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  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    By Mary Bates

    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.

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    16 Feb 2017

  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.
  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change? Creative commons image Icon InSapphoWeTrust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    By Mary Bates

    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small...

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    23 Jan 2017

  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change? Creative commons image Icon InSapphoWeTrust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small mammal - and its smaller parasites - to...
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered...

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    30 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born. Learning...
  • OpenLearn Live: 29th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Mark Adams under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 29th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A closer look at rabbit frost. Then learning and research across the day.

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    29 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 29th November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 29th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Mark Adams under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
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    A closer look at rabbit frost. Then learning and research across the day.
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    OpenLearn Live: 22nd November 2016

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    Should you just let fallen leave lie - and why do trains have problems with them? Learning and research from across...

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    21 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd November 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
    Should you just let fallen leave lie - and why do trains have problems with them? Learning and research from across the day.
  • The Great British Year Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Great British Year

    The definitive portrait of the spectacular nature of the country over the course of one year.

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    21 Oct 2016

  • The Great British Year

    The Great British Year Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    The definitive portrait of the spectacular nature of the country over the course of one year.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    An award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the dynamic...

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    17 Oct 2016

  • The Hunt

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    An award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the dynamic relationship between...
  • Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    Life In Cold Blood

    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.

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    30 Sep 2016

  • Life In Cold Blood

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    Updated 30 Sep 2016
    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
  • OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A Bolt under pressure from a European invader. Then more free learning through the day.

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    23 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    A Bolt under pressure from a European invader. Then more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Paulo Roberto de Souza under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Brazilian who reclaimed native plants for tropical gardens; what went wrong with the Australian census; and...

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    08 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Paulo Roberto de Souza under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Aug 2016
    The Brazilian who reclaimed native plants for tropical gardens; what went wrong with the Australian census; and mapping cyclists data. Free learning...

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  • Migration

    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement,...

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    Migration
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • Life in the Palaeozoic

    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course, Life in the Palaeozoic, will introduce you to the...

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  • Life in the Palaeozoic

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    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike....
  • An introduction to biological systematics

    This free course, An introduction to biological systematics, is concerned with macroevolution the patterns and processes of evolution above the...

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    This free course, An introduction to biological systematics, is concerned with...
  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This free course,...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

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    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This free course, Animals at the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

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    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive...
  • Neighbourhood nature

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2016

  • Neighbourhood nature

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 Mar 2016
    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know...
  • Surviving the winter

    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Surviving the winter

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...
  • Studying mammals: Food for thought

    Who were our ancestors? How are apes and humans related? And where does the extinct Homo erectus fit into the puzzle? In this free course, Studying...

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    16 Mar 2016

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    Who were our ancestors? How are apes and humans related? And where does the...
  • Studying mammals: The social climbers

    Monkeys have long fascinated us because of their similarities to the human race. In this free course, Studying mammals: The social climbers, you...

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Studying mammals: The social climbers

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    Monkeys have long fascinated us because of their similarities to the human race....
  • Studying mammals: Life in the trees

    David Attenborough looks at life in the trees: examining how species have evolved to cope with arboreal living. In this free course, Studying...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Studying mammals: Life in the trees

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    David Attenborough looks at life in the trees: examining how species have evolved...