Nature & Environment 

Cells are like cities [Simple version]

From the nucleus to the cell membrane - we explore the similarities between a cell's structure and a city. (If you have a slower computer or connection, or a device without Flash, choose this version)

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Nature & Environment 

DIY Science: Ecosphere

Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.

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Nature & Environment 

Sperm counts

Getting to grips with the numbers behind the man's part of the reproductive system. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS FRANK DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE

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Nature & Environment 

Microbes – friend or foe?

Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to grow, and in breaking down human waste. Without microbes, we would have no beer, no yoghurt, no coffee. That's quite impressive for something too small to see. This free course, Microbes friend or foe? sheds some light on them.

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10 hrs

Nature & Environment 

The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1

How do local communities respond to the risks and opportunities of nuclear power? 

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Nature matters in conversation

This free course, Nature matters in conversation, focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility-what matters. The question 'What should constitute our prime focus of attention' can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions

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12 hrs

Nature & Environment 

How do fire controls harm biodiversity?

Attempts to control human created fire in Brazil has seen a growth of dense forest - but it comes at a cost, reports Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade.

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