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Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs?

Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs? Creative commons image Portismedia under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
Do the people who claim to be the first of a new human/machine hybrid genuinely represent a new way of living - or are they wrong? Frieda Klotz...

OpenLearn Live: 18th March 2016

OpenLearn Live: 18th March 2016 Creative commons image Joethelibrarian under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Mar 2016
Man against horse, and how nanotechnology might help prevent AIDs. Free learning from across the day.

How are scientists testing for the growth of antibiotic resistance?

How are scientists testing for the growth of antibiotic resistance? Copyright free image Copyright free: Janice Haney Carr / Center For Disease Control and Prevention
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2016
Is following the evolution of bacteria going to help us find a solution to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance?

What are premature babies telling us about antibiotic resistance?

What are premature babies telling us about antibiotic resistance? Creative commons image Science Museum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2016
A new study of the bacteria found in the guts of children born before full-term shows the superbug problem is a growing threat.

OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: US Government
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2016
The superbugs that could destroy us all; the first decade of The Bottom Line - and then more free learning across the day.

Ever Wondered About... Berries?

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Ever Wondered About... Berries? Creative commons image Steph L under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.

Should we test drugs on pregnant women?

Should we test drugs on pregnant women? Copyright free image Copyright free: PDPics
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Feb 2016
The idea might seem ridiculous. But as science writer Emily Anthes explains, there's a strong case for testing drugs on women who are pregnant.

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Health and environment

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

Work and mental health

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...