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Golden Globe Ocean Race: The landscape above and below the sea video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Golden Globe Ocean Race: The landscape above and below the sea

Antoine’s epic journey is taking him over vast mountain ranges and valleys hidden beneath the ocean and past lonely island outposts (see below). In this topic, we will look at what they are and how some of them are formed.

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20 mins
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How is Milton Keynes a ‘smart’ city?

What is a ‘smart city’, and how is smart rooted into Milton Keynes’ past and future?

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10 mins
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Recycling and Waste

How much do you think about what you throw away? Do you know what happens to the things you chuck out? Find out more about waste and recycling with our FREE resources:

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Water in the UK

Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world where there is climate change. This free course looks at Water in the UK where water supplies are limited in certain areas, as shown by recent droughts.

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7 hrs
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Water in the UK

Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world where there is climate change. This free course looks at Water in the UK where water supplies are limited in certain areas, as shown by recent droughts.

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Water in the UK

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Unfreezing urban infrastructures

In the Five Billion Pound Super Sewer we are given a rare insight into the ways that often ignored urban infrastructures shape city life.

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Animals at the extremes: The desert environment

Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This free course, Animals at the extremes: The desert environment, looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive there. It splits these animals into three groups according to their strategy for survival: evaders, evaporators and endurers, then discusses how these strategies work on a biochemical and physiological level.

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14 hrs
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Animals at the extremes: The desert environment

Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This free course, Animals at the extremes: The desert environment, looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive there. It splits these animals into three groups according to their strategy for survival: evaders, evaporators and endurers, then discusses how these strategies work on a biochemical and physiological level.

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Animals at the extremes: The desert environment

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When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the herbaceous border? Botanist Alastair Culham explains how to make the most of watering as Britain continues to experience a hot spell.

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Plastic planet

The discovery of plastic unleashed humanity's creativity, as we embraced the magic of this versatile product. But it was at a cost - has the material which made the 21st Century brought about an environmental catastrophe?

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Life In The Undergrowth

David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

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Can we live harmoniously with wildlife?

In light of a man-eating tiger being killed in The Nilgiris District, India, we need to address human-animal and human-human conflict in our forests.

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