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    The Double Helix

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    The Double Helix "The discovery of the structure by Crick and Watson, with all its biological implications, has been one of the major scientific events of this century." (Bragg, The Double Helix, p1) In the story of The Double Helix, James Watson tells of the road that led to the discovery of life's basic building block-DNA. This autobiography gives insight into science and the workings within a professional research laboratory that few members of society will ever be able to experience

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    Dramatic Techniques Used in The Long and the Short and the Tall During this play there are dramatic techniques used by Willis Hall to present the moral dilemma faced by the British soldiers during the drama. Willis Hall prompts us to think about the rights and wrongs of war and the death of the Japanese prisoner. He does this in more ways than one but I'm going to focus on one point exactly: the point in which he constructs a scenario in which the Japanese prisoner has British cigarettes

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    It’s difficult to ignore – the music industry is not what it was a decade ago, let alone a few years ago. The world has changed so much from a technological standpoint over the years, and how that has affected music has been huge. Technology has altered how music is transmitted, composed, preserved, performed, and heard. With all of this being said, I am personally in defense of high tech. Of course, like anything, there are drawbacks; however, I believe that technology has only added to the tools

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    A quick cigarette

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    They never told me, “don’t do it”. They must’ve chalked it up to be one of those talks covered in school; like drugs, sex and underage drinking. And though all those teachers, doctors and policemen waggled their fingers at us and said, “don’t do it”, we all still did it. But no one, not one person, mentioned cigarettes. Maybe everyone thought that the lovely, rotten lungs and teeth that decorated the boxes were warning enough. There were also those commercials on television linking smoking to personal

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    Critical Theory- A Social Theory

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    issue that is being debated all around the world today. The origins of the Critical Theory trace back to one of the first schools of thought known as the Frankfurt School founded in Germany in 1923 by a group of neo-Marxist theorists, which include Max Horkeimer, Herbert Marcuse and Lowenthal Friedrich Pollock, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and Leo Lowenthal; these were some of the leading members of the institute and they were also the first generation of theorist. (Kellner, 1992), and one of

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    Cinema as a Medium of Communication

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    “Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what to desire — it tells you what to desire,” according to Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian Marxist philosopher. Just like in the article “The MP3 as a Cultural Artifact” by Jonathan Sterne, where an MP3 is said to be promiscuous, Cinema; according to Zizeki — said to be the same. This point will be further discussed later in the paper. This paper aims to show cinema as a medium of communication by explaining what cinema is, and relating it to different

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    Albert Einstein: One of Gladwell's Outliers?

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    Einstein was not always an extremely successful man and he had difficulties that would have prevented anyone else from succeeding, but eventually, several of his theories led to scientific advancements. One theory earned him a Nobel Prize, in physics one a PhD and another helped in the development of nuclear fission. If a person were only to take a quick glance at his life without a deeper investigation, they would find it difficult to discover the catalyst that led to his success. However, with

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    Frederik Taylor and Scientific Management

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    Mechanistic and bureaucratic organizations are known to have a well-structured hierarchy to achieve the most efficient and effective operation, the specialization of task, and repetition of procedures. Mechanistic organizations are rather easier and simpler to organize and maintain. However, it has it difficulties to cope with change and will most probably struggle to encourage organizational learning. The purpose of this essay is to discuss and study the difficulties that mechanistic and bureaucratic

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    Obama promised change, then he took on one of Washington's toughest issues; Universal healthcare reform.Obama said that he wanted to be the generation that says, "universal health care in America, we can do that!" He spoke no less than remaking America, but in the end were they just pretty words? "Another day, another headache for president Obama." The president had staked his entire first term on this, and if it fell through his whole presidency could have gone downhill, fast. Everybody loved the

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    The Theme of Incest in The Duchess of Malfi

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    One can begin the discussion on the theme of incest in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by understanding the social conception of ‘incest’. Talcott Parsons says-“ it is not so much the prohibition of incest in its negative aspect(maintaining sexual relations) …(Instead) Incest is withdrawal from the obligation to contribute to the formation and maintenance of supra-familial bonds on which major economic, political and religious functions of the society are dependent.” Ferdinand’s incestuous behaviour towards

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