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OpenLearn Live: 20th January 2016

OpenLearn Live: 20th January 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jan 2016
Three mathematicians who made Berlin their home. Then more free learning through the day.

A Victorian Christmas: Charles Darwin in New Zealand

A Victorian Christmas: Charles Darwin in New Zealand Creative commons image Kiwi Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Dec 2015
In 1835, Charles Darwin had what he hoped would be his last Christmas before returning to Britiain.

Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

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Updated 13 Nov 2015
In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force -...

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Hungarian Post Office
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2015
The dog who didn't return from space; then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 29th October 2015

OpenLearn Live: 29th October 2015 Creative commons image Jason Pratt under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
Was the engineer Vic Tandy being menaced by a spook? Why does the history of science skip over women so often? Then more free learning through...

Darwin on hunting with bolas

Darwin on hunting with bolas Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2015
Written in the language of his time, Darwin records attempts to hunt using a traditional Spanish weapon.

Darwin in the land of pumas

Darwin in the land of pumas Creative commons image Bas Lamers under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2015
Charles Darwin continues his journey through Argentina, in an area where pumas can disrupt the best-laid plans.

Darwin crosses the Sierra de la Ventana

Darwin crosses the Sierra de la Ventana Creative commons image raul senzacqua under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2015
As part of his journey towards Buenos Aires, Darwin crosses the Sierra de la Ventana - but finds the vista less than thrilling.

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The incredible shrinking chip

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 11 Dec 2015
One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the...