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Tomorrow's World

Updated Wednesday 14th June 2017

The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our lives are changing with advancements in science.

Tomorrow's World Logo Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Tomorrow's World has partnered with leading UK science institutions, including The Open University, to discover how our lives will be inspired and changed by science. To celebrate this, we've curated some of our most popular learning resources - from articles on whether robots should have rights, to explainers on how gene editing could improve our health in future, to OU research that's landed us on a comet - we've got it covered. 

We're also co-producing a number of programmes with the BBC for Tomorrow's World, including Britain's Greatest Invention and Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know about the Future. In the meantime, enjoy an abundance of FREE learning on the ever-changing world of science:

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