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OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016 Creative commons image Dusty Yao-Stamets under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2016
The man who sees the power of fungus; the Foreign Secretary's country pile and your brain and pain. Free learning from across the day.

Life - with David Attenborough

Life - with David Attenborough Copyrighted image Copyright: Rupert Barrington
Duration 5 mins Updated 27 May 2016
David Attenborough explores the vibrant mix of life found on our plant - where it comes from, and what threatens it.

Life In The Undergrowth

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Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 29 Apr 2016
David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

Do whales use their heads to attack boats?

Do whales use their heads to attack boats? Creative commons image Amila Tennakoon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2016
New research suggests the formidable forehead of the sperm whale might be perfect for ramming potential threats.

OpenLearn Live: 24th March 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 24th March 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: I_Love_Bull_Terriers
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
The mammals that hatch from eggs - and did Friends make us all dumb? Free learning from across the day.

Why are black and white cats black and white? And why are there piebald horses?

Why are black and white cats black and white? And why are there piebald horses? Creative commons image Scorpions and Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2016
Striped ponies and tuxedo cats might look gorgeous - but the mutation is a mild form of a much more serious cellular defect...

Why would you want to make a bee wear a backpack?

Why would you want to make a bee wear a backpack? Creative commons image Gilles San Martin under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Dec 2015
It's not the first time that researchers have put tiny backpacks on bees... but this time, the technology has improved.

Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics

Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics Creative commons image smarman999 under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Nov 2015
The turkey is a fascinating bird - and demands more respect than a bit of stuffing and a spot of cranberry. Ricki Lewis explains more

The Hunt: Meet the cast

The Hunt: Meet the cast Copyrighted image Copyright: Silverback Films
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
The Hunt features a cast of incredible characters, each and every one of them adapted to survive in their unique environment. Here are some...

The challenge of invasive alien species

The challenge of invasive alien species Copyrighted image Copyright: Jgade | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Dec 2014
Invasive species are a growing challenge: causing damage to species, ecosystems and people.