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Learn About the History and Principles of Plate Tectonics
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Learn About the History and Principles of Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics is the scientific theory that attempts to explain the movements of the Earth's lithosphere that have formed the landscape features we see across the globe today. By definition, the word "plate" in geologic terms means a large slab of solid rock. "Tectonics" is a part of the Greek root for "to build" and together the terms define how the Earth's surface is built up of moving plates.

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What is the LD50 Test?

Updated and edited on May 20, 2016 by Michelle A. Rivera, About.com Animal Rights Expert The LD50 test is one of the most controversial and inhumane experiments endured by laboratory animals. “LD” stands for “lethal dose”; the “50” means that half the animals, or 50 percent of the animals forced to endure testing the product, will die at that dose.
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What Are Microplastics?

Microplastics are small fragments of plastic material, generally defined as smaller than what can be seen by the naked eye. Our increased reliance on plastics for countless applications has negative consequences to the environment. For example, the plastic manufacturing process is associated with air pollution, and volatile organic compounds released over the life of the plastic have deleterious health effects for humans.
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'From My Cold, Dead Hands': A Profile of Charlton Heston

As an actor, Charlton Heston appeared in some of the most notable films of his time. But he may best be remembered as the most visible president in the National Rifle Association's history, guiding the gun lobbying group through a five-year period that saw gun rights take center stage in Washington, D.
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Taylor University Admissions

Admissions at Taylor University are not highly competitive; with an acceptance rate of 85%, the large majority of applicants are admitted each year. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement.
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Biography of Sukarno, Indonesia's First President

Sukarno (June 6, 1901-June 21, 1970) was the first leader of independent Indonesia. Born in Java when the island was part of the Dutch East Indies, Sukarno rose to power in 1949. Rather than supporting Indonesia's original parliamentary system, he created a "guided democracy" over which he held control.
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Concordia College New York Admissions

Concordia College Admissions Overview: Admissions to Concordia College aren't highly competitive--the school admits almost three-quarters of those who apply each year. Interested students will need to submit a completed application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement in order to apply.
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The Ancient Ritual Practice of Bloodletting

Bloodletting--purposefully cutting the human body to release blood--is an ancient ritual, associated with both healing and sacrifice. Bloodletting was a regular form of medical treatment for ancient Greeks, with its benefits debated by scholars such as Hippocrates and Galen. Bloodletting in Central America Bloodletting or auto-sacrifice was a cultural trait of most of the societies in Mesoamerica, beginning with the Olmec perhaps as early as 1200 AD.
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Springfield College Admissions

Springfield College Admissions Overview: Around two-thirds of applicants are admitted to Springfield College each year; students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores.
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Where to Find Glyphs and Icons for a Delphi Application, Menu, Toolbar

A glyph in Delphi lingo is a bitmap image that can be displayed on a BitBtn or SpeedButton controls using the control's Glyph property. Glyphs and icons (and graphics in general) make your application user interface elements look professional and unique. Delphi controls and the VCL allow you to easily setup toolbars, menus and other user interface elements with custom graphics.
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The Many Uses of PBT Plastics

PBT, or polybutylene terephthalate, is a synthetic, semi-crystalline engineered thermoplastic with similar properties and composition to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It's part of the polyester group of resins and shares characteristics with other thermoplastic polyesters. It's a high-performance material with high molecular weight and is often characterized as being a strong, stiff, and engineerable plastic.
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Saint Leo University Admissions

Saint Leo University Admissions Overview: In 2016, Saint Leo University admitted around three-quarters of applicants. Students with good grades and a strong application have a good chance of being admitted. The school is test-optional, so applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. They will, however, need to send in an application, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation.
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Facts About the Colony of Georgia

The colony of Georgia was the last of the formally founded colonies in what would become the United States, in 1732 by Englishman James Oglethorpe. But for nearly 200 years before that, Georgia was a disputed region, with Spain, France, and England jockeying for the control of land owned by several powerful Indian groups, including the Creek Confederacy.
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UMKC Admissions

UMKC, the University of Missouri Kansas City, is a public research university located on a 157-acre urban campus in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City. Rockhurst University borders the eastern edge of campus. UMKC awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and students come from 50 states and 80 countries.
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Colorado Christian University Admissions

Colorado Christian University Admissions Overview: Colorado Christian University is an accessible school, with open admissions. Students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, but can if they have them. Application materials include a completed application, a spiritual recommendation, high school transcripts, an application fee, and required essays (part of the online application).
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The Juilliard School: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory with an acceptance rate of 8%. Located in New York City, The Juilliard School is highly selective with a reputation as one of the top performing arts institutions in the country. Juilliard alumni have collectively won hundreds of prestigious national awards including Grammys, Tonys, and Emmys.
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Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Gardens of Babylon

The latest video from the PBS series Secrets of the Dead visits the fairly controversial theory of Stephanie Dalley, an Assyriologist at Oxford University, who for last twenty years or so, has argued the Greek historian Diodorus had it wrong: the seventh ancient Wonder of the World shouldn't be called the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, because it wasn't in Babylon, it was in the Assyrian capital of Nineveh.
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Understanding the Basics of Delphi Programming

Beginner developers eager to master the Delphi programming language should already be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Windows. Learning Delphi is easiest if you approach it from a guided, tutorial-based frame of reference. Foundational Concepts Get started with a history lesson covering the evolution of (Turbo) Pascal to Delphi 2005, such that Delphi evolved into a rapid-application-deployment framework intended to offer high-performance, scalable applications for online and mobile delivery.
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Westminster College Admissions

Westminster College Description: Westminster College is a Presbyterian liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. The campus sits on over 300 tree-lined acres, including a small lake, at the heart of a quaint residential community. Students have the opportunity to experience the life and culture of the small town of New Wilmington with several major cities, including Cleveland, Erie and Pittsburg, within two hours of campus.
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Lynn University Admissions

Lynn University Admissions Overview: To apply to Lynn University, interested students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, an official high school transcript, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. With an acceptance rate of 76%, Lynn University is not highly selective.
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The Most Important Functions of Art

First, proceed with this caution: No piece of art can be "assigned" a function (or functions), either in essay form or in casual conversation, if it isn't first considered within the proper context. Trying to classify function depends on context. Ideally, one can look at a piece of art and know (approximately) where it came from and when.
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