved, blue emission in the DES imaging, consistent with a star forming host galaxy. Via SED fitting, we derive instantaneous SFRs for the sample and find a trend between quasar luminosity and SFR.

  15. The Monster Next Door: Fermi-LAT Observations of Supernova Remnant N132D in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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    Castro, Daniel; Hays, Elizabeth; Acero, Fabio; Slane, Patrick; Hughes, John; Plucinsky, Paul; Fermi-LAT Collaboration Collaboration

    2017-01-01

    Supernova remnant (SNR) N132D, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, represents a unique opportunity for the study of γ-ray emission from shock accelerated cosmic rays (CRs) in another galaxy since it stands as the first and only extra-Galactic SNR detected in γ-rays. N132D is bright in the X-ray, infrared and radio bands, as well as being detected in TeV energy γ-rays, and hence, characterizing its emission in the Fermi-LAT band allows us to build a very complete picture of the properties of the system and its progenitor, and help us understand CR acceleration in SNRs.

  16. First Spectroscopic Confirmation of a Monster Galaxy at z=3.3 and Detailed Stellar Population and Structural Properties

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    Marsan, Zehra Cemile; Marchesini, Danilo

    2014-06-01

    We present the first spectroscopic confirmation of an ultra-massive galaxy at z,phot = 3.3 using data from Keck-NIRSPEC, VLT-Xshooter, and GTC-Osiris. We detect strong [OIII] and Lyα emission, and weak [OII], CIV, and HeII, confirming the redshift at z,spec = 3.3512. Modeling the emission-line corrected spectral energy distribution (from the Galex UV to IRAC 8 μm, as well as the binned spectra) results in a best-fit stellar mass of M,stellar = 3×10'11M,sun (Kroupa), SFR of a few solar masses per year, negligible dust extinction, an age of ˜ 300 Myr, and a very short burst of star formation, setting the formation redshift of this galaxy at z˜4. From the analysis of the line ratios and widths, and the observed flux at 24 μm we confirm the presence of a luminous AGN, with bolometric luminosity of ˜ 8 × 10'45erg/s. The non detection in the X-ray data implies a Compton-thick nature for the type-2 AGN. Potential contamination of the observed SED from the AGN continuum is constrained, placing a lower limit on the stellar mass of 2 × 10'11M,sun. HST/WFC3 H160 and ACS I814 images were modeled with GALFIT, resulting in a very compact galaxy (effective radius r,e ˜ 1 kpc) and a de Vaucouleurs’s profile with n˜4. This object represents the prototype galaxy of an ultra-massive galaxy that formed at z˜4 in a very intense burst, is about to transition to quiescent, and it hosts a very powerful super massive black hole potentially responsible for the quenching of the star formation activity.

  17. Flat cells come full sphere: Are mutant cytoskeletal-related proteins oncoprotein-monsters or useful immunogens?

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    Parry, Michele L; Blanck, George

    2016-01-01

    Osteogenesis imperfecta is inherited as a dominant disease because if one allele is mutated, it contributes a mutant, destructive subunit polypeptide to collagen, which requires many subunits to form normal, polymeric, collagenous structures. Recent cancer genome atlas (TCGA) data indicate that cytoskeletal-related proteins are among the most commonly mutated proteins in human cancers, in distinct mutation frequency groups, i.e., including low mutation frequency groups. Part of the explanation for this observation is likely to be the fact that many of the coding regions for these proteins are very large, and indeed, it is likely these coding regions are mutated in many cells that never become cancerous. However, it would not be surprising if mutations in cytoskeletal proteins, when combined with oncoprotein or tumor suppressor protein mutations, had significant impacts on cancer development, for a number of reasons, including results obtained almost 5 decades ago indicating that well-spread cells in tissue culture, with well-formed cytoskeletons, were less tumorigenic than spherical cells with disrupted cytoskeletons. This raises the question, are mutant cytoskeletal proteins, which would likely interfere with polymer formation, a new class of oncoproteins, in particular, dominant negative oncoproteins? If these proteins are so commonly mutant, could they be the bases for common cancer vaccines?

  18. Uncovering the monster stars in W49: the most luminous star-forming region in the Milky Way

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    Wu, Shiwei; Bik, Arjan; Henning, Thomas; Pasquali, Anna; Brandner, Wolfgang; Stolte, Andrea

    2015-08-01

    As a part of the LOBSTAR project (Luci OBservations of STARburst regions), which aims at understanding the stellar content of some of the most massive star-forming regions, we present our result on the high-mass stellar content of W49. K-band spectra of the candidate massive stars from VLT/ISAAC and LBT/LUCI provide us with reliable spectral types of dozens of massive stars in this HII region.The first results show that this region hosts several of the most massive stars in our galaxy. Two most brightest stars, one in the core of the central cluster and one in W49 South, were identified as very massive stars (M > 100 M⊙). Their K-band spectra exhibit strong stellar wind features, and they are classified as O2-3.5If* supergiant stars. After comparison to the Geneva evolutionary models, the mass range of W49nr1 was estimated to be between 100 M⊙ and 180 M⊙. Additionally we find 12 O stars with spectral types between O7V and O3V and masses from 25 M⊙ to 125 M⊙, respectively.These results allow us to derive the fundamental parameters of the cluster (mass, age) as well as the total energy output in the form of ionising photons. This will enable us to study the feedback effects of this extreme star forming region in great detail. To our surprise, two young stellar objects with infrared excess feature showing CO emission lines in their spectra are identified. This suggests that circumstellar disks can survive even in this extreme environment. Finally the spatial distribution of the massive stars is analysed to discuss the star formation history and identify potential runaway stars. The extreme properties of this region makes it a good template for more extreme star formation outside our galaxy.

  19. Lost toy? Monsters under the bed? Contributions of temperament and family factors to early internalizing problems in boys and girls.

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    Marakovitz, Susan E; Wagmiller, Robert L; Mian, Nicholas D; Briggs-Gowan, Margaret J; Carter, Alice S

    2011-01-01

    This study was designed to examine the contribution of multiple risk factors to early internalizing problems and to investigate whether family and ecological context moderated the association between child temperament and internalizing outcomes. A sample of 1,202 mothers of 2- and 3-year-old children completed a survey of child social-emotional functioning, family environment, and violence exposure. Child temperament, maternal affective symptoms, and family expressiveness were associated with child anxiety and depression problems. Violence exposure was related only to child anxiety. When maternal affective symptoms were elevated, inhibited girls but not boys were rated as more anxious and youngsters with heightened negative emotionality were rated as more depressed. Family expressiveness moderated the association between inhibited temperament and anxiety symptoms.

  20. A Derridaean Reading of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): The Monster in the Play of "Differance"

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    Flint, Kevin J.

    2009-01-01

    The institutional machine of contemporary activity theory currently appears to be constrained by centring on the structure of mediated activity first voiced by Vygotsky. As a centring, such a principle, it is argued, continually restores the equilibrium of the institutional machine in alignment with its possible development in the polysemy of…

  1. The Big Glamorous Monster (or Lady Gaga's Adventures at Sea): Improving Student Writing through Dramatic Approaches in Schools

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    Lee, Bridget Kiger; Enciso, Patricia

    2017-01-01

    Drawing on assets-oriented, sociocultural theories of imagination and learning, the authors argue that the improvisational qualities and expanded resources of dramatic approaches to teaching make a positive difference in the quality of and persistence in students' story writing. The authors describe findings from a controlled quasi-experimental…

  2. A soul, monsters and life on the Moon. Anthropological theory in Wojciech Tylkowski’s baroque scientia curiosa

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    Grzegorz Raubo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the main points of the anthropological theory presented in the work of a baroque encyclopedist Wojciech Tylkowski which is entitled Uczone rozmowy [Learned Conversations] (1692. This theory combined the elements of theology, philosophy, science and common knowledge. It was presented as scientia curiosa, i.e. a convention which was used during the baroque era to popularize science. The most important aspects of the theory are: the concept of the human soul, four temperaments, the structure and operation of sense organs, the reasons for monstrous births, origins and manifestations of insanity, care of a guardian angel for a man, speculations about the idea of plurality of worlds and the possibility of people living on the Moon.

  3. Incarceration, Identity Formation, and Race in Young Adult Literature: The Case of "Monster" versus "Hole in My Life"

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    Engles, Tim; Kory, Fern

    2013-01-01

    English teachers can heighten awareness of the factors that influence racial disparities in arrest and incarceration rates by working with literature that dramatizes the differences between white and nonwhite experiences within the US criminal justice system. Tim Engles and Fern Kory demonstrate some methods for doing so by juxtaposing two…

  4. INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE SLEEPING MONSTERS: Conventional and culturally adapted new metaphors in a corpus of abstracts on immunology

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    Laura Hidalgo Downing

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we examine the role played by metaphor in a corpus of sixty abstracts on immunology from Scientific American. We focus on the distinction between conventional metaphors and culturally adapted new metaphors and discuss the role played by metaphor choice in the communicative purposes of the abstracts and their register features. We argue that one of the main strategies used to attract the reader‘s attention is the combination of highly conventionalized metaphors, which occur more frequently in the corpus, together with what we call “culturally adapted new metaphors”, which display different degrees of creativity and are less frequent in the corpus. Conventional metaphors typically reinforce the world view shared by the scientific community and introduce basic ideas on the subject of immunology. Culturally adapted new metaphors include a cline from slightly new perspectives of conventional models, to highly creative uses of metaphor. Culturally adapted new metaphors appeal primarily to a general readership and not to the scientific community, as they tap human emotions and mythic constructions. These play a crucial role in the abstracts, as they contribute to persuasive and didactic communicative functions in the text.

  5. Monsters, Monkeys, & Mandalas: Art Therapy with Children Experiencing the Effects of Trauma and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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    Gerteisen, June

    2008-01-01

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects associated with the diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). FASD itself is not a diagnosis, but rather encompasses a wide range of symptomatic behaviors that occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during…

  6. More information than you ever wanted: does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?

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    Muise, Amy; Christofides, Emily; Desmarais, Serge

    2009-08-01

    The social network site Facebook is a rapidly expanding phenomenon that is changing the nature of social relationships. Anecdotal evidence, including information described in the popular media, suggests that Facebook may be responsible for creating jealousy and suspicion in romantic relationships. The objectives of the present study were to explore the role of Facebook in the experience of jealousy and to determine if increased Facebook exposure predicts jealousy above and beyond personal and relationship factors. Three hundred eight undergraduate students completed an online survey that assessed demographic and personality factors and explored respondents' Facebook use. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis, controlling for individual, personality, and relationship factors, revealed that increased Facebook use significantly predicts Facebook-related jealousy. We argue that this effect may be the result of a feedback loop whereby using Facebook exposes people to often ambiguous information about their partner that they may not otherwise have access to and that this new information incites further Facebook use. Our study provides evidence of Facebook's unique contributions to the experience of jealousy in romantic relationships.

  7. Fueling the Flames of the Green-Eyed Monster: The Role of Ruminative Thought in Reaction to Romantic Jealousy.

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    Carson, Christine L.; Cupach, William R.

    2000-01-01

    Examines factors predicted to influence individuals' responses to romantic jealousy. Details a study in which undergraduate students completed scales measuring relationship-specific linking, relationship-specific rumination, possessiveness, trust, and communicative responses to jealousy. Suggests that jealous rumination is an important cognitive…

  8. Me hirviöt! : Eli: Huoli pois! Täällä me olemme edelleen teitä opettamassa

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    Maaniittu, Mikael

    2012-01-01

    HERE BE MONSTERS! Tässä tutkielmassa selitän lyhykäisesti mitä hirviöt ovat, miksi hirviöitä on ja miksi hirviöt ovat meille tärkeitä. HERE BE MONSTERS! In this study I explain briefly what monsters are, why monsters exist and why monsters are important for us.

  9. Bepaling van het gehalte aan soja in vleesprodukten m.b.v. ELISA-methode

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    Visser-Meijer, M.A.; Buizer, F.G.

    1983-01-01

    Het gehalte soja-eiwit is bepaald in 3 monsters vleesprodukt met bekende hoeveelheid soja en vervolgens in 7 monsters vleesprodukt met onbekende hoeveelheid soja. De bepaling geschiedde met behulp van een ELISA methode.

  10. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling - Meetresultaten 1999

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    Stolk AP; LLO

    2001-01-01

    In 1999 zijn metingen uitgevoerd van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op vier wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor analyse op hoofdcomponenten en op

  11. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling - Meetresultaten 2000

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    Stolk AP; LLO

    2002-01-01

    Dit rapport presenteert de resultaten van de in 2000 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op vierwekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor

  12. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Meetresultaten 1994

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    Somhorst MHM; Stolk AP; LLO

    1996-01-01

    Metingen van de chemische samenstelling van de neerslag in Nederland zijn uitgevoerd aan de hand van 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling (LMRe). Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor analyse op hoofdcomponenten en op anorganische

  13. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Meetresultaten 1995

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    Boschloo DJ; Stolk AP; LLO

    1999-01-01

    Dit rapport presenteert de resultaten van de in 1995 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 14 stations werden monsters verzameld voor

  14. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Meetresultaten 1998

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    Boschloo DJ; Stolk AP; LLO

    1999-01-01

    Dit rapport presenteert de resultaten van de in 1998 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor

  15. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Meetresultaten 1997

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    Boschloo DJ; Stolk AP; LLO

    1999-01-01

    Dit rapport presenteert de resultaten van de in 1997 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor

  16. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Meetresultaten 1996

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    Boschloo DJ; Stolk AP; LLO

    1999-01-01

    Dit rapport presenteert de resultaten van de in 1996 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van neerslag in Nederland. De metingen zijn uitgevoerd op 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling. Op 15 stations werden monsters verzameld voor

  17. Onderzoek naar de microbiologische en chemische kwaliteit van kip- en kalkoenfilet

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    Egmond, van H.J.

    1996-01-01

    In opdracht van de Consumentenbond zijn in juni 1996 vijfenzestig monsters kipfilet en vijfendertig monsters kalkoenfilet afkomstig uit diverse supermarkten onderzocht op diverse microbiologische (totaal mesofiel kiemgetal, Salmonella en Campylobacter) en chemische (vocht- vet, eiwit- en asgehalte)

  18. Bepaling van het gehalte aan soja in vleesprodukten m.b.v. ELISA-methode

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    Visser-Meijer, M.A.; Buizer, F.G.

    1983-01-01

    Het gehalte soja-eiwit is bepaald in 3 monsters vleesprodukt met bekende hoeveelheid soja en vervolgens in 7 monsters vleesprodukt met onbekende hoeveelheid soja. De bepaling geschiedde met behulp van een ELISA methode.

  19. Onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van chocoladerepen

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    Sledsens, A.M.J.; Herstel, H.

    1989-01-01

    Om de kwaliteit van in willekeurige winkels gekochte chocoladerepen te kunnen beoordelen heeft Konsumenten Kontakt het RIKILT verzocht 24 monsters chocoladerepen te onderzoeken. Alle monsters zijn onderzocht op nettogewicht, totaal vet, vocht, saccharose, lactose, theobromine, triglyceridensamenstel

  20. Nutrientenonderzoek in gekookte winteraardappelen

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    Frijns, L.M.J.; Muuse, B.G.

    1981-01-01

    Een onderzoek werd ingesteld naar de samenstelling van monsters aardappelen van de volgende rassen: bintje, eigenheimer, rode irene en een mengsel van meerlander en beverlander. Van elk ras werden 3 monsters gekocht en na bereiding geanalyseerd.

  1. Bewaarproef diepgevroren boter en vlees

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    Mazijk-Bokslag, van D.M.; Labrijn, J.; Cazemier, G.; Stegeman, H.; Bakker, R.; Cramwinckel, A.B.; Herstel, H.

    1985-01-01

    Uit een vrieshuis werden een beperkt aantal, gedurende verschillende tijden bewaarde, monsters boter en stierenvlees betrokken. De steekproefgrootte is niet toereikend voor een generaliserend oordeel hoe de situatie in de Nederlandse diepvrieshuizen is. De monsters werden chemisch, sensorisch en in

  2. Organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen in humaan vetweefsel uit Noord-Brabant, Friesland en Overijssel

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    Greve PA; Heusinkveld HAG; van de Meent-Olieman GC; van Zoonen P

    1987-01-01

    Ten behoeve van epidemiologisch onderzoek, gestart in verband met de geconstateerde bodemverontreiniging met hexachloorcyclohexaan (HCH)-isomeren in Twente, zijn 103 monsters humaan vetweefsel onderzocht op het voorkomen van deze isomeren. De monsters waren afkomstig van obductie-onderzoek, uitgevo

  3. Monstre og deres levesteder

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    Kinzel, Moritz

    2015-01-01

    We know little about those places that beasts and monsters call home. [...] Yet there are also anthropogenic structures that serve to keep monsters contained and at a remove from the ‘civilised’ world: labyrinths, zoos, prisons, and so on. Even humanity’s own cities are at times regarded...... as monsters. This contribution represents a brief typological exploration of the places where monsters dwell or are otherwise kept separate from people – from ancient times to the present....

  4. Vluchtige N-nitrosaminen in gerookte vleeswaren en gebarbecued vlees

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    Ellen G; Sahertian ET

    1988-01-01

    In totaal 73 monsters gerookte vleeswaren en 32 monsters gebarbecuede produkten werden onderzocht op gehalten aan vluchtige N-nitrosaminen (NA). De gerookte vleeswaren bestonden uit de produkten rookvlees, bacon, ontbijtspek, rookworst, knakworst en gekookte wort. Van de 73 monsters vleeswaren

  5. Bewakingsonderzoek 1996 naar het voorkomen van residuen van anabole steroiden, beta-agonisten, gestagenen en tranquillizers in slachtdieren

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    Stolker AAM; Rossum HJ van; Somers HHJ; Zoontjes PW; Stephany RW; Ginkel LA van; ARO

    1997-01-01

    Gedurende het in 1996 uitgevoerde bewakings- onderzoek 'bijzondere slachtplaatsen' werden 75 monsters urine onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van residuen van anabole steroiden en beta-agonisten. Er werden eveneens 34 monsters runderoog (retina) en 40 monsters lever op residuen van

  6. Dode bijen geven hun geheimen prijs

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    Cornelissen, B.

    2010-01-01

    Al jaren sturen bijenhouders ons monsters van dode bijen en bijenbroed. We kijken deze monsters na op ziekten om de doodsoorzaak na te gaan. De laatste twee jaar hebben we actief bekendheid gegeven aan deze (gratis) service, waardoor het aantal ingezonden monsters gigantisch is toegenomen. Dat lever

  7. Onderzoek naar de aanwezigheid van atrazine in watermonsters afkomstig van of uit de omgeving van het pompstation Noordwijk alsmede in monsters van de Gemeentewaterleiding Amsterdam

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    van de Werken G; Ramlal R; den Hartog RS; van Harten DC; van Zoonen P; Brinkmann FJJ

    1989-01-01

    Door het RIVM zijn op 28 juni 1988 rein- en ruw watermonsters genomen bij het pompstation Noordwijk. Tevens werden per te onderscheiden groep mengmonsters samengesteld van water afkomstig uit de produktieputten. In verband met mogelijke beinvloeding vanuit oppervlaktewater is tevens het water uit

  8. Catching a 'hopeful monster': shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) as a model system to study the evolution of flower development.

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    Hintz, Maren; Bartholmes, Conny; Nutt, Pia; Ziermann, Janine; Hameister, Steffen; Neuffer, Barbara; Theissen, Günter

    2006-01-01

    Capsella is a small genus within the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Its three species, however, show many evolutionary trends also observed in other Brassicaceae (including Arabidopsis) and far beyond, including transitions from a diploid, self-incompatible, obligatory outcrossing species with comparatively large and attractive flowers but a restricted distribution to a polyploid, self-compatible, predominantly selfing, invasive species with floral reductions. All these evolutionary transitions may have contributed to the fact that Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse) has become one of the most widely distributed flowering plants on our planet. In addition, Capsella bursa-pastoris shows a phenomenon that, although rare, could be of great evolutionary importance, specifically the occurrence of a homeotic variety found in relatively stable populations in the wild. Several lines of evidence suggest that homeotic changes played a considerable role in floral evolution, but how floral homeotic varieties are established in natural populations has remained a highly controversial topic among evolutionary biologists. Due to its close relationship with the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, numerous experimental tools are available for studying the genus Capsella, and further tools are currently being developed. Hence, Capsella provides great opportunities to investigate the evolution of flower development from molecular developmental genetics to field ecology and biogeography, and from morphological refinements to major structural transitions.

  9. Mulheres, negros e outros monstros: um ensaio sobre corpos não civilizados Women, negroes, and other monsters: an essay on non-civilized bodies

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    Jonatas Ferreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A dinâmica ocidental de civilização implica uma relação tensa entre corpo e mente, cultura e natureza, civilização e barbarismo. No ensaio que se segue, exploramos a construção deste último dualismo ao investigarmos os espaços nos quais certos corpos são definidos como monstruosos. Em particular, estamos interessados na constituição de uma visão científica de diferenças raciais, sua especificidade em relação à percepção medieval do lugar da alteridade, seu papel em legitimar a circulação de corpos 'monstruosos' como mercadorias e sua reivindicação de desvendar uma hierarquia objetiva de raças e gênero. De Lavater a Curvier, a classificação das espécies oferece um modelo hierárquico que será apropriado pelos discursos de raça e gênero na biologia. Nesse contexto, um caso pode ser considerado paradigmático: a 'Vênus Hotentote'. Argumentamos que a negociação política do status ontológico de Sara Baartman, durante os séculos XIX e XX, representa precisamente tal esforço para estabelecer as fronteiras de civilidade mediante a circulação e a exclusão de corpos incivilizados.The Western dynamics of civilization implies a tense relationship between body and mind, culture and nature, civilization and barbarism. In the following essay we explore the construction of the last one of such dualism by investigating the spaces where certain bodies are defined as monstrous. We are particularly concerned with the constitution of a scientific vision of racial differences, its specificity in relation to the medieval perception of the place of alterity, its role in legitimizing the circulation of 'monstrous' bodies as commodities and its claim to disclose an objective hierarchy of races and gender. From Lavater to Curvier, the classification of species offers a hierarchical model that will be appropriated by race and gender discourses in biology. Within this context, there is one case of paradigmatic quality, 'The Hottentot Venus'. We argue that the political negotiation of Sara Baartman's ontological status, during the 19th and 20th centuries, represents just such effort to establish the borders of civility through the circulation and exclusion of uncivilized bodies.

  10. 《弗兰肯斯坦》中人造怪人的女性隐喻%Female Metaphor of the Man-Made Monster in Frankenstein

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    霍晓珊

    2009-01-01

    玛丽·雪莱是英国浪漫主义时期的重要作家,其代表作是哥特小说的代表作,被誉为"有史以来最伟大的恐怖作品之一".中人造怪人的女性隐喻,表达了玛丽·雪莱对当时主流道德伦理观的质疑与批判.

  11. Monster's Quest for Identity in Frankenstein%《弗兰肯斯坦》中怪物对身份的寻求

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    霍晓珊; 李定清

    2007-01-01

    《弗兰肯斯坦》是玛丽·雪莱的代表作,小说中科学家弗兰肯斯坦制造了一个人形怪物,怪物在学习人类语言文化的过程中被语言同化,它希望得到人的身份,改变自己的"怪物"身份.但怪物的努力并不能改变它被指定的身份和命运.怪物最终接受了自己的身份成为与人类为敌的"怪物".怪物的身体和它的罪行都是人类的创造物.

  12. Librarians are vicious monsters, but canalso recommend a good read : En analys av alternativa bibliotekarieframställningar iscience fiction-litteratur

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    Österman Solborg, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    Uppsatsens syfte är att studera framställningar av manliga bibliotekarier i science fiction-litteratur, analysera vad dessa framställningar förmedlar för föreställningar om bibliotek och biblioteksverksamhet, samt att analysera de manliga bibliotekariernas koppling till maskuliniteter. Titlarna som analyseras är fyra romaner; Audrey Niffeneggers Tidsresenärens hustru, Dmitrij Gluchovskijs Metro 2033, Jules Vernes Paris i tjugonde seklet, och Jasper Ffordes Uppslukad – En fängslande historia o...

  13. On the Monster Sci-Fi Films' Development%怪物科幻电影的发展脉络研究

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    刘卉青

    2016-01-01

    本文以科幻电影发展史为依托,对于怪物科幻电影的发展演变进行了概括,通过概念界定、理论溯源及对不同时期的作品分析,探讨了以怪物为主角,以表现其对人类社会的破坏为主题的科幻电影在不同历史阶段的变化.本文结合了社会、文学发展史,力求从情节模式、题材选择、经典设定等方面,对怪物科幻电影的发展脉络进行一次系统的梳理.

  14. Monsters and the case of L. Joseph: André Feil's thesis on the origin of the Klippel-Feil syndrome and a social transformation of medicine.

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    Belykh, Evgenii; Malik, Kashif; Simoneau, Isabelle; Yagmurlu, Kaan; Lei, Ting; Cavalcanti, Daniel D; Byvaltsev, Vadim A; Theodore, Nicholas; Preul, Mark C

    2016-07-01

    André Feil (1884-1955) was a French physician best recognized for his description, coauthored with Maurice Klippel, of patients with congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae, a condition currently known as Klippel-Feil syndrome. However, little is known about his background aside from the fact that he was a student of Klippel and a physician who took a keen interest in describing congenital anomalies. Despite the relative lack of information on Feil, his contributions to the fields of spinal disease and teratology extended far beyond science to play an integral role in changing the misguided perception shrouding patients with disfigurements, defects, deformities, and so-called monstrous births. In particular, Feil's 1919 medical school thesis on cervical abnormalities was a critical publication in defying long-held theory and opinion that human "monstrosities," anomalies, developmental abnormalities, and altered congenital physicality were a consequence of sinful behavior or a reversion to a primitive state. Indeed, his thesis on a spinal deformity centering on his patient, L. Joseph, was at the vanguard for a new view of a patient as nothing less than fully human, no matter his or her physicality or appearance.

  15. ‘There is not one single thing that resembles this one.’ Writing human monsters in late eighteenth-century Spain

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    Lise Camilla Ruud

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses how a malformed set of twins turned into a museum object at the late eighteenth-century el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural in Madrid. Foregrounding the practices through which the twins transformed, it is made clear how museum objects result from de-centered processes. Two different enactments are discussed. The first encompasses the process by which the malformed set of twins transformed into a specimen of interest to the learned. The second enactment addresses how the twins were transported to Madrid through practices of charity. These two versions differed radically, yet they were intimately intertwined, and dependent upon one another.

  16. Dracula, le monstre et les savants : entre Darwin et Bunyan Dracula, the Monster and the Scientists: between Darwin and Bunyan

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    René Gallet

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Among the novel’s characters, two are well identified scientists, Seward and Van Helsing; but a third also plays a major, though covert, role in it. Mina mentions the names of Nordau and Lombroso quite late in the book (chapter XXV; however, the latter had begun to leave his mark on the narrative almost from the very start: much of Dracula’s «physiognomy» is borrowed from Lombroso’s description of the «born criminal», the anthropological type defined in L’Uomo Deliquente. The same is true with Renfield’s «temperament». Lombroso’s view was that the two human types linked in Dracula (the «born criminal» and the «morally insane man» are basically one. This theory thus proves a significant contribution to the structure of the book. The presence of such a scientific layer in it beneath the more conspicuous layer of Transylvanian legends and superstitions also leads to a reassessment of Stoker’s work which could then be seen as adapting Bunyan’s technique of multiple allegory to a Victorian intellectual context.

  17. Dracula, le monstre et les savants : entre Darwin et Bunyan Dracula, the Monster and the Scientists: between Darwin and Bunyan

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    René Gallet

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Among the novel’s characters, two are well identified scientists, Seward and Van Helsing; but a third also plays a major, though covert, role in it. Mina mentions the names of Nordau and Lombroso quite late in the book (chapter XXV; however, the latter had begun to leave his mark on the narrative almost from the very start: much of Dracula’s “physiognomy” is borrowed from Lombroso’s description of the “born criminal”, the anthropological type defined in L’uomo Deliquente. The same is true with Renfield’s “temperament”. Lombroso’s view was that the two human types linked in Dracula (the “born criminal” and the “morally insane man” are basically one. This theory thus proves a significant contribution to the structure of the book. The presence of such a scientific layer beneath the more conspicuous layer of Transylvanian legends and superstitions also leads to a reassessment of Stoker’s work which could then be seen as adapting Bunyan’s technique of multiple allegory to a Victorian intellectual context.

  18. Atoms, cavities and ``Schroedinger`s cats``. The monsters and wonders of quantum mechanics; Atomes, cavites et ``chats de Schrodinger``. Les monstres et prodiges de la mecanique quantique

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    Raimond, J.M. [Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Ecole Normale Superieure, 75 - Paris (France)]|[Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 75 - Paris (France)

    1997-06-01

    The decoherence effect appears at the border between quantum world and macroscopic reality when the superposition of quantum states collapses into one particular state. This article deals with an experiment made to study for the first time the decoherence phenomenon. Circular Rydberg atoms of rubidium and superconducting cavity are the tools used to seize the very moment when the quantum superposition vanishes. This experimental proof of decoherence allows to perceive the limitations of the applications of quantum physics to fields such as quantum computing. This kind of experiment could be used to test other properties of quantum systems. (A.C.) 7 refs.

  19. There isn’t any Real you in you: il personaggio come sguardo sull’identità. Il caso di Invisible Monsters

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    Serena De Blasio

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A partire dai modelli identitari proposti dalla psicoanalisi, e in particolare dalla teoria lacaniana dei registri, descriverò una modalità di studio del personaggio basata sui processi di identificazione, illustrati dallo schema L.

  20. "解剖怪兽"--格拉茨新艺术馆之挑战%"Anatomy of a Monster": The Challenge of a New Art Museum in Graz

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    科林·傅里涅; 诸晨炜; 孙田

    2005-01-01

    位于奥地利城市格拉茨的新艺术馆,以"友善的外星客"闻名.它是一个风格激进的建筑,向建筑常规提出了多项挑战.在文章中,作者从四个角度分析了该建筑的独到之处:其一,对于格拉茨城市历史文脉的挑战--该市为联合国教科文组织认定的"世界遗产城",亦为2003年欧洲文化之都;其二,对于博物馆设计传统的挑战;其三,复杂的生物几何设计是技术上的挑战;最后,则是给予来访者体验上的挑战--为建筑的惊人外表所诱,人们愿意探索艺术馆里面的奥秘而走进它.

  1. Onderzoek naar de aanwezigheid van atrazine in watermonsters afkomstig van of uit de omgeving van het pompstation Noordwijk alsmede in monsters van de Gemeentewaterleiding Amsterdam

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    van de Werken G; Ramlal R; den Hartog RS; van Harten DC; van Zoonen P; Brinkmann FJJ

    1989-01-01

    Door het RIVM zijn op 28 juni 1988 rein- en ruw watermonsters genomen bij het pompstation Noordwijk. Tevens werden per te onderscheiden groep mengmonsters samengesteld van water afkomstig uit de produktieputten. In verband met mogelijke beinvloeding vanuit oppervlaktewater is tevens het water uit

  2. Resultaten ringtest 2005 zware metalen en arseen in twee monsters zuiveringsslib in het kader van de regeling "Bemonstering en Analyse Overige Organische Meststoffen" (BOOM)

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    Driessen, J.J.M.; Oostrom, van J.J.; Polanen, van A.

    2005-01-01

    In The Netherlands a large quantity of domestic, agricultural and industrial organic wastes is produced. After purification or composting processes these substances can be partly re-used as organic fertilisers on the condition that this does not lead to contamination of the environment. In the so

  3. Love and Hate in Frankenstein

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    王艳伟

    2014-01-01

    Frankenstein, as the first science fiction in the world, mainly talks about the life of a young scientist, Victor Franken-stein, how he created the monster and how the monster destroyed his life. In the novel, love existed in everyone ’s heart includ-ing the monster. On the other side, hate also existed in the characters in the novel. Love and hate were described in the novel, and at last love was more powerful than hate and overcome hate.

  4. The monstrous metallic in medicine and horror cinema.

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    Scott, Niall

    2014-01-01

    `This paper considers the monstrous nature of medical tools and devices through the lens of horror cinema and the art of Damien Hirst. In it I argue for a shift from the monster and the monstrous as organic to the threat of the monster as an inorganic object in tools such as the scalpel and syringe. However, the metaphorical significance of the monster is sustained in these tools where human technological creations continue the discourse of the monster as a product of human creativity.

  5. Ringonderzoek : bepaling van coccidiostaticagehalte in diervoeders, met behulp van turbidimetrie

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    Broex, N.J.G.; Huf, F.

    1988-01-01

    Voor de gehalte bepaling van monensin, salinomycine en narasin in diervoeders is de zg. turbidimetrische methode geringtest door 12 laboratoria. Ieder laboratorium heeft 9 monsters ontvangen, resp. 3 voormengsels en 6 diervoeders met monensin, salinomycine of narasin. De monsters zijn onderzocht met

  6. Oriënterend onderzoek naar de samenstelling van verpakte saté

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    Stouten, P.; Elenbaas, H.L.

    1983-01-01

    Begin 1982 zijn drie monsters varkenssaté en twee monsters kipsaté uit de handel op de chemische samenstelling van het vlees en de saus afzonderlijk onderzocht. Tevens zijn de hoeveelheden vlees en saus bepaald. Tenslotte werd het vlees nog microscopisch beoordeeld op de aanwezigheid van

  7. Onderzoek pathogene vibrio soorten in Nederlandse mosselen en oesters in augustus en september 2003

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    Aalberts, C.H.J.

    2003-01-01

    Naar aanleiding van de hoge weerstemperatuur in augustus 2003 zijn in de kweek- en verwatergebieden van mosselen en oesters in Nederland enkele monsters onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van voor de mens pathogene vibrio soorten. In geen van de 18 monsters is Vibrio parahaemolyticus, vulnificus of chole

  8. Vergelijking tussen NEN 3773, 3761 en 3762 : chloride in zoutarme kaas

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    Mazijk-Bokslag, van D.M.; Oortwijn, H.

    1981-01-01

    Vergelijking tussen de routine potentiometrische en referentiemethoden (Vollhard en gravimetrisch). Er zijn 11 monsters smeltkaas voor Na-arm dieet gravimetrisch en volgens de routinemethode op chloride onderzocht. Er zijn 11 monsters natuurkaas voor Na-arm dieet volgens Vollhard en volgens de routi

  9. The Birth of "Frankenstein"

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    Howard, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    Nobody shouts "It's alive!" in the novel that gave birth to Frankenstein's monster. "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus," does not feature mad scientists messing around with beakers in laboratories, nor does it deliver any bug-eyed assistants named Igor. Hollywood has given people those stock images, but the story of the monster and his maker…

  10. The diet of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) in the Netherlands in summer and autumn

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    Kuipers, L.; Scholten, J.; Thissen, J.B.M.; Bekkers, L.; Geertsma, M.; Pulles, C.A.T.; Siepel, H.; Turnhout, van L.J.E.A.

    2012-01-01

    Het voedsel van de enige Nederlandse populatie eikelmuizen is onderzocht door middel van analyse van uitwerpselen, verzameld in de zomer en de herfst van 2010. In totaal werden 139 monsters van uitwerpselen verzameld uit 51 verschillende nestkasten voor eikelmuizen. De monsters werden onderzocht op

  11. Bestrijdingsmiddelen in duplicaat 24-uursvoedingen (deelrapport 2: carbaryl, carbofuran en propoxur)

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    Goewie CE; Hogendoorn EA

    1987-01-01

    Twee series duplicaat 24-uursvoedingen, verzameld in respectievelijk oktober 1984 (52 monsters) en maart 1985 (53 monsters), werden onderzocht op de N-methylcarbamaten carbaryl, carbofuran en propoxur. Ten behoeve van dit onderzoek werd een nieuwe analysemethode ontwikkeld, gebaseerd op een aut

  12. Onderzoek pathogene vibrio soorten in Nederlandse mosselen en oesters in augustus en september 2003

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    Aalberts, C.H.J.

    2003-01-01

    Naar aanleiding van de hoge weerstemperatuur in augustus 2003 zijn in de kweek- en verwatergebieden van mosselen en oesters in Nederland enkele monsters onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van voor de mens pathogene vibrio soorten. In geen van de 18 monsters is Vibrio parahaemolyticus, vulnificus of

  13. Orienterend onderzoek naar het gehalte aan S02 in jam

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    Worp, van de, H.H.M.; Hollman, P.

    1981-01-01

    Onderzocht werden monsters jam van aardbeien, abrikozen en kersen van 2 verschillende merken van de kwaliteitsklassen extra jam, jam en halva jam. Tevens werden onderzocht 2 monsters bosbessen jam van Albert Heijn, omdat deze voorzien waren van nieuwe etikettering met o.a. als ingrediënten declaratie "restant zwaveldioxide".

  14. The Birth of "Frankenstein"

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    Howard, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    Nobody shouts "It's alive!" in the novel that gave birth to Frankenstein's monster. "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus," does not feature mad scientists messing around with beakers in laboratories, nor does it deliver any bug-eyed assistants named Igor. Hollywood has given people those stock images, but the story of the monster and his maker…

  15. Hippolyte et le Minotaure dans les réécritures du mythe de Phèdre, fin XXe – début XXIe siècle

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    Tafteberg, Alexandre Planque

    2013-01-01

    In the rewritings of the myth of Phaedra which have been published since the 1980s, the sea monster which causes the death of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, is absent. This article therefore attempts to show how the disappearance of the wonderful monster strengthens and renews the scandalous...

  16. Frankensteins klimamonster

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    Pedersen, Jens Olaf Pepke

    2012-01-01

    Sandy. Blev hun født af menneskeskabte klimaændringer? Og var hun nu også så stort et monster?......Sandy. Blev hun født af menneskeskabte klimaændringer? Og var hun nu også så stort et monster?...

  17. Niveaucontrole op de bepalingen in kaas : jaaroverzicht 1980

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    Werdmuller, G.A.; Oortwijn, H.

    1981-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek is: een inzicht te krijgen in de eventuele niveauverschillen en spreidingen bij de bepalingen in kaas door Kaascontrolestations en het RIKILT. Aan alle Kaascontrolestations zijn in 1980 door het RIKILT de volgende monsters ter onderzoek gestuurd: 20 monsters kaas (7 VV, 7 40+

  18. Onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van koelverse en diepvriesmaaltijden

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    Egmond, van H.J.; Labrijn, J.F.

    1996-01-01

    In opdracht van de Consumentenbond zijn in de maanden september en oktober 1995, 22 monsters koelverse maaltijden en 16 monsters diepvriesmaaltijden onderzocht. De 38 maaltijden varieerden van lasagne, bami goreng, tortellini, andijvie, kip-kerrie tot chili con carne. Het chemisch onderzoek betrof

  19. Chemisch en microbiologisch en sensorisch onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van broodjes tartaar

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    Cazemier, G.; Veen, van der N.G.; Herstel, H.

    1986-01-01

    Er werden 30 monsters broodjes tartaar onderzocht. Van alle monsters werd het gewicht van de tartaar bepaald. Het vlees werd chemisch onderzocht op de gehalten aan vocht, vet, eiwit en sulfiet, terwijl ook de vleessoort geidentificeerd werd. De tartaar werd microbiologisch onderzocht op aeroob roeso

  20. Chemisch en microbiologisch en sensorisch onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van broodjes tartaar

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    Cazemier, G.; Veen, van der N.G.; Herstel, H.

    1984-01-01

    Het door middel van chemisch, microbiologisch en sensorisch onderzoek verkrijgen van een indruk van de kwaliteit van in horecazaken gekochte broodjes tartaar. Er werden 30 monsters broodjes tartaar, verkregen uit diverse broodjeszaken, automatieken en snackbars, onderzocht. Van alle monsters werd he

  1. Analyse van vliegassen, slakken en sedimenten met behulp van rontgen-fluorescentie (XRF)

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    Boogerd JP; Boer JLM de

    1989-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft de analyse van vliegassen, slakken en sedimenten. Twee voorbehandelingsmethoden zijn onderzocht, te weten het persen van een pil van een monster m.b.v. een bindmiddel en het maken van een glasparel van het monster m.b.v. lithiumtetraboraat. Drie procedures om het analytisc

  2. Onderzoek naar de chemische samenstelling van lekkerbekjes

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    Cazemier, G.; Jong, de J.; Herstel, H.

    1990-01-01

    In oktober 1988 werden 40 monsters lekkerbekjes onderzocht op de gehalten aan vocht, vet, eiwit, zetmeel , fosfaat en chloride, vier van de monsters werden getest op de aanwezigheid van polyfosfaten. Daarnaast werden van alle lekkerbekjes de stuksgewichten bepaald, die bleken uiteen te lopen van L17

  3. The Virasoro Algebra and Some Exceptional Lie and Finite Groups

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe a number of relationships between properties of the vacuum Verma module of a Virasoro algebra and the automorphism group of certain vertex operator algebras. These groups include the Deligne exceptional series of simple Lie groups and some exceptional finite simple groups including the Monster and Baby Monster.

  4. Cloverfield's Monstrosity

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    2010-01-01

    Cloverfield's monster is effective precisely because we never really see it, because it remains in our peripheral vision and seems to be mutating, changing, multiple and yet perhaps still one, all at the same time. To say that the monster is abject, is to miss the point. Being abject is part of a...

  5. The Hero and the Monsters: Values in Beowulf Reconsidered%英雄与怪物:《贝奥武甫》中对人类理性的呼唤

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    刘乃银

    2001-01-01

    是中世纪欧洲第一部民族史诗,古英语文学最重要的作品.本文结合诗歌中的历史背景,考察了主人公同怪物的关系,分析了诗歌中对财富与人生价值的思考,指出在似乎荒诞的斗妖故事后面包含着反对仇杀、渴望和平的声音.

  6. 怪物魔镜中的自我--《弗兰肯斯坦》造物神话的女性主义解读%Monster and Self in Frankenstein--Feminist Reading of Myth Creation

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    郭方云

    2004-01-01

    玛丽*雪莱的代表作开了现代科幻小说的一代先河,以惊人的笔触揭示了一个现代悲剧的寓言式真理:不论是女人对写作的渴望,还是男人对孕育的渴望,都依靠生产怪物得以满足,两性都在怪物身上找到了自我的影子,一个怪物的产生都是由于对另一个的压抑.而男权,则是男性形象怪物化和女性书写怪物化的根源.

  7. 从庶民视角探析《弗兰肯斯坦》中怪物形象%The Analysis of the Monster in Frankenstein from the Perspective of Subaltern Studies

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    吴丽娟

    2014-01-01

    玛丽·雪莱的力作《弗兰肯斯坦》,通过塑造造物主弗兰肯斯坦以及其创造物怪物这两个形象,使二者作为压迫者和被压迫者的形象出现,形成了鲜明的对比,以此揭示处在19世纪殖民历史背景下的英国社会的阶级矛盾.探析将重点指向怪物这一反叛形象,对其一路的成长过程进行分析,并且结合庶民理论,以期能够展现出怪物长期以来所不为人知的庶民身份.

  8. 文化碰撞的悲剧--解读马尔克斯的小说《爱与其他魔鬼》%A Tragedy of Cultural Crash on the Novelette Amour and Some Monsters of Garcia Marquez

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    张晓毓

    2002-01-01

    《爱与其他魔鬼》是哥伦比亚著名作家加西亚·马尔克斯的中篇小说.小说的女主人公希尔瓦象征着拉美土地上由欧洲一基督教文化、印第安文化和非洲文化融合而成的拉美新文化.从当时拉美社会几种有代表性的人物对这种新文化的不同心态,可以看出拉美新文化与其他几种文化发生的碰撞以及由此造成的文化悲剧.

  9. Conferencia Dr. Hernán Alessandri R. 2011: Historia del Cáncer Pulmonar: otro monstruo creado por el hombre Hernán Alessandri lecture 2011: History of lung cancer: another monster created by mankind

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    Alvaro Undurraga P

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En los tiempos del Prof. Alessandri los casos de cáncer pulmonar eran muy pocos en Chile y en el resto del mundo. La literatura médica alemana de la tercera década del siglo XX, observó cierta relación entre el hábito tabáquico y el cáncer pulmonar, pero sólo 20 años después la literatura médica evidenció esta relación. El hábito tabáquico se hizo universal en el siglo XX. La comunidad médica y el público general fueron advertidos por primera vez del peligro del tabaquismo en 1964 en el primer informe para el Cirujano General de EE.UU. Hoy día mueren al año 2.500 chilenos y 1 millón de personas en el mundo por la enfermedad. La radiografía de tórax y la broncoscopía rígida fueron por largo tiempo los únicos métodos diagnósticos en cáncer pulmonar. Hoy tenemos muchos métodos diagnósticos sofisticados que se revisan en este artículo. La cirugía era y continúa siendo la principal arma terapéutica contra la enfermedad. La primera intervención quirúrgica fue la neumonectomía cuya historia es relatada en esta publicación. Hoy día tenemos muchas otras armas terapéuticas disponibles. En el artículo se reserva una sección para analizar los pacientes y la enfermedad. Se cita un conmovedor testimonio de un poeta que lo escribió mientras sufría de la enfermedad. El artículo termina con una luz de esperanza en relación a nuevos métodos inmunológicos y moleculares de diagnóstico y radiológicos de diagnóstico precoz, disponibles hoy en día.In Profesor Alessandri's days lung cancer cases in Chile and all over the world were very few. In German medical papers in the third decade of XXth century some relationship between lung cancer and smoking habits was reported but only in the middle of the century medical literature reported evidences about this relationship. Smoking habit become universal in the XXth century. Medical community and public opinion were formally informed about the danger of smoking, for the first time in USA, in 1964 in the first Report of General Surgeon. Nowadays lung cancer is the cause of death of2,500 Chileans a year and over one million all over the world. Thoracic X rays and rigid bronchoscopy were for long time the only diagnostic methods in lung cancer. Today we have a lot of sophisticated tools that are mentioned in this paper. Surgery was and continues being the principal therapeutic weapon against the disease. The first surgical intervention performed was a pneumonectomy whose history is related in this review. Several other therapies are available in our days for the disease. A section of this paper is reserved to analyse patients and the disease. A very touching testimony of a poet written when he suffered from the disease is quoted in the text. The paper finishes with a light of hope based on the new immunological and molecular methods for treatment and the radiological approaches for early diagnosis that are available today.

  10. Analise van diesel-monsters deur middel van omvattende twee-dimensionele gaschromatografie (GCXGC/TOFMS om die smeerbaarheid van hierdie brandstof fundamenteel-chemies beter te probeer verstaan

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    Elize Smit

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Smeerbaarheid is die vermoë van ’n vloeistof om skawing te voorkom in ’n sisteem waar tweemetaaloppervlakke in noue kontak is. Die smeerbaarheid van diesel is baie belangrik, aangesien die brandstofinspuitsisteem slegs deur die diesel gesmeer word.

  11. The plague, a metal monster, and the wonder of Wanda: in pursuit of the performance style A praga, o monstro de metal e a maravilha de Wanda: em busca do estilo de performance

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    David Kjar

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The claim of having achieved "authenticity" in performance has today almost disappeared without a trace. However, Richard Taruskin's efforts to disprove the premise through a series of articles in the 1980s still beg important questions, such as exactly what are the origins of the early music movement's performance style and which performers had a role in its transmission? Taruskin contends that Stravinsky transmitted the "geometrical," or modernist, Bach to the musical world, and that Stravinsky might have learned it from Wanda Landowska. Taruskin's accolade exposes more than a bit of irony within the early-music revival, since Landowska is seldom, if ever, acknowledged as a significant contributor to the development of the early-music "style" of performance, even though Landowska's recordings reveal a performer with a modern style, one that foreshadows 1980s early-music performances. Due primarily to the sound of her non-historic harpsichord, Landowska's influence, however, has been diminished, and her significant role was negated in the post-"authenticity" early music movement. This paper traces Landowska's central influence through an investigation of her Varsovian musical education, Parisian residency, and recordings. It recognizes and advocates for the contributions made by Landowska before the advent of the "authenticity" era.A defesa por uma performance "autêntica" quase desapareceu sem deixar traços. No entanto, os esforços de Richard Taruskin para contestar o conceito nos anos 80 ainda provoca muitas questões importantes, como o que são as raízes do estilo de performance de música antiga e quais intérpretes tiveram um papel em sua transmissão. Taruskin argumenta que Stravinsky transmitiu o Bach "geométrico", ou modernista ao mundo musical e que Stravinsky poderia tê-lo aprendido de Wanda Landowska. O elogio de Taruskin expõe mais do que uma certa de ironia dentro da restauração da música antiga, uma vez que Landowska é raramente, ou mesmo nunca, reconhecida como uma colaboradora para o desenvolvimento do estilo de performance da música antiga. Este ensaio revela a influência de Landowska através de uma investigação de sua educação musical em Varsóvia, sua estadia em Paris e suas gravações. Estas últimas revelam uma intérprete com um estilo moderno, que antecipa as performances de música antiga dos anos 80. Graças ao som de seu cravo não-histórico, a influência de Landowska tem sido minimizada e seu papel significativo foi negado no movimento de música antiga "pós-autêntico". Este artigo reavalia as contribuições feitas por Landowska antes do advento da era da "autenticidade".

  12. Coordination learning in stag hunt games with application to emergency management.

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    Guastello, Stephen J; Bond Jr, Robert W

    2004-07-01

    Response teams for natural disaster emergencies require coordinated and self-organized efforts for rescue, medical services, damage containment, and evacuation. The unfolding of events depends on initial conditions of specific time, location, and preparedness of the response teams. This study considered a new range of emergency response situations where the perpetrator is a sentient attacker that learns with repeated exchanges. The strategy is conceptualized as a stag hunt coordination game on the part of the defense agents and a strictly competitive game with respect to the attacking adversary. Participants were 28 university students who played an iterative board game (The Creature that Ate Sheboygan) wherein a team of three Humans represented military and civil resources, against one Godzilla-type monster. The Monster gained points by destroying buildings and human combat power. The Humans gained points by wearing down the Monster's defenses and containing damage caused by the Monster. Experimental manipulations and empirical analysis showed the following: Communication outages among the Humans assisted the Monster, but the ability to communicate only equalized the Humans' chances rather than providing them with an advantage. Coordination among Humans was instant, but it fluctuated greatly as a result of the Monster's progress. Nonlinear analysis showed an asymptotic decline in coordination to a non-zero level in response to outcome uncertainty. Learning effects were noted for Humans and Monsters, but there were significant interactions with communication blackout conditions

  13. Efeito de frações peptídicas do veneno da serpente Bothrops jararaca (Serpentes, Viperidae: Crotalinae) sobre a atividade enzimática dipeptidil-peptidase IV (DPP-IV) e sobre o receptor (GLP-1R) do peptídeo glucagon-símile tipo 1 (GLP-1).

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    Leonardo Zambotti Villela

    2010-01-01

    Novos agentes terapêuticos que preservem as células β do pâncreas e o controle do peso são importantes para o diabetes melittus tipo 2 (DM-2), constituindo uma importante área de investimento farmacêutico. Com o objetivo de contribuir com a toxinologia comparada de venenos de répteis e com a eventual descoberta de novos agentes insulinotrópicos, o presente estudo realizou a prospecção de compostos hipoglicemiantes análogos à exendina-4 (isolada de lagartos Heloderma) ou inibidores da dipe...

  14. Plaadid

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    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Jam&Spoon "Tripomatic Fairytales 3003", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", "Para:Disco",Florence Joy "Hope", "Live in Hyde Park", Celine Dione "A New Day ئ Live in Las Vegas", Akon "Trouble"

  15. Plaadid / Jüri F. Lotman

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    Lotman, Jüri F.

    2003-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", John Coltrane "A Love Supreme", Deep Purple "Bananas", "Parfum noir vol. 2", Spooks "FAster Than You Know", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits"

  16. Plaadid / Jüri F. Lotman

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    Lotman, Jüri F.

    2003-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", John Coltrane "A Love Supreme", Deep Purple "Bananas", "Parfum noir vol. 2", Spooks "FAster Than You Know", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits"

  17. Managing Motion Sickness

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    ... Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. ... deal with it, one doctor says, though riding roller coasters isn't likely an activity you'll ever ...

  18. Student leadership and advocacy for social cohesion: A South ...

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    they commit themselves to a cause: in this case, a social cohesion vision.5. Following this ..... were soon going to create a Frankenstein's Monster manifesting in crime, ..... Dangerous others, insecure societies, fear and social division. Farnham ...

  19. Amusing Ourselves to Death, Almost

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    Clasen, Mathias

    2016-01-01

    Most of us can probably agree that in the real world, there are no drooling monsters, no rotting zombies, no bloodthirsty vampires, and no moaning ghosts. Yet such outlandish ideas capture our attention and figure prominently in popular culture. The horror genre—a natural home for scary monsters......—is more in vogue than ever, but also more paradoxical than ever. People in modern societies have little reason to fear being attacked by big terrestrial predators or dangerous reptiles, let alone supernatural monsters. Why, then, do they flock to be scared and thrilled by imaginary monsters in fiction...... that an understanding of human phylogeny, in particular the evolution and design specifications of human precautionary cognitive architecture, crucially contributes to a comprehensive, vertically integrated explanation for the persistence of fear-inducing media presentations....

  20. Teratología e imaginación maternal

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    Moscoso Sanabria, Javier

    1996-01-01

    Dudley WILSON, Signs and Porten : monstrous births from the middle ages to the enlightenment ; Marie-Hélène HUET, Monstrous Imagination ; Dennis TODD, Imagining Monsters. Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

  1. Pop / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Dave Gahan "Paper Monsters", Paddy McAloon "I Trawl the Megahertz", Jukka Gustavson Organ Fusion Band "Between Fire And Ice", Tanel Ruben & Victoria "A Sentimental Call", Opiate "Sometimes", The Mooney Suzuki "Electric Sweat"

  2. Second collaborative study on analysis of bacteriophages in bathing waters

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    Mooijman KA; Ghameshlou Z; Bahar M; Havelaar AH; MGB

    1999-01-01

    Het tweede internationale ringonderzoek met bacteriofagen in zwemwater werd in maart 1998 georganiseerd. Vijftien Europese laboratoria (inclusief het organiserende laboratorium) namen deel aan de studie. De studie bestond uit twee delen: (1) Analyse van natuurlijk besmette standaard monsters for d

  3. Vetzuur- en sterolsamenstelling van zonnebloemolie

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    Coors, R.G.; Muuse, B.G.

    1981-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek is: bepaling van de gemiddelde samenstelling van de vetzuren en sterolen in ruwe zonnebloemolie. Van ca. 50 oliemonsters van zonnebloempitten met bekende herkomst werd de vetzuursamenstelling bepaald, alsmede in enkele monsters het sterolgehalte en de sterolsamenstelling.

  4. Ecotoxicologisch onderzoek naar effecten van verontreinigingen in uiterwaarden op steenuilen (Athene noctua): een integratie

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    Brink, van den N.W.; Groen, N.M.; Jonge, de J.; Wegener, J.W.M.; Bosveld, A.T.C.

    2001-01-01

    In dit rapport wordt een integratie gepresenteerd van resultaten van ecotoxicologisch onderzoek naar effecten van verontreinigingen op steenuilen (Athene noctua) in de Achterhoek en de Gelderse Poort. Van verschillende compartimenten van de voedselketen van de steenuil zijn monsters verzameld en

  5. Pop / Siim Nestor

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    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: The Sleepy Jackson "Lovers", Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", David Bowie "Reality", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits", Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Take Them On, On Your Own"

  6. Plaadid / Valner Valme

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    Valme, Valner, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Secret Machines "Now Here in Nowhere", Pia Fraus "Mooie Island EP", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", Jill Scott "Beautifully Human", Red Hot Chili Peppers "Greatest Videos", "Matt Bianco Matt's Mood"

  7. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    Priimägi, Tristan, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gabrielle "Play to Win", The Futureheads "The Futureheads", Metallicaa "Some Kind Of Monster", 09 "Church of the Ghetto P.C.", Alumiinium, Sinu Sädelev Sõber "Garaazhide taga", Beenie Man "Back To Basics"

  8. Tutoring Literature Students in Dr. Frankenstein's Writing Laboratory.

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    McDonald, James C.

    1992-01-01

    Uses Frankenstein's monster as an analogy for understanding the relationship of student, teacher, and literary work in an academic community, and the difficult role of the tutor in helping to make the relationship work. (PRA)

  9. Microbiologisch onderzoek destructoren 1996

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    Tilburg JJHC; in ' t Veld PH; van de Giessen AW; MGB

    1997-01-01

    Bij de twee Nederlandse destructiebedrijven werd in 1996 onderzoek uitgevoerd naar de effectiviteit van de autoclaveringsprocessen en de microbiologische gesteldheid van eindproducten. Daartoe werden monsters halfproduct, genomen direct na autoclaveren, onderzocht op sporen van Clostridium

  10. Plaadid

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    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Jam&Spoon "Tripomatic Fairytales 3003", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", "Para:Disco",Florence Joy "Hope", "Live in Hyde Park", Celine Dione "A New Day ئ Live in Las Vegas", Akon "Trouble"

  11. Pop / Siim Nestor

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    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: The Sleepy Jackson "Lovers", Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", David Bowie "Reality", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits", Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Take Them On, On Your Own"

  12. Viljakas rokisügis / Mari Hiiemäe

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    Hiiemäe, Mari

    2008-01-01

    Kontsertidest Tallinnas Rock Cafés: Uriah Heep 31. okt., Glenn Hughes 1. nov., Monster Magnet 11. nov., Kosmikud ja Viikate 14. nov., Moralnõi Kodeks 15. nov., Kipelov 19. nov, Tricky 20. nov., esinejatest

  13. [Teratology "from Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to the present"].

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    Morin, A

    1996-03-01

    Teratology, science of monsters, exists during the periods of Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, ... but its comes more precise at the XIXth century with Etienne. Geoffroy Saint Hilaire who studies several anomalies; he was interested in celosomia, cyclocephalia, anencephaly, twin monsters ... His son, Isidore Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, creates the word "Teratologie" and specifies the teratologic classification; he studies omphalosites, celosomia, hermaphrodite, twin monsters. During the XIXth century, the development of experimental embriology and teratogenesis is very important. During le XXth century the studies of morphologic teratology are specified. Famous living monsters are described; experimental teratogenese is improved; the mecanism and the etiology are more known. It is also the beguining of the teratologic surgery and of the antenatal diagnostic.

  14. Iedereen kan ziekteverwekkers ter plekke identificeren

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    Schoen, C.D.

    2013-01-01

    Plant Research International heeft met internationale partners een methode ontwikkeld waarmee telers en inspecteurs eenvoudig ter plekke vast kunnen stellen of een bepaalde ziekteverwekker in verdachte monsters aanwezig is. Deze LAMP-methode werkt snel.

  15. Vetzuur- en sterolsamenstelling van zonnebloemolie

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    Coors, R.G.; Muuse, B.G.

    1981-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek is: bepaling van de gemiddelde samenstelling van de vetzuren en sterolen in ruwe zonnebloemolie. Van ca. 50 oliemonsters van zonnebloempitten met bekende herkomst werd de vetzuursamenstelling bepaald, alsmede in enkele monsters het sterolgehalte en de sterolsamenstelling.

  16. CareerConnector

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    US Agency for International Development — CareerConnector is USAID's premiere recruiting tool. It is powered by Monster and integrated with www.usajobs.gov. CareerConnector tracks the progression of a...

  17. Pop / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Dave Gahan "Paper Monsters", Paddy McAloon "I Trawl the Megahertz", Jukka Gustavson Organ Fusion Band "Between Fire And Ice", Tanel Ruben & Victoria "A Sentimental Call", Opiate "Sometimes", The Mooney Suzuki "Electric Sweat"

  18. Organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen in vetweefsel van Nederlandse ingezetenen

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    Greve PA; van der Hoff R

    1987-01-01

    45 Monsters humaan vetweefsel, afkomstig van autopsieen in 1985 uitgevoerd bij het AZU, werden onderzocht op de organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen hexachloorbenzeen (HCB), alfa-, beta- en gamma-hexachloorcyclohexaan (HCH), heptachloor en beta-heptachloorepoxide (HEPO), aldrin, dieldrin, p,p'-DDE,

  19. Orienterend onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van champignonconserven

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    Worp, van de H.H.M.; Herstel, H.

    1981-01-01

    Oriënterend onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van champignonconserven in verband met het in werking treden, per 1 januari 1982, van Verordening PGF 1981 Verduurzaamde Groenten. Vijf monsters champignonconserven werden onderzocht op etikettering, bijzondere kwaliteitsvoorschriften, de toevoegingen keukenzo

  20. Tutoring Literature Students in Dr. Frankenstein's Writing Laboratory.

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    McDonald, James C.

    1992-01-01

    Uses Frankenstein's monster as an analogy for understanding the relationship of student, teacher, and literary work in an academic community, and the difficult role of the tutor in helping to make the relationship work. (PRA)

  1. 颜色文化——绿色

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Life and Renewa生命与自新 Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.

  2. Onderzoek naar samenstelling en kwaliteit van nasimaaltijden afkomstig uit Chinese restaurants

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    Jong, de W.J.H.J.; Herstel, H.

    1987-01-01

    Ten behoeve van Konsumenten Kontakt is een onderzoek ingesteld naar de bacteriologische kwaliteit, de samenstellende ingredienten en het zout- en glutaminezuurgehalte in monster nasimaaltijden afkomstig uit 26 Chinese restaurants.

  3. Digitaalse kirjaoskuseta enam ei saa / Andres Jõesaar

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    Jõesaar, Andres, 1959-

    2015-01-01

    Digikirjaoskusest, ristmeedia tootmisest. Hea lugu ja selle oskuslik edasiandmine digitehnoloogia vahendusel. Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli ristmeedia tootmise bakalaureuse õppekava teise aasta tudengite tööst "Monsters to clowns", mis on lastega seotud ja lastele suunatud rahvusvaheline ristmeediaprojekt

  4. Die invloed van verpoeiering op die kwikinhoud van verskeie gesertifiseerde verwysingsmateriale

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    Frederick Roelofse

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Die meeste analitiese tegnieke wat gebruik word vir die bepaling van die kwikinhoud van aardmateriale benodig komminusie van monsters voor analise. Dit word gewoonlik bewerkstellig deur die vergruising van die monsters, gevolg deur die verpoeiering daarvan. Dit is bekend dat in konvensionele meule hitte tydens verpoeiering vrygestel word, en dit volg dat kwikverlies verwag kan word weens die element se vlugtigheid. Om kwikverlies tydens verpoeiering te bestudeer het ons nege gesertifiseerde verwysingsmateriale van stolrotse geanaliseer voor verpoeiering, asook na 3 en weer na 10 minute van verpoeiering, met behulp van ’n direkte kwikanaliseerder. Die resultate van die eksperimente dui daarop dat: (1 kwikverlies onbeduidend is na 3 minute van verpoeiering, (2 kwikverlies beduidend raak indien monsters oormatige verpoeiering ondergaan, (3 kwikverlies klaarblyklik nie deur mineralogie beheer word nie en (4 vir monsters met ’n lae kwikinhoud, kontaminasie tydens verpoeiering ’n baie meer beduidende invloed op die geanaliseerde kwikinhoud het as die duur van verpoeiering.

  5. Nightmares (For Kids)

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    ... you during the day, discussing those feelings also may help. Some kids "rewrite" their nightmares by giving them happier outcomes. For example, Ben could imagine hopping on that sea monster and bringing his family along for a ...

  6. Chlooramfenicol in urine van slachtdieren: een onderzoekmodel

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    Ginkel LA van; Rossum HJ van

    1989-01-01

    Een onderzoekmodel voor de detectie van chlooramfenicol (CAP) in monsters urine, gebaseerd op screening met de enzym immunochemische (Quik Card R) methode en bevestiging met gaschromatografie (GC)- massaspectrometrie (MS) wordt beschreven. Een gemeenschappelijke studie, waaraan zeven Nederlandse

  7. Londonis kollijahil / Betty Ester

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    Ester, Betty, 1977-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti ajakirjanikud Londoni kinos "Odeon" vaatamas Walt Disney Stuudio ja Pixar Animationi täispika animafilmi "Kollide kompanii" ("Monsters, Inc.") esilinastust : režissöörid Peter Docter ja David Silverman : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2001

  8. Interlaboratorium vergelijking van het onderzoek naar Aeromonas spp. in drinkwater

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    Havelaar AH; During M; Versteegh JFM

    1986-01-01

    Door middel van onderzoek van zes kunstmatig besmette gesimuleerde monsters drinkwater ( 4 Aeromonas spp., 1 Klebsiella oxytoca, 1 Pseudomonas aeruginosa) werd een vergelijking gemaakt van de resultaten van Aeromonas onderzoek in 14 laboratoria. De tellingen in de deelnemende laboratoria vertoonde

  9. Plaadid / Valner Valme

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    Valme, Valner, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Secret Machines "Now Here in Nowhere", Pia Fraus "Mooie Island EP", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", Jill Scott "Beautifully Human", Red Hot Chili Peppers "Greatest Videos", "Matt Bianco Matt's Mood"

  10. Londonis kollijahil / Betty Ester

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    Ester, Betty, 1977-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti ajakirjanikud Londoni kinos "Odeon" vaatamas Walt Disney Stuudio ja Pixar Animationi täispika animafilmi "Kollide kompanii" ("Monsters, Inc.") esilinastust : režissöörid Peter Docter ja David Silverman : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2001

  11. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    Priimägi, Tristan, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gabrielle "Play to Win", The Futureheads "The Futureheads", Metallicaa "Some Kind Of Monster", 09 "Church of the Ghetto P.C.", Alumiinium, Sinu Sädelev Sõber "Garaazhide taga", Beenie Man "Back To Basics"

  12. Digitaalse kirjaoskuseta enam ei saa / Andres Jõesaar

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    Jõesaar, Andres, 1959-

    2015-01-01

    Digikirjaoskusest, ristmeedia tootmisest. Hea lugu ja selle oskuslik edasiandmine digitehnoloogia vahendusel. Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli ristmeedia tootmise bakalaureuse õppekava teise aasta tudengite tööst "Monsters to clowns", mis on lastega seotud ja lastele suunatud rahvusvaheline ristmeediaprojekt

  13. Classroom in the Cactus

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    Stocker, Joseph

    1977-01-01

    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum uses such quaint teaching tools as the Gila monster and the boojum tree to tell the story of its vast and fascinating but often misunderstood desert environment. (Editor)

  14. Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche de José Donoso

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    Carmen Martin

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The essay “Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche” studies the figure of the monster in the novel El obsceno pájaro de la noche by Chilean author José Donoso. Based on Michel Foucault’s definition of the monster developed in his work Los anormales, this analysis focuses on the way in which the figure of the monster, understood as a marginal entity, threatens social systems and structures by proposing a new discourse in which such conventions are denied, subverted and replaced. Therefore, the monster appears in essence as a transgressive figure, which can be understood as an attack on the establishment and furthermore as an allegory to those institutions and social values that frame modern societies and more specifically those established in Chile in the 1970s.

  15. 更正启事

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    2009-01-01

    《新东方英语.中学生》2009年7-8月合刊《除暴安良者忒修斯》一文中,P142左栏第二段第三行"a monster with a bull’s body and a human head"应为"a monster with a bull’s head and a human body"。

  16. Et gespenst har sat sig fast

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    Post, Bettina

    2011-01-01

    Det omsiggribende bureaukratiske monster æder sig ind på - og kvæler - alle forsøg på sund faglig fornuft. Og selv om alle kan se problemet, bliver det bare ved og ved.......Det omsiggribende bureaukratiske monster æder sig ind på - og kvæler - alle forsøg på sund faglig fornuft. Og selv om alle kan se problemet, bliver det bare ved og ved....

  17. Logging into Horror’s Closet: Gay Fans, the Horror Film and Online Culture

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    Scales, Adam

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Harry Benshoff has boldly proclaimed that ‘horror stories and monster movies, perhaps more than any other genre, actively invoke queer readings’ (1997, p. 6). For Benshoff, gay audiences have forged cultural identifications with the counter-hegemonic figure of the ‘monster queer’ who disrupts the heterosexual status quo. However, beyond identification with the monstrous outsider, there is at present little understanding of the interpretations that gay fans mobilise ...

  18. Étrange ou ennemi ? Typologie de l’étranger, construction identitaire et circonvolutions du discours dans l’Angleterre des XVIe et XVIIe siècles Monster or Enemy? Types of Strangers, Construction of National Identity, and the Meanderings of Discourse in 16th and 17th century England

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    Michèle Vignaux

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Taking Bacon’s and Coke’s definitions of strangers in the Case of the Post-Nati (1605 as a starting point, this article examines the implications of defining English citizens as subjects owing allegiance to the King of England by looking at the various types of allegiance (which may be implicit or explicit, geographically or temporally limited or unlimited. It concludes that the one unbridgeable chasm was with perpetual enemies, that is with infidels, rather than with strangers as such. Ironically, the monstrosities of Mandevillian lore resurfaced with the discovery of the “fourth continent” when in the face of economic “necessity” Christian discourse was trapped into labelling as monstrous, and denying humanity to, those strangers who were to be used as slaves.

  19. Entre monstros e vítimas: a coerção e a socialização no Sistema Socioeducativo de Minas Gerais Between monsters and victims: the coercion and the socialization within the Socioeducational System of Minas Gerais

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    Clarissa Gonçalves Menicucci

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisou as formas de implementação do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (ECA e do Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo (SINASE em dois centros socioeducativos de Minas Gerais e a maneira como esses centros lidam com a presença de duas lógicas coexistentes na política voltada ao adolescente em privação de liberdade: a coerção e a socialização. A pesquisa demonstrou que a implementação e a articulação das lógicas variam nas unidades, principalmente em função da estrutura física, do perfil dos internos e da visão dos implementadores sobre as normativas.This work analyzed the implementation of the Statute of the Children and Adolescents (ECA and of the National System of Socioeducational Service (Sinase in two socioeducational centers in Minas Gerais and how these centers deal with the two simultaneous logics in the policy focused on the adolescents in deprivation of liberty: the coercion and the socialization. The research showed the implementation and the articulation between the two logics vary mainly due to the physical structure, the profile of the adolescents and the visions of the front-line bureaucrats about the norms.

  20. The Road to Perdition Guided by Psychological Needs:On the Tragic Fate of the Monster in Frankenstein%心理需求指引下的毁灭之路——论《弗兰肯斯坦》中怪物的悲惨命运

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    熊海英

    2011-01-01

    雪莱·玛丽在她19岁的时候出版了《弗兰肯斯坦》或《现代的普罗米修斯》.在那之后的将近两百年,这个科学家利用死人的躯体创造生命体的故事一直成为了我们的梦魇.许多学者和评论家也对此作品从多个角度进行了评论分析.文章拟从马斯洛需求理论入手,来探求怪物在人类世界寻求自我和身份的悲剧命运的根源.

  1. The Interpretation of Plutonomy of Monster Figures in Sci-Fi Films: Virtuality and Reality%“虚拟”与“现实”——科幻电影中怪物形象的政治经济学解读

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    王虹

    2016-01-01

    电影内涵的演变无不反映着政治、经济、文化、历史和社会思潮的变化与矛盾,观众既可以透过电影的角色和情节设置,去发现被美化或掩饰的社会现实,也可以通过对不同时期电影中的恐惧对象与对抗方式来审视这个时期的社会变动,从而了解不同时期的社会矛盾的本质及其规律.本文通过分析科幻片中虚拟的怪物角色形象构成与现实的同构性和动态关系,还原其文化心理背后的现实生产形态,阐释科幻片中的怪物形象和行为与资本主义垄断资本发展的影射关系,从而探索艺术形态构成的途径和知悉人类社会发展的动向.

  2. Representação dos monstros e monstruosidades na literatura e no cinema: transformações em A terceira margem do rio, de Nelson Pereira dos Santos = The representation of monsters and monstrosities in Literature and Cinema: transformation in A terceira margem do rio, by Nelson Pereira dos Santos

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    Souto, Generosa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Tem este texto a intenção de discutir em que medida ocorre a representação dos monstros e das monstruosidades como construção discursiva no filme A Terceira Margem do Rio (1994, de Nelson Pereira dos Santos, que reúne, num só corpo, seis das Primeiras Estórias, de Guimarães Rosa, Sequência, Fatalidade, A menina de lá, As margens da alegria e Os Irmãos Dagobé

  3. Simultaneous Quantification and Differentiation of Streptococcus suis Serotypes 2 and 9 by Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Evaluated in Tonsillar and Nasal Samples of Pigs : Gelijktijdige kwantificering en differentiatie van Streptococcus suis serotypes 2 en 9 met kwantitatieve Real-Time PCR, onderzocht in tonsil en neus monsters van varkens

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    Dekker, Niels; Daemen, Ineke; Verstappen, Koen; de Greeff, Astrid; Smith, Hilde; Duim, Birgitta

    2016-01-01

    Invasive Streptococcus suis (S. suis) infections in pigs are often associated with serotypes 2 and 9. Mucosal sites of healthy pigs can be colonized with these serotypes, often multiple serotypes per pig. To unravel the contribution of these serotypes in pathogenesis and epidemiology, simultaneous q

  4. Monsters and Clowns Incorporated: the Representations of Adolf Hitler in British and American WWII Propaganda Posters Monstres, clowns et compagnie : les représentations d’Hitler dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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    Cécile Vallée

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les représentations d’Adolf Hitler font de lui soit un monstre effrayant, sanguinaire et diabolique, soit un clown grotesque, un pantin ridicule et risible, une cible qu’il faut frapper, écraser, ou détruire d’une façon ou d’une autre. S’adressant au sens de l’humour du spectateur, à ses peurs ou à son aversion, les artistes de propagande des deux côtés de l’Atlantique utilisent des leviers émotionnels et des tons très variés pour faire du dictateur nazi un des ressorts principaux de la participation à l’effort de guerre. Ces caricatures d’Hitler, dont l’objectif final était d’encourager la production et les économies ou de lutter contre les bavardages intempestifs, révèlent une condamnation morale ou politique et font partie de la propagande de soutien au moral, qui vise à galvaniser les Troupes de l’Intérieur en présentant la victoire comme quelque chose de vital ou d’inéluctable. Qu’il soit monstre ou clown, on fait tomber le dictateur déshumanisé de son piédestal, un piédestal si soigneusement construit pour lui par la propagande nazie.

  5. "Ese monstruito": Mafalda, generaciones y género en una construcción mítica/"That Little Monster": Mafalda, generations and gender in a mythical construction/"O pequeno monstro": Mafalda, gerações e gênero em uma construção mítica

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    Isabella Cosse

    2016-01-01

      "De chica me llamaban 'Mafalda' porque era muy preguntona". Recuerdos semejantes pueden leerse en muchos blogs dedicados a la historieta creada por Quino en 1964, y muestran su significación social...

  6. The cold monsters facing the climatic change. Trans-national states and actors in the political process bond to the climatic changes; Les monstres froids a l'epreuve du rechauffement de la planete. Etats et acteurs transnationaux dans le processus politique lie aux changements climatiques

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    Denis, B. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    2003-07-01

    The author discusses the evolution of the importance and the strategies of the different actors during the different phases of the political process and the learning of the state part in the international relations. (A.L.B.)

  7. Chesterian davidsoniacean and orthotetacean brachiopods, Ozark region of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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    Henry, T.W.; Gordon, M.

    1985-01-01

    Three species of orthotetaceans and one species of davidsoniacean are among the strophomenid brachiopods from Chesterian (Upper Mississippian) rocks of northern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma. Type material from the Fayetteville Shale, Orthotetes subglobosus and O. subglobosus var. protensus, is figured for the first time. We regard these species, and O. subglobosus var. batesvillensis Girty from the Batesville Sandstone, as distinct species, for which we are selecting lectotypes. We describe a fourth species, O. stenopsis n.sp., from the Pitkin Limestone. Another species, described from the Pitkin as Streptorhynchus suspectum, has an impunctate shell and is thus not an orthotetacean. This bizarre species generally has a long twisted beak, high interarea, and large forked cardinal process; a myophragm may occur in either valve, but more commonly is in the brachial valve alone. We designate a lectotype for this species and propose a new genus Adectorhynchus and a new family Adectorhynchidae, under the Davidsoniacea, for this taxon.-from Authors

  8. Ideological Fission

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    ; it is a materialisation of an ideological fission which attempts to excise certain ideological constructions, yet paradoxically casting them in a form that is recognizable and familiar. The monstrous metonomy which is used shows us glimpses of a horrid being, intended to vilify the attack on New York City. However......, it is a being which is reminiscent of earlier monsters - from Godzilla to The Blob. It is evident that the Cloverfield monster is a paradoxical construction which attempts to articulate fear and loathing about terrorism, but ends up trapped in an ideological dead-end maze, unable to do anything other than...

  9. Anatomía de la monstruosidad: la figura del monstruo como objeto de la mirada médico-anatómica moderna

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    Fortanet, Joaquin

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the monster category on medical research in the modernity. This analysis is based on the development of human anatomy in the sixteenth century and in the study of the physiological relationship between body and organs in the XIX. The Cartesian anatomical research and the naturalization of monster category will open the way to the physiological view of life as a prelude to legal and social medicine.Este texto plantea un análisis de la sustitución de la catego...

  10. Fricke Lie algebras and the genus zero property in Moonshine

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    Carnahan, Scott

    2017-10-01

    We give a new, simpler proof that the canonical actions of finite groups on Fricke-type Monstrous Lie algebras yield genus zero functions in generalized Monstrous Moonshine, using a Borcherds–Kac–Moody Lie algebra decomposition due to Jurisich. We describe a compatibility condition, arising from the no-ghost theorem in bosonic string theory, that yields the genus zero property. We give evidence for and against the conjecture that such a compatibility for symmetries of the Monster Lie algebra gives a characterization of the Monster group.

  11. Toetsen om Erwinia in bloembollen aan te tonen : onderzoek Erwinia

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    Doorn, van J.; Hollinger, T.C.; Kampen, van D.; Vreeburg, P.J.M.; Leeuwen, van P.J.; Wolf, van der J.M.

    2007-01-01

    Binnen het Erwiniaproject is een aantal toetsen ontwikkeld en zijn andere nog in ontwikkeling. Deze toetsen moeten liefst ook latent aanwezige Erwiniastammen kunnen aantonen. Dit lukt door monsters in een voedingsbodem voor Erwinia te brengen en na kweek deze bacteriën aan te tonen met serologische

  12. Pop nädal : popuudised. Värsket filmimuusikat. MTV Euroopa TOP 20 8. aprill 2002 edetabel / Aivar Meos

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    Meos, Aivar

    2002-01-01

    Pet Shop Boysi uuest singlist "Home and Dry" albumilt "Release". 3. aprillil suri elektroonilise muusika pioneer Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget. Industriali lipulaev KMFDM on tühistanud oma peatselt algama pidanud Euroopa turnee. Alison Moyet' uuest albumist "Hometime". Shockrockar Marilyn Manson osaleb filmis Party Monster.Filmimuusika heliplaatidest "Treeningpäev/ Training Day" ja "Long Time Dead"

  13. Voorkomen van intersex bij Littorina littorea langs de Nederlandse kust 2007

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    Jol, J.G.

    2007-01-01

    Op 12 juni en 14 juni 2007 heeft IMARES op zeven locaties alikruiken verzameld voor de analyse van 40 alikruiken op intersex. Deze exemplaren zijn na onderzocht te zijn voorbewerkt ten behoeve van analyse op organotin verbindingen. In de monsters van drie locaties werd een geringe mate van intersex

  14. Pokemon Phenomenon and Seizures

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available A survey by questionnaire of 67 Japanese children affected by watching the animated television series Pocket Monsters (Pokemon on December 16, 1997 and their parents was compared with that of children not affected by the program, in a study conducted at Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and other centers.

  15. Staarid nagu jumalused Olümposel / Lauri Kärk

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    Kärk, Lauri, 1954-

    2004-01-01

    Berliini filmifestivalil toimunust. Nähtud mängufilme - "Kaunis maa" ("Beautiful Country") : režissöör Hans Petter Moland : Norra - Ameerika Ühendriigid; "Grimm" : režissöör Alex van Warmerdam : Holland; "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör Patty Jenkins : Ameerika Ühendriigid

  16. Voorkomen van Clostridium botulinum op melkveebedrijven

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    Notermans SHW; Havelaar AH; Dufrenne JB; Oosterom J

    1984-01-01

    Op melkveebedrijven wordt C.botulinum regelmatig aangetroffen. De aantallen C.botulinum type B, aanwezig in monsters grond afkomstig van weilanden, varieren van 10-300 kiemen per 100 gram grond. Op bedrijven, die regelmatig weilanden met zuiveringsslib bemesten, blijkt de besmetting met C.botuli

  17. Cadmium en lood in grond en gewas van moestuinen in Nederland

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    Lune, van P.

    1986-01-01

    Van 1981-'84 werd grond en gewas van 57 volkstuincomplexen in mogelijk verontreinigde gebieden (nabij verkeerswegen of industrieterreinen) onderzocht op Cd en Pb om een idee te krijgen van de eventuele verontreiniging van moestuinen in Nederland met deze elementen. Monsters werden genomen van sla,

  18. Pop / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Rinneradio "Lumix", Lisa Marie Presley "To Whom It May Concern", Erinevad esitajad "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album", Killer Mike "Monster", The Concretes "The Concretes", Deftones "Deftones", Godsmack "Faceless", Wimme "Barru", Alkaline Trio "Good Mourning", Set Fire To Flame "Telegraphs in Negative / Mouths trapped in Static"

  19. Responsibility, Determinism and Freedom

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    M.M.S.K. Sie (Maureen)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThis book shows why we can justify blaming people for their wrong actions even if free will turns out not to exist. Contrary to most contemporary thinking, we do this by focusing on the ordinary everyday wrongs each of us commits, not on the extra-ordinary, "moral monster"-like crimes an

  20. Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Marketing Jobs in the 21st Century

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    Schlee, Regina Pefanis; Harich, Katrin R.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the skills and conceptual knowledge that employers require for marketing positions at different levels ranging from entry- or lower-level jobs to middle- and senior-level positions. The data for this research are based on a content analysis of 500 marketing jobs posted on Monster.com for Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York…

  1. Children Who Won't Go to School (Separation Anxiety)

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    ... for young children. However, for some it can cause intense fear or panic. Parents should be concerned if their ... have exaggerated, unrealistic fears of animals, monster, burglars fear being alone in the dark, or have severe tantrums when forced to go ...

  2. “Daughters of Eve”: Portrayal of the female body in selected HIV ...

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    antibiotics and therefore did not elicit a lot of fear in men. The song ... [use protection, abstain, or just leave her]/'cause you don't know what is inside”. ..... vicious monster which must be marked so that men can easily identify it and therefore ...

  3. 197 Obnoxious Labels as Language of Class Struggle in Nigeria ...

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    FIRST LADY

    2011-01-18

    Jan 18, 2011 ... cause for serious concern and deserves the attention we are giving it in the .... where there is no Osu system, the fear associated with it explains the large scale and open discrimination .... Only monsters, as we have in myths.

  4. A Semiological Irony in the Life of Man: an Assessment of ...

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    FIRST LADY

    caused the downfall of the seemingly invincible human Colossus of Rhodes. In addition .... Do we need to fear the Colossus of Rhodes of this world? ... for fear, for monsters, for devious human beings, for their self-centredness or for personal.

  5. Synchronic Etymologies of Ethnonyms as Cause of the Traditional Belief in Monstrous Races.

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    Wittlin, Curt J.

    A psychological basis for belief in human monsters is provided by the possibility of human aberrations, instinctive human fear and fascination for such prodigies, and the existence of barbaric tales ridiculing foreigners. The role of language as a cause for such belief is investigated, specifically in terms of folk etymologies for more or less…

  6. Verzamelen van gegevens over de aanwezigheid van (dwerg)cicaden in en rond een aantal percelen met hyacinten in de Zuidelijke Bollenstreek : Voortgezet diagnostisch onderzoek 2009

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    Vink, P.; Vreeburg, P.J.M.; Kock, de M.J.D.; Weijden, v.d. B.; Groot, R.

    2010-01-01

    In het broeiseizoen 2007, 2008 en 2009 zijn bij Diagnostiekservice van PPO geregeld monsters hyacint gebracht voor diagnostisch onderzoek waarbij sprake bleek van een besmetting met fytoplasma’s. Deze ziekteverwekker wordt overgebracht door dwergcicaden waarvan tot nu toe wordt aangenomen dat ze in

  7. Het microscopisch onderzoek van amandelspijs en banketspijs

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    Jong, de W.J.H.J.

    1982-01-01

    Nagaan of het door middel van microscopisch onderzoek mogelijk is om de identiteit vast te stellen van de gebruikte grondstoffen bij de bereiding van amandelspijs en banketspijs. Van een aantal monsters (22) gevulde speculaas werd de spijs geïsoleerd. Voor het microscopisch onderzoek werden een drie

  8. Dierexperimenteel onderzoek naar de effecten van inhalatoire blootstelling aan pyrolysaat van verontreinigde hard-drugs, heroine en cocaine

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    van Velsen FL; Beekhof PK; de Jong Y; Marra M; Dormans JAMA

    1985-01-01

    Het dierexperimenteel onderzoek is uitgevoerd met monsters van hard- drugs. die zijn aangetroffen bij een recent slachtoffer van de "heroine"-leuko-encephalopathie. De resultaten van een dagelijkse blootstelling van ratten gedurende 4 weken aan heroine of cocaine heeft niet geleid tot sy

  9. Final Creech Air Force Base Capital Improvements Program Environmental Assessment

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    2013-11-01

    feeds on snakes and lizards; and several species of raptors , including golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), redtailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), ferruginous...to locate, spending >95% of their lives underground. The Gila monster is the only venomous lizard endemic to the United States. Its behavioral

  10. Onderzoek naar de samenstelling van geemulgeerde sauzen

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    Essers, M.L.; Herstel, H.

    1986-01-01

    Van de Consumentenbond zijn eind maart 1985 56 monsters geëmulgeerde sauzen ontvangen voor chemisch en sensorisch onderzoek. De resultaten van het chemisch onderzoek zijn indien mogelijk vergeleken met de declaratie op de verpakking en de gestelde eisen in de Warenwet.

  11. Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling-Meetresultaten 1991

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    Aben JMM; Laan JGH; LLO

    1995-01-01

    In dit rapport worden de resultaten gepresenteerd van in 1991 uitgevoerde metingen van de chemische samenstelling van de neerslag in Nederland. Dit geschiedt aan de hand van 4-wekelijkse monsters verkregen uit het Landelijk Meetnet Regenwatersamenstelling (LMRe), dat in 1991 uit 14 stations

  12. Determination of chloramphenicol in bovine urine, meat and shrimp by GC-MS. Method validation according to Commission Decision 2002/657/EC

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    Rossum HJ van; Kootstra PR; Sterk SS; ARO

    2004-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft de validatie, de kwantificering en de wijze van identificatie van een analysemethode voor de bepaling van lage concentraties (0,1-1,0 micro g/kg) chlooramphenicol in monsters urine, garnalen en spierweefsel (vlees) Deze validatie is gebaseerd op de criteria beschreven in d

  13. The WoW Factor

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    Demski, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    For a growing group of educators, the online role-playing game World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is a place to go to relax, network, and discover potential learning strategies-- and slay a few monsters if they get in the way. The online role-playing game World of…

  14. Spontaneous emission near resonant optical antennas

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    Frimmer, M.

    2012-01-01

    Martin Frimmer bouwde een nieuw type microscoop die de spontane emissie van een lichtbron kan peilen tijdens het scannen over een vlak monster. Daarbij kan een kaart van de emissie van de bron worden verkregen. De bron van spontane emissie is bevestigd aan een zogeheten scanning probe en kan worden

  15. Toepassing van optische sensoren (I). Meting van bellengrootteverdeling in luchtige levensmiddelen.

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    Bisperink, C.G.J.; Akkerman, J.C.; Prins, A.

    1991-01-01

    Beschrijving van een methode, ontwikkeld op het laboratorium voor Zuivel en Levensmiddelennatuurkunde van de LU Wageningen in nauwe samenwerking met de TU Delft, waarmee goed en snel de verdeling van de gasfase in de vloeibare fase in de tijd en op verschillende plaatsen in een monster kan worden be

  16. Always Feed the Clowns and Other Tips for Building Better Partnerships between School Librarians and Providers of Educational Programs

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    Edwards, Jason

    2015-01-01

    Jason Edwards travels to schools and libraries across the nation performing educational enrichment programs, such as his Monster Hunt Library Skills-Building Adventure Program, for librarians and students. In this article, he shares tips that he has gleaned that may help librarian/programmer partnerships function more smoothly. Three of the…

  17. Discard sampling of the Dutch pelagic freezer fishery in 2010

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    Overzee, van H.M.J.; Helmond, van A.T.M.

    2011-01-01

    Jaarlijks worden aan boord van schepen van de Nederlandse pelagische visserij, die actief zijn in het noordoost Atlantische gebied, een aantal reizen door onderzoeksassistenten gemaakt. Gedurende deze reizen worden biologische monsters van zowel de vangsten als van de discards genomen. Deze gegevens

  18. FOETAL MUMMIFICATION OWING TO SEVERE THERMAL BURN IN AN INDIGENOUS COW

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    Debasis Jana

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A very rare incidence of bovine foetal mummification owing to thermal burn injury and its successful obstetrical treatment and management with the extraction of an inert mummified foetus diagnosed to be an atypical amorphous globocephalus foetal monster at its 2nd trimester of development is reported.

  19. Het gehalte aan cadmium, lood, koper, mangaan en zink in sla, spinazie en andijvie uit de kas en van de volle grond

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    Ellen G; Tolsma K; van Loon JW

    1988-01-01

    In totaal 41 monster sla, 38 spinazie en 41 andijvie, 50% van de volle grond en 50% uit de kas, zijn geanalyseerd op gehalten aan cadmium, lood, koper, mangaan en zink. De gemiddelde gehalten, in mg/kg vers produkt waren: cadmium in sla 0,012, in spinazie 0,027 en in andijvie 0,024 ; lood in sla

  20. Responsibility, Determinism and Freedom

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    M.M.S.K. Sie (Maureen)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThis book shows why we can justify blaming people for their wrong actions even if free will turns out not to exist. Contrary to most contemporary thinking, we do this by focusing on the ordinary everyday wrongs each of us commits, not on the extra-ordinary, "moral monster"-like crimes

  1. Koletis sündis kurvast eluloost / Eike Kingsepp

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    Kingsepp, Eike

    2007-01-01

    Mängufilm "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör ja stsenarist Patty Jenkins : peaosas Charlize Theron : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Saksamaa 2003. Peaosatäitja prototüübiks oli USA naissarimõrvar Aileen Wuornos

  2. Ons surm väljatõugatute paradiis? / Katrin Kivimaa

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    Kivimaa, Katrin, 1969-

    2004-01-01

    Mängufilm "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör Patty Jenkins : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2003. Filmi prototüübi, sarmõrvar Aileen Wuornosi (1956-2002) vägivaldsuse kujunemise põhjustest, naistele suunatud vägivallast ka Eestis

  3. My Tongue on Your Theory: The Bittersweet Reminder of Every-Thing Unnameable

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    Holmes, Rachel

    2016-01-01

    Across research in UK Higher Education, the most immanent demands for quality have taken the shape of the Research Assessment Exercise and the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The theorist, Martin, is cautious of the relationship academics have engendered with the process of the REF, asking are we actually creating a Frankenstein monster,…

  4. Mary Shelly and Her "Hideous Progeny"

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    谌英

    2011-01-01

    Mary Shelly's representative work Frankenstein has spawned innumerable interpretations since its first publication in 1818.This thesis explores Mary Shelly's motivation of creating the monster.Mary Shelly's "hideous progeny" to some degree is her "shadow"

  5. Pop / Tristan Priimägi, Tõnu Kaalep, Aleksander T. Yostafa...[jt.

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    2008-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gorillaz "D Sides", Kronos Quartet and Wu Man, Jape "The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me", These New Puritans "Beat Pyramid", Promise and the Monster "Transparent Knives", Shelby Lynn "Just A Little Iovin", Morrissey "Greatest Hits", Eels "Meet The Eels"

  6. Brief Report: Effects of Tact Training on Emergent Intraverbal Vocal Responses in Adolescents with Autism

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    May, Richard J.; Hawkins, Emma; Dymond, Simon

    2013-01-01

    The present study evaluated the emergence of intraverbal responses following tact training with three adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Participants were taught to tact the name of a cartoon character (e.g., "What is the name of this monster?" ["Simon"]) and that character's preferred food (e.g., "What food does this monster…

  7. "Cthulhuic Literacy": Teaching Secondary English with a Dose of Lovecraft

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    Cole, David R.

    2014-01-01

    This paper suggests how the "weird fiction" of H.P. Lovecraft might be mobilised within secondary English classrooms to examine aspects of visual literacy, literary style, narrative form and intertextuality. The approach that is outlined is characterised, after Lovecraft's famous monster, as a "Cthulhuic literacy" and is…

  8. Voltaire-Newton... Renversant!

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    2004-01-01

    The encounter, even improbable, between François Marie Arouet, said Voltaire, and Isaac Newton could occur only in Pays de Gex, near his city... It's indeed right above of the accelerator, in Saint-Genis, that the meeting between this two "monsters" of the 18e century took place

  9. Landscapes of Monstrosity

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    Munteán, L.; Post, H.C.

    2016-01-01

    Monsters have been with us since time immemorial. They have been present in the earliest creation myths and today populate all media of fantasy, horror, action and adventure, as well as science fiction. Over the past years, scholars have attentively studied the prominent presence of vampires, zombi

  10. Soil physical data and modeling soil moisture flow

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    Wesseling, J.G.

    2009-01-01

    De fysische eigenschappen van grof-gestruktureerd bodemmateriaal zijn bepaald aan kunstmatig gemaakte monsters, evenals het effekt van het toevoegen van 10 vol.% organische stof. Deze eigenschappen zijn toegepast in modelberekeningen met het nieuw ontwikkelde model SoWaM. De beregeningsbehoefte van

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    close friend Kanyama Chiume set in motion a campaign to build up Dr. Banda as the messiah who ... stein monster that was later to destroy them. It is remarkable ... Did he strike a deal with Dr. Banda to allow him to leave the country quietly?

  12. "Cthulhuic Literacy": Teaching Secondary English with a Dose of Lovecraft

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    Cole, David R.

    2014-01-01

    This paper suggests how the "weird fiction" of H.P. Lovecraft might be mobilised within secondary English classrooms to examine aspects of visual literacy, literary style, narrative form and intertextuality. The approach that is outlined is characterised, after Lovecraft's famous monster, as a "Cthulhuic literacy" and is…

  13. The effect of immunosuppression on function of kidney allografts in the rat

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    R.W.F. de Bruin (Ron)

    1970-01-01

    textabstractTransplantation of living tissues is not a new concept. Greek mythology presents us with the Chimera in which a goat's body, a lion's head and a dragon's tail are joined to form a terrifying monster. Ancient Indian surgeons made use of local skin flaps for rhinoplasty, an art which has b

  14. Residuen van carbofuran, bendiocarb en thiofanox in kroot

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    Greve; P.A.; Goewie; C.E.; Hogendoorn; E.A.

    1987-01-01

    In de onderzochte monsters werden lage residuen gevonden aan carbofuran (max. 0,002 mg/kg) en 3-hydroxycarbofuran (max. 0,011 mg/kg). Deze gehalten liggen alle onder de in de Residubeschikking vermelde bepalingsgrens, zodat zij in de zin van deze beschikking verwaarloosbaar zijn. Bendiocarb en

  15. Rioolwateronderzoek op locaties met een verhoogde kans op import van wild poliovirus ; een pilot in drie asielzoekerscentra

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    van der Avoort HGAM; Bijen M; Ras A; Koopmans MPG; van Loon AM; LIO; LIS

    1997-01-01

    Watermonsters, verkregen uit het riool op of nabij een drietal asielzoekerscentra werden onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van wild poliovirus, als experiment voor de surveillance van import van wild poliovirus in Nederland. In geen van de 73 monsters, die waren verkregen in een periode van vier maande

  16. Pop / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Rinneradio "Lumix", Lisa Marie Presley "To Whom It May Concern", Erinevad esitajad "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album", Killer Mike "Monster", The Concretes "The Concretes", Deftones "Deftones", Godsmack "Faceless", Wimme "Barru", Alkaline Trio "Good Mourning", Set Fire To Flame "Telegraphs in Negative / Mouths trapped in Static"

  17. Pop / Tristan Priimägi, Tõnu Kaalep, Aleksander T. Yostafa...[jt.

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    2008-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gorillaz "D Sides", Kronos Quartet and Wu Man, Jape "The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me", These New Puritans "Beat Pyramid", Promise and the Monster "Transparent Knives", Shelby Lynn "Just A Little Iovin", Morrissey "Greatest Hits", Eels "Meet The Eels"

  18. Melamine in sojaschilfers, oorzaak van verschillen tussen laboratoria

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    Mol, J.G.J.; Egmond, van H.J.; Jong, de J.

    2009-01-01

    In november 2008 is door het bedrijfsleven in een tweetal partijen diervoedergrondstoffen (sojaschilfers/-meel) melamine aangetroffen op niveaus tussen 40 en 800 mg/kg. Naar aanleiding hiervan heeft de VWA aan RIKILT verzocht om deze monsters (genomen door het bedrijfsleven) te analyseren op melamin

  19. Decolonizing Constructions of Childhood and History: Interrupting Narratives of Avoidance to Children's Questions about Social Injustice

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    Diversi, Marcelo; Moreira, Claudio

    2012-01-01

    Together, we the authors, wonder, write, imagine, suffer, and criticize the support of the Belo Monte Monster Dam in the Rio Xingu, in the heart of the Amazon, by two of our personal heroes and fellow Brazilians: Lula, former president and iconic founder of the Workers' Party, and, Dilma Rousseff, our presidenta guerilheira. Using our…

  20. Zeitschriftenübersicht und Buchbesprechungen

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    1991-01-01

    Zeitschriftenübersicht und Buchbesprechungen: Pohler, G./Pohler-Wagner, L. (1990): Atemzentrierte Verhaltenstherapie. Dortmund. White, M. /Epston, D. (1990) Die Zähmung der Monster. Literarische Mittel zu therapeutischen Zwecken. Heidelberg. Elbert, T. /Rockstroh, B. (1990). Psychopharmakologie. Anwendung und Wirkungsweise von Psychopharmaka und Drogen. Berlin.